Tue, 28 Nov 2017, 10:27 AM
Tracks Sign Multi-Year Agreements
Courtesy of IHRA Communications
The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) announced today that member tracks Alaska Raceway Park
and Gulfport Dragway in Mississippi have signed multi-year agreements with the sanctioning body.
Alaska Raceway Park boasts a quarter-mile drag strip that opened in 1964. The racing surface was
completely rebuilt in 2000 with a process which included grinding the old surface, laying a new bed
using laser-controlled machinery, constructing a 300-foot concrete launch pad followed by 4,100
feet of asphalt.
In 2016, Alaska Raceway Park opened a 1/3-mile asphalt oval track which is home to NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series competition.
Nathan Thornsley (Top), John Aure (Mod) and Shelby Roy (Junior) won IHRA Summit SuperSeries track
championships at Alaska this season.
Alaska Raceway Park
Gulfport Dragway, which is South Mississippi's premier dragway, is conveniently located off
Interstate 10. The facility, which features a 1/4-mile drag strip, hosts a variety of special
events throughout the year. Besides being home to IHRA drag racing.
Danny Herbert (Top), John Vance (Mod) and Colby Jerkins (Junior) won IHRA Summit SuperSeries track
championships at Gulfport this season.
"We are happy to have these two outstanding facilities as IHRA member tracks," IHRA division
director Frank Kohutek said. "Like the IHRA, they look to provide the best possible experience to
their racers. Both enjoy the IHRA's continued commitment to grassroots, Sportsman racing through
the Summit SuperSeries."
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