Drag Illustrated Issue 173, December 2021 - Page 34

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NEOPMA Releases Schedule for 30th Anniversary Season

The Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association ( NEOPMA ) will celebrate its 30th season of competition in 2022 with a full schedule made up of eight points races and an invitational , non-points race . The season will conclude with a special $ 30,000-to-win race at Maryland International Raceway .

“ I couldn ’ t be prouder of the fact that we ’ re celebrating 30 years of fast doorslammer racing in 2022 ,” said John Mazzorana , founder and president of NEOPMA . “ This club and its members have seen the highs and lows of the sport over the last 30 years and we ’ ve stood the test of time . We ’ ve adapted to keep up with the changing trends in the sport , but we ’ ve always acted in the interest of providing a safe , fun place for racers to compete and put on a show for the fans at the tracks that bring us in .”
The season will kick off at Maryland International Raceway ’ s Door Wars , April 29-May 1 . The schedule continues with stops at Atco Dragway ( May 13-14 ), Cecil County Dragway ( June 3-4 ), and Empire Dragway ( June 17-18 ). U . S . 13 Dragway will host an invitational eight-car , non-points race on July 8-9 . NEOPMA will then return to Empire ( August 5-6 ), MDIR ( August 19-20 ), and Cecil County ( Sept 2-4 ) before wrapping up the 30th anniversary season at MDIR for the
$ 30,000-to-win special event .
“ I was overwhelmed by the interest we had from tracks looking to book our races for 2022 ,” Mazzorana said . “ Our racers really made an impact this season . We had our first race at Empire Dragway this season , and they wanted to bring us back twice next season . We partnered with five great tracks for what we believe is going to
be one of our best seasons yet .”
The $ 30,000-to-win season finale at MDIR will be a fitting way to close out the season . The race will feature a 32-car or all-run field , with payouts down to the 16th car . The runner-up will receive $ 4,000 .
“ We knew we had to do something special to celebrate our 30th season ,” Mazzorana said .
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