WEST PALM BEACH, FL — Brainerd Motorsports Park kicks off its 2020 racing season with the announcement it has signed a multi-year sanctioning agreement with the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA).
Conveniently located off Interstate 75, just 10 miles from Chattanooga, Tenn., and less than two hours from Atlanta, the 1/8-mile drag strip is a destination for many racers from Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama.
Track owners Ron Newman and the husband-wife team of Amy and Steve Farrow have a full schedule of events planned from March through the end of November.
“Brainerd Motorsports Park is a great facility in a terrific location,” IHRA Division Director Frank Kohutek said. “Amy and Steve Farrow and Ron Newman have done a tremendous job providing the racers in that area with a first-class facility and a great racing surface. Brainerd Motorsports Park is a great representative of an IHRA-member track.”
WEST PALM BEACH, FL — US 13 Dragway has long been a supporter of grassroots drag racing and it continues to show that through a new sanctioning agreement with the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA).
The Delmar, Delaware facility features a 1/4-mile drag strip, which was first opened in 1963. Longtime track owner Charlie Cathell was an early proponent of bracket racing and his track boasts a strong IHRA Summit SuperSeries program.
For 2019, IHRA Summit SuperSeries champions included: Alex Bradford (Top), Keven Yates (Mod) and Nicholas Bowie (Junior).
The track is usually jam packed with events on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the season. New for 2020 is the IHRA and SBRA Ultimate Points Series which allows racers once a month to compete for bigger purses during a 2-Day event.
In addition, there are multiple events for Grudge and N/T Shootout racers.
Onawa Dragway, Onawa, Iowa is just 10 miles from the Nebraska border, right across the Missouri River. It is a newer facility opened in August 2018 to a sold-out crowd and a car count of over 150. Located on the site of a former airport, it boasts a state-of a 1/8-mile drag strip.
The Western Iowa facility participated in the IHRA Midwest Summit Team Finals and has embraced the IHRA Summit SuperSeries. Chuck Collins (Top), Jack Underwood (Mod) and Taylor Hansen (Junior) were IHRA Summit SuperSeries track champions in 2019.
The track also hosts the Midwest Index Series.
Truly one of the nicest facilities in the country, track owners Clyde and Amanda Scott, along with track operators Gaylen and Celeste Smith designed the facility that opened in 2018 to be racer-friendly.
Their hard work has paid off and the track, conveniently located off Interstate 45 in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, was named the IHRA Division 4 (Renegades) Track of the Year in 2019.
One innovation was the construction of “Bull Pens”, built on raised platforms behind the starting line. They are under a 40’ x 40’ covered pavilion with picnic tables and commercial fans to provide a unique perspective and to add protection from the blistering Texas heat.
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“We appreciate the opportunity to continue our partnership with MPT Industries, a company that has set the standard in chemical and lubrication technology,” said Dana Landry, senior director of corporate partnerships, IRG Sports + Entertainment. “MPT Industries offers many high-quality products used by IHRA racers helping them achieve peak performance on and off track.”
WEST PALM BEACH, FL — The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA), the premier grassroots drag racing series in North America, released the 2020 IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Hagerty and Moser Engineering schedule which will feature an exciting 18-race schedule over nine double-race weekends.
Top (Box), Mod (No Box / Footbrake) and Junior Dragsters will have the opportunity to compete for the prestigious IHRA Ironman at each event as well as the coveted oversized championship checks. Class runners-up will receive the limited-edition Sportsman Spectacular silver medals in addition to their winnings.
The weekend program includes a test & tune and golf cart race. First, second and third-round prizes will also be featured during the weekend.
Multi-year commitment means outstanding coverage and exclusive benefits for IHRA members
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and Hagerty – the world’s largest membership, insurance and media organization for enthusiast vehicle owners – today announced a multi-year partnership making Hagerty the official and exclusive car insurance provider for IHRA and the presenting sponsor for the 2020-2021 IHRA Sportsman Spectacular Series.
“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Hagerty, a company built by people who love cars, in the automotive insurance space,” said Dana Landry, senior director of corporate partnerships, IRG Sports + Entertainment. “Hagerty offers affordable coverages that allow IHRA members to protect their dragsters in the trailer and in transit, while in the paddock, at a repair facility or being stored.”