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Your complete guide to the San Antonio Nationals March 28-29 at San Antonio Raceway

Monday, 24 March 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. – The International Hot Rod Association’s (IHRA) Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series returns to San Antonio Raceway in San Antonio, Texas on March 28-29 for the IHRA San Antonio Nationals presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports.

This year’s San Antonio Nationals marks the return of traditional competition to the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. The event will feature competition in five professional classes with qualifying on Friday, March 28 and eliminations on Saturday, March 29 all under the lights at San Antonio Raceway.

The professional classes will include more than 20 nitro-powered cars in Nitro Funny Car, Nitro Altered and Nitro Harley, plus the return of Mountain Motor Pro Stock and the debut of the fastest women in drag racing – the Larsen Motorsports Jet Dragster racing team. Points and big money are on the line for all of the teams in attendance as the best racers in the world travel to Texas for two days of championship drag racing. The weekend will also include a bracket race featuring the best racers in the southwest.    

The San Antonio Nationals is the second of 12 races on the 2014 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series North American Tour.

Cary Goforth Preview

WHAT: IHRA San Antonio Nitro Jam Nationals presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports   

AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car
Nitro Harley
Nitro Altered
Mountain Motor Pro Stock
Jet Dragster

EVENT INFO: The 2014 IHRA San Antonio Nationals will feature the best racers from the world of drag racing in five professional categories. Each day will feature sportsman racing throughout the day and professional racing at night. Nitro Jam professional racing begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday.

New in 2014, the IHRA will host an all-new FanFest 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. The FanFest pit area opens at 4 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday.

WHEN: Friday-Saturday, March 28-29

WHERE: San Antonio Raceway | 3641 S Santa Clara Rd, Marion, TX  

TICKETS: Available at the gate day of show or in advance at Tickets are $20 on Friday and $30 on Saturday and kid’s tickets are only $10. Fans can save $5 by purchasing their tickets in advance.

CONTACT: Call San Antonio Raceway at (210) 698-2310 or visit them at For media requests contact Larry Crum at [email protected].

Kyle Hough Preview

SCHEDULED TO APPEAR (subject to change)

Nitro Funny Car: Mike Halstead “Powers Steel,” Ronnie Young “Blue Max,” Mike McIntire “McAttack,” John Hale “Mike Burkhart Tribute,” Tim Boychuk “Forever Forward,” Jason Rupert “Black Plague,” Mark Sanders “Mr. Explosive,” Bruce Litton “US Male,” Greg Jacobsmeyer “All-Star Dodge,” “Jungle Jim” and “Brand X”
Nitro Altered: Kyle Hough “Nanook,” Mike Hilsabeck “Arizona Thunder,” Ron Maroney “Blind Faith,” Randy Bradford “Bradford’s Fiat,” Derick Snelson “Nasty Benjamin,” Jim Maroney “Legacy”
Nitro Harley: Jay Turner, Mike Scott, Randal Andras, Steve Dorn, Mike Pelrine, Ron Gledhill, Jake Stordeur, Ricky House
Mountain Motor Pro Stock: Pete Berner, Cary Goforth, Dean Goforth, Kevin Bealko, John DeFlorian, Brad Waddle, Scott Hintz
Jet Dragster: Elaine Larsen, Marisha Falk, Kat Moller, Dawn Perdue


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

SCHEDULE (subject to change; all times local)    

FRIDAY : Sportsman Testing @ 4 p.m.; FanFest Opens @ 4 p.m.; Nitro Jam @ 7:30 p.m. 

SATURDAY : Sportsman Racing @ 10 a.m.; FanFest Opens @ 2 p.m.; Nitro Jam @ 6 p.m.  





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