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GDRA Season Opener

The GDRA will kick off the 2014 Racing Season on May 17th, 2014 at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL.

Racers that wish to enter this race should click on over to the “Racer Information” page and download the entry form and email or fax it in before May 10th.

We would also like to remind all Racers that the GDRA has added Points this season…. click on over to the “Racer Information” page and download the 2014 Rule’s for details.

We are looking forward to our biggest and best season yet…

Help Sophie and Her Family Sparkle on Through Cancer

The daughter of one of our biggest supporters was recently diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. Sophie is only 17 years old and had been having stomach pains for the past several months, but x-rays and doctor visits showed nothing out of the ordinary.  The pain continued to increase and when specialists ran further tests, it was discovered that Sophie had a very large yoke sac tumor.  The doctors were able to remove the tumor, but we later found out the cancer was far enough advanced that Sophie needed to begin chemotherapy a few weeks ago.

Anyone that knows Sophie and her family, know that they are very giving, kind hearted and would give the shirt off their back to anyone in need.   It is now time for all us that have been blessed by knowing this family, to give them something back in return.

The GDRA (Gamblers Drag Racing Association) has set-up a couple of ways to help out with expenses for Sophie’s ongoing care and multiple trips into Chicago.   Below in an a link to download an order form for Ovarian Cancer “Sparkle” apparel and/or donations.  All donations and a portion of each piece of apparel will go directly to the family.

In exchange for the opportunity to help out Sophie, her family would like to express how critical it is for all of us to listen to what our bodies are saying, no matter what age we are.  If something doesn’t feel right, push your doctors and specialist into additional testing and get a second opinion!

We have no doubt that with Sophie’s determination and the love and prayers from her family and friends, she will not only beat this, but keep that determined “SPARKLE” in her eye.

Thanks for your support and please feel free to contact Lori Deaton with questions.

Lori Deaton (515) 577-9398 or lorideaton5568@yahoo.com

 

Powermaster, ARP, and the GDRA at SEMA

Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know if you are heading out to SEMA this year or are already there, take a moment to stop on over by our good friends from Powermaster Performance and Automotive Racing Products (ARP).  They both have qualified staff on hand to answer any and all questions you may have in regards to their existing product line and/or new and upcoming products.

Also, thanks to the good folks at Powermaster, Gamblers Drag Racing Association Organizer, CJ Williams will be in attendance alongside Powermaster to answer anything pertaining to the GDRA and its upcoming drag racing season!!!

Stop on by and check out the new Powermaster products, talk some drag racing, and have some fun while your there.  Don’t forget to pick up a NEW Powermaster catalog.

Powermaster Perofrmance – Booth #23479 in Hot Rod Alley

While you’re down at the show… stop by our good friends from ARP and check out their unveiling of the Stupidbaker!!! This thing is just plain sick and its gonna turn some heads at Bonneville this year.  Since you’re there, might as well ask them about what new hot products they have out this year and pick yourself up a catalog as well.

Automotive Racing Products (ARP) – Booth #23259 in Hot Rod Alley

Looking forward to seeing everyone’s smiling faces at one of the greatest events around.  See you there!

GDRA End of Season Bash — Saturday, October 26th, 2013

 

This is just a little reminder that the GDRA End of Season Bash will be at:

D’Agostino’s Pizza & Pub

241 S. Milwaukee Ave

Wheeling, IL. 60090

847-808-8200


This will be on:

Saturday, October 26th

Start gathering @ 3:30pm


Informal Meeting will begin around 5pm and the

Presentation of the 2013 Championship Jackets will follow.

This event is open to All Sponsors, Racers, Crew, Family, Friends, Track Owners and Workers, Etc.

Please email us if you will be attending, trying to get a head count for D’Agostino’s.

RSVP Today to: CashIsKing@GamblersDragRacing.com

4th Annual All-In Showdown 2013 Results

Ken Kendall – 8.60 Class Winner

Steve Roden -  8.60 Class Runner-Up

Jim Pydo – 8.60 Class Semi-Finalist & #1 Qualifier (8.607)

Jeff Samples – 9.50 Class Winner

Mike Mackey – 9.50 Class Runner-Up & #1 Qualifier

Sarah Brown – 9.50 Class Semi-Finalist

Dave Jensen – 9.50 Gamblers Race Winner

Scott Hoffman – 9.50 Gamblers Race Runner-Up

4th Annual All-In Showdown 2013

Ladies and Gentleman… this is the last race of 2013 and as usual, we have saved the best for last.  The 4th Annual All-In Showdown will take place on Saturday, September 21st at Byron Dragway.  This is a season that has seen a couple changes and a lot of surprise on track.  We have seen some amazingly close qualifying and rounds of competition with some upsets.  All season long has so some amazing drag racing across all our classes.  But this one is for the drivers that have made the majority of our races.  To qualify you must have made at least 5 total races this season.  Why is that you ask?  Well that’s cause there is over $9000 in cash and prizes up for grabs!!!  This is all made possible by the GDRA’s great marketing Partners stacking our cash pot and our great friends at Powermaster, CoolRidesOnline.net, R.A. Adams, Automotive Engine Specialties, Legend Racing Enterprises, and VFN Fiberglass.  These great Marketing Partners have gone out of their way to stack some additional incentives on top of the already generous cash pot across two classes of racing, our 8.60 and 9.50 classes including trophies from CoolRidesOnline.net, Champions jackets from Powermaster, and various gift certificates from AES, R.A. Adams, Suburban Accents, Just take a look at what these racers are competing for!!!

