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2014 IHRA Junior Dragster Champion – John Tolisano III

2014 IHRA Junior Dragster Champion – John Tolisano III

on October 23, 2014, 9:51 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

Sometimes, it is just your day. Such was the case for 18-year-old John Tolisano III during the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals as the young man from Jupiter, Florida overcame a tricky racetrack and ever-increasing odds to win the Summit SuperSeries Junior Dragster World Championship at the IHRA season finale at Memphis International Raceway. And he did it all […]

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Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series wraps up season with year-end champions banquet

Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series wraps up season with year-end champions banquet

on October 18, 2014, 6:37 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

MEMPHIS, Tenn.  –  The International Hot Rod Association’s™ (IHRA) Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series formally wrapped up its season during a special awards celebration held earlier this week at Minglewood Hall in Memphis. IHRA recognized all of the 2014 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series champions and handed out a number of special awards following a successful season that spanned eight […]

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IHRA wraps up 2014 season with crowning of champions at IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals

IHRA wraps up 2014 season with crowning of champions at IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals

on October 15, 2014, 7:12 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

The International Hot Rod Association wrapped up its 2014 season Sunday with the crowning of champions in 15 IHRA classes during a busy weekend at the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals at Memphis International Raceway. Records were broken and trophies were handed out in 15 IHRA classes on a beautiful Sunday afternoon just outside of Memphis, Tenn. After a […]

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Bowen, DeFlorian lead qualifying on soggy opening day at IHRA Summit World Finals

Bowen, DeFlorian lead qualifying on soggy opening day at IHRA Summit World Finals

on October 11, 2014, 7:14 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (October 10, 2014) – The IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals kicked off on Friday with one round of Nitro Jam professional qualifying and one round of eliminations for most sportsman classes until Mother Nature took over on a soggy evening at Memphis International Raceway. Elaine Larsen rocketed to the top of the Jet Dragster charts on Friday […]

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Nashville Superspeedway sale delayed

Nashville Superspeedway sale delayed

on October 10, 2014, 7:35 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports, State News

UPDATE: The sale of the Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon (TN) was delayed at the request of the buyer, NeXovation, and Dover Motorsports has issued an Oct. 25 deadline to close the deal. The Nashville Business Journal reported the development last week, and it was confirmed Monday by NeXovation public relations director Chris Goodrich. It is unclear what happens if the […]

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Your complete guide to the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals

Your complete guide to the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals

on October 9, 2014, 3:10 PM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

    MILLINGTON, Tenn. – The International Hot Rod Association’s (IHRA) Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series returns to Memphis International Raceway in Millington, Tenn. this Friday and Saturday (October 10-11) for the annual IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals. The IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals is IHRA’s biggest race weekend of the year. Serving as the final race of […]

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Maryland International Raceway wins Division 1 Summit Team Finals

Maryland International Raceway wins Division 1 Summit Team Finals

on October 7, 2014, 10:56 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

The IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Team Finals presented by AMSOIL continued this past weekend with the Division 1 Team Finals at Piedmont Dragway in North Carolina. Racing kicked off on Friday with six more drivers earning a spot in the Summit SuperSeries championships taking place next month in Tennessee followed by the team championships on Saturday. Maryland International Raceway won […]

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IRG SPORTS + ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES MAJOR FINANCING DEAL WITH TPG SPECIALTY LENDING AND ACQUISITION OF TWO NEW TRACKS

IRG SPORTS + ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES MAJOR FINANCING DEAL WITH TPG SPECIALTY LENDING AND ACQUISITION OF TWO NEW TRACKS

on October 6, 2014, 7:37 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG) President & CEO, Jason Rittenberry, announced today that the Company has entered into a finance agreement with TPG Specialty Lending (NYSE:TSLX), the publicly traded affiliate of TSSP, the credit and special situations investment platform of TPG. The new credit facility is replacing IRG’s existing debt facilities on all companies, make capital improvements to existing assets […]

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NASHVILLE SUPERSPEEDWAY and FAIRGROUNDS TRACK NEWS/RUMORS

NASHVILLE SUPERSPEEDWAY and FAIRGROUNDS TRACK NEWS/RUMORS

on October 5, 2014, 9:53 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

Nashville Superspeedway sale delayed: The sale of the Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon (TN) was delayed at the request of the buyer, NeXovation, and Dover Motorsports has issued an Oct. 25 deadline to close the deal. The Nashville Business Journal reported the development last week, and it was confirmed Monday by NeXovation public relations director Chris Goodrich. It is unclear what […]

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San Antonio Raceway takes D4 Summit Team Finals team championship

San Antonio Raceway takes D4 Summit Team Finals team championship

on October 1, 2014, 11:14 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

Six drivers advance to Summit SuperSeries championships in Memphis LUFKIN, Texas (September 30, 2014) – The IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Team Finals presented by AMSOIL season continued this past weekend with the Division 4 Team Finals at Pine Valley Raceway. San Antonio Raceway won the team championship by three points over Big Country Raceway in a closely contested team battle. […]

