We decided to formed in 2009 after learning that Bristol Dragway had made the decision not to have a bracket program following their 2008 season. We approached Jeff Byrd who was the general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway / Dragway at the time and explained to Jeff that we felt the support was there for a bracket program to work and we was willing to spend our off time to put together a program that we felt would work . He was hesitant to let us do it but finally agreed.
Now entering our 9th season in 2017, DER has shown that racers from across the region will travel to compete in a series that they can be proud of.
Over the past 8 seasons DER has constantly shown growth in its program. In 2016 we averaged around 214 cars on any given Saturday and 170 on Sundays..... DER believes in a guarantees purse so that racers know when leaving home that they are racing for... No sliding scale purses based on car count.
It is our hope that DER will continue proving racers with one of the best programs in the area at the areas best dragstrip. We hope you will join us for the 9th Rd of DER in 2017.
Red Whitmore -