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Four Race Dates Revealed For PMRA, Quick 32 Sportsman & PBSS

CAYUGA, ONTARIO — The Pro Modified Racing Association, Quick 32 Sportsman Series and the Pro Bike and Sled Series have confirmed four race dates on the upcoming calendar. 

The self-governing organizations of the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association and the PMRA renewed their partnership for the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Challenge events at Empire Dragway in Leicester, N.Y., for 2024.

The PMRA/NEOPMA, Quick 32 Sportsman Series and PBSS will compete at the eighth-mile track on June 21-22 and August 16-17. The Quick 32 Sportsman Series and PBSS are also scheduled for June 7-8 and September 13-14. 

“We are excited to be back working with John Mazzorana of the NEOPMA and Jerry Scaccia at Empire Dragway and their respective teams,” said Bruce Mehlenbacher, Director of Operations for the series. “This year will mark the return of the Quick 32 Sportsman Series and the Pro Bike & Sled Series (PBSS) as support series to both Pro Modified events, and we have added two additional events for the Quick 32 Sportsman Series and the Pro Bike & Sled Series, one at the beginning of the season and one at the end,” he continued. “Both series drew first-class teams from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan, as well as Ontario last year.”

“The alliance between NEOPMA and PMRA exceeded our expectations by bringing some of the fastest, nicest drivers to many of our events, especially Empire Dragway,” stated John Mazzorana, President of the NEOPMA.  “At the Empire events, the stands were full of enthusiastic fans who appreciated world-renowned racers from the USA, including John Camp, one of the fastest Pro Chargers, Mike Decker Jr., two-time NEOPMA Champion, Mike “ Hollywood “ Decker, Matt Deitsch Jr., one of the fastest nitrous cars in the U.S.A., Tom Gray’s Undertaker, last year’s Empire winner, the Hard Racing Team, the Pilot/King/Miller team, Andy Jensen, Todd Moyer/Carl Stevens world’s fastest Pro Mod, Fred Scriba, another one of the top ten nitrous cars, Melanie Salemi, world’s fastest female Pro Mod racer, Dave Texido, Derek Ward, 2023 NEOPMA Champion and many more.”

Mazzorana continued on, discussing the news in further detail. 

“Our Canadian brothers brought an outstanding array of amazing, fast, and competitive cars to run over the American teams, like Spencer Hyde, winner of the $100,000 World Series, Kenny Lang of NHRA fame, Al Martorino, Jay Santos, the Smokies Garage team, which is a killer fast car and many more. As our alliance grows, we expect even bigger, faster fields and events. In my opinion, Empire Dragway is one of the top ten tracks in the country, with a great, smooth surface, the longest shutdown, super track prep and warm, hospitable staff. The NEOPMA and PMRA agree that this is one of our favourite facilities. We can’t wait to return to Empire our guys love it.”

“The alliance between the NEOPMA and PMRA works well for Empire.  We have an excellent field of Pro Modified teams every year,” said Jerry Scaccia of Empire Dragway. “The addition of the Quick 32 Sportsman Series as a support series for those events adds a great deal to the overall event. 

“The Quick 32 Sportsman Series and the Pro Bike & Sled Series have been a welcome addition to our racers. So much so that we have included them at four events this season.”