UPCOMING EVENTS

 
   
   
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Our 1st race is May 3rd at Mason Dixon.

     

OPDS NEWS

     
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Before I get into the 2015 season I want to emphasize something that is asked of us all the time and that is - you DO NOT have to be a “member” or signed up for our points program to race with us. First of all, there is no “membership”. Fees are paid to race at each event and the only other “fee” would be if you would elect to enter our points program. Then it’s a one-time fee of $40. (and remember, at season’s end we pay out to 10th position which nets that racer $50. It’s a pretty good deal!) So come on out to race with us and see what your Pontiac can do; we are a good group of devoted Pontiac enthusiasts and it’s a great bunch of people to be around. And if you can’t race you’re always welcomed to watch the action of some of the best Pontiacs you’ll see anywhere!

Our schedule will be hitting mailboxes within the next week. See below for a copy of the 2015 flyer. If you want to print a high resolution copy, click on the image for a bigger version.. I know it’s getting a little late but we have been trying to get things set up for the season and we needed our “ducks in a row” before we could announce certain things to our racers. Notice that we are having 11 races this season and we’ll get to that later. We have several changes for 2015, some good and some, well, you be the judge, or part of the solution!!

Read on… You have no doubt heard of the event we are having at Capital on the 12th of September. Along with our regular OPDS race we are having an additional class, officially named the ALL-PONTIAC QUICK 16, featuring the best and baddest Pontiac-powered door cars out there! If you run 9.49 or quicker and want to take a shot at a payout of $2000 winner, then we have the class for you. The class allows any power adders, transbrake, Delay boxes, etc - it’s a run-what-ya-brung and hope that you brung enough deal! Details will be available on this website and our Facebook page or contact us by phone (717-818-3938) or email (opds2015@gmail.com) with questions. A separate flyer will be sent out later in the Spring. We have several sponsors on board and several racers already planning to attend…and we are always looking for more!

Note that this is an ADDITIONAL class for that event and that we will be running our normal points series event with the usual payouts, entry fees, etc. Anyone can enter whether you run the points program or not- see our rules page for further details. . Please note also that the ALL-PONTIAC QUICK 16 does not affect the payouts, or entry fees of our regular races. The payouts and entries will remain the same as in 2014.

We announced at the banquet that 2015 will have 11 races and that only 10 of them will be point races. We have since changed that. Now we are announcing that all 11 races will be point races but there will be 2 “throw-out” races this season.

Another “special” we are having in 2015 is at our race on July 25th at Mason Dixon. We are paying $1000 cash to the winner of this race. Since some of our regular racers can’t make the races at Capital where we usually pay out more, we thought this would give them all a chance to take a shot at a larger purse at another track closer to home.

As far as changes go there really are none as far as rules, entry fees, payouts and buybacks are concerned (remember Buybacks are at the discretion of the hosting track), but this year we are dropping the Second Chance program and increasing the Bounty program. Some other programs may be changed as we go but details are still to be worked out.

As I said it’s late but I hope to see all of you at our first event at Mason Dixon in two weeks and I hope you have less to do than I have to do to get there!!

    Steve, 4/19/2015
   
 
   
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In conjunction with Purvey Motorsports, and alongside regular bracket race, we will be holding a Quick 16 race at Capitol Raceway on Sat. Sept 12th 2015.

The Outlaw Pontiac Drag Series is a foot brake (No delay box) class, but we have received many requests for a delay box class so this is your chance to come support a Pontiac racing series that has been around for 17 years.

This Quick 16 race is open to all PONTIAC powered door cars that run 9.49 or quicker. It has a GUARANTEED purse of $2000 to the winner and $500 to the runner-up. Entry fee is $100 ($50 at the gate, $50 at our tent). Any cars that don't qualify for the Quick 16 can roll over into Capitol Raceway Class 1 and run for their $3000 to win. The same goes for first round losers of the quick 16, you can buy back into the class 1 Capitol race and continue there.

