The 2nd annual Haltech Hail Mary Derby
presented by Wiseco returns to Maryland International
Raceway on May 13-16, 2021! No classes and no rules… It’s
all about track time, track prep and personal bests at the
Spectators are now welcome!
Cool spring air and legendary Jason Miller track prep has
racers swinging for the fence with 3-4 sessions per day
totaling up to 14 sessions for the event! If you need track
time, the Derby is where you get it done. We are throwing
out the classes and the rulebook at the Derby. Racers can
run any turbo, any supercharger, any motor, any fuel, any
weight, and any tire they want!
There are no eliminations at the Derby, only personal bests,
bragging rights, and glory. You have all begged for more
track time at events in conditions like this, so here is
your chance to have fun, remove the pressure of a race and
go for it. No Guts… No Glory!
Even though we are throwing out the classes and the
rulebook, all racers must still comply with IHRA safety
rules and all racers must have an engine diaper or belly
Some racers will want to run 1/4 mile, and some will want to
run 1/8 mile. We will accommodate both, and the scoreboards
will remain lit all weekend! Call outs, Grudge Matches and
Special Shootouts are welcomed! The Derby will have the same
size and level of WCF/MDIR Track Official Staff along with
the Fire & Safety Teams that all racers have come to expect
to keep the pace rolling and everyone safe during this
There will only be 220 racer spots available allowing racers
to get more runs per day at the Derby! Racer spots are not
transferable or refundable.
Each race team is permitted to bring one Golf Cart, ATV or
other Pit Bike to the Derby. No one else is permitted to
bring Golf Carts, ATVs or other Pit Bikes. This rule will be
All Derby racers will receive 1 extra vehicle pass at No
Charge for an extra Motorhome or Car/Truck to fit in your
pit space. The extra vehicle must fit beside your trailer in
front of your race car. You can only claim your extra
vehicle pass when you arrive at the gates with your race
trailer. The extra vehicle or Motorhome must be behind your
race trailer when you arrive in line.
We will run each group at the Derby in qualifying so racers,
crew and media can see everyone’s best Hail Mary Pass! The
qualified groups will be: All Motor, FWD, AWD, RWD Slick
(1/8 & 1/4), RWD Radial (1/8 & 1/4).
This format and run order will allow Jason Miller and his
team to prep for perfect conditions for each group and their
needs on the track!
The Haltech Hail Mary Derby presented by Wiseco will be
covered live all weekend by
www.FloRacing.com who signed a partnership
Speedvideo.com. Fans all over the world
will be able to subscribe to FloRacing and watch all the
action live at the Derby! Subscribe today at
Our loyal media is always welcome to come to the Derby and
cover all the action throughout the weekend. Please email
to request media credentials.
While at the Derby, be sure to check out the vendor midway
where you'll find performance parts, accessories, and
apparel at great prices! Haltech and Wiseco will be in the
house along with many other great companies. This is a great
chance to meet the reps and see their products in person!
Spectators and crew can also purchase a Preferred Parking
Pass for just $30 (formerly called the Non-Judged Car Show).
This pass allows you to park in the grass Pit-Side Parking
Lot or the grass Tailgate Lot. You can come and go as many
times as you please 24 hours a day with with this parking
pass as long as everyone has their wristband.
crew tickets are on sale now at
www.HailMaryDerby.com/tickets. No tickets
will be sold at the gate so be sure to get them now before
they sell out as only limited quantities are available.