Maryland International Raceway is the home base for the massive drag event known as World Cup Finals. With over 25,000 fans over a three-day period, the event is nothing short of monumental, and along with its popularity, it brings about some heavy hitters to compete in the import and domestic filled competition. As you can imagine, with any event pitting FWD 4-bangers against RWD domestic muscle, there's bound to be some trash talking, complaining, and some drama, but with the 18th installment of the annual event that only seems to grow each year, the respect between the different walks of life is evident. However, not surprising, competition is intense and you can find a number of well known import teams focused not only on holding their own against the muscle car crowd, but also chasing after personal bests.
Frigid temps are expected every year at WCF and 2013 was no different. Though it's a three-day event, the sheer number of classes and competitors kept the track busy well into the night. The elite were in full force and not surprisingly, Speedfactory Racing's Competition Clutch sponsored Civic EH was on point. After fighting off the domestics and clicking off multiple sub-8-second passes, they took home the win in the Street Fighter Class. Prayoonto Racing's 2000 Supertech sponsored Integra remained consistent throughout the day and earned the win in the Super Street class. And an import-rich All Motor class saw Jake Gavio with his ultra-unique F2K Civic EJ coupe doing damage to the competition—walking away the winner and posting an absolutely blistering 9.750!
You can find all of the race results from top to bottom in every class on the Import vs Domestic website. And just so you can start planning now, November 7-9 is already locked in for the 19th annual World Cup Finals event at MIR. Don't miss out!