ADRL Unveils Increase in Prize Money for 2009

January 21, 2009 by  
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O’FALLON, Mo. (January 21, 2009) – American Drag Racing League officials announced today a significant increase in prize money for the 2009 National Guard ADRL season which opens in Houston on March 6-7.

“My entire team has worked tirelessly during the off season to pursue additional partnerships to allow us to make a considerable increase to all of our professional purses,” said ADRL President and CEO Kenny Nowling.

With total prize money soaring to over $1.25 million, National Guard ADRL competitors will see an increase in qualifying and round money at each national event.

The winner’s share of the Speedtech “Battle for the Belts” at the season finale at the Texas Motorplex in October has more than doubled for each professional class. The winner and world champion will earn $50,000 in Pro Extreme, $50,000 in Pro Nitrous, $25,000 in Flowmaster Extreme 10.5 and $10,000 in Pro Extreme Motorcycle.

In addition to the increase in prize money, competitor’s membership fees have been waived.  In the past, this fee was $150 annually. As always, there will continue to be no entry fees charged to ADRL competitors at national events. 

“While other series continue to charge their competitors large dollar amounts to participate, we feel strongly that our racers shouldn’t have to pay us to compete in an ADRL event,” said Nowling. 

“As I’ve stated several times before, as long as I am the president of this organization, our racers will never have to pay to entertain our fans.”

For additional details on the increased prize money, including a complete class-by-class purse breakdown, visit


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