Mopar to Continue Canadian Drag Racing Tradition

Mopar extends Canadian drag racing support at IHRA events — Edmonton & Grand Bend Nitro Jam events to feature strong Mopar presence…..

Mopar® Canada, which has been the title sponsor for the IHRA’s Mopar Canadian Nitro Jam since its inception back in 2000 and recently acquired title sponsorship of the Mopar Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals in 2010, has announced that it will continue its involvement within Canada’s drag racing scene by renewing sponsorship of the two IHRA Nitro Jam events to be held in Canada.


2013 represents Mopar Canada’s 13th season as sponsor of the Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals at the Grand Bend Motorplex in Ontario, scheduled this year for July 19-21.  This year also marks the brand’s third year as sponsor of the Mopar Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals at Castrol Raceway in Alberta the weekend of July 5-7. Both events are well attended and provide a thrilling show featuring some of the fastest cars in the world.


Mopar’s John Eason

“Mopar Canada has been a long time sponsor of the IHRA’s Mopar Canadian Nitro Jam Nationals in Ontario and Alberta.  These events provide us with a great venue to showcase our vehicles and accessories to fans, participants, customers and enthusiasts,” said Jim Kiritsis, Head of Mopar Canada.  “What makes this sponsorship work so well, is that we share a passion for cars and for motorsports with the audience.”

With the announcement, Mopar Canada has cemented its presence and support for Canada’s two largest annual drag racing events.

Mopar will bring its full display hauler, which was a very popular fan attraction during last year’s events, to both races this season. Numerous special Chrysler brand vehicles, local high-performance Mopar cars and an extensive line-up of the latest parts and accessories from Mopar will be available for viewing.

The International Hot Rod Association’s Nitro Jam events are designed to provide thrilling motorsports entertainment for the entire family. Designed to challenge the senses with sights, sounds and smells you won’t find anywhere else in the world, Nitro Jam is home to some of the fastest and wildest racing machines on the planet.


This year’s Mopar sponsored drag racing events at Castrol Raceway and Grand Bend Motorplex will feature everything from 320 mile-per-hour Top Fuel Dragsters to thrilling AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Cars, Nitro Harleys, Fuel Altereds, jet-powered trucks, wheelstanders, pyrotechnics and much more.

Among the hundreds of local competitors that will also be in attendance, Canada’s reputation for Mopar brand drag racing is already highly impressive and reputed, thus making Mopar’s returning support for the two Canadian drag racing events a very deserving and timely development. Expectations are that a large number of top-running Mopar cars will be entered for competition at both races.

The Mopar Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals at Castrol Raceway are scheduled for July 5-7 and the Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals at the Grand Bend Motorplex will take place July 19-21. For more information or for ticket information visit

For more information on Mopar and its extensive lineup of products and services, visit


About Mopar

Mopar is Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. Mopar distributes approximately 280,000 parts and accessories in more than 90 countries and is the source for all original-equipment parts for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Truck vehicles. Mopar parts are unique in that they are engineered and tested with the same teams that create factory-authorized vehicle specifications for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Truck vehicles – a direct connection that no other aftermarket parts company can provide. A complete list of Mopar accessories and performance parts is available at

About IHRA Motorsports

Headquartered in Norwalk, Ohio, the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) promotes professional, semi-professional and local level racing for drivers of all levels. The Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series is a North American professional drag racing series comprised of events in major cities throughout the United States and Canada. The IHRA also oversees multiple sportsman racing programs including the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL, Summit Racing Equipment SuperSeries presented by AMSOIL and Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL. For more information on IHRA Motorsports visit

Posted by:  Larry Crum

Photos by:  Bruce Biegler