Total Prize Purse Breakdown of $9,110.00 Cash & Prizes

9.50 Class Winner (Total Value $2,650.00) ( 6 cars)

Championship Jacket – Leather & Wool – Presented by Powermaster Performance Products (Value $600.00)

2013 All In Showdown Custom Trophy – Presented by Cool Rides Online

$1,150.00 COLD HARD CASH

$300.00 Labor Cert from “AES” Automotive Engine Specialists

$100.00 Certificate from Powermaster Performance Products

$100.00 Gift Certificate from R.A. Adams Enterprises

$100.00 Off Certificate on Graphics, Lettering or Vehicale Wrap from Suburnban Accents

5 Gallons of Fuel – Presented by Legend Racing Enterprises ( Choice of C16, 110 or Methonol)

2 Tickets to the 2013 Power Wheel Stand Competition – Presented by Byron Dragway

$100.00 Gift Certificate from VFN (Parts)

 

9.50 Class Runner Up (Total Value $425.00) ( 6 cars)

2013 All In Showdown Custom Trophy – Presented by Cool Rides Online

$100.00 CASH

$150.00 Labor Cert from “AES” Automotive Engine Specialists

$50.00 Gift Certificate from R.A. Adams Enterprises

$50.00 Certificate from Powermaster Performance Products

$75.00 Gift Certificate from VFN (Parts)

 

9.50 Class # 6 Qualifier (Total Value $25.00)

$25.00 Certificate from Powermaster Performance Products

9.50 Class # 1 Qualifier

5 Gallons of Fuel – Presented by Legend Racing Enterprises ( Choice of C16, 110 or Methonol)

 

8.60 Class Winner (Total $4,680.00) (8 Cars)

Championship Jacket – Leather & Wool – Presented by Powermaster Performance Products (Value $600.00)

2013 All In Showdown Custom Trophy – Presented by Cool Rides Online

$3,250.00 COLD HARD CASH

$300.00 Labor Cert from “AES” Automotive Engine Specialists

$100.00 Certificate from Powermaster Performance Products

$100.00 Gift Certificate from R.A. Adams Enterprises

$100.00 Off Certificate on Graphics, Lettering or Vehicale Wrap from Suburnban Accents

5 Gallons of Fuel – Presented by Legend Racing Enterprises ( Choice of C16, 110 or Methonol)

2 Tickets to the 2013 Power Wheel Stand Competition – Presented by Byron Dragway

$100.00 Gift Certificate from VFN (Parts)

 

8.60 Class Runner Up (Total Value $1,075.00)  (8 Cars)

2013 All In Showdown Custom Trophy – Presented by Cool Rides Online

$750.00 CASH

$150.00 Labor Cert from “AES” Automotive Engine Specialists

$50.00 Gift Certificate from R.A. Adams Enterprises

$50.00 Certificate from Powermaster Performance Products

$75.00 Gift Certificate from VFN (Parts)


8.60 Class Semi Finalists (2) (TotalValue $150.00)  (8 Cars)

$75.00 CASH (Each)


8.60 Class # 8 Qualifier (Total Value $25.00)

$25.00 Certificate from Powermaster Performance Products

8.60 Class # 1 Qualifier

5 Gallons of Fuel – Presented by Legend Racing Enterprises ( Choice of C16, 110 or Methonol)

 

*** Powermaster will also be give a $25.00 Cert in each class to the racer who qualifies dead last but least***

**** Certificates are Non Transferable, must be redeemed by Winner ****



Gates Open @ 830am

Racers Meeting @ 10:00am (At GDRA Trailer)

Qualifying will begin around 11:00am

Finals will be completed by 6:00pm

We would like to say thank you to the following for their support and belief in the GDRA. Our Official Marketing Partners: Powermaster Performance, ARP Racing Products, R.A. Adams Enterprises, CoolRidesOnline.net, Homer Tree Service, and Valvoline. Our Associate Marketing Partners: Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers, Automotive Engine Specialties (AES), VFN Fiberglass, Midwest Convertors, D. Wells Goodyear, Harland Sharp, Unlimited Building Services (UBS), Angry Beaver Racing, Legend Racing Enterprises, Biltmore Refrigeration, Outlaw Graphic Designs, MW Marine, Baker Pool & Fitness, Pit Pal Products, Geneva Dental Care, Suburban Accents, and LedFoot News. In addition media (pictures, video, and website) will be provided by MC Photography, Ores Action Photography, Jason Baldridge Photography, ARS Promotions, 10″ Wide Video, and Servic Network.

Head over to our Gamblers Drag Racing Association fan page on Facebook and be sure to “like” us on to keep up to date with all the happenings and race dates. Moving ahead at 200 mph +, its racing season and the cash payouts are red hot and the action is even hotter. You don’t wanna miss this!!! The Gamblers Drag Racing Association… The Original All Cash Payout Association!!!

Head over to the website at www.GamblersDragRacing.com and get signed up if you think you have what it takes to run with these guys and www.CoolRidesOnline.net to follow up with race results, photos, and what-nots.