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Jeff Birchfield

Jeff Birchfield

MARION, SD — The International Hot Rod Association passes on our thoughts and prayers to all the staff and racers at Thunder Valley Dragways due to significant flooding at the race track. There was an official total of 16.6 inches of rain at 11 p.m. Friday night and the river isn’t expected to crest until Tuesday.

JACKSON, TN — Jackson Dragway LLC owner Don Baskin is always going the extra mile to make sure his racers have a good experience on the eighth-mile.

Baskin recently approved a number of improvements to the West Tennessee drag strip. The track contacted Mass Traction who spent time training new staff on how and when to scrape, spray and maintain their surface for optimum performance.

BUNKER HILL, IN — David Sherbondy and Billy Burns raced to Top and Mod victories at the IHRA Ironman Classic at Bunker Hill Dragstrip on Saturday, June 15.

Jim Andrysiak (Sportsman), Jonny Ard (Motorcycle) and Tony Virgilio also went home with prestigious IHRA Ironman trophies after winning their respective classes at Indiana’s oldest drag strip.

MARION, SD — Thunder Valley Dragways is hosting the IHRA Ironman Classic and featuring young racers with the second annual Junior Dragster Jackpot this weekend.

The second annual Junior Dragster Jackpot takes place both Saturday and Sunday. It features a $500 main race and a $500 shootout both days. It’s a $50 entry fee for racers.

HOUSE SPRINGS, MO — Racers, don’t get left at the starting tree. The deadline is July 1, less than two weeks away, to sign up for IHRA membership and compete for a spot in the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals presented by Strange Engineering, the most prestigious championship in all of bracket racing. 

IHRA-member racers can qualify for the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals presented by Strange Engineering in three ways. One way is to win the IHRA Summit SuperSeries championship at their home track. Another way is to win an individual title at one of the IHRA Summit Team Finals. 

XENIA, OH — Great cash prizes and a good spectator turnout provided a winning combination for No Prep Warz at Kil-Kare Raceway over the weekend.

Drivers raced in front of rabid fans under picture-perfect weather conditions and those fortunate enough to win went home with the big checks on Saturday night.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — The IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Moser Engineering will be taking place both in the Southwest and Midwest on Saturday, June 22.

Albuquerque Dragway will feature Super Pro (Box), Pro (No Box), Sportsman, Motorcycle and Junior Dragster classes. Muncie Dragway hosts the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular as part of the three-day Big Bucks Shootout weekend. Each event is tailored to the host track’s racing programs.

HOUSE SPRINGS, MO — Gunnar Fasano is following in his big sister’s tire tracks at Great Lakes Dragaway.

His sister, Quinn, was recently highlighted by the International Hot Rod Association. Now, Gunnar is the subject of the latest Junior Dragster racer profile.

HOUSE SPRINGS, MO — The IHRA Division 9 (Raiders) Summit Team Finals set for Sept. 26-28 have been moved from Darlington Dragway to Piedmont Dragway due to a scheduling conflict.

IHRA President Mel Roth issued a personal apology to the Darlington Dragway staff, racers and especially track president Jeff Miles who were looking forward to having the IHRA Summit Team Finals at their home track. This change falls 100 percent on IHRA. 

MUNCIE, IN — Muncie Dragway is hosting the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Moser as part of the three-day Big Bucks Shootout on June 21-23. The track will host an IHRA Ironman Classic the following Saturday, June 29.

The Big Bucks Shootout starts Friday night with Gamblers races that pay $1,000 to the Box winner and $800 to the No Box winner. There is a $50 entry fee for Box and a $40 entry fee for No Box.

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