MECHANICSVILLE, MARYLAND (February 19, 2018) – Maryland International Raceway™ (MDIR) 2017 Track Champions were crowned on Saturday February 17, 2018 during the Awards Presentation and Racer’s Party at the Waldorf Jaycee Community Center in Waldorf, Maryland.
The first award winners of the evening were handed to MDIR’s “Employee Recognition of Excellence” recipients; Gregory Hadsell, a MDIR EMS Coordinator from White Plains, Maryland and Chris Higgins of Hollywood, Maryland, a track Public Address Announcer.
Next up was Jake Milstead of Mechanicsville, Maryland who was presented with the Speed Unlimited Performance Midnight Madness Grand Champion trophy and jacket for winning the end of season run-off event. Darrell Mahoney of Pompfret, Maryland was awarded with the Midnight Madness Mobile Lab Racing Motorcycle Grand Champion trophy and jacket.
The final group to the stage Saturday was the 2017 Speed Unlimited ET Series track champions. 18-year-old Chad Burch of Mechanicsville, Maryland who attends Chopticon High School was announced as the Hubble Motorsports Jr. Dragster champion. Tony Mattera of Mechanicsville, Maryland was presented with his first championship trophy in Mod ET and Mike Nelson Jr. of Valley Lee, Maryland claimed his second consecutive title in Top ET.
In addition to the awards ceremony, the racer party also included cocktails, formal dinner, 50/50 drawing, door prizes & trivia contest, live music and dancing. It was a fun evening for all and a great way to celebrate the 2017 season and turn the page to the 2018 schedule just around the corner.
The 2018 Speed Unlimited ET Series gets underway at MDIR with kick-off event on Saturday, March 31, 2018. MDIR will also host special ET weekends with the two “Triple Crown 25’s” events May 17-20 and July 19-22, Speed Unlimited ET Series Summer ET Blowout Weekend August 11-12, the new IHRA Sportsman Spectacular August 25-26, as well as 5K Top ET events October 5-6 during the 33nd Annual Snap-On Tools Superchargers Showdown and other additional multiple race weekends and special events.
Event images provided courtesy of Maryland International Raceway and photographer Holloway Saunders