January 22, 2013

DANNY ROWE RELEASES 2013 SCHEDULE

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With the start of the racing season just around the corner, Danny Rowe Racing this week announced their planned schedule for 2013, which includes full-time participation in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

“We’re committed to the NHRA Pro Mod Series,” says Rowe. “We’re looking forward to finishing up our pre-season testing, getting down to Gainesville Raceway and competing for a world championship.”

The 2013 NHRA Pro Mod Series will again feature 10 races; be contested at the same venues as in 2012; feature 16-car fields; and provide world championship points and an overall purse, including event purses and a year-end bonus fund, totaling $470,000. The Pro Mod season will open with the NHRA Gatornationals at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville March 14-17. From there, the series will make the first of two visits to zMAX Dragway in Charlotte April 19-21 as part of the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The 250-mph machines will compete in the traditional two-wide configuration.

After Charlotte, the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series returns to the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries in Houston April 26-28, the Toyota NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown May 30-June 2, the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers in Bristol June 14-16, and, to conclude the first part of the season, the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk July 4-7.

The second half of the season begins at the most prestigious NHRA event of the season, the NHRA U.S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Aug. 28-Sept. 2. Following the traditional Labor Day weekend event, the Pro Mods will head to Charlotte for the NHRA Nationals Sept. 13-15 and the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in St. Louis Sept. 27-29 and conclude the season Oct. 24-27 at the NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.

Special appearances will be announced at a later date, prior to the start of the season.

2013 NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES SCHEDULE

NHRA Gatornationals – March 14-17 Gainesville

NHRA Four-Wide Nationals (Note: will not race four-wide) – April 19-21 Charlotte

O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals – April 26-28 Houston

Toyota NHRA Summernationals – May 30-June 2 Englishtown

Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals – June 14-16 Bristol

Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals – July 4-7 Norwalk

NHRA U.S. Nationals – Aug. 28-Sept. 2 Indianapolis

NHRA Nationals – Sept. 13-15 Charlotte

AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals – Sept. 27-29 St. Louis

NHRA Nationals – Oct. 24-27 Las Vegas