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Upgrades Take Place at IHRA Member Tracks Throughout the Offseason

Thursday, 07 March 2024

HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. — The work doesn’t stop when the race engines shut down.

Owners and operators at International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) member tracks throughout North America have been busy getting their facilities ready for the 2024 season. Many have made major commitments to ensure their racers have the best drag strips possible.

The IHRA has highlighted a few of these over the past two weeks starting with Edinburg Motorsports Park which held its season opener March 1-2. There was a massive project at the South Texas facility including a crew from Total Venue Concept doing a track profile grind and total track upgrade. They worked hard to make the drag strip level and smooth for the racers all the way down the quarter-mile.

Edinburg MP

Muncie Dragway in Indiana has focused on safety with a major upgrade. They’ve been installing concrete walls to replace the guardrails on both sides of the race track. It’s a huge investment, but one the racers will surely appreciate when the IHRA Summit SuperSeries fires up.


Another Indiana facility, Bunker Hill Dragstrip, has been making the efforts to take care of their racers as well. They’ve been hard at work on a concrete burnout box in recent weeks and have constructed new ticket booth. 

 Bunker Hill 1

Gleason Raceway Park In Tennessee has upgraded both its timing system and purchased a new tractor well before the track hosts an IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Moser Engineering on May 11. 

Bonne Terre Drag Strip in Missouri had Mass Traction do a 200-feet scrape and grind to remove all the old rubber and the original broom finish. Mass Traction is consulting Bonne Terre throughout the cleaning and building processes.

Bonne Terre 

There are others throughout the IHRA family of tracks who’ve done similar projects to get ready for the 2024 season. Capitol Raceway in Maryland has put up new light poles. Kil-Kare Raceway in Ohio, Custom T’s Motorsports Park in Virginia and Roxboro Motorsports Park in North Carolina are others who have done big projects during the offseason.Thunder Valley Dragways in South Dakota has paving work scheduled in May before the Memorial Day weekend event. 

We appreciate the efforts and investments of all the IHRA member tracks to take care of the racers and give them great venues to compete at. Any other tracks which would like to have their upgrades highlighted, please contact us as we love to share the good news.

For the racers, make sure you have your IHRA membership up to date and are ready to compete in the IHRA Summit SuperSeries, the most prestigious championship program in bracket racing. Click here to visit the IHRA membership center or call 85-JOIN-IHRA where our friendly membership coordinator Heather Roth will take you through the process of getting you on track.

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