MIR to Run New "Frantic 7"
Program in 2002
By Chris Miller
Photos by Bryan Epps
Billy Farmer is a many time track champion in the MIR Frantic Four category.
Photo by Bryan Epps
Maryland International Raceway will run a new heads-up "Frantic
7" program for Top Dragster and Top Sportsman/Pro Modified racers
in 2002. This is an expansion with a new twist of the previous MIR
Frantic 4 program run over the past several seasons. The program moves
forward with a unique seven car qualified field format and a points
fund. It rewards the low qualifier with a first round bye and adds
another guaranteed three paid spots to both the open and full body
categories. This six race series is an excellent place for Top Sportsman
and Top Dragster Quick 8 to race because none of the dates conflict with
the IHRA national event schedule.
Neal Parker's awesome Excavator Fiat is just an example of the altereds and dragsters
that will complete in the Frantic 7 Open category. Photo by Bryan Epps
Maryland International Raceway promoter Royce Miller stated, "I
have been very pleased with the success of the previous Frantic 4
program and felt it was time to take the next step. I know the fans will
enjoy the unique seven car format, watching the battle for that all
important low qualifier position." Run during other MIR special
events, MIR's Frantic Four program draws racers from as far away as
New England and Florida to compete in the heads up series. Racers can
access the track website or call the track office for more information
on the Frantic 7 schedule and rules.