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This Weekend: IHRA Nitro Jam Mardi Gras Nationals At Baton Rouge; Watch the live webcast here!

Saturday, 28 February 2015
Eily Stafford Eily Stafford

The IHRA Nitro Jam Mardi Gras Nationals is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, at State Capitol Raceway near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Mardi Gras Nationals is the second race of the 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series season.

Drag racing fans who are out-of-market but want to watch the event are invited to view the live webcast on IHRA.com. Simply click on the Live Webcast button on the main page to experience the thrills of IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series action. The free webcast includes audio and multiple camera angles.

Nitro Jam is “heads-up” drag racing entertainment – first racer to the finish line wins – in all four pro categories. The exciting show includes qualifying and eliminations for: AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car presented by Aeromotive, U.S. Bounty Hunters Pro Stock, Nitro Harley and Jet Dragster classes.

Fans may save money by purchasing tickets in advance. Kids (ages 6-12) tickets are only $10. Nitro Jam is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Topping the stellar list of Nitro Funny Car entries is defending champion Jason Rupert of Yorba Linda, Calif. The driver of the black 1969 Camaro Funny Car finished runner-up to Mike McIntire at the Nitro Jam season-opener in Tucson in February.

The Nitro Harley (nitromethane-burning, Harley-Davidson-powered drag bikes) class’ latest entry for the Baton Rouge event is veteran rider Takeshi Shigematsu of Ehime, Japan.

The IHRA Natro Jam Mardi Gras Nationals also will feature several special guests, including Tina Pierce, one of the stars of the popular Street Outlaws television series. The Street Outlaws starwill be a guest of Crower and will sign autographs and make exhibition passes in her pro truck. She will be joined at the Crower booth by 16-year-old female drag racer Alex Taylor.

SCHEDULE:

Friday, March 13:

Spectator gates open – 10 a.m.

Pre-race ceremonies – 4:50 p.m.

First round of Nitro Jam qualifying – 5 p.m.

Second round of Nitro Jam qualifying – 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 14:

Spectator gates open – 8 a.m.

Summit Sportsman eliminations – Noon.

Third round of Nitro Jam qualifying – 1 p.m.

Pre-race ceremonies – 3:45 p.m.

First round of Nitro Jam eliminations – 4 p.m.

Second round of Nitro Jam eliminations – 6 p.m.

Final round of Nitro Jam eliminations – 7:30 p.m.

Schedule subject to change.

TICKETS: AFFORDABLE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT – KIDS TICKETS ARE ONLY $10.

www.nitrojam.com

ADVANCE TICKET PRICES

Friday Adult -- $10.

Friday Child (ages 6-12) -- $10.

Saturday Adult -- $25.

Saturday Child (ages 6-12) -- $10.

DAY-OF-SHOW TICKET PRICES

Friday Adult -- $15.

Friday Child (ages 6-12) -- $10.

Saturday Adult -- $30.

Saturday Child (6-12) -- $10

ALL TICKETS INCLUDE A FREE PIT PASS AS IHRA OPENS ITS LOCKER ROOM TO THE PUBLIC.

 

State Capitol Raceway is located at 11436 Highway 190 West in Port Allen.  For more information, please call (225) 627-4574 or visit www.statecapitolraceway.com.

Last modified on Monday, 09 March 2015

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