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March 25, 2015

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With so many VW enthusiasts anticipating the annual Larry’s Nationals at Xenia, Ohio’s Kil-Kare Dragway the first weekend of June, it became “iffy” if you will, mainly because that dragstrip closed-down in late 2014. On April 4th this year, however, Kil-Kare is scheduled to open, and the date set for Larry’s was June 7th. We say was, because Larry & Marty Phillips (owners of Larry’s Off-Road in Dayton, Ohio) decided to cancel their drag race, car show, swap meet event, primarily due to family health issues.
Because of this unfortunate circumstance, ECPRA (East Coast Pro Racing Association) members and their president, Gene Collier, elected to still retain their Pro Stock heads-up 1/8th-mile race. Not in June, though, but earlier, at Bug-Out 77 on Sunday, May 24th (Memorial Day Weekend), at NHRA-sanctioned Virginia Motorsports Park in North Dinwiddie, Virginia, thanks a lot to Bug-Out promoter, Less Steger. According to Collier, ECPRA’s lineup was looking like a full-field of 8 naturally aspirated Pro Stock VWs would be in competition, and now with the relocated venue closer to many owners/drivers on the East Coast, they’re hoping for more! Because power-adder ProMod racers are part of ECPRA too, as of this writing, talks are happening with Less Steger, to where the spectators, and racers may also be treated to view heads-up 1/8th-mile drag racing via the turbo/nitrous teams. Hold on… flash…..Pro Mods are in! For more information about this move to Virginia Motorsports Park (8018 Boydton Plank Road, North Dinwiddie, VA 23803), feel free to visit ECPRA’s website (, or their Facebook page (East Coast Pro Racing Association). Make your plans now to attend Bug-Out 77 and feast your eyes on all the action!

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