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Member Tracks Renew Commitment To IHRA

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

IHRA is proud to announce the continued commitment from member tracks throughout North America.

Alaska Raceway Park– Located at the base of Pioneer Peak in Palmer, ARP has been Alaska’s drag racing hot spot for more than 45 years. Earl and Karen Lackey are owner-operators of this beautiful facility and have signed a multi-year sanction agreement to keep them Alaska’s home to the IHRA.. Because of the travel involved to bring a small team to the team finals, the racers that do make the trip are a strong force to be reckoned with. Their top ET track champion, Nathan Thornsley, has been the Summit Super Series representative for Division 6 at the World Finals for two consecutive years. Visit www.akraceway.com for more information on Alaska Raceway Park.

Amarillo Dragway– Amarillo Dragway is owned by Wide Open Racing and the track is operated by Mike Lamberson. Mike has created a family-like atmosphere at his facility and has managed to put together a winning team -- in a dominating fashion -- for the last two years at the Division 7 team finals. Lamberson has just signed and returned a multi-year sanctioning agreement to keep Amarillo Dragway in the IHRA family through and including the 2017 racing season. For further information on events scheduled at Amarillo Dragway, please visit www.amarillodragway.com

Ben Bruce Memorial Airpark Raceway– Located in Evadale, Texas, this track is owned by Mike Bruce and the Bruce Family. Their track operator is Fred Irby. The track has been in the IHRA family for many years and with the Fred returning a signed sanction agreement for three years, it looks like they will be IHRA for quite some time to come. Visit:  www.evadaleraceway.com

Pine Valley Raceway- The Bailey family of Nacogdoches, Texas, are the proud owners of Pine Valley Raceway. As a drag racing family, they saw a need for a quality track in East Texas and started construction of the facility in 2000. IHRA sanctioned the track upon completion in 2003 and has remained IHRA thru 2015. Billy Bailey recently signed a multi-year sanction agreement to keep this track in the IHRA family of tracks through the 2017 season.  Features include Accutime electronics, dial-in board, winner lights on the wall, fueling station and onsite ambulance and medical attendants. The grandstands seat 1,500 people and tower suites are available for rental. They also have a full-service concession stand and eating area.  Pine Valley Raceway is located in Lufkin Texas on FM 2497. www.pinevalleyracing.com

Spokane County Raceway– The IHRA is pleased to welcome Spokane County Raceway to or family of member tracks. Spokane is a great track with a dedicated racer base and a facility that is second-to-none in the Northwest. It takes courage to be the first at something and we applaud Spokane for being the first facility in that region to join IHRA. It is obvious in talking with everyone at the facility that they want to bring new opportunities to their racers and fans and we look forward to being a partner in making that happen. By partnering with the IHRA, facility general manager Craig Smith hopes to provide a foothold in bringing IHRA drag racing to the western United States while providing his racers and fans with more racing opportunities in the years to come.

 “The Advisory Board for Spokane County Raceway and I are excited about the new opportunities IHRA will bring to our community, sponsors and racers,” said Smith. “Bringing Nitro Jam to Spokane is a huge step forward with national television coverage and professional drag racing for all of our great fans to enjoy.”  Go to www.spokanecountyraceway.com for more info.

Wichita Raceway Park– Located in Iowa Park, Texas this 1/8-mile concrete track is owned by Craig Martin and the track operator is Bee Godwin. Bee is a racer himself and knows the importance of a properly-prepared track, clean restrooms and a concession stand that is known for great food. Bee has just signed and retuned an agreement that will keep Wichita Raceway an IHRA track up to and through the 2017 season. Go to www.wichitaracewaypark.com for more info on events scheduled.

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