IHRA’s Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam — Preview  

The countdown is on Western Canadian drag racing fans!   The IHRA circuit has commenced its swing West and the annual touchdown of Western Canada’s single largest drag racing event  is now looming….

Featuring everything from monster trucks to the return of Top Fuel racing, the Nitro Jam’s two week Western swing will conclude with the MOPAR Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals — held at Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway July 6-8.

Funny Cars of all shapes and sizes -- take center stage at IHRA Edmonton

“This time of year is always special for Nitro Jam as we gear up for our annual trip west. The Edmonton event is always overflowing with incredible fans and features some of the best racing and biggest variety found anywhere in the sport,” said Aaron Polburn, IHRA President. “We have a great lineup planned for this stretch that is geared toward fans of all ages, from motorsports enthusiasts to people who just want to see things go fast, and we look forward to presenting all of that in a format unique to this series.”

When the event in Edmontonwas added to the Nitro Jam schedule for the first time in 2003, little did they know that it would one day grow into one of the biggest drag racing spectacles in the world. Featuring one of the most diverse lineups of professional and sportsman competition spread over more than a dozen different classes, the MOPAR Nitro Jam at Castrol Raceway routinely draws tens of thousands of fans from all over Canada and the United States.

Typical Castrol Raceway Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals capacity crowd

The 2012 edition of the MOPAR Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals will continue the tradition of diverse high-horsepower entertainment as seven professional classes fill the lanes headlined by the thrilling return of 300 mph Top Fuel Dragsters to the Nitro Jam lineup. 

In addition to the return of Top Fuel, the Edmonton event will also feature a 16 car qualified field of AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Cars, Nitro Harleys and Pro Nostalgia Funny Cars, in addition to Chicago-style racing in Fuel Altered and Alcohol Funny Car.

Defending event Prostalgia Nitro FC champion - Tim Boychuk

The exhibition portion of the evening will featureCanada’s only monster truck drag race between Grave Digger and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and the return of the 30,000 horsepower Shockwave jet semi.

To purchase advance tickets (recommended!) click :  HERE


Some of the best Nitro Harleys in the world - return!

Posted by:  Larry Crum (Photos by:  Bruce Biegler)