The DRAG ILLUSTRATED World Series of Pro Mod [WSOPM] will go down in history as the richest and most celebrated Pro Mod racing event of all-time, as well as the most significant since the eliminator was established nearly 30-years ago. During a unique winner-take-all tournament under the lights at Bandimere Speedway in Denver, Colorado, on August 10-11, 2018, the first WSOPM champion will be crowned and rewarded with $100,000. The inaugural WSOPM champion will also be immortalized on the cover of DRAG ILLUSTRATED and presented with a custom championship ring.

Taking a dramatic departure from traditional shootouts, WSOPM competitors will be afforded three quarter-mile shakedown runs on Friday, August 10th, 2018, with the timing scoreboards turned OFF. Racers will be given a time slip following their run, however, it will have been cut in half. It is imperative that competitors’ individual performances remain confidential. Three shakedown runs are slated for Friday afternoon/evening at 5:00PM, 7:15PM and 9:00PM.

The WSOPM utilizes a 32-car professional ladder. First-round pairings will be determined by way of a random hat draw the night of Friday, August 10th, 2018. Drivers will draw numbers (1 through 32) to establish their spot on the ladder. In the event of a bye-run, the driver who draws the No. 1 will be afforded a bye.

By-and-large the DRAG ILLUSTRATED World Series of Pro Mod abides by the rules standardized by the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series with slight adjustments based on the unique atmospheric conditions present at its host track Bandimere Speedway outside Denver, Colorado.

Minimum weight at the conclusion of run, including driver:

Nitrous-assisted entries (910 cid) 2,425 pounds
Supercharged entries (526 cid) – 2,600 pounds
Turbocharged entries (526 cid) – 2,650 pounds

Nostalgia body styles (1937-1938 Chevy, 1941 Willys, 1953 Studebaker, 1953 Corvette and 1955-1957 Chevy and Buick) may deduct 50 pounds from minimum weight.

Turbocharged boost pressure limit: 34 psi

Supercharged overdrive limit: 20%

Electrimotion Safety Shutoff Receiver NOT REQUIRED


The 2018 World Series of Pro Mod Burnout Contest will take place during the 7:15PM shakedown run on Friday, August 10th, 2018. The winner will be decided by a panel of judges who will make their decision based on distance, smoke, style and crowd reaction. The winner will receive $5,000. Pro Mod cars entered into the WSOPM burnout contest must start their burnout behind the starting line. Distance taken into consideration by the judges will be the distance covered under-power, not the total distance the car covers.




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