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Your complete guide to the 2014 IHRA Summer Nationals

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

CORDOVA, Ill. – The International Hot Rod Association’s (IHRA) Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series returns to Cordova Dragway Park in Cordova, Illinois the weekend of July 18-19 for the IHRA Nitro Jam Summer Nationals.

This will mark the IHRA’s first trip to Cordova Dragway Park since the 2002 season. Cordova previously hosted the IHRA Summer Nationals from 1997-2002. The 2014 IHRA Summer Nationals will feature three days of drag racing highlighted by the Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series professional competition on Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19.

Professional competition will take place in five classes with more than two dozen nitro-powered cars in Nitro Funny Car, Nitro Harley and Nitro Altered, plus the return of Mountain Motor Pro Stock and fastest women in drag racing – the Larsen Motorsports Jet Dragster racing team. Among the highlights will be the largest Nitro Funny Car field seen all season with the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series with more than 15 teams trying to make an eight-car field. The field will include six former nostalgia Nitro Funny Car world champions with the IHRA, NHRA and DRO racing series. The Summer Nationals will also feature the largest Pro Stock field seen all season and will also include the debut of Ron Hope’s legendary fire burnout in the “Rat Trap” Nitro Altered.

The IHRA Summer Nationals is the ninth of 12 races on the 2014 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series North American Tour.

Cordova Bear Town

WHAT: IHRA Nitro Jam Summer Nationals   

PROFESSIONAL CLASSES
Nitro Funny Car
Nitro Harley
Nitro Altered
Pro Stock
Jet Dragster

EVENT INFO: The 2014 IHRA Summer Nationals will feature the best racers from the world of drag racing in multiple professional and sportsman categories. Each day will feature sportsman racing throughout the day and professional racing in the evening. Nitro Jam professional racing will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

New in 2014, the IHRA will host an all-new Fan Fest pit area centered around the Larsen Motorsports compound. FanFest will feature driver autographs and interviews, an interactive display showcasing how to build, design and race a jet-powered racecar in the Jet Technology Center and the exciting Hollywood Cars of the Stars collection featuring some of the most famous cars ever driven in film and television including the General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard, the DeLorean from Back to the Future, the Batmobile from the 1960s Batman television series and more.

The FanFest pit area opens at 4 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday.

WHEN: Friday-Saturday, July 18-19

WHERE: Cordova Dragway Park | 19425 IL Route 84 North, Cordova, IL 61242  

TICKETS: Available at the gate day of show or in advance at www.nitrojam.com.

CONTACT: Call Cordova Dragway Park at (309) 654-2110 or visit them at www.cordovadragwaypark.com. For media requests contact Larry Crum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cordova Pro Stock

2014 WINNERS

Tucson, Arizona
Nitro Funny Car – Jason Rupert over Mark Sanders
Pro Stock – Cary Goforth over Todd Hoerner
Nitro Harley – Mike Scott over Jay Turner
Nitro Altered – Mike Hilsabeck over Jim Maroney
Jet Dragster – Marisha Falk over Elaine Larsen

San Antonio, Texas
Nitro Funny Car – Jason Rupert over John Smith
Pro Stock – John DeFlorian over Cary Goforth
Nitro Harley – Randal Andras over Jay Turner
Nitro Altered – Ron Hope over Mike Hilsabeck
Jet Dragster – Elaine Larsen over Dawn Perdue

Bradenton, Florida
Nitro Funny Car – Mike McIntire Jr. over Jason Rupert
Pro Stock – Cary Goforth over John DeFlorian
Nitro Harley – Mark Cox over Joey Sternotti
Nitro Altered – Don Blackshear over Brian Hope
Jet Dragster – Marisha Falk over Elaine Larsen

Palm Beach, Florida
Cancelled due to weather

Rockingham, North Carolina
Nitro Funny Car – Jason Rupert over Peter Gallen
Pro Stock – Brad Waddle over Kevin Bealko
Nitro Harley – Mike Scott over Randal Andras
Nitro Altered – Ron Maroney over Shane Harter
Jet Dragster – Marisha Falk over Dawn Perdue

Budds Creek, Maryland
Nitro Funny Car – John Hale over Peter Gallen
Pro Stock – John Konigshofer over Todd Hoerner
Nitro Harley – Mike Scott over Randal Andras
Nitro Altered – Don Blackshear over Ron Maroney
Jet Dragster – Elaine Larsen over Dawn Perdue

Grand Bend, Ontario
Nitro Funny Car – Jason Rupert over Mark Sanders
Pro Stock – Anthony Paone over John Konigshofer
Nitro Harley – Nate Gagnon over Mike Pelrine
Nitro Altered – Ron Maroney over Troy Martin
Jet Dragster – Elaine Larsen over Dawn Perdue

Edmonton, Alberta
Nitro Funny Car – Tim Nemeth over Tim Boychuk
Pro Stock – not contested
Nitro Harley – Damian Cownden over Nate Gagnon
Nitro Altered – not contested
Jet Dragster – Dawn Perdue over Marisha Falk

Cordova Bullet Bob

PRO POINTS (Top 5)

Nitro Funny Car: 1. Jason Rupert, 2. Mark Sanders, 3. Mike McIntire, 4. Tim Boychuk, 5. Bruce Litton
Pro Stock: 1. Cary Goforth, 2. John DeFlorian, 3. Todd Hoerner, 4. John Konigshofer, 5. Kevin Bealko
Nitro Harley: 1. Mike Scott, 2. Jay Turner, 3. Randal Andras, 4. Mark Cox, 5. Alvin Kobernusz
Nitro Altered: 1. Ron Maroney, 2. Don Blackshear, 3. Mike Hilsabeck, 4. Ron Hope, 5. Shane Harter
Jet Dragster: 1. Elaine Larsen, 2. Dawn Perdue, 3. Marisha Falk, 4. Kat Moller

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS (subject to change; all times local)    

FRIDAY: Gates Open @ 9 a.m.; FanFest Opens @ 4 p.m.; Sportsman Racing @ 6 p.m.; Nitro Jam @ 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: Gates Open @ 9 a.m.; Sportsman Racing @ 9 a.m.; FanFest Opens @ 2 p.m.; Nitro Jam @ 7 p.m.

SUNDAY: Gates Open @ 9 a.m.; Sportsman Racing @ 9 a.m.

IMPORTANT LINKS

SUMMER NATIONALS EVENT PAGE

SUMMER NATIONALS 2014 SCHEDULE

SUMMER NATIONALS TICKETS

RACER INFORMATION

In addition to being a Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series national event, Cordova Dragway Park will also host the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL sportsman series. Competitors with that series will take part in two separate races Saturday and Sunday. The Cordova event is a Wild Card weekend meaning racers from all divisions can participate and collect points towards their division championship.

Last modified on Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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