Team MIR Set for WDRA Bracket Finals

August 23rd, 2023

   Story courtesy of:  MIR


MECHANICSVILLE, MARYLAND – (August 23rd 2023) – Maryland International Raceway (MIR) for the five of the past seven years has been able to field winning teams and two runner up teams for the previous Team Finals. This year, MIR will make the trek to Keystone Raceway Park for the WDRA Bracket Finals held September 14th – 17th. The MIR Team will consist of 45 total cars: 18 cars in Top ET, 14 in Mod ET and 13 in Junior Dragster. After Sunday’s WDRA Sportsmand Series and 1320 Fabrication ET Series presented by East Collision event, the points have been compiled and tie breakers verified to see who made the MIR team in 2023. Congratulations to all our drivers who made the team!


Top ET Mod ET Junior Dragster
Ray Snoots Stephen Cross Jr Peyton Bunch
Danny Mattera Steve Cross Sr Brandon Mattera
Joe Martin Keven Yates Hailey Pumphrey
John Myers Bradley Tippet Jessi Tayman
Wayne Palmer AJ Jenkins Gillian Mattera
Nick McGowan Kris Bunch Shane Dailey
Mickey Nelson Darren Payne Brooklyn Bunch
David Whitesell Jr Bobby Mattera Austin Keys
Mike Pinder Tony Mattera Kaiden Groves
Joey Mattera Nathan Mendenhall Calvin Weaver
Michael Cockrell Alan Thatcher Abigail Norment
Michael Boswell Molly Reynolds Jordan Denny
Rickey Nelson Mike Gardiner Mason Dudley
Jeffery Jones Francis Reynolds Jr  
Laury McGowan Jr    
Mike Nelson Jr    
Jimmy Tayman    
Kevin Williams    

Team Captains:
Royce Miller
Christopher Higgins

Race of Champions Participants
Box - Ray Snoots
No Box - Stephen Cross Jr
Junior Dragster - Peyton Bunch

Gates will open at 11am on Thursday, September 14th for parking and will close at 10pm. Testing will be available starting at 1pm and will run until 6pm. There will be a golf cart racing after the Test & Tune. Friday, September 15th, gates and registration will open at 8am with the Team Captains Race at 9am and Team Pictures at 930am. The Race of Champions will run after Team Photos and a Gamblers Race with one Time Trial will run after the Race of Champions. Gates will close at 9pm on Friday. For the full event schedule, entry fees, and purses please CLICK HERE

When looking at the names on the team, there is another great chance at bring the Bracket Finals Trophy back home. The WDRA Bracket Finals is a four-day event September 14th – 17th ran with surrounding WDRA tracks whose racers band together as a team and race to see who has the best sportsman racers. This year MIR will be facing against Keystone, Beaver Springs, US13, Empire, Lancaster, Sumerduck, and I-64.

Good luck to all the racers and GO TEAM MIR!