Thursday, May 23, 2024

Sean Serra Memorial Drag Race Coming Soon to Darlington

Over 139,000 in total payouts over three big days of racing at the Inaugural Sean Serra Memorial Drag Race June 9-11, 2023 at Darlington Dragway.

HARTSVILLE, SC- Mark your calendars for the Inaugural Sean Serra Memorial Drag Race June 9-11, 2023 at Darlington Dragway. Over the past year, we have all grieved the loss of one of Bracket Racing’s very best, Sean Serra. Big Block Promotions started planning this race last year as a way to remember and honor him. This event will feature a special $13,900-to-win race on Friday in addition to two $20,000-to-win races on Saturday and Sunday. There are also event extras such as the golf cart showdown, racer party, firework display, and a best burnout & wheelie competition.

If you won’t be able to attend the Inaugural Sean Serra Memorial in person, you can watch the event LIVE on the Diamond State Digital Youtube Thursday-Sunday.

See full event details below.

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Main Events

The opening race of the weekend will be L&L Transmission and Axle Service $13,900-to-win race that will take place on Friday. Runner-up will earn $7,000 and the semi-finalists will win $3,000. Saturday and Sunday will each have a $20,000-to-win race. FuelTech and TRC Custom Carbs and Performance Parts are the respective day sponsors. Runner-ups will receive $4,000 and semi-finalists will take home $1,500.

Double entries are allowed for driver or car (2x max), Footbrake will be run separate until down to one, Door Cars are also separate until ladder. The MVP winner will receive a custom painted MVP helmet and there will be round prizes each round. All event rules can be found at seanserramemorial.com.

Entry Fees

A single day entry is $200 or you can do a weekend entry for $600. You can also get a weekend double entry for $1,150. There will be a 1st round re-entry available for $160.

Photo by Lou Crouch

Event Extras

Thursday night will feature the Overkill Motorsports Golf Cart Showdown and it will have 100% payback and live coverage. The winner will take home 50%, Runner-up 25%, and Semi-finalists $12.5%. The entry fee is $25 and there can be up to 4 entries per cart. Saturday night will feature a racer party at 9PM, fireworks, and a best burnout and wheelie competition.

Photo by Lou Crouch



  • 10AM- Gates Open
  • 12-7PM- $30 Test and Tune
  • 8PM- Golf Cart Showdown


  • 8AM- Gates Open
  • 9AM- 1 Time Trial
  • Eliminations to Follow


  • 9AM- New Entry Time Trial
  • Eliminations to Follow
  • 9PM- Racer Party
  • Fireworks, Best Burnout and Wheelie Competition


  • 9AM- New Entry Time Trials
  • Eliminations to Follow

Gate Fees

$20 per day or $40 for the weekend. Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Event Sponsors: VFS Energy Services, Moroso, DragChamp, Paul Campanella’s Auto & Tire Center, In Motion Solutions, Moser Engineering, Champs Performance, Team W Racing Products, Elite, Todd’s Extreme Paint, Town Plot Auto Body Inc, Schuster Paint Works, Alliance Race Wear, JEGS Performance, Hoosier, Trailer Ranch, Dave Muller Automotive, ISC Racers Tape, FTI Performance, Overkill Motorsports, Loose Rocker Promotions, Virginia Motorsports Park, World Footbrake Challenge XVII, Chris Simmons Photography, Franklin House Tavern, VP Racing Fuels Eastern VP Sales, Diamond State Digital, L&L Transmission and Axle Services, FuelTech, TRC Custom Carbs & Performance Parts and Hubbard Heating & Cooling.

Contact Jeff Serra (484-364-0296), Jamie Sarracco (203-305-3847), or Kyle Cultrera (207-475-4965) with any questions regarding the Inaugural Sean Serra Memorial Drag Race at Darlington Dragway.

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