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IHRA, RJS Racing Equipment Announce Multi-Year Partnership

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and RJS Racing Equipment announce a multi-year partnership that will see RJS Racing Equipment become the official safety equipment of the IHRA.

Located in Jupiter, Fla., RJS Racing Equipment is a manufacturer and seller of safety equipment for all types of motor racing. RJS Racing Equipment is dedicated to bringing high-quality items to customers at an economical cost with the personal service and care of a small business.

“RJS Racing Equipment manufacturers some of the best safety equipment on the market today and we are proud to have them be a partner of the IHRA,” IHRA Vice President Skooter Peaco said. “Some of the best racers at IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular, Summit Team Finals and Summit World Finals event all wear RJS Racing Equipment Products.”

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Marion County Raceway Ready for Next 50 Years

WEST PALM BEACH, FL — Marion County Raceway is in its 50th year of operation in 2019. The goal for new track owners Katie Lotsberg and Kevin Jewer is to keep the La Rue, Ohio facility going strong for the next half-century.

The new owners took a major step recently signing a multi-year sanctioning agreement with the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and becoming a part of the IHRA Summit SuperSeries program, the largest and most prestigious national championship in bracket racing.

“We love IHRA. My fiancée, Kevin, and I have been drag racing for over 20 years,” Lotsberg said. “Many of the tracks we’ve raced at are IHRA and we wanted this track sanctioned by IHRA.”

They appreciate the history of the 39-acre property that first opened as a motocross facility in 1969 by brothers Bill and Tom Guthery.

The first drag race was held in 1971 and over the next several years, Marion County attracted many of the big names of the sport including “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and “The First Lady of Drag Racing” Shirley Muldowney.

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IHRA, Moser Engineering Announce Partnership Extension

WEST PALM BEACH, FL — The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and Moser Engineering announce a partnership extension that will see Moser Engineering support the IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular, IHRA Summit Team Finals and IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals events.

As part of the partnership, Moser Engineering will continue their sponsorship of one of the two days at each Summit Sportsman Spectacular event.  Moser will be the title sponsor of the Saturday night gamblers races at each of the Summit Team Finals.

Additionally, Moser becomes the sponsor of the Friday night gamblers races at the Summit SuperSereies World Finals.  During each Moser sponsored event, sportsman racers will have the opportunity to win bonus prizes and awards during the “Moser Money Round.”

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IHRA, Racing Electronics Announce Renewal

WEST PALM BEACH, FL — The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and Racing Electronics announce a renewal that sees Racing Electronics provide the IHRA with radio communications during IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular, Summit Team Finals, and Summit World Finals events.

Located in Concord, N.C., Racing Electronics provides headsets to track workers, officials, and fans at tracks across America.  As part of the renewal, Racing Electronics continues as the official and exclusive two-way radio provider of the IHRA.

“Racing Electronics and the IHRA have enjoyed a great partnership for years, and we look forward to continuing the serve the competitors and officials of the IHRA,” Racing Electronics President of Motorsports, Chad Willis said.

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Roxboro Motorsports Park Joins IHRA Family

WEST PALM BEACH, FL — Roxboro Motorsports Park is a place fit for a King as well as top sportsman racers.  The 42-acre Timberlake, N.C., facility, which recently entered into a multi-year sanctioning agreement with the IHRA, features  an 1/8-mile drag strip and a rich history dating back 60 years. Some of the biggest names in the Carolinas have drag raced here including seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty.

First opened in 1959 as Person County Dragway, it was renamed Roxboro Dragway in 1970. Another name change took place in 2006 when it became Roxboro Motorsports Park. In 2014, the track got a major upgrade which included grinding and polishing the track, new electronic timing and sensors and renovated restrooms.

In his second year as track owner, Jody Williams has continued to make upgrades to the facility while respecting its longtime tradition. Racers from the Carolinas and from nearby border in Virginia compete at Roxboro as well as the occasional visitors as far north as Vermont, Connecticut and New Jersey.

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Top Canadian Facility Renews IHRA Sanction

WEST PALM BEACH, FL — Grand Bend Motorplex, one of Canada’s premier racing facilities, has reached a multi-year sanctioning agreement with the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA).

Located on 407 acres in Huron County, Ontario, the Grand Bend Motorplex is a multi-purpose motorsports facility that consists of a 1/4-mile drag strip, a 1/4-mile high banked paved oval, a multi-circuit road course for cars, bikes and go-karts. The facility includes ample parking, unobstructed seating, a rough camping area, paved roads throughout the pit area, washrooms with showers, and a licensed track side food and beverage court.

The 20th annual Mopar Canadian Nationals highlights the list of special events. It is Eastern Canada’s largest drag racing event with over 350 participants. It features Top Fuel dragsters, Nostaglia Nitro Funny Cars, Nitro Harleys, Pro Mods, Outlaws, Jet Trucks, a Studebaker Wheelstander, CAN/AM Stock/Superstock and hundreds of Sportsman competitors.

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IHRA, Half Scale Dragsters Announce Multi-Year Partnership

