The numbers are trending upward in the land Down Under. IRG Sports + Entertainment announces that the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Australia has achieved a milestone of issuing more than 2,000 competitor licenses in just seven months.
As a proud partner and sanctioning body of the 400 Thunder Australian Professional Drag Racing Series and the 400 Thunder Australian Sportsman Championship Series, IHRA Australia has experienced tremendous growth over the past several months.
The fifth IHRA Summit Sportsman National Championship weekend in the 15-stop series comes to Darlington Dragway in South Carolina March 24-26, 2017 as a triple race weekend.
Track: Darlington Dragway, Darlington, SC
Event Date: Friday, March 24 – Sunday, March 26, 2017
Television: Friday's race will be on MotorManiatv.com and Saturday and Sunday's races will be on ESPN3
Broadcasts: 1 p.m. EST Friday March 24; 1 p.m. EST Saturday, March 25 and Noon Sunday, March 26
Announcers: Fabian Brown and IHRA president Mike Dunn
Marion, Texas — The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Sportsman National Championship moved to San Antonio Raceway on May 17-19 for the fourth of 15 weekends that comprise the inaugural IHRA Summit Sportsman National Championship.
Competitors entered the weekend events in the following classes: Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod, Hot Rod and Junior Dragster. Full results are available here: http://dragstory.com/forum/index.php?board=289.0 ; a weekend recap is below:
US 41 Motorplex has become the latest Indiana track to sign a multi-year sanctioning agreement with the International Hot Rod Association.
The Morocco, Indiana, facility features a quarter-mile asphalt dragstrip. It also plays host to mud bog and drifting competitions.
Three of drag racing’s biggest stars have joined the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) professional competition advisory board, the sanctioning body announced today. They will work directly with IHRA president Mike Dunn.
The new board members, Larry Dixon, Melanie Troxel and Whit Bazemore, have a combined 91 national-event wins and numerous decades of experience. The drivers will work with Dunn and various additional IHRA personnel to counsel the sanctioning body on competition-related issues. Among the areas in which they will work are class structure, formatting of the series and various racer-related plans and topics.