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Wed, 29 Dec 2010, 11:48 AM

IHRA Announces Class Schedule for 2011 Nitro Jam Season
Courtesy of IHRA Communications





NORWALK, Ohio --

With the 2011 Nitro Jam season quickly approaching, the International Hot Rod Association announced today its full schedule of which classes will be contested at each Nitro Jam event throughout the season.

In all six of the Nitro Jam events will feature the full contingent of IHRA classes, in addition to both 40th anniversary Sportsman Spectacular events set to be held at Maryland International Raceway and Virginia Motorsports Park later in the year.

In addition to the regular IHRA sportsman program, ET cars will be featured at every Nitro Jam event this season, while competitors in the junior dragster ranks will compete at all but one event.

Beginning with the first two events of the year, Palm Beach International Raceway the weekend of January 28-29 and State Capitol Raceway the weekend of February 19-20, both races will feature a full sportsman program with all seven IHRA classes plus ET. Junior Dragsters will be contested for the first time ever at the second race of the year in Louisiana.

The third Nitro Jam of the season at Tucson's Southwestern International Raceway the weekend of March 25-26 will feature ET and Junior Dragsters only, along with the event at Pittsburgh Raceway Park the weekend of May 20-21.

The only other variation to the usual racing schedule will take place at Salt Lake City's Rocky Mountain Raceways as only Top Sportsman and Top Dragster will be contested at that event, along with ET and Junior Dragsters.

San Antonio Raceway (April 1-2), Castrol Raceway (June 24-26), Grand Bend Motorplex (July 16-17) and U.S. 131 Motorsports Park (August 12-13) will all feature the usual IHRA sportsman program plus ET and Junior Dragsters.

For a complete breakdown of what sportsman classes will be featured at which event, check out the chart below.

PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY (Jan. 28-29) Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Stock, Super Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod, Hot Rod, ET

STATE CAPITAL RACEWAY (Feb. 19-20) Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Stock, Super Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod, Hot Rod, ET, Juniors

SOUTHWESTERN INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY (March 25-26) ET, Juniors

SAN ANTONIO RACEWAY (April 1-2) Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Stock, Super Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod, Hot Rod, ET, Juniors

PITTSBURGH RACEWAY PARK (May 20-21) ET, Juniors

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEWAYS (June 17-18) Top Sportsman, Top Dragsters, ET, Juniors

CASTROL RACEWAY (June 24-26) Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Stock, Super Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod, Hot Rod, ET, Juniors

* MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY (July 8-10) Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Stock, Super Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod, Hot Rod, ET

GRAND BEND MOTORPLEX (July 16-17) Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Stock, Super Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod, Hot Rod, ET, Juniors

U.S. 131 MOTORSPORTS PARK (Aug. 12-13) Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Stock, Super Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod, Hot Rod, ET, Juniors

* VIRGINIA MOTORSPORTS PARK (TBA) Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Stock, Super Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod, Hot Rod, ET

* 40th Anniversary Sportsman Spectacular Event





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