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Event Preview: U.S. 131 hosts massive weekend with Nitro Jam, Pro-Am doubleheader August 9-11

Friday, 02 August 2013

The 2013 IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL Division 3 season wraps up August 9-11 at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Michigan with a Pro-Am/Nitro Jam double weekend. This exciting 1/4 mile showdown will feature a full racing weekend with a test and tune on Friday and qualifying and racing Saturday and Sunday for sportsman competitors and a two-night-professional show Friday and Saturday night.

EVENT: 2013 Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL | CarSafe Northern Nitro Jam presented by Perry Harley Davidson

DIVISION: Division 3 North Stars

WHERE: U.S. 131 Motorsports Park | 1249 12th Street, Martin, MI 49070

WHEN: August 9-11

CONTACT: (269) 672-7800 | www.us131msp.com  


WHAT TO EXPECT: The race at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park will be the third and final stop on the Division 3 Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL and the eighth stop for the Nitro Jam Tour. U.S. 131 Motorsports Park is one of the most popular tracks among the racers and the fans and this year’s event promises to be another huge success.

Friday gates will open at 9 a.m. with tech open from Noon-8 p.m. followed by a track hosted test and tune from 2-6:30 p.m. Nitro Jam professional racing will get underway at 7 p.m. with one round of Pro-Am qualifying between round one and two of Nitro Jam.

Saturday racer gates will open at 7 a.m. and tech will be open at 8 a.m. One round of time trials/qualifying for sportsman competitors will begin at 9 a.m. followed immediately by Day 1 eliminations. Nitro Jam will begin at 7 p.m. with two rounds of professional racing.

On Sunday racer gates will open at 8 a.m. with God Speed Church service at 8:15 a.m. and one round of qualifying/time trials beginning at 9 a.m. Day 2 eliminations will immediately follow.

Weekend Racing – Lane Automotive Bracket Series, featuring competition in Box, No Box, Street and Juniors. Class racers are welcome. Visit www.us131msp.com for more information.
Saturday Nitro Jam – Sportsman winners during Saturday’s Nitro Jam/Pro-Am doubleheader will receive a special edition Nitro Jam Ironman plus an opportunity to compete in front of an anticipated capacity crowd.

NITRO JAM: The 2013 CarSafe Northern Nitro Jam presented by Perry Harley Davidson will feature Top Fuel Dragster, AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car, Nitro Harley, Fuel Altered, Mountain Motor Pro Stock, the “Shockwave” jet-powered semi, Battle of the Jet Trains, “Chevy Rebellion” Wheelstander, pyrotechnics and more!

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: “I think if we singled out the tracks that racers most look forward to racing at, U.S. 131 Motorsports Park would be among the top two or three. It is such a wonderful facility and a great track that is conducive to some fast times and great racing,” said Jon O’Neal, IHRA Division Director. “Time is running out for drivers to make a push for the TOC so I think you will see a lot of drivers out giving it their all in Martin trying to those last few points before we head to Memphis in October. It should be a great race and a great show and I look forward to seeing everyone out this weekend.”

ROAD TO THE TOC: In 2013 the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL is now the only road to the year-end Summit Racing Tournament of Champions showdown in Memphis. Only the top three in each class within each division on the Summit Pro-Am Tour will advance to the championship tournament in October to runoff for the 2013 Summit World Championships and $10,000!

Top Sportsman – Mike Sowards & Gary Wojnowski Sr.
Top Dragster – Scott Doyen & Jacob Elrod
Super Stock – Mark Nowicki & Joe McDougall
Stock – Brent Darroch & Brad Zaskowski
Quick Rod – Jeremy Mason (double)
Super Rod – Jacob Elrod & Brad Lefever
Hot Rod – Rick Baehr & Mark McKay

Top Sportsman – Scott Wasko (Columbia Station, OH)
Top Dragster – Jacob Elrod (Harrod, OH)
Super Stock – Mark Nowicki (Gaylord, MI)
Stock – Brent Darroch (Monaco, PA)
Quick Rod – Jeremy Mason (Waco, KY)
Super Rod – Jacob Elrod (Harrod, OH)
Hot Rod – Michael Schiberl (Madison, OH)

June 28-30 | London Dragway
July 19-21 | Grand Bend Motorplex
August 9-11 | U.S. 131 Motorsports Park

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