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IHRA Hot Rod Classic Debut at Xtreme Raceway Park Just Days Away

Monday, 01 April 2024 Written by 
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FERRIS, TX — The wait is almost over as the highly anticipated IHRA Hot Rod Classic makes its debut in less than two weeks, April 11-13 at Xtreme Raceway Park.

It’s a blast from the past with the sights, sounds and other senses heightened by the roar of engines, the smoke of the tires and that launch off the starting line. There’s also the support of great partners like Don Baskin Trucking LLC, M&M Transmission, Stroud Safety, Hoosier Racing Tire and TMF Metal Solutions.

Big money and fantastic prizes like prestigious black and chrome IHRA Ironman trophies and specially designed IHRA medals are on the line at this first event of the season. There are 64-car, $5,000-to-win Box and No Box Shootouts). Box is sold out, while No Box spaces still available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here for the link to pre-sales.

Entries for all other classes and spectator tickets are also be available. While registration will be available at the track, racers are highly encouraged to get their entries in early as planning for parking and other items take place.

The Outlaw Pro Mods will race for a $6,000-to-win top prize and $2,500 to the runner-up. Real Steel N/T racers will compete for $5,000 for the winner and $1,000 for the runner-up. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman payouts include $3,000 for the winner and $1,000 for the other finalist.

Quick Rod, Super Rod and Hot Rod feature $2,000-to-win and $750 for runner-up with all the races broadcast on the IHRA-TV channel on YouTube.


The big-money, bracket racing showdowns feature $5,000 prize for the Box and No Box winners and $1,000 for the runner-up finishers. Junior racers will go for $750 to the winner and $500 for the runner-up. The Pro Mod Bikes will also be in action with payouts set by the HHoT club.

Each entry must be an IHRA member and have an IHRA competition license in the ET range of the vehicle utilized during competition.

Crew weekend passes are $75 and a single-day pass for Saturday is $35. VIP Pit Parking Pass is $50 plus credentials for each occupant. Spectator costs are $70 for 3 days or only $25 for a single-day ticket to watch all the action.

Gates open Thursday at 8 a.m. with a test-and-tune from 3-9 p.m. Racer gates open 7 a.m. Friday and spectator gates at 9 a.m. Racing is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. with a last-chance qualifying session at 8:30 a.m. Box-Jr-Bo Box eliminations begin at 12:30 p.m. Opening ceremonies take place at 3 p.m. followed by eliminations.

Click here for a listing of the XRP payouts, entry fees and rules. You don’t want to miss out on this anticipated event as it’s super easy to become an IHRA member. Click here to visit the IHRA membership center. You may also call 85.JOIN.IHRA where our membership coordinator Heather Roth will help get you on track.

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