Maryland International Raceway Announces

2021 Season Schedule

November 30, 2020

   Story courtesy of:  MDIR



Maryland International Raceway ™ (MDIR) proudly announces the release of the 2021 schedule. This will be an exciting line-up of events and the season will consist of over 100 race days with the season-opener being held on Sunday, March 7th, 2021.

Signature special events in 2021 will include: two Swap Meets, two DK Racing grudge events, HDAY, Atomizer Racing Injectors Door Wars, four Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) events, two Total Chaos Night of Radials, Hail Mary Derby, three Custom T’s Grudge events, King of the Creek 25k’s, Truck Mania, two War on Wheels events, Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA), Jet Wars, DonkMaster, Street Car Takeover, Pro Challenge and International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Sportsman Spectacular, IREV, Street Warriors, IHRA Summit Series Team Finals, Superchargers Showdown, Ford Fever Classic presented by the Mid-Atlantic Ford Dealers, Mopar Eastern Classic, and the Haltech World Cup Finals – Import vs Domestic presented by Wiseco.

The largest all Honda and Acura event in the world returns to MDIR! Honda and Acura enthusiasts from all over the world will travel for the 19th Annual HDAY, April 10th -11th. Do not miss this event as some of the nicest Hondas and Acuras will be in the car show while the fastest ones will be on the track. For more information go to

The 13th annual Atomizer Racing Injectors Door Wars returns to MDIR April 16th -18th. This event has become our signature outlaw event. It will once again feature the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association (NEOPMA), 1320 Fabrications Warrior Outlaws, No Clock Street Vs the World, MPC Real Street, the full ET Series program, and more! This will be one of our “must attend” events this season.

In motorcycle action, MDIR will host four action-packed weekends in 2021. Miller Brother Productions returns with the Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) and each of these events will draw thousands of motorcycle racers and fans. XDA will feature 1/4 mile six-second, 230 mph Pro Street bikes along with sportsman motorcycle racers. You can find out more information at

The Haltech Hail Mary Derby presented by Wiseco debuted in 2020 as a replacement for WCF, but due to the astounding success of the event, it will continue in 2021! On May 13th-16th, 2021 The Derby is returning to Maryland International Raceway! Imports & Domestics are once again unleashed as the classes and the rulebook are going to be thrown out! Racers are going for new personal bests, bragging rights, and glory. Be sure to bring the power and tighten your shoes as Miller Brother Productions will be on the property working alongside the MDIR staff for this event! For more info go to:

The Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) is back at MDIR next year June 24th - June 26th and will feature Pro Nitrous, Pro Boost, Extreme Pro Stock, Pro Outlaw 632, Pro Nitrous Motorcycle, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Bracket Bash, Pro Junior Dragster and Top Junior Dragster. PDRA is home of the fastest 1/8-mile doorslammers on the planet - so be sure not to miss all the action. You can find out more about the PDRA at

The summer heats up with the return of the fan favorite Jet Wars and thrill show on Saturday July 10th in 2021. The “wow factor” event will feature fireworks, jet funny cars, jet dragsters, a jet truck, 1320 Fabrication Warrior Outlaws, MPC Real Street, Speed Unlimited ET Series, and more to be announced. This event is perfect for all ages and a perfect night for families to come out and enjoy the show!

Street Car Takeover comes to MDIR on August 14th to host their event in Maryland. This roll racing and drag dacing series, “Where Street Cars Rule,” continues to grow each year with an impressive fan and car count at each event. There are 18 classes for this series giving almost every type of racer a class to run in. This is an event to show up early for as the car count will fill up quickly and so will the stands.

The Pro Challenge and IHRA Sportsman Spectacular will bring the best regional Pro and Sportsman racers in action all in one event August 20th – 22nd. The Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association will be in attendance alongside the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular, bringing the best Pro Mod racers in the region to MDIR! Plus, Top ET, Mod ET, and Junior Dragsters will be racing for boosted purses and the coveted IHRA Ironman trophy! More details to come.

