X-DRL Announces Impressive Contingency of nearly $500,000 – almost $2 Million in Total Pay-outs for Inaugural Season

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The X-treme Drag Racing League (X-DRL) still has a week before its first event. But the new 1/8-mile sanctioning body continues to make it clear that it will be all about the racers during its inaugural season. Sponsorships continue to pour in, which means even greater opportunities for race teams as contingency sponsorship continues to hit massive numbers less than four months since the X-DRL was formed.

Heading into the inaugural race, the X-DRL Spring Nationals on April 6-7 at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, X-DRL contingency sponsors have already posted nearly $500,000, an impressive total considering the sanctioning body was just formally created in December. Through March, more than 20 sponsors have posted contingency for the X-DRL season.

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Tim McCamis Race Cars Low Qualifier: TS $500

Sonny’s 3 Second Club: XPS $2,000; $1,500; $1,000

Sonny’s Low Qualifier: XPS $300

Sponsors posting contingency of $25,000 or more include Aeromotive, Hoosier Tires, Jerry Bickel Race Cars, Jerry Haas Race Cars, Tim McAmis Race Cars, Kook’s Headers, Mickey Thompson, Musi Enterprises, Sonny’s Racing Engines, Switzer Dynamics and White Safety.

Additionally, sponsor support continues to pour in on the heels of the multiple sponsorship agreements the X-DRL has already posted throughout the winter.

The X-DRL has added sponsorship with the likes of Callies Crankshaft, Hoosier Racing Tires, Hot Rod Processing, 5-Star Bodies, Jeff Hoskins, Keith Haney, LAT Oils, Neal Chance Racing Converters, Revolution Torque Converters, Sheid Diesel, Geddex, NW Radio and several more. Official releases for each of these sponsors will be posted after the upcoming Spring Nationals in Tulsa.

“To have already received this much support from sponsors really speaks volumes about what we’ve been able to do with the X-DRL in a short time and where we think it will be going in 2013 and beyond,” X-DRL Account Executive Keith Goolsby said.

“We’re excited and extremely honored to have this kind of support from the biggest names in the industry, and we truly feel this is another way that racers will benefit during the 2013 season.”

When combining the contingency total with the nearly $1.2 million the X-DRL will award in event and championship payouts, nearly $1.7 million will be up for grabs during the X-DRL’s debut season, making it the most lucrative 1/8-mile sanctioning body in the nation.

The 2013 X-DRL season includes nine races, including stops at many of the most prestigious tracks in the nation.

Further contingency sponsorships will be announced in the coming weeks.

“The 2013 X-DRL is really going to present a number of great opportunities for race teams, sponsors and fans, and we’re thrilled to get the season underway,” Goolsby said.
“There’s already a great deal of excitement surrounding the X-DRL and we’ve yet to have a race, so we all can’t wait to see what will happen once the racing begins.”

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