Buckle Up for XDA Drag Racing Titans

Buckle Up: XDA Drag Racing Titans Set to Take Over VMP

The 38th annual MTC Engineering Summer Nationals is set from May 17-19 at Virginia Motorsports Park. With a promise to uphold a tradition of high-speed excitement, this event will feature more than 700 professional, sportsman, and grudge motorcycle racers.

XDA is committed to delivering a competitive arena that is not only thrilling but also secure and professional for every racer. Whether it’s the precision of index racing, the strategy of bracket battles, or the high stakes of the Gambler’s race, there’s a slice of the drag racing pie for everyone. It’s more than just a competition; it’s a weekend-long festival celebrating speed, skill, and the essence of motorcycle racing.

Along with a substantial cash purse of $90,000, the MTC Summer Nationals will feature a vast vendor midway full of great deals on motorcycle parts, accessories, and apparel.

Orient Express Racing Pro Street

Prepare to be thrilled as the world’s most electrifying street-tire motorcycles roar back into the spotlight for the exhilarating Orient Express Pro Street class. Witness these engineering marvels—each boasting over 650 horsepower—shatter expectations. Every launch off the line is a spectacle, sending shockwaves through the crowd as they blaze down the quarter-mile at jaw-dropping speeds exceeding 230 mph, all in a breathtaking six seconds.

Rodney Williford, the reigning king of Pro Street, is in the midst of his fourth dominant year, already clinching an early victory this season. Known for his impeccable skill and tactical prowess, Williford faces fierce competitors, each poised to dethrone him.

The Race to the World Cup Finals

But there’s more at stake than just the championship title. Pro Street racers are also vying for the coveted spots at the 28th annual Haltech World Cup Finals, sponsored by Wiseco, set to take place at the Maryland International Raceway from October 30 to November 3, 2024. With an audience of over 50,000 racing enthusiasts and a hefty $5,000 prize from Platinum General Services, competitors are pushing their limits. Only the top ten in points will earn the chance to battle it out on one of drag racing’s grandest stages.

DME Racing Real Street

Discover the high-octane DME Racing Real Street class, featuring street-legal sportbikes that push beyond conventional limits. Designed for bikes with minimal modifications and a hand clutch, this class showcases awe-inspiring speeds of up to 190 mph and lightning-quick 7-second runs. David Fondon, a seasoned competitor and newly crowned points leader, currently tops the standings. His remarkable victory at the season opener marked his first-ever win in Real Street, setting a high bar for the competition.

As a proven champion known for his dominance across various classes, the pressure intensifies as his rivals gear up for the next event. They know that the key to the championship could lie in shifting Fondon from the lead early on. The race is on to prevent him from securing an unassailable lead before mid-season, turning up the heat in what promises to be a showdown of epic proportions next weekend.

MaxxECU Pro Xtreme

After making his Pro Xtreme debut with XDA last year, international sensation Dale Leeks from the United Kingdom leads the MaxxECU Pro Xtreme points. This class features the World’s quickest Turbocharged, Supercharged, and nitrous-injected big tire wheelie-bar motorcycles running three-second passes in the eighth-mile.

After making a sensational debut in the MaxxECU Pro Xtreme category with XDA last year, Dale Leeks from the United Kingdom has quickly ascended to the top of the points leaderboard. This exciting class showcases the height of motorcycle racing, featuring the world’s fastest turbocharged, supercharged, and nitrous-injected motorcycles equipped with big tires and wheelie bars. Competitors in this category dazzle the crowds with astonishing three-second sprints over the eighth-mile, pushing the boundaries of speed and engineering to new heights.

MaxxECU Pro Xtreme is presented by Billy Vose Racing, Fast by Gast, DME Racing, Dunigan Racing, Grothus Dragbikes, Harley Haul, Rob Bush Motorsports, Robinson Industries, Schnitz Racing, Timblin Chassis, and Worldwide Bearings.

