Late Model Performance Announced As New Midnight Madness Series Title Sponsor

January 25th, 2021

   Story courtesy of:  MDIR



MECHANICSVILLE, MARYLAND (January 21, 2021) – 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 Midnight Madness name. However, MDIR is proud to announce the new Midnight Madness sponsor for 2021 and beyond!

Late Model Performance (LMP) is joining the famed MDIR and will be the new Midnight Madness Title sponsor! “We are very excited to be a part of MDIR! The LMP staff and I are very excited that MDIR is allowing us to be a big part of the team.” Stated Alec Bledsoe, owner of Late Model Performance. LMP started in 2017 as a one man show (Alec) and quickly evolved. They are now in a 7500 square foot building in Baltimore with 4 more employees. “Without my team LMP would not be where it’s at today.” Bledsoe said. “We all love what we do in the shop and love seeing our customers take their cars to the dragstrips. While we specialize and pride ourselves in GM tuning, we are able tune any kind of engine on standalone ECU’s such as Holley EFI, Fueltech, Haltech and Pro EFI. We also tune 2jz engines, small block and big block Fords, small block and big block Chevy’s, and many others. We are true tuners at LMP and anything to us is tunable!”

“I first met Alec Bledsoe on the final day of the Hail Mary Derby at the end of 2020. Alec and his team have built a stellar reputation in a relatively short time within the drag racing community. Every person that has spoken about Alec has spoken very highly about him and how great of a person that he is.” said Christopher Higgins, Director of Marketing and PR at MDIR. “We are very excited to have Alec and the team at Late Model Performance on with us at MDIR!”

LMP is a performance shop that works on late model cars (2009 and newer) and one of the best shops on the east coast. LMP will go the extra mile installing and selling nothing but quality parts. “Besides being a performance shop working on cars, our website has a great variety of products to offer” stated Bledsoe. “With some of our record-breaking combinations in street cars we offer all the parts on our website such as LMP cam kits, billet LMP LT4 lids, flex fuel kits, fuel systems and many more! We are also dealers for some of the biggest performance company’s out there to get what you need quickly online.” LMP has an in house loaded 224x dyno jet and an in-house mainline hub dyno with tuning being done in house by Alec. LMP gets customers shipping cars in from around the country to get the best treatment from Alec and his team. The LMP team races at the Haltech World Cup Finals presented by Wiseco, loves being competitive, and is always raising the bar!




• 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.