This year, every lap matters.
While fans at Pittsburgh Raceway Park have grown accustomed to the International Hot Rod Association’s annual visit to the Steel City, nothing can prepare them for what is in store this year.
After more than a decade away, the IHRA’s Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL returned to Cordova Dragway Park over the weekend for a special Wild Card event.
Any question as to why the IHRA Summer Nationals at Cordova Dragway Park was the most anticipated IHRA national event of the season was answered Saturday night.
It was billed as one of the biggest nostalgia Nitro Funny Car races ever held. And so far, it is living up to all the hype.
With one of the most decorated nostalgia Nitro Funny Car fields ever assembled on the property, it was IHRA newcomer and Grand Blanc, Michigan native Shawn Bowen making the first move, propelling the “Violator” 1977 Pontiac Firebird Nitro Funny Car to the top of the charts at the IHRA Summer Nationals at Cordova Dragway Park.
After an in-depth review of the timing system situation that occurred at the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL event at Mooresville Dragway earlier this month, the IHRA has decided to re-run the race from the beginning at Farmington Dragway during Farmington's originally scheduled Summit Pro-Am Tour date the weekend of August 8-10.