Nitro Jam’s Canadian Swing Targets GBM July 16-18  –  Diverse lineup greets Ontario race fans

After an incredibly successful event in Edmonton, Alberta to close out the month of June the Nitro Jam tour is packing up and heading back east to the shores of Grand Bend, Ontario for the sixth race of the 2010 season at the MOPAR Nitro Jam Nationals July 16-18 at the Grand Bend Motorplex.

This season will mark the 11th anniversary of the annual Canadian festival of speed and sound as the stars of the Nitro Jam series – both new and old – return to the beautiful vacationing town for what has become a celebrated summer tradition.

Top Fuel returns to Grand Bend during the 11th annual MOPAR Nitro Jam Nationals

Featuring over two dozen nitro-burning machines in three classes and a number of extras, this year’s MOPAR Nitro Jam Nationals promises to be one of the biggest events ever held at the Motorplex. From 320 mile-per-hour (515 km/h) Top Fuel dragsters, to the news stars of Nitro Jam in Pro Fuel and Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car, the new Nitro Jam is all about competitive nitro racing packaged in one of the most entertaining presentations in motorsports today.  

Top Fuel Returns to Grand Bend!

In addition to the trio of nitro classes the three-day event will also feature the annual Canadian Alcohol Funny Car Challenge as Ontario natives Rob Atchison and Larry Dobbs square off for the crown of Canada’s best funny car pilot. Pro Modified racing will also rejoin the Nitro Jam tour as the stars of the Ontario-based Pro Modified Racing Association show off some of the best doorslammer racing in the north.

Over two dozen nitro machines will be on hand at the Grand Bend Motorplex

Throw in the wheelstanding fire truck of Jimmy DiAngelo, two-wheeled Nitro Harley action, the Ontario debut of side-by-side jet trucks producing over 60,000 horsepower, the “Night of Fire” fireworks spectacular, Fan Fest and more and the annual MOPAR Nitro Jam Nationals will take on a whole new life this season at the Grand Bend Motorplex.

And all of that will be in addition to three full days of sportsman racing including the brand new Harland Sharp Elite 8 Top Sportsman and Top Dragster heads-up shootout.

Among the new classes at this year’s event is the highly popular Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car field

Nitro Burning Prostalgia Funny Cars -- are on tap!

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Whether you crave the smell of nitro, the rush of four-second passes, fast doorslammers, flaming jet trucks, quick bikes or are just looking for a nice getaway on a beautiful weekend, the MOPAR Nitro Jam Nationals has something for you July 16-18 at Canada’s fastest track.

Over 60,000 horsepower will be on display when the Shockwave battles the Super Shockwave jet trucks!  

Event Schedule and Showtimes:

Friday July 16
Tech Open: 10:00AM-8:00 PM – Sportsman Time Runs : 5:00

Robbie Atchison Returns!

Saturday July 17
Fan Fest: 5:30-6:30 PM
Nitro Thunder: 6:00 PM
Pre-Race Ceremony: 6:50PM
Nitro Jam Round 1: 7:00 PM
Nitro Jam “Night of Fire”: 8:45 PM

Sunday July 18
Fan Fest: 12:00-1:00 PM
Nitro Thunder: 12:30 PM
Pre-Race Ceremony: 1:20 PM
Nitro Jam Round 1: 1:30 PM
Nitro Jam Final Round: 3:15 PM

Photos by:  Bruce Biegler

Jet Trucks - side-by-side - will be featured on Sunday!