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IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Moser Engineering Features Great Racing, Terrific Tracks in May

Monday, 06 May 2024

HOUSE SPRINGS, MO — What a fantastic opportunity for racers to compete for big prizes and visit great race tracks in Tennessee and Ohio as the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Moser Engineering heats up during the next three weeks. 

Gleason Raceway Park hosts the Sportsman Spectacular on May 11, followed by Kil-Kare Raceway on May 18. Two familiar venues host the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Moser next with a doubleheader weekend at Dragway 42 and Music City Raceway on May 25. 

Through the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular, racers have more opportunities than ever before to qualify for the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals presented by Strange Engineering. In addition, they will compete for prestigious IHRA Ironman trophies and the very popular oversized championship checks. IHRA members will also be in the running for limited-edition Sportsman Spectacular commemorative medals.

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Racers can gain entry to the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals presented by Strange Engineering by winning the main event in the Box, No Box, Sportsman, Motorcycle and Junior Dragster classes in conjunction with entering at least two other IHRA races (an IHRA-member track Summit SuperSeries team race or Sportsman Spectacular) before the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals. 

Current IHRA membership is required, and each event is tailored to the host track’s racing programs. Here’s a little about each track.

Gleason Raceway Park in Gleason, TN has been transformed under the leadership of the Northup family. They’ve done work from one end of the track to the other. The launch pad has been reworked and they’ve added to the shutdown area. See the flyer below for this weekend’s races.


Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia, OH has a rich history in motorsports at both the drag strip and oval track. The dragway, which first opened in 1959, has seen legendary stars such as “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, “TV” Tommy Ivo and Bob Glidden race down the drag strip. Here is the flyer for their upcoming race.


Dragway 42 in West Salem, OH is recognized as one of the finest drag strips in the country. It has hosted major IHRA races in recent years including the Division 3 (North Stars) Summit Team Finals and the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular. They have several other big events throughout the year including the Dragway 42 Music Festival.


Music City Raceway in Goodlettsville, TN, a suburb of Nashville, even has a guitar dragster on wheels as its logo. Their racers were some of the most successful in the country at the 2023 IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals with Kane Austin racing to the Motorcycle championship and Jonah Allen winning the Race of Champions. They had four racers finish in the national top 10 standings.


Make sure you’re ready to take advantage of all the benefits of competing in these events, like being eligible for contingency bonuses as an IHRA member. Click here to visit our membership or call 85.JOIN.IHRA where IHRA membership coordinator Heather Roth will help make the process smooth and easy.

Last modified on Monday, 06 May 2024
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