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 9-10, 2019, the third WSOPM champion will be crowned and rewarded with $100,000. The 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 9th, 2019, 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 16-car professional ladder. First-round pairings will be determined by way of a random hat draw the night of Friday, August 9th, 2019. 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 (526ci) boost pressure limit: 32 psi
Supercharged (526ci) overdrive limit: 20%
Supercharged entries have no rear gear limitations
Maximum supercharged valve sizes: intake 2.400 inches; exhaust 1.900 inches. Maximum turbocharged valve sizes: intake 2.450 inches; exhaust 1.900 inches.
Electrimotion Safety Shut–off Receiver NOT REQUIRED