If you don't run 9.49 or quicker, you can run in our normal bracket class, without the delay box in your car.

The race is at Capitol Raceway in Crofton, MD www.Capitolraceway.com ,the 2014 IHRA Division 1 Track of the year!!!

The Facebook event page is here.

More details to follow.

   
   

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The Outlaw Pontiac Drag Series closed the final page of our 2014 season with the awarding of our Points finalists on Saturday January 10 at the Carroll County Ag Center in Boonesboro, MD.

We would like to thank the sixty-eight racers, family and friends who braved the cold and traveled the distance to see our point finalists handed their cash and prizes and to applaud our 2014 Champion Wayne Garrison. You can go to our Facebook page and, thanks to the many entries from Amy Staub and Bill Bolin you can see some of the activities.

We want to thank a bunch of people for their help in making this event and the 2014 race season a reality. Among those of course are our sponsors, many of whom were in attendance on Saturday. Doug Chell gave a great shout-out to our sponsors in attendance and we rewarded them with a FREE race pass in the 2015 race season and offered them a pick from our prize table of the many pieces of memorabilia donated by Arnie Beswick to our banquet.

Also, we want to thank GT’s Catering for providing an excellent meal and to Eric Patterson of Power Company DJ’s for the sounds for the evening and providing us with “contests” to determine some of our “award” winners.

We hope everyone had enough to eat and had a good time as well. Prizes and cash were handed out to our top 10 point finalists and all our points participants present were able to take something home that evening. Cash prizes were also awarded for our Reaction Time contest, 50/50, Sponsor Support Program, Perfect Attendance, Second Chance Award, and of course, the Redlight Award. Several cash door prizes and drawings of cash to our points participants were handed out as the evening came to and end.

Next year’s racing program was briefly presented, announcing the dates for 11 races in 2015 including a yet to be announced date for a special event some time during the season. Details are being worked out for this event and will be announced in the Spring. We also announced no increase in entry fees and no decrease in payouts by OPDS. Look for announcements concerning this and other information on this website and our Facebook page.

I considered our evening a success and want to personally thank everyone for the personal award given to me for my ‘dedication & service’ to OPDS. This recognition makes it all worthwhile and you all make it easy. It’s a great time hanging out and racing with all of you that enjoy Pontiacs and racing with the Outlaw Pontiac Drag Series. I hope to see you all in the Spring at our first race.

‘til then…

    Steve, 1/17/2015
   
   
  Thanks to everyone for supporting our 2014 season Banquet yesterday. Pictures from the Banquet have been posted in the albums on our Facebook page....the album can be found by clicking here!   Thanks to Amy Staub from ALS Imagery for providing the pics. Great job Amy!
    Jim, 1/11/15
   
   
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IMPORTANT NEWS:   We are announcing at this time that as of December 1 you will not be able to access the Outlaw Pontiac Drag Series FORUMS. Due to lack of participation and the fact that there is a yearly fee to have the FORUMS we have decided to discontinue them. The Forum contract expires on December 1. We invite everyone to join the Performance Years Forums and you can link to them from our home page on this website. The PY FORUMS is a busy place, full of information, parts, and announcements and recently has added forum threads for the newer Gen cars.

The Outlaw Pontiac Drag Series website (the site you are currently viewing) will be maintained and we hope you will continue to visit to catch up on the latest news and announcements, as well as links to our sponsors. We will always have the first and “official” information you will want to read!

The Awards banquet is coming up on January 10. You will be receiving a flyer with information soon. On the flyer you will find information as to how you can contact us to let us know you are coming. (And please let us know asap so that we can be sure there is enough food for everyone!) With the above mentioned announcement you will be able to call or email us your intentions.

Somewhere along the way to the Banquet in January we will probably have one of our informal gatherings in the upcoming weeks at a centrally located food establishment so be on the lookout for that! ‘til then…