Saturday, August 13, 2011


Rain washes out Saturday, Nitro Jam to resume on Sunday

Full Nitro Jam schedule to be run on Sunday beginning at noon

MARTIN, Mich. (August 13, 2011) – After a long, hard-fought battle with Mother Nature on Saturday Mother Nature finally won as IHRA officials were forced to pull the plug and will resume racing on Sunday with two full rounds of Nitro Jam beginning at noon and a full menu of sportsman racing.

Passing storms produced heavy rains throughout the morning and afternoon and a few lighting strikes even damaged the tower, forcing IHRA officials to move the remainder of the Northern Nitro Jam to Sunday.

Gates will open at 8 a.m. with sportsman racing to get underway at 9 a.m. followed by two rounds of Nitro Jam beginning at noon. All tickets purchased on Saturday will be honored on Sunday.

Sunday's Nitro Jam will feature a full day of racing culminating with the crowning of champions in all four professional nitro classes. The Nitro Jam finale will see another full round of nitro competition including racing from new world record holder and recently crowned champion Peter Gallen in Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car, Pro Fuel Dragster, Nitro Harley and Fuel Altered.

Sunday's action will also include the finale of the $51,000 Moser Axle-Mania Sportsman Showdown plus the Grave Digger versus Shockwave jet truck showdown and much more.

The event will conclude with the finale of the Northern Nitro Jam sportsman race.

For more information visit or call U.S. 131 Motorsports Park at (269) 672-7800.