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Race 1 on May 2nd @ Route 66

It is with much regret that we have to cancel Race 1 on May 2nd @ Route 66 due to the low number of entries we received.

Many Racers have expressed that they are just not ready or have family parties for graduations and such that day.

If your interested in entering Race 2 @ Byron Dragway…please have your entries in one week in advance.


GDRA Management

GDRA 2015 Season Opener

The 2015 GDRA Season opener will be head at Route 66 Raceway on Saturday, May 2nd….. Gates open around 8:30am and the action will begin mid-morning.

If your interested in entering this event….your entries must be received by the GDRA no later than April 25th at Midnight.

Its been a long winter and we are excited to get things fired up!

The 6.90 Index Class Returns in 2015

Hey Racers…. you asked and we heard ya’ll….. we are formally announcing the return of the 6.90 1/4″ Index Class in 2015. The 6.90 Class will replace the 1/8″ mile “No Limit” Heads Up Class.  Updated Payouts, Rules and Entry Forms can be downloaded from the “Racers Information” page.

2014 Championship Bash

Here’s a few pics of the guys getting their 2014 Championship Jackets from John Babcock of Powermaster Starters and Alternators….

Hey Racers, Crew, Fans and Sponsors,
The GDRA Post Season Gathering for the Presentation of the 2014 All In Showdown Championship Jackets will be held at Durty Nellies in Palatine.
John Babcock CEO of Powermaster Starters & Alternators will be attending to present the
2014 Championship Jackets.
We do encourage all Racers, Crew, Family and Friends to join us on……
Date: Saturday October 25th
Time: 3:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Durty Nellies – Second Floor
As we have done in the past, all food and beverages are at the cost of each person attending on their own tab. All ordering will be done from the Menu.
After the formal gathering is completed at 6:30pm we encourage everyone to hang out and enjoy the entertainment that Durty Nellies has scheduled that night….
Hope to see everyone there!
180 N. Smith St. Palatine, IL 60067

2014 All In Showdown Results

The 2014 GDRA Racing Season has now come to a close with the final race of the season…. The All In Showdown took place on Sunday, 9/21/14 at Byron Dragway.

It was an exicting day with some very close side by side drag racing. We would like to thank our host track, Byron Dragway and all the track workers for all they have done for us all season. We would also like to thank all our great Sponsors that made this season possible for the racers.

9.50 Class:  Jeff Samples wheeling the Awesome Camaro owned by Gerry Burchett was the number 1 Qualifier with a 9.505. Tim Hovey Jr. (9.537) took the first round win over John Lynch Jr.  (9.602).  In the was Jeff Samples and Tim Hovey Jr. in the Final. Jeff Samples takes the Win to become the 2014 AIS 9.50 Class Champion for his 2nd year in a row!

8.60 Class: Paul Cattoni was the Number 1 Qualifier with a 8.603, Rocket Ron was the Number 2 Qualifier with a 8.608. Rocket Ron took the win over Steve Peterson in round one, Jim Pydo took the win over Pat Shea (red light) in round one, Jim Pydo moved on to second round and took out Paul Cattoni. It was Jim Pydo and Rocket Ron in Final, Rocket takes the Win to become the 2014 AIS 8.60 Class Champion.

Congrats to both the 2014 GDRA AIS Champions.

2014 8.60 Champion – Rocket Ron

2014 8.60 Runner Up – Jim Pydo

2014 Number 1 Qualifier – Paul Cattoni

2014 9.50 Champion – Jeff Samples

2014 9.50 Runner Up – Tim Hovey Jr.

2014 “ALTRONICS” Closes to the INDEX WIN in Final

Your 2014 Champions

2014 Champions and Crew