TUCSON, Ariz. --
The Arizona Nitro Jam will open the 2013 Nitro Jam season with its biggest show ever at the famed Southwestern International Raceway as the series and the track welcome some of the most famous names in nostalgia nitro racing plus the return of Top Fuel Dragster to Tucson's quarter-mile strip.
Former IHRA Nitro Jam World Champion Bruce Litton will highlight Nitro Jam's return to the desert with his 8,000 horsepower Top Fuel Dragster as he battles Curt Eierdam in the "Invader" jet-powered dragster in the most unique-side-by-side drag race in Nitro Jam history. Both vehicles are capable of speeds in excess of 300 mph, but both reach those unthinkable numbers in two very different ways.
It is sure to be one of the most exciting races in Nitro Jam history and it will take place twice on Saturday, March 23 at the Arizona Nitro Jam.
Joining the 300 mph showdown will be four of the most famous AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Cars to ever grace the quarter-mile. The world famous "Candies & Hughes" Barracuda Nitro Funny Car will be piloted by newcomer Mike Halstead as the most recognizable racecar in nostalgia racing today tries to make it three-in-a-row at the Arizona Nitro Jam. Also in competition in Tucson will be Steven Densham in the "Teacher's Pet" 1969 Camaro, Jason Rupert in the "Mert Littlefield" tribute 1969 Camaro and John Hale in the "Nitro Boss" 1969 Mustang.
The 30,000 horsepower Super Shockwave jet-powered truck will bring the evening to a close alongside Ed Jones and his one-of-a-kind "Candyland" wheelstanding stagecoach. Fireworks and an incredible pyrotechnics show will close the evening.
Tickets to the third-annual Arizona Nitro Jam presented by CarSafe and Good Vibrations Motorsports are $30 for adults and $10 for children. Adults can save $5 if they purchase their tickets in advance at www.nitrojam.com.
Showtime is scheduled for 7 p.m. with two rounds of Nitro Jam.
For more information on the 2013 Arizona Nitro Jam visit www.nitrojam.com.
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