04/15/21


XDA Warriors Prepare for Another
Year-Long Battle

 

On April 23-25, the XDA will ignite the 2021 motorcycle drag racing season next weekend with the 27th annual PFR Spring Nationals at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR).



The biggest news for this season is that spectators are now welcomed back to MDIR after a year-long pause due to the pandemic. Spectators will once again witness over 700 Professional, Sportsman, and Grudge motorcycle racers battle it out for over $80,000 in cash purse at this event.

The "Running of the Bulls" and HTP Performance Afterdark Underground Grudge & Pros program returns on Saturday night from 5pm-11pm with the baddest Grudge racers in the game, plus the final 2 Pro Qualifiers! And after a hiatus, the "Boosted Bulls" class returns as the turbo grudge bikes continue to gain momentum in the grudge scene.

Saturday, we celebrate the 2020 Champions and the Top 10 finishers in each class with a ceremony you won't want to miss. All those in attendance will have a chance to win $1,000 in cash prizes courtesy of event sponsor Platinum Fleet Repair.



The Orient Express Pro Street class, running at speeds over 230 mph in only 6-seconds, continues to push the performance bar year after year. However, last year the MPH record sat stagnant as not one racer could reset Ehren Litten's massive 232.59 mph record from 2019. With winter rules changes in effect, will the tide turn?



The XDA rules committee took away many of the rule advantages that the liter bikes have had in the past, so now the liter bikes have the same rules as the big-bore bikes in XDAs premier class. Now the question is, can the liter bikes compete with the same rules as the Big-Bore bikes? It will be a race for sure in 2021! The literbike tuners are acclimated to the off-season rule changes and feel prepared to open the season with good performance numbers. While twenty veteran racers will present themselves for tribute, all eyes will be on the three newcomers. Curtis Brown, who purchased Ehren Litten's record-setting Suzuki Hayabusa, has been testing regularly and is ready for his debut. Rickey Grayson will also debut on another record-setting bike, the DME Racing GSX-R1000. Chris Connelly Jr.'s winning Hayabusa is now owned by Joe Weindel, and the dancing CJ Fair will be on riding duty. Fair said the year is going to be monumental with BJ Humphries on tuning duty.



The action will continue in DME Racing Real Street as all the 7-second, 190mph heavy hitters return to action this season. The class has lost two of its female competitors as Alisha Malone and Ashley Sweeney take the year off to grow their families. But don't worry, Brittany Bohne will not be alone as NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competitor Angie Smith will return to her 'no-wheelie bar' roots with her Real Street debut. Virginia racer Diaz Frankie will also debut next weekend at MDIR on his Hayabusa entry.



The 1/8 mile heads-up class of MaxxECU Pro Xtreme returns featuring the Turbocharged, Supercharged, and Nitrous Injected wheelie-bar monsters. Dystany Spurlock, who has been a competitive force in the 4.60 Index class, will step up her game pulling double duty in two eighth-mile classes as she enters the Pro Xtreme arena for the 2021 drag racing season. Look out, boys!

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



Returning for its second season is the stock wheelbase HTP Performance Super Stock class. 2020 Champion David Fondon will return to defend his title against the twenty-six racers who will be fielding a diverse range of off-the-showroom floor motorcycles. Brands like, Suzuki, Kawasaki, BMW, Honda, and Ducati will all have representation. This class features strict modification rules, stock wheelbase, stock motor, spec fuel, no air shifters, no dataloggers, etc, making that clutch hand the most valuable performance part on the bike.



The Saturday night HTP Performance Afterdark Underground Grudge & Pros program continues to expand. 2021 will feature the APE Nitrous Bulls (Nitrous Bikes), Boosted Bulls (Turbo Bikes), 3 Sixty 5 Transport Monster Bulls (Heavyweights), and Tommie's Motorsports DMV Bulls at all events. These No-Time classes feature very few rules and offer Grudge racers an opportunity to earn points for a year-end championship (except for the Boosted Bulls class).



The Vance & Hines 1/8th-mile 4.60 class continues its explosive growth with the largest season-opening field in history. A salubrious thirty-seven motorcycles will be on the property competing for a spot in the thirty-two bike field.



