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IHRA Suzuki Pittsburgh Nitro Jam June 1
Courtesy of IHRA Communications

Pennsylvania's Biggest Drag Race Returns to Pittsburgh Raceway Park



NEW ALEXANDRIA, Pa. --

The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Nitro Jam series returns to the Pittsburgh Raceway Park in New Alexandria, Pa. on June 1 for the Suzuki Pittsburgh Nitro Jam.

This year's Suzuki Pittsburgh Nitro Jam features multiple professional and sportsman classes spread over the two-day weekend. The 2013 Nitro Jam will feature professional nitro competition in Top Fuel Dragster, AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car, Nitro Harley and Nostalgia Fuel Altered. The event will also feature exhibitions including the 25,000 horsepower Super Shockwave jet truck, the Chevy Rebellion wheelstander, fireworks and much more.

The AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car contest featuring two-time IHRA Nitro Jam champion and Pennsylvania native Peter Gallen in the record-setting "Poverty Stricken" Monza Funny Car will be the star attraction of the weekend, plus the return of 320 mph Top Fuel Dragsters to the Pennsylvania strip as former IHRA World Champion Bruce Litton battles the world's fastest woman Jill Canuso in the "Queen of Diamonds" Jet Dragster.

The weekend will also include a Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour double-header with competition in Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod and Hot rod.

This is the fifth race of the 2013 IHRA Nitro Jam season with championship points on the line in all classes.

The Suzuki Pittsburgh Nitro Jam is the fifth race of the 2013 IHRA Nitro Jam season.

NITRO JAM CLASSES & EXHIBITION
Top Fuel Dragster
AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car
Nitro Harley
Nostalgia Fuel Altered
"Super Shockwave" Jet Truck
"Queen of Diamonds" Jet Dragster
"Chevy Rebellion" Wheelstander

INFO: Saturday will feature Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour sportsman competition throughout the day followed by the Nitro Jam professional show beginning at 7 p.m. Day 2 of the Summit Pro-Am Tour sportsman race will take place on Sunday.

WHEN: Saturday, June 1

TICKETS: Available at the gate day of show or in advance at www.nitrojam.com. General admission tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and younger. Fans can save $5 on adult tickets by purchasing their tickets in advance.

CONTACT: Call Pittsburgh Raceway Park at (724) 668-7600 or visit www.nitrojam.com or www.pittsburghracewaypark.com.

2012 PRO WINNERS: Bill Evans (PF), Peter Gallen (PNFC), Jay Turner (NH), Ron Maroney (FA).

2012 SPORTSMAN WINNERS: Scott Wasko & Rob Harvischak (TS), Kevin Romeo & Cody Bayus (TD), Pete D'Agnolo & Emily Volkman (SS), Michael Beard & Rob Bihl (ST), Scotty Campball & Ed McCleaft (QR), Will Hinkston & Vince Gregoire (SR), Skip Saddler & Greg Fowler (HR).

SCHEDULE (Subject to change; all times local)

SATURDAY: Sportsman Racing @ 9 a.m.; Nitro Jam @ 7 p.m.





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