U.S. 131 Motorsports Park hosts D3 Pro-Am, Nitro Jam August 10-12
By IHRA Media
Aug 3, 2012
The 2012 IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL travels to U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Michigan August 10-12 for a Summit Tournament of Champions qualifier and Division 3 North Stars points meet to be held in conjunction with Nitro Jam. The event will feature a double Pro-Am points claim with a test and tune on Friday, qualifying and race one on Saturday and qualifying and race two on Sunday. The Nitro Jam professional rounds will be held on Friday beginning at 8 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday's Nitro Jam will also feature the Pro-Am finals with Saturday's winners earning a spot in the TOC.
: 2012 Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL
: Division 3 North Stars
: U.S. 131 Motorsports Park – 1249 12th Street, Martin, MI 49070
: (269) 672-7800 or
2011 Pro-Am Event Winners:
Top Sportsman –
Rube Allman & Glen Butcher, Top Dragster – Ed Smith & Todd Strefling, Super Stock – Aaron Allison & Donn Rhode, Stock – Craig Marshall & Clint Blezien, Quick Rod – Pat Martin & Steve Mikus, Super Rod – Leo Zynda & Chris Yates, Hot Rod – Craig Meyer & Lisa Marg
2011 Nitro Jam Event Winners:
Top Sportsman –
Rob Harvischak, Top Dragster – Tony Myers, Super Stock – Bob Lowry, Stock – Michael Beard, Quick Rod – Nick Folk, Super Rod – Chris Yates, Hot Rod – Craig Meyer
Defending Division Champions
: Top Sportsman – Michael Sowards, Top Dragster – Todd Strefling, Super Stock – Aaron Allison, Stock – Clint Blezien, Quick Rod – Jeremy Mason, Super Rod – David Moore, Hot Rod – Ricky Roe
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What to expect
: The fourth Division 3 North Stars points claiming weekend at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park will offer IHRA class racers the opportunity to run in front of packed stands as it coincides with the Nitro Jam event.
The Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL will operate much like the double-divisional events of the past, but once the sun goes down and the sportsman racers have had their share of racing for the day, the smell of Nitro Jam will fill the air of the prestigious facility in Martin Michigan.
Friday will offer a test and tune throughout the afternoon into the evening before moving into the pro class cars for two rounds of Nitro Jam racing. One qualifying session for Top Sportsman and Top Dragster will be offered as a way to introduce sportsman racing to the fans during the Nitro Jam event.
Saturday morning will hold two qualifying rounds for Class racers, followed by eliminations for the IHRA class racers and E.T classes. Nitro Jam rounds will run at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. with sportsman racing showcased in front of the fans in between Nitro Jam rounds.
Sunday will offer one time run and eliminations.
“I am beside myself with anticipation in offering the combined Pro-Am and Nitro Jam event here at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park. I’m looking forward to seeing the class racers of the North Stars Division. The chance to offer thousands of dollars to our local E.T. racers, along with a change to run in front of huge crowd expected for the weekend is a great opportunity,” General Manager Jason Peterson said.
2012 Division 3 North Stars Summit Pro-Am Schedule
June 1-3 – Pittsburgh Raceway Park (1/4 mile) RESULTS
June 29-July 1 – Mountain Park Dragway (1/8 mile) RESULTS
July 20-22 – Grand Bend Motorplex (1/4 mile) RESULTS
August 10-12 – U.S. 131 Motorsports Park (1/4 mile)
September 7-9 – London Dragway (1/8 mile)