Weston, WI – January 28, 2021: More money, more excitement, more doorslammer action. That’s exactly what this year’s World Doorslammer Nationals has in store for racers and fans alike March 5-7, 2021 at Orlando Speed World Dragway.
After a highly-successful inaugural event in 2020, CTech Manufacturing has taken over the race’s title sponsor position after signing a multi-year contract. Incredibly positive feedback from racers, fans, organizers, and fellow partners played a big role in CTech’s decision to continue supporting the race.
“The World Doorslammer Nationals puts racers first. That’s what makes it so incredible, and that’s why CTech is proud to support it. The blend of competition and camaraderie at this event is unmatched and 2021 is going to be an even better show than 2020.” -Darrell Martin | CTech Mfg Marketing Director
More Racing, More Money
The most exciting addition to this year’s World Doorslammer Nationals is an expanded lineup of Sportsman racing classes. With no less than $10,000 on the line for each new class ($15,000 for Pro 632), the excitement level on track and in the pits is sure to reach new heights. All told, this year’s prize total money pool has already exceeded last year’s total of $350,000.
Factory Stock Showdown, Stock/Super Stock Combo, Top Sportsman, Pro 632, and Competition Eliminator have all been added to this year’s event schedule. Drag Illustrated Founder and Editorial Director Wes Buck was optimistic about the increase in Sportsman class inclusion:
“These are classes the sport is built on and the drivers and teams in these classes deserve to be treated great, paid handsomely and be a part of the show. The more people that are excited about and involved with this event, the better.” – Wes Buck | Drag Illustrated Founder and Editorial Director
Headlining the event once again are big-money classes; Pro Stock and Pro Mod. Last year, winners Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Alex Laughlin hauled in a combined $125,000 (plus a CTech Best Damn Toolbox each). With an identical amount on the line in 2021, competition is only going to get hotter.
To keep racing operations clean and tight, Lonnie Grim will return as Race Competition & Technical Director. Serving a similar role in the Professional Drag Racing Association, Lonnie and his team did a stellar job last year keeping things running smoothly behind the scenes.
Defending Pro Mod Champion; Alex Laughlin, is set to defend his title in the Pro Mod category once again in 2021. Although he won’t be behind the wheel of a Caruso Family Racing‘s machine, he will be piloting a ’67 Mustang prepared by Elite Motorsports.
Defending Pro Stock Champion; Jeg Coughlin Jr., will not be back behind the wheel of his iconic JEGS-branded Camaro. However, the family name will be well-represented by Troy Coughlin Jr. who is slated to return to Pro Stock competition at the Doorslammer Nationals. Troy made his Pro Stock debut at last year’s event and showed great speed before losing to his uncle in the quarter-final round.
Aside from mind-boggling payouts, CTech is also bringing along a few extra take-home goodies for lucky racers and fans. The crown jewel of last year’s Pro Stock/Pro Mod victory lane celebrations was a set of specially-branded Best Damn Toolboxes. Another set of Best Damn Toolboxes will be given out to Pro Stock and Pro Mod winners in 2021, although they do have a slightly ‘stealthier’ look.
Fans in attendance will also have the opportunity to register and win a Hot Rod Wagon valued at over $1,000. Built with high-performance pit cart DNA, this isn’t your average red family wagon! In-person registration for the giveaway will be available at a location to be determined within the pits at Orlando Speed World Dragway.