The 2021 edition of the legendary Superchargers Showdown will be another stellar event! The event returns Oct 1st – 3rd with the event now becoming a three-day race! Check out all the action as we will have the return of NEOPMA Pro Mods, 1320 Fabrication Warrior Outlaws, Jet Cars, and the ET Series. More details to come.

As with every season, we always save the best for last. It’s the silver anniversary of one of the biggest and baddest events on the planet! The 25th annual Haltech World Cup Finals presented by Wiseco will feature Import vs Domestic drag racing and will be bigger than ever. This five-day event will be held on November 3rd - November 7th and draws cars from NMCA, NMRA, LSX Shootouts, Buick GN Shootouts, SSCSO, IREV, IFO, Pan-American Nationals, TX2K, and every other major event and series. WCF has over 350 heads-up racers from over 10 different countries battling it out on the ¼-mile for over $145,000 in cash purse and bragging rights in front of 40,000+ fans. Adding to that excitement is the famous bikini contest, a huge vendor midway, DJ’s and more. Records will fall, legends will be made, and it all happens at one place! For more information on this event visit:

MDIR has some of the best bracket racers in the country and we have a great “big buck” bracket program designed just for you in 2021. We will host the King of the Creek 25k’s event on June 3rd – 6th. MDIR will also host three two-day ET Blowout Weekends with $5K to win in Top ET, $2K to win in Mod ET as well as a bonus Hubble Motorsports Junior Dragster purse each day. The Spring Blowout will be May 1st – 2nd, the Summer Blowout will be September 11th – 12th, and the Fall Blowout is October 30th – October 31st. Returning for 2021, there will be a $5k Top ET race each day at the Superchargers Showdown. Racers at the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular will have a chance at $5k to win in Top ET, $2,500 in Mod ET and $500 in Junior Dragster on August 20th – 22nd. MDIR is also proud to announce that we will again be the host track for the 2021 IHRA Summit Team Finals on September 23rd – September 26th. The Door Wars and Sportsman Spectacular will be ET Series points races for both Saturday and Sunday.

The Midnight Madness Series and E.T. Series are the backbone of our schedule and promises to continue delivering fun and friendly competition for you and your family to enjoy. Also, be sure to make Budds Creek your destination when you need to Test & Tune your car or bike on select Friday nights and Sundays.

We are excited to bring our racers, fans, media, and sponsors another great season of good times, racing and fun at Maryland International Raceway. We hope to see all of you at Budds Creek in the spring.




• Events will be open to participants, their family and crew only, with a maximum of 10 people total (including driver) on any race team.

• No spectators will be permitted. Crew and family must enter with the participant or leave names at the gate for a late-arriving family or crew member.

• All race trailers, both open and enclosed, must be parked in every-other 12’ pit space. That way, a trailer is taking up one 12’ space and there is an empty 12’ space for race vehicle, family and crew beside it. No trailers can be parked side-by-side. This will help ensure social distancing.

• All additional vehicles that come into the pits must park in front of the race car in your pit area or in the Pitside parking lot… NO EXCEPTIONS.

• All staff and participants will be wearing masks in any indoor structures, restrooms, tower, etc. and outdoors anywhere proper social distancing is not achievable. Masks will not be required outdoors with proper social distancing, but they are recommended.

• Hand washing/sanitizing must be done on a regular basis.

• The tower will have restricted access and will be limited to essential staff only.

• The crews will be limited on the starting line and front of the staging lanes, with social distancing extremely enforced. Our security staff and starting line staff will closely monitor this area to prevent unauthorized gathering.

• When not racing, racers are to abide by social distancing requirements. Racers and crew members will be required to stay within their own pit areas when not racing.

• Each group must have adequate PPE for each crew member and must wear masks when required. All groups will be required to acquire their own PPE and bring it with them to the track.

• Our restrooms are equipped with hands free fixtures. Restrooms will be cleaned, stocked and sanitized throughout the day or evening. All Pitside portlets will be moved and taken out of service.

• Concessions will be open, and lines will be marked for proper social distancing. Concession stand will follow all guidelines in place for local food service businesses. We will be open with a limited menu of food items that must be consumed within your pit area or in the grandstands with proper social distancing but not in front of our concession area.