April 18, 2015 – There were five class winners at the annual IHRA Nitro Jam Southern Nationals Presented By Crower tonight at Bradenton (Florida) Motorsports Park, but Mike McIntire Jr. scored the biggest victory. McIntire won the AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car Presented By Aeromotive final over Baton Rouge winner Tim Boychuk. In the process, he also broke IHRA Nitro Funny Car top speed and elapsed time records. One record he broke was his own, set during his run to victory in the 2015 season—opener in Tucson in February.
Qualifying has concluded and the field is set for tonight’s eliminations at the IHRA Nitro Jam Southern Nationals Presented By Crower at Bradenton (Florida) Motorsports Park.
No. 1 Qualifiers: Tim Boychuk (AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car Presented By Aeromotive), John Montecalvo (U.S. Bounty Hunters Pro Stock), “Tak” Shigematsu (Nitro Harley) Isaias Rojas (Crower Pro Mod) and “Kate” Moller (Jet Dragsters).
April 18 -- 11:30 a.m. The schedule has changed due to impending weather. Today's program will be run to completion. Also, AT LEAST one round of qualifying and one round of eliminations for Sunday's program will be run TONIGHT (Saturday).
Friday’s qualifying has concluded for this weekend’s IHRA Nitro Jam Southern Nationals Presented By Crower at Bradenton (Florida) Motorsports Park.
Tim Boychuk, winner of the previous IHRA Nitro Jam event in Baton Rouge, retained his No. 1 Qualifier status in AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car Presented By Aeromotive qualifying. New Yorker John Montecalvo did likewise in the U.S. Bounty Hunters Pro Stock class.
The IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL completed their single-event meet on Sunday, April 12, at the 1/8-mile Piedmont Dragway in Julian, North Carolina.
Weekend winners included: Stephanie Raynor (Good Vibrations Top Sportsman), E.J. Womack (Good Vibrations Top Dragster), Homer Carty (Super Stock), Terry Taylor (Stock), Mitchell Harkey (Quick Rod), Corey Manuel (Super Rod), Chris Dean (Hot Rod), Chad Logan (Junior Dragster Masters), Wallace Wilson (Junior Dragster Advanced) and Logan Westmoreland (Junior Dragster Beginner). The Best Appearing Car Award went to Eddie Longhany. The Best Engineered Award was won by Donny Urban.