Maryland International Raceway Announces New ET Series Title Sponsor
 

December 14, 2020

   Story courtesy of:  MDIR

 

 

Speed Unlimited was a longtime partner at Maryland International Raceway ™ (MDIR) and served the racing community for 53 years. Unfortunately, what was known as MDIR’s Official Speed Shop has closed its doors and for the first time in 30 years, there was a vacancy above the ET Series name. However, MDIR is proud to announce the new ET Series sponsor for 2021 and beyond!

 
1320 Fabrication is taking on a larger role at the famed MDIR and will be the new ET Series Title sponsor! “We are excited to grow our relationship to the next level with Maryland International Raceway and support our fellow racers” said Jason Abee, owner of 1320 Fabrication. “Most of us racers started in bracket racing and either choose to continue bracket racing or move to different classes. 1320 Fabrication started running with a car in Top ET in the beginning and now have a field of Juniors competing in the Junior Dragster class at the 1320 Fabrication ET Series at MDIR. It’s a good feeling to give back to the racing community and be a part of the series we complete in!”

“I met Jason a few years ago when he first started racing at MDIR. Watching his success in the time that I have known him has been astounding. I can’t tell you how excited I am to have Jason and the 1320 Fabrication crew on as the new ET Series Sponsor!” Said Christopher Higgins, Director of Marketing and PR at MDIR. “The crew is some of the best in the business and their energy and passion is out of this world. This will be a great partnership for both parties.”

1320 Fabrication is a fabrication shop located Brooklyn, MD, that has evolved to the caliber of shop that it is today in a relatively short time. “I started 1320 Fabrication eight years ago out of my house while still working as a body tech during the day for the first 6 months.” Abee stated. “From working out of my small garage it didn't take long until we needed a small shop. Once we made the move, we had good success and stayed there for about 2 years until we were able to expand into our current location. Since then, our shop now stays busy with awesome builds going on daily.”

At a young age, Abee was always building model cars and racing nitro powered RC cars in competitions. His dream was to build, craft, and learn. Abee took the 2020 season off racing while updating his 1987 Pontiac Grand Prix. The car started as daily driver and will soon be set to run Pro 275, Limited Drag Radial, and other heads up classes. “I’ve always been a hands-on person. Our shop car I have owned for 21 years since I was 17 years old and it started as my daily driver. It has had an evolving life of changes in the time I have owned it. I learned how to backhalf the car at 21 years old alone in a little garage.” Abee said. “Now I look back and see how it has all played out and all the years of grinding and a pursuit of this dream of having my own fabrication shop has come true along with wanting to put out great work, a great team, and be a big part of our drag racing community.”

1320 Fabrication specialized in Tig welding (including Chromoly, stainless, aluminum, and titanium), Roll bars & cages- 25.1-25.5 spec chassis, Mini tubs, Stainless steel headers & exhaust, Rear housing, Suspension setup, Fuel cells, Intercoolers, Race Car Fabrication, Rollcages, and more! They are also dealers for Afco Racing, Strange Engineering, Menscer Motorsports, Procharger, FuelTech, and many other major companies. They are able to supply racers with many of the parts they need plus the fabrication work. Visit their website at https://1320fabrication.com/ or give them a call at 443-745-6595 for more info. 1320 Fabrication, Where 60ft Begins!
 

 

 

 

MDIR GUIDELINES:

• 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.