The new Capitol Raceway joins IHRA family of tracks
By IHRA Media
May 2, 2012
The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) is pleased to welcome Capitol Raceway in Maryland to the IHRA family of member tracks.
The track has signed a multi-year deal and will begin immediate competition with Division 1 running the Summit SuperSeries presented by AMSOIL and Moser Engineering and various other IHRA programs. Capitol Raceway will be operated and promoted by Raceway Promotions, a company founded by B.J. Herrell and John Crane, with Doug Farace acting as the track manager.
“It’s exciting for the IHRA to bring Capitol Raceway into the family of member tracks,” said IHRA Division Director Jon O’Neal. “The history of the facility makes it a unique track and with fresh ownership and management they have been working hard to tune the facility for the sportsman racers in the area. We are anxious to be able to offer the Summit SuperSeries presented by AMSOIL and Moser to Capitol racers.”
Capitol Raceway, located in Crofton, Md., has been one of the premier drag strips in the country over the last 50 years, with many of the greatest names in drag racing history making laps at the facility during that span. In its glory days Capitol Raceway was known throughout the country for its match racing and promotional shows and the new owners hope to restore the track to its roots with top level racing as well as acting as a home for some of the best sportsman racing on the east coast.
“We’re certainly excited about this new endeavor,” Crane said in a press release. “We have big plans for Capitol Raceway and look forward to a time that’s not too far off where fans and racers make Capitol Raceway a weekly destination. B.J. and I will do everything in our power to make Capitol the place that keeps making history with every pass.”
In addition to competition in the Summit SuperSeries, Capitol Raceway hopes to announce several special events for the 2012 calendar year. The track will officially open under the direction of new management this weekend with a test and tune for local racers.
With the addition of Capitol Raceway the IHRA now has 97 tracks in 29 U.S. states and territories, four Canadian provinces and four countries.
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