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IHRA Sportsman Spectacular Gives Racers First Chance to Qualify for IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals

Thursday, 25 January 2024

HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. — The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Sportsman Spectacular presented by Moser Engineering and FuelTech makes its 2024 debut at Penwell Knights Raceway on March 16 giving racers at that event some great opportunities.

They will be the first racers who can gain entry to the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals presented by Strange Engineering by winning an exclusive Sportsman Spectacular main event in conjunction with entering at least two other IHRA races (an IHRA-member track Summit SuperSeries team race or Sportsman Spectacular) before the 2024 IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals. Current IHRA membership is required.

IHRA Division Director Cody Pollage is scheduled to be on hand at Penwell Knights with chassis certifications and memberships on site. This event follows record turnouts for the Sportsman Spectacular in 2023.

IHRA members racing in the Top (Box), Mod (No Box) and Junior Dragster classes have the opportunity to compete for the prestigious IHRA Ironman trophy at each event as well as the coveted oversized championship checks. IHRA members will also be in the running for limited-edition Sportsman Spectacular commemorative medals in addition to their winnings.

Each event remains tailored to the host track’s racing programs as Sportsman and Motorcycle classes could also be contested. 

“The racers responded in a huge way last season when we announced the IHRA-member Sportsman Spectacular winners would qualify for the World Finals,” IHRA Owner and CEO Larry Jeffers said. “It was another way we showed our commitment to racers and tracks, adding more value with these events.”

Knoxville Dragway is next on the current schedule with a March 30 race and Beacon Dragway is on tap for April 27. The rest of the current schedule is below with races from Ohio to New Mexico. Keep checking out IHRA.com and our social media channels as more IHRA Sportsman Spectacular events will be announced soon.


2024 IHRA Sportsman Spectacular schedule

(More events to be announced soon)

March 16: Penwell Knights Raceway, Odessa, Texas

March 30: Knoxville Dragway, Maynardville, Tenn.

April 27: Beacon Dragway, Paducah, Ky.

May 11: Gleason Raceway Park, Gleason, Tenn.

May 18: Kil-Kare Raceway, Xenia, Ohio

May 25: Dragway 42, West Salem, Ohio

June 22: Albuquerque Dragway, Albuquerque, N.M.

July 6: Bunker Hill Dragstrip, Bunker Hill, Ind.

July 20: Quaker City Motorsports Park, Salem, Ohio

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