The first of two IHRA national event races for Canada in 2015 happens next week at Ontario’s Grand Bend Motorplex……
The International Hot Rod Association’s (IHRA) Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series will head north to Grand Bend, Ontario for the 15th consecutive year on June 26 – 28. The Mopar Nationals will once again place the U.S.A. against Canada in a battle to take home the coveted Iron Man trophy at Grand Bend Motorplex.
The three-day event features drag racing action in six professional categories, 10 sportsman categories and marks the return of the Crower Pro Mods after a multi-year absence from the Mopar Nationals. In addition, four Top Fuel dragsters will compete in an epic competition between the U.S.A. and Canada as Bruce Litton and Dominic Lagana (U.S.A.) go up against Bob Leverich and Paton Family Racing (Canada). Litton will make the move from his “US Male” AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car presented by Aeromotive to the familiar seat of his Top Fuel dragster next weekend.
Canadian-born, Tim Boychuk and his “Happy Hour” AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car presented by Aeromotive returns home to take on his U.S.A. competitors during the Mopar Nationals. Boychuk has been a regular in the IHRA since the late 2000s and currently sits third in the point standings prior to the President’s Cup Nationals Fueled by Sunoco this weekend.
Grand Bend Motorplex is located at 70292 Grand Bend Line, Grand Bend, Ontario. For more information, please call (519) 238-7223 or visit www.nitrojam.com to purchase tickets in advance.
Advance Ticket Prices
Weekend Adult – $80
Weekend Child (ages 6 – 12) – $13.50
Friday Adult – $22.50
Friday Child (ages 6-12) – $5
Saturday Adult – $44
Saturday Child (ages 6-12) – $8.50
Sunday Adult – $26.55
Sunday Child (ages 6-12) – $5
IHRA Nitro Jam Mopar Nationals Schedule:
Friday, June 26
First round of Nitro Jam qualifying – 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 27
Second round of Nitro Jam qualifying – 3 p.m.
Pre-race ceremonies – 4:45 p.m.
Final round of Nitro Jam qualifying – 5 p.m.
First round of Nitro Jam eliminations – 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 28
Pre-race ceremonies – 12:45 p.m.
Second round of Nitro Jam eliminations – 1 p.m.
Final round of Nitro Jam eliminations – 3 p.m.
**Schedule subject to change.
Posted by: Shayna Keller
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