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The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series next heads to the heartland for the IHRA Nitro Jam Summer Nationals.
IHRA Nitro Jam is “heads-up” drag racing – first racer to the finish line wins in all five pro categories.
Cordova International Raceway
19425 Illinois 84, Cordova, IL
Friday-Saturday, May 29-30
CROWER PRO MOD: The wildest class in drag racing returns to its birthplace – the IHRA! Nitrous oxide-assisted and supercharged engines rocketing the cars (everything from ’51 Chevrolets to new Cadillacs) down the quarter mile at speeds in excess of 250 miles per hour. Pro Mod is competing at eight Nitro Jam events in 2015, including: Bradenton Motorsports Park (April 17- 18), Palm Beach International Raceway (April 24-25), Cordova International Raceway (May 29-30), Maryland International Raceway (June 19-20), Grand Bend Motorplex (June 26-28), US 131 Motorsports Park (August 7-8), Dragway 42 (September 11-12) and Memphis International Raceway for the Summit Racing Equipment World Finals (October 9-10). The first two races have produced two different winners.
AMSOIL NITRO FUNNY CAR presented by Aeromotive – The loudest, fastest nitromethane-burning nostalgia Funny Cars in the country making up the fastest- growing class in drag racing. With new rules allowing these cars nearly unlimited power, the AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car class is the most exciting new class in more than 40 years of Nitro Jam drag racing history. The class utilizes “old school” Funny Car bodies (fiberglass replicas of ‘60s and early-‘70s cars) fans can relate to.
U.S. BOUNTY HUNTERS PRO STOCK – Once referred to as “factory hot rods,” these stock-appearing American cars are powered by “mountain motor” V-8s. For example, Cary Goforth’s Camaro that won the season-opener at Tucson, Arizona, is powered by a naturally-aspirated, piston-driven V-8 engine that measures in excess of 826 cubic inches. The class is sponsored by the U.S. Bounty Hunters TV show on the Destination America channel.
NITRO HARLEY – Exactly what it means: nitromethane-burning Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Certainly not for the faint of heart, these riders literally don a flack vest and straddle a nitro-burning rocket down the track at speeds in excess of 220 miles per hour on the back wheel.
JET DRAGSTERS – Belching flames and smoke, these rear-engine dragsters are powered by General Electric J-85 jet engines which produce more than 5,000 horsepower and can exceed 300 miles per hour in the quarter mile. Each Nitro Jam features a four-car competition with qualifying and eliminations. The four Florida-based Larsen Motorsports cars all are piloted by females, including defending champion Elaine Larsen and 19-year-old Katerina Moller, a University of South Florida mechanical engineering student.
U.S. JET FIRE TRUCK – Last but not least, what’s not to love about a jaw-dropping, dual-engine, jet-powered 1940 Ford fire truck making track-scorching exhibition passes?
Friday, May 29:
Pre-race ceremonies — 6:45 p.m.
Show begins – 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 30:
Third-and-final round of Nitro Jam pro qualifying – 2 p.m.
Pre-race ceremonies – 4:45 p.m.
Eliminations — 5 p.m.
IT’S AFFORDABLE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT – KIDS TICKETS ARE ONLY $10!
ADVANCE TICKET PRICES
Friday Adult — $20.
Friday Child (ages 6-12) — $10.
Saturday Adult — $25.
Saturday Child (ages 6-12) — $10.
ALL TICKETS INCLUDE A FREE PIT PASS AS IHRA OPENS ITS LOCKER ROOM TO THE PUBLIC.
The annual IHRA Nitro Jam Palm Beach Nationals Presented By Sunoco Race Fuels concluded tonight at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida. Pro-category winners included: Florida’s Jimmy Keen (Crower Pro Mod), Mike McIntire Jr. (AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car Presented By Aeromotive), John Montecalvo (U.S. Bounty Hunters Pro Stock), defending Nitro Harley champion Jay Turner and Marisha Falk (Jet Dragster). read more…
Final qualifying results from the IHRA Nitro Jam Palm Beach Nationals Presented By Sunoco Race Fuels at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida. read more…