IHRA puts sportsman racers in the spotlight with new Nitro Jam qualifying schedule
By IHRA Media
Feb 27, 2013
Racers looking for a little more action and a little more time
in the spotlight will get their wish at all Nitro Jam/Pro-Am combination events
Beginning with the San Antonio Nitro Jam in April the
International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) has announced a new qualifying
schedule that will give all participants a round of qualifying on Friday night
just prior to the Nitro Jam professional rounds at all Nitro Jam/ Pro-Am events.
The move will place sportsman racers center stage Friday
night during the opening round of Nitro Jam and will cut down on Saturday’s
schedule to better allow for an earlier finish with all finals scheduled to be
run during Saturday’s Nitro Jam finale. Saturday winners will also receive a
special-edition Nitro Jam Ironman and increased contingency.
The new qualifying setup will put IHRA racers centerstage at all Nitro Jam/Pro-Am events
“We are always looking for ways to incorporate our
incredibly talented sportsman racers as part of the Nitro Jam show and we felt
that this is a perfect way to put our racers in the spotlight while also
ensuring that sportsman eliminations don’t run late into the night on
Saturday,” said Skooter Peaco, IHRA Vice President. “This will give us an
opportunity to showcase our racers Friday night and also allow us to better
manage Saturday’s schedule so that the final rounds can be seen by the
thousands of Nitro Jam fans.
“After watching entry patterns last year 90 percent of the
competitors are already on the property Friday evening anyway so really it is a
win-win for everyone.”
Racers will get one round of qualifying on Friday prior to the
Nitro Jam professional rounds and one additional round of qualifying Saturday
morning at all Nitro Jam/Pro-Am combination events. Eliminations for Saturday’s
race will take place throughout the day with the semifinals and finals being
included as part of the Nitro Jam show Saturday night.
Sunday’s Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am presented by AMSOIL
race will be run as originally scheduled.
The new qualifying schedule will begin at the San Antonio
Nitro Jam April 5-7 at San Antonio Raceway and will be in effect at the
Bradenton, Pittsburgh, Edmonton, Grand Bend, Martin and Memphis Nitro Jam
For more information on the 2013 IHRA Summit Pro-Am and
Nitro Jam schedules please visit