Concord, NC – Mopar fans and drivers will have at least four good reasons to look forward to this weekend’s National Hot Rod Association’s sixth annual Four-Wide Nationals, the only event to feature four vehicles competing at the same time across four lanes instead of the usual two. Apart for this event’s unique side-by-side-by-side-by-side format, there are a number of items that should make this edition particularly interesting for Mopar aficionados; A newly resurfaced race track at zMAX Dragway that could produce record breaking speeds, a chance to see the Don Schumacher Racing 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car extend its season long win-streak, the addition of a championship-winning Dodge Avenger to the Pro Stock line up for this event, and a live eliminations broadcast on ESPN on Sunday.
The 4th Annual Chevrolet Performance Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center takes over Atlanta Dragway on May 29-31 with drag racing, car show, autocross and more!
Santa Ana, CA – ProMedia Events, the company that brings you the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, is pleased to announce what will once again be the largest all-GM event of the year… the 4th Annual Chevrolet Performance Nationals, which will take place at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, the weekend of May 29-31, 2015. This event, presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center, always attracts some of the baddest Chevy and GM show cars, drag cars, and autocross competitors in the U.S. for year-long bragging rights!
“We are excited to have Chevrolet Performance as the title sponsor of this special all-GM event,” said Steve Wolcott, President & CEO of ProMedia Events. “The Chevrolet Performance Nationals, presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center, is a must attend event for any GM fanatic and the best in early- and late-model performance will be on display at Georgia’s House of Speed.”
CONCORD, NC – Racing was canceled Friday afternoon for the opening day of the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte after rain persisted throughout the day and the temperature fell to the low 50s in the afternoon.
The only vehicles on the track belonged to the NHRA Safety Safari that worked diligently to get the four lanes ready but to no avail, not even with the help of nine jet-engine track driers.
The loss of racing on Friday leaves only two qualifying session for Saturday (2, 5 p.m., EDT) with the top-16 in each pro category advancing to Sunday’s championship eliminations scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
Norwalk, OH – The International Hot Rod Association will debut a new class – No Throttle Stop 11.50 — at the April 17-18 Nitro Jam Southern Nationals in Bradenton, Florida. The class will allow “no-box” racers to compete in a heads-up index format at select Nitro Jam event weekends.
The NTS 11.50 class was slated to debut in March at San Antonio, Texas, but was postponed due to a schedule change. In addition to the April 17-18 Bradenton event, NTS 11.50 also will be contested at Nitro Jam events at Maryland International Raceway (June 19-20) and US 131 Motorsports Park (August 7-8).
PITTSBORO, NC – The Drag 965-backed Championship team of Jason Harris is joining forces with Travis Harvey and his team owners Vaughn Myles and Jimmy and Brad Boone for the remainder of 2015. These two longtime competitors will now be working as one, looking to be double trouble for competitors in PDRA Pro Nitrous. Harvey finished eighth in Pro Nitrous points in 2014, but he really proved his driving prowess in Top Dragster, becoming the first-ever PDRA Top Dragster Champion.
Jimmy and Brad Boone are supplying Harvey’s ride, a 2014 Jerry Bickel Camaro, formally driven by Danny Perry. Both cars will be based out of the Robert Hayes Motorsports shop in Pittsboro, NC. Hayes, who tuned Harris to his amazing 2014 season and is one of the most sought after tuners in the business, will act as tuner for both cars.
13-time world champ Don Schumacher Racing’s seven teams ‘Make the Switch’ to Pennzoil in the NHRA Mello Yello Series
The iconic Pennzoil logo will debut this weekend during the Four-Wide NHRA Nationals at the drag racing facility near Charlotte Motor Speedway as a major associate on DSR’s 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car driven by two-time and reigning world champion Matt Hagan along with having a presence on DSR’s six other race cars.
Norwalk, OH – IRG Sports + Entertainment™ and the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) are proud to announce U.S. 13 Dragway, located in Delmar, Delaware, has signed a sanctioning agreement to join the IHRA as a member track.
Constructed in 1963, U.S. 13 Dragway is one of the country’s longest-running tracks. U.S. 13 Dragway was constructed by the Cathell family, sole owner-operators of the facility throughout its 52-year history. U.S. 13 Dragway currently is managed by the founders’ son, Charles Cathell. The historic quarter-mile drag strip near the Delaware-Maryland border is part of a 155-acre motorsports complex that also is home to a dirt oval track and go-kart racing facility.