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RPM Series to Open Season at PBIR

Racers of the NHRA Real Pro Mod (RPM) series officially begin their 2016 campaign Mar. 17-20, as part of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida, but will be visiting the Sunshine State later this month for their first competitive outing of the year.

Following four days of testing opportunities (Feb. 22-25) at Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR), the Bennett Auto Supply RPM and Sportsman Southern Showcase (Feb. 26-28) will feature two days of qualifying with eliminations set for Sunday on the PBIR quarter mile.

Among the RPM stars expected to attend are teammates Danny Rowe and Steve Matusek, the father-and-son team of Jim and Steven Whiteley (above), former class champion Troy Coughlin and son T.J., Canadian Kenny Lang and Florida native Kevin Fiscus, among many others.

Several PDRA eighth-mile competitors are expected to be on hand for the test sessions as well, making for an excellent week-long preview of fast doorslammer action.

Friday will feature RPM qualifying sessions at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., with adult admission set at $20 for the day and kids from $5 to $10, based on age. Two more qualifying rounds will follow at noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday, with adult admission set at $25, and Sunday’s elimination rounds set to begin at 11 a.m., again with adult admission at $25, though $60 will purchase a three-day pass.

For more information or to purchase advance tickets visit the PBIR web site.

This story was originally published on February 12, 2016. Drag Illustrated

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