Canada’s biggest drag race returns June 24-26
Nitro Jam Media
Jun 2, 2011
When it comes to drag racing in Canada, one event has withstood the test of time as the biggest spectacle in straight line racing – the Mopar Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals in Edmonton.
Featuring three full days of championship drag racing and one of the largest assortments of racing classes in the world, the annual Mopar Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals has something for fans of all ages and it all gets underway June 24-26 at legendary Castrol Raceway.
“Edmonton is one of the biggest and most exciting events on the Nitro Jam schedule and has been for some time. Nowhere in drag racing can you see a larger variety of racing classes and witness three full days of non-stop drag racing all without an empty seat in the house,” said IHRA President Aaron Polburn. “You can feel the intensity on the track as these drivers know what it means to win against the best and that is exactly what this race provides – the best racing in Canada.”
Dating back to its debut in 2003, the Mopar Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals has earned quite a reputation for its over-the-top presentation and exciting racing combing regular Nitro Jam classes with dozens of extras along with a huge assortment of western Canada’s best sportsman racers.
From the thrill of the professional classes to the championship aspirations of hundreds of local racers, the 2011 version of the Mopar Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals will be the biggest Nitro Jam yet as Castrol Raceway and the IHRA pull out all the stops to create a unique event unlike any before.
In the professional ranks a grand total of four nitro classes will fill the lanes at Castrol Raceway including the 300 mile per hour stars of Top Fuel Dragster, plus a full field of Nitro Harleys and the Alberta debut of Nostalgia Fuel Altereds. Also in action at the annual Canadian competition will be Nitro Jam’s first-ever open Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car competition as dozens of the best Funny Car pilots travel to Edmonton for a spot in an eight-car field and the biggest prize of the weekend.
The Mopar Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals will also feature the return of Pro Modified to Nitro Jam competition, more Nostalgia Funny Car and Alcohol Funny Car action, Pro Fuel Dragsters and the Canadian debut of the Grave Digger monster truck taking on the 30,000 horsepower Super Shockwave jet truck in a quarter-mile showdown the likes of which Alberta fans have never seen before.
Among the stars that will try to make history in Edmonton are former Top Fuel champions and Edmonton race winners Bruce Litton and Bobby Lagana Jr., west coast Funny Car stars Mark Sanders, Roger Garten, Edmonton-native Tim Boychuk and more, plus all the stars of the West Coast Pro Mod Association, Monster Jam superstar Randy Brown in Grave Digger and much, much more.
Competition will come to a close with a full contingent of IHRA sportsman classes plus ET, Junior Dragsters and more.
Don’t miss Canada’s biggest drag racing spectacular June 24-26 at Castrol Raceway. Get your tickets today to guarantee your seat at the most talked about Nitro Jam of the season and get ready for a weekend you will never forget.