HTP Performance Super Stock

The battle for supremacy in the HTP Performance Super Stock class hinges on who can master the clutch next weekend. Governed by stringent rules, this class keeps modifications to a minimum: stock wheelbase, stock motor, MR12 spec fuel, and no technological aids like air shifters or dataloggers. There’s simply no room for error. Jeremy Teasley, widely acclaimed as the GOAT of the drag strip, currently leads the pack after clinching victory at the Platinum General Services season opener. However, with a field brimming with talent, the title is up for grabs next weekend, and victory could go to any skilled contender ready to seize the opportunity.

HTP Performance Afterdark

Brace yourself for an electrifying Saturday night at Virginia Motorsports Park. As dusk falls, the HTP Performance Afterdark Underground program will satisfy your adrenaline appetite with the ‘Running of the Bulls’ grudge shootouts and endless ‘Clocks Off’ racing, offering pure, unbridled competition. It’s not just about scoring those crucial points; it’s a chance for the racers to flaunt their prowess on one of the best-prepared grudge surfaces anywhere. #KillerMillerSpiller

So, dig into your wallets, gather your friends, and make your way to witness the spectacle. The lineup features our five elite Shootout classes: the Boosted Bulls (Turbo Bikes), Nitrous Bulls (Nitrous Bikes), 3 Sixty 5 Transport Monster Bulls (Heavyweights), Tommie’s Motorsports DMV Bulls (Rising Stars), and All Motor Bulls. This is a night of high-octane excitement you won’t want to miss!

Vance & Hines 4.60

Vance & Hines 4.60 is recognized as the fastest eighth-mile sportsman index category in motorcycle drag racing. With only 660 feet to make their mark, competitors need unmatched precision and speed as they react to the four-tenths pro tree. This electrifying short distance amplifies the intensity, where every millisecond and every move can make the difference between victory and defeat.

This premier category draws the sport’s elite, turning even the qualifying rounds into a display of high-octane determination as racers give their all in every pass. After showcasing his skill at the season opener, Mac McAdams leads this star-studded class in points. Yet, as the next weekend approaches, his adversaries are poised and ready to challenge his lead, each eager to claim the coveted top position for themselves.

Expect a spectacle of skill and speed, where legends are made and hearts are broken on the race track. The Vance & Hines 4.60 offers more than just a race; it is a testament to the spirit and passion that drive this adrenaline-charged sport.

XDA Sportsman

The XDA shines a spotlight on the stars of the sportsman world with a thrilling lineup of six distinct classes. Each class showcases the best in precision, skill, and competitive spirit, making them must-see events for every race enthusiast. Participants will battle it out in the finely-tuned 1 Stop Speed 5.60 Index, the fiercely competitive Mickey Thompson Tires Top Sportsman, the strategic VooDoo Components Bracket Bash, the demanding MPS Racing Pro ET, the adrenaline-pumping Brock’s Performance Street ET, and the crowd-favorite Hard Times Parts & Service Gambler’s race on Friday night.

At XDA, sportsman racers are not just participants; they are the highlight of each event. With a professional atmosphere and a hefty $28,000 in guaranteed payouts at each race, XDA elevates these classes, celebrating the skill and dedication of the sportsman racers who bring their all to the track. Experience the thrill where the true stars shine in XDA’s sportsman racing classes. 

Make plans now to come out and watch or, better yet, #racewithXDA on May 17-19, 2024.

Visit www.xdaracing.com for event information, class rules, payouts, entry fees, schedule, and more.

Class Entry List and Resources

XDA prides itself on having a close-knit group of racers. Below, you will find a list of racers attending this event and links to class-specific groups that you can access to talk to other racers and get your questions answered. Together, we are strong.

XDA Facebook Groups

About XDA Racing

The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) is an east coast motorcycle drag racing series with 700+ motorcycle racers competing at each event. Every XDA event hosts professional classes, sportsman classes, grudge racing and a vendor midway. Lifestyle activities such as bike shows, bikini contests, DJ and live bands are also held at select events. For more information on the XDA, please visit www.xdaracing.com or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube @xdaracing

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