BELLE ROSE, La.. --
This highly-anticipated event will give fans the first look at the action-packed X-DRL, which features many of the top professional doorslammer and Pro Modified drivers in the world as well as nine exciting professional classes (Pro Junior Dragster, Supercar Showdown, Mickey Thompson Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, X-treme Pro Mod, Precision Turbo & Engine Pro Turbo, X-treme Pro Stock, Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous and Pro X-treme, the world's quickest and fastest doorslammer class).
These classes will provide non-stop action over the two days, with cars going as quick as 3.60 seconds in the 1/8-mile at more than 210 mph.
Qualifying for the "X-treme Shootout" for the Pro X-treme, Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous and X-treme Pro Stock classes will also take place at this event. This shootout will award each class $25,000 ($75,000 overall) and to qualify for the eight-car "X-Treme Shootout," drivers in PX, PN and XPS must be a top eight points earner at the upcoming X-DRL Bash On The Bayou. The "X-treme Shootout" will then take place in September as part of the Thunder In The Heartland in Indianapolis.
Winners of the "X-treme Shootout" in all three classes will earn $10,000 in addition to the regular purse at the event. If a driver wins both the "X-treme Shootout" and the Thunder In The Heartland event in their respective class, the X-DRL also announced it will award that driver an additional $5,000 double-up bonus.
In all, a driver in PX, PN, XPS could win $21,000 should they win both the eight-car shootout and event.
General admission tickets for Bash On The Bayou can be purchased for $25 per day. A special two-day, full event can also be purchased for just $45, enabling fans to enjoy the full Friday and Saturday X-DRL experience.
Parking will also be free for race fans. All children 12-under are admitted free as well.
The X-DRL is an 1/8-mile sanctioning body that has already made a favorable impression in its first season. All of its races are broadcast for free online at www.X-DRL.com with a high-quality free broadcast, and the X-DRL has also signed a television contract with Velocity.
The X-DRL is also thrilled to race at No Problem Raceway for the first time.
"We are tremendously excited to be having our third event at No Problem Raceway. This track was one of the first to jump on board with the X-DRL and we can't wait to put on a great show for these fans," X-DRL Co-Owner Jeff Mitchell said.
"We've got a lot of exciting items planned for this race and there's no doubt that it's going to be a memorable weekend for everyone involved."
In addition to experiencing premier eighth-mile drag racing from many of the top professional drivers, all tickets include special VIP pit access, giving fans the opportunity to meet their favorite drivers and race teams.
With an exciting manufacturer midway, special exhibition runs and pit access in one of the most incredible atmospheres in drag racing, fans can expect maximum value from their X-DRL ticket purchase.
"The main idea behind the X-DRL was to create a high-quality association that will bring plenty of excitement and we're thrilled with what we've been able to accomplish in a short time," said X-DRL co-owner Jeff Mitchell.
"It's only the first year for the X-DRL but we've already been able to establish ourselves in the industry. We've done business the right way and the support we've received has been proof of that. We believe the racing community is hungry for a product like the X-DRL."
WHAT: X-DRL Bash On The Bayou on May 17-18. It is the third of nine races in the inaugural 2013 X-DRL season. The professional categories featured in the X-DRL are Pro Junior Dragster, Supercar Showdown, Mickey Thompson Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, X-treme Pro Mod, Precision Turbo & Engine Pro Turbo, X-treme Pro Stock, Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous and Pro X-treme, the world's quickest and fastest doorslammer class
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, May 17-18
WHERE: No Problem Raceway, Raceway Court, Belle Rose, LA 70341
SCHEDULE (Subject to change; all times local)
TICKETS: They are available by contacting No Problem Raceway at (985) 369-3692 or visiting www.X-DRL.com. Friday Adult $25; Saturday Adult $25; Full Event Pass Adult $45; All Kids 12-Under Free; General Parking: Free. All tickets include X-DRL VIP pit pass. Tickets purchased by May 16 will receive a $5 discount.
CONTACT: Contact No Problem Raceway at (985) 369-3692 or visit www.noproblemraceway.com.