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Sprint car driver killed in Wisconsin

on September 21, 2014, 3:11 PM / in NASCAR, News

BEAVER DAM, Wis. –  Sprint car driver Scott Semmelmann was killed in a wreck during practice for a race Saturday night at Beaver Dam Raceway. Beaver Dam Raceway general manager Carolyn Mueller and Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series President Steve Sinclair confirmed the death. Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a> Beaver Dam police later confirmed that […]

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IHRA announces 2015 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series schedule

IHRA announces 2015 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series schedule

on September 21, 2014, 6:29 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

NORWALK, Ohio (September 18, 2014) – The International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) and IRG Sports + Entertainment™ are excited to announce the 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series (NJDRS) schedule. The 12-race, 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series North American Tour will include a number of traditional favorites, plus two new stops in Ohio and Washington as the […]

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2014 IHRA divisional champions crowned on Summit Pro-Am Tour

2014 IHRA divisional champions crowned on Summit Pro-Am Tour

on September 11, 2014, 7:57 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

    After seven months and more than two dozen stops across North America, the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL officially wrapped up its season last week at Darlington Dragway with more than 50 drivers claiming divisional championships. After a memorable season of racing within the six divisions of the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour, several […]

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Hintz, Pelrine, Maroney top qualifying Friday at IHRA Nitro Jam Northern Nationals

Hintz, Pelrine, Maroney top qualifying Friday at IHRA Nitro Jam Northern Nationals

on August 9, 2014, 7:18 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

MARTIN, Mich. (August 8, 2014) – On one of the fastest tracks in the entire country in cars very familiar with the US 131 Motorsports Park quarter-mile, the usual suspects were expected to rule the day in IHRA’s Mountain Motor Pro Stock class Friday during the opening night of the annual IHRA Northern Nationals. Instead, surprise participant Scott Hintz, in […]

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Championships can be clinched this weekend at IHRA Pittsburgh Nationals

Championships can be clinched this weekend at IHRA Pittsburgh Nationals

on July 31, 2014, 9:02 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

With only three races remaining in the 2014 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series season, championship points are at a premium. And that couldn’t be any more true than at this weekend’s pivotal stop at Pittsburgh Raceway Park as the stars of the IHRA return to the Steel City for the fourth annual IHRA Nitro Jam Pittsburgh Nationals presented by […]

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Bowen, Goforth win big during return of IHRA Summer Nationals at Cordova Dragway Park

Bowen, Goforth win big during return of IHRA Summer Nationals at Cordova Dragway Park

on July 24, 2014, 9:23 AM / in Local News, NASCAR, News, State News

CORDOVA, Ill. (July 19, 2014) – Any question as to why the IHRA Summer Nationals at Cordova Dragway Park was the most anticipated IHRA national event of the season was answered Saturday night. With a massive crowd looking on and thousands around the world watching live via IHRA’s streaming webcast, Shawn Bowen and Dean Goforth collected big wins to highlight […]

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Memphis International Raceway concellation

Memphis International Raceway concellation

on July 19, 2014, 8:13 AM / in NASCAR, News

MILLINGTON, Tenn.  (July 18, 2014)  –  Memphis International Raceway (MIR) and United States Auto Club (USAC) have announced the cancellation of the “Memphis 100 with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.” Due to prior commitments and scheduling conflicts, we are not able to reschedule the race for 2014. All tickets purchased online will automatically be refunded and any tickets purchased at the MIR […]

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Tweet to Win a VIP Experience at MIR

Tweet to Win a VIP Experience at MIR

on July 18, 2014, 7:13 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

Memphis International Raceway (MIR) and International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) are teaming up to offer some lucky fans a V.I.P experience to the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals featuring the Nitro Jam Nationals on Friday, October 10. It’s as easy as following @RaceMIR on Twitter and using #NitroVIP to participate in the 12-week long contest. The #NitroVIP contest is […]

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IHRA Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals return to Edmonton this weekend at Castrol Raceway

IHRA Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals return to Edmonton this weekend at Castrol Raceway

on July 2, 2014, 9:13 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

EDMONTON, Alberta (June 30, 2014) – The International Hot Rod Association’s (IHRA) Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series returns to Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the IHRA Mopar Nitro Jam Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports and Parts Canada. On the schedule every year since 2003, this year’s Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals marks […]

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“Memphis 100 with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.” Entry List has been announced at MIR

“Memphis 100 with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.” Entry List has been announced at MIR

on June 28, 2014, 8:28 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

The USAC Silver Crown Series returns to Memphis International Raceway (MIR) on Sunday after a 10-year hiatus. There will be 18 drivers, including NASCAR driver and hometown favorite Ricky Stenhouse Jr., competing for the coveted win at the .75-mile race track. USAC Silver Crown Series regulars Tracy Hines and Kody Swanson are heading into MIR tied for first-place in the […]

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