It is obvious by now if you live on the East Coast of the U.S. and follow drag racing of any sorts you are well aware of the YB Nationals. Well as with everything, changes are always coming down the pike and the YB Nats are no different.
This year from September 2nd through the 4th will mark the 7th annual YellowBullet.com Nationals at Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, MD. Year after year, this event has brought hundreds of race cars and thousands of fans to Jim Hasley's awesome race track. The difference between this and most other big races that are occurring this year, with a few exceptions is that YB Nats is not a Radial Tire based race.
Monty Mikho has done a great job in the past with keeping his race fresh and putting classes in the show that appeal to the audience of the area along with drawing other fans from around the world. 2016 is no different as he has decided to add what might be the fastest growing class in all of drag racing...Pro Mod. While some may say "what about Radial vs. The World" as the big class? Well the issue has become that while yes there were some serious heavy hitters of the class that competed last year, the lack of a heavy following for the class has forced there to be a change.
The reason that YB Nats is such an exciting race for fans is because they have Outlaw 10.5, 8.50, X275, Ultra Street, Top Sportsman, Outlaw Big Tire, and Index. Well now we will see the big tire Pro Mods added to that list. So when you are looking for variety, there are only a couple other races in the country that provide top notch classes like this all in one place (World Street Nationals & MIR World Cup).
Pro Mod is a very popular class on the east coast which has it's own series as well. Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association (NEOPMA) is a very successful organization and I am sure we will see a strong showing from them as well at this event.
I know that some question having Pro Mod on the biggest NHRA weekend of the year, but we at E3xtreme don't think that this will have any affect of the quality of cars at YB Nats, since it never has before this year either. So don't worry about that at all.
E3xtreme is also please to announce that for the 3rd year in a row, we will be there covering all the action on Labor Day weekend. We have also listed the Pro Mod weights below for those that need to know.
Pro Mod- 1/8th mile heads up, .400 pro tree, Pro Ladder
Turbo twin 88s 2600lbs twin 94s 2650lbs
Roots Blower 2600lbs deduct 50lbs for <20% od
Pro charger 2550lbs
Screw blower 2550lbs @ <93% od, 2650lbs for anything over 93% but max of 115%
We hope to see many Pro Modified racers at this event. So far this will be a $10,000, $2,000, $1,000, $500, $200 to win event