The XDA will also hold competition in 1 Stop Speed 5.60 Index, Mickey Thompson Tires Top Sportsman, MPS Pro E.T., and Brock's Performance Street E.T., giving sportsman racers a place to compete in a professional environment. The 2021 season will also feature the new VooDoo Saturday Bracket Bash and the faithful Friday Night Hard Times Parts & Service Gambler's race. For sportsman racers there is $26,000 up for grabs in cash payouts!



With over 700 racers attending events from all across the world, a massive vendor midway, thousands of fans, legendary Miller track prep, excellent media coverage and a dedicated team of XDA officials at the helm, the XDA continues to be the place for motorcycle drag racers. Don't miss out on the action this year.

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

Class Entry List and Resources
XDA prides itself on cultivating a close-knit society 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 to answer your questions. Together we are strong.

XDA Facebook Groups
XDA Racers - https://bit.ly/3feasis
Pro Street - https://bit.ly/3fgZx7D
Real Street - https://bit.ly/3hmHvm8
Pro Xtreme - https://bit.ly/30AsBmu
4.60 Index - https://bit.ly/2UADKA6
Super Stock - https://bit.ly/3hlXsZN
5.60 Index - https://bit.ly/3fjOBpZ

Pro Street
1 Richard Gadson
2 Ricky Wood
3 Keith Correia
4 Gaige Herrera
5 Jordan Haase
6 Ryan Bonitatis
7 James Herbert
8 Chris Edward
9 Darion Payne
10 Greg Wallace
11 Rodney Williford
12 Mark Gargiulo
13 Jamie Lopes
14 Justin Shakir
15 Jason Dunigan
16 Rickey Grayson
17 Kenny Brewer
18 Alex Moore
19 Ryan Hable
20 Curtis Brown
21 CJ Fair
22 Chris Moore
23 James Waugh

Real Street
1 Spencer Claycomb
2 Richard Gadson
3 Brandon Teasley
4 Diaz Frankie
5 Brittany Bohne
6 Angie Smith
7 Chad Sosnowski
8 Cameron Teasley
9 Jamie Lopes
10 Rickey Gadson
11 David Stewart
12 Jovi Barnes
13 Ralphie Navarro
14 Marcus Hylton
15 Jeremy Teasley
16 Anibal Merced

Pro Xtreme
1 Rob Garcia
2 John Collins
3 Shane Eperjesi
4 Bobby Lovingood
5 Tommy Saxon
6 Kevin Clarke
7 Dystany Spurlock

Super Stock
1 Ryan Schnitz
2 Patrick Cooper
3 Marcus Queen
4 John Briscoe
5 Tony Ferland
6 Derek Sobiech
7 Richard Gadson
8 Darion Payne
9 Russell Dennison Jr
10 Mike Davis
11 Patrick Butler
12 Dystany Spurlock
13 Drae Taylor
14 Brian Johnson
15 Blake Johnson
16 Mark Blake
17 Caleb Holt
18 Jy'Rec Givens
19 Pablo Gonzalez
20 Brian Dale
21 Curtis McDougald
22 Sean Henson
23 David A Fondon
24 Craig Elliott
25 Chris Moore
26 Chuck Vic

4.60 Index
1 Ron Bonitatis
2 Tyler Cammock
3 Durwood Rawlings
4 Terry Tompkins
5 Wes Hawkins
6 Steven Shriver
7 Rob Hunnicutt
8 Mike Ostrowski
9 Jim Jordan
10 Douglas Robinson
11 Kenny Cornnell
12 Brad Gleason
13 Mac McAdams
14 Wade Cherry
15 Preston Hopkins
16 Tim Shelton
17 Kermit Garnett
18 Darion Payne
19 Mike Mace
20 Darryl Hollins
21 Boo Brown
22 Richard Gadson
23 Wilson Burkhead
24 Mike Beverly
25 James Taylor
26 John Hall
27 Kevin White
28 Ronald JR Procopio
29 Johnny Mullikin
30 Troy Hausmann
31 Dystany Spurlock
32 Harvey Hubbard
33 Tom Acres
34 Curtis Jr Griggs
35 Eran Pielert
36 Will Phillips
37 Bill Maturo Jr

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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