Edmonton kicks off MOPAR Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals weekend with media day and fan celebration
Nitro Jam Media
Jul 5, 2012
Hundreds of enthusiastic race fans and dozens of media members kicked off the 10th annual MOPAR Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals weekend on Thursday with a party at the Canadian Brewhouse.
Radio, television and print media joined race fans and members of Reaper and Max Max race teams, Randy Brown and the Grave Digger monster truck and other drivers such as Funny Car pilot and Edmonton native Tim Boychuk and Top Fuel pilot Bruce Litton all at a huge party to kick off Canada’s biggest drag race this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Castrol Raceway.
The 10 year celebration will feature nearly two dozen different classes – a record for this event and one of the most diverse racing lineups found anywhere in the world. Canada’s largest drag race will feature nearly every class to ever grace the Rocky Mountain Nationals event including eight pro classes, five jets, 10 sportsman classes and a unique finale between the world famous Grave Digger monster truck taking on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
Among the pro classes will be four nitro-burning classes including the return of 320 mph Top Fuel Dragsters and a open field in AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car for only the second time in IHRA history. The nitro lineup will also include an open field in Nitro Harley and a unique lineup of classic Nostalgia Fuel Altereds.
The remaining pro lineup will include the Rocky Mountain Nostalgia Funny Car class, a staple of the Edmonton event, Alcohol Funny Car, Alcohol Dragster and Pro Mod. The event will close with a record four jet dragsters, the 20,000 horsepower Super Shockwave jet truck and the world’s biggest drag race between the Grave Digger and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle monster trucks.
Sportsman fans will also witness three full days of competition in Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod, Hot Rod, Top ET, Mod ET and Junior Dragster.
Throughout the weekend fans can also take part in special celebrations of the 10 year anniversary including during the Fan Fest Pit Party at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Sportsman racing will be held throughout the day all weekend with professional rounds set to begin at 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and Noon on Sunday.
Don’t miss the IHRA and Canada’s biggest drag race July 6-8 at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton. For more information visit
or call Castrol Raceway at (780) 468-3278.