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Exciting Racing from the Past to Return with IHRA Hot Rod Classic

Thursday, 08 June 2023

HOUSE SPRINGS, Missouri — You asked for it and the IHRA is going to deliver.

Taking a chapter from the International Hot Rod Association’s rich history, the IHRA Hot Rod Classic is set to debut in 2024.  These exciting engine-roaring, tire-smoking events will be similar to the Pro-Am races from previous years with drivers in Quick Rod, Super Rod and Hot Rod classes battling to earn special black and chrome IHRA Ironman trophies. 

In addition, there will be a heads-up Real Steel, No-Time class that requires OEM steel shell, steel doors and steel fenders (with the exception of those originally fiberglass, which must be factory-original parts). No Billet heads or engine blocks are allowed.

Top Sportsman and Top Dragster will be contested at the majority of events depending on location as will bracket races for the Top (Box), Mod (No Box) and Junior Dragster classes. Each event will be tailored to the individual tracks which could include other classes popular in their areas. Racers must be IHRA members to compete in these events.

With the smell of racing fuel in the air and sounds of cars rocketing down the track, it’s sure to get your blood pumping as a true celebration of the IHRA’s racing heritage.


“Since we took over IHRA last year, we’ve heard from so many racers how they wish we would bring these classes back,” IHRA Owner Larry Jeffers said. “The IHRA Hot Rod Classic is doing that in an exciting way and is a great addition to our other programs like the IHRA Summit SuperSeries and IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Moser and FuelTech. It’s another way of showing our commitment to the racers and keeping the IHRA the premier organization for grassroots, Sportsman racing.”

In addition, it’s another exciting opportunity for the race tracks to host a premier event and attract visitors from all over to their facilities. 

Keep checking out the IHRA.com website and our social media pages for more exciting news regarding the IHRA Hot Rod Classic. Start making your plans now as we can’t wait to see you racing with us in 2024.

Last modified on Thursday, 08 June 2023