Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Eastern Canada's biggest drag race returns to Grand Bend Motorplex

GRAND BEND, Ontario (July 16, 2012) – The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Nitro Jam series returns to the Grand Bend Motorplex in Grand Bend, Ontario on July 20-22 for the annual MOPAR Nitro Jam Nationals    

This year's MOPAR Nitro Jam Nationals features multiple professional and sportsman classes spread over the three-day weekend of eastern Canada's biggest drag race. The 2012 Nitro Jam Nationals will feature professional nitro competition in Top Fuel Dragster, AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car, Nitro Harley and Nostalgia Fuel Altered plus a full field of PMRA Pro Mods. The event will also feature exhibitions including the 25,000 horsepower Super Shockwave jet truck, PT Cruiser wheelstander and much more.   

The AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car contest will be the star attraction of the weekend, plus the return of 320 mph Top Fuel Dragsters and wild Pro Mods to the Ontario strip.   

The weekend will also include a single Summit Pro-Am and a Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL qualifier with competition in Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod and Hot rod plus a special TNT Super Series race on Friday and a full contingent of Ontario's best racers.      

This is the seventh race of the 2012 IHRA Nitro Jam season with championship points on the line in all classes. A spot in the year-end Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions is on the line for racers in the sportsman classes on Sunday.      

The MOPAR Nitro Jam Nationals return to Grand Bend July 20-22

WHAT: The MOPAR Nitro Jam Nationals is the seventh race of the 2012 IHRA Nitro Jam season.             

Top Fuel Dragster
AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car
Nitro Harley
Nostalgia Fuel Altered
PMRA Pro Mods
Harley Destroyers   

INFO: Friday Saturday and Sunday will feature sportsman racing throughout the day followed by the FanFest Pit Party at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. The FanFest Pit Party features driver autographs and interactive stations for fans of all ages. FanFest and complete VIP access to the pit area is included with the price of admission. The Nitro Jam professional rounds will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.   

WHEN : Friday-Sunday, July 6-8    

TICKETS: Available at the gate day of show or in advance at www.nitrojam.com . General admission tickets are $43 for adults on Saturday and $35 for adults on Sunday available day of show and $5 for kids ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are free. Reserve seating is available.    

CONTACT: Call Grand Bend Motorplex at (519) 238-7223 or visit www.nitrojam.com or www.grandbendmotorplex.com

2011 WINNERS: Bobby Lagana (TF), Tim Boychuk (PNFC), Ron Maroney (Fuel Altered), Jay Turner (NH), Jack Grainy (PM), Bill Wilson (TS), Ed Smith (TD), Pete D'Agnolo (SS), Craig Marshall (ST), Barry Ryan (QR), Dave Klomps (SR) and Andrew Stirk (HR).    

SCHEDULE (Subject to change; all times local)

FRIDAY: Sportsman Testing @ 4 p.m.; TNT Super Series @ 4 p.m.         

SATURDAY: Sportsman Racing @ 9 a.m.; Fan Fest @ 5:30 p.m.; Nitro Jam @ 7 p.m.    

SATURDAY: Sportsman Racing @ 9 a.m.; Fan Fest @ 11:30 a.m.; Nitro Jam @ 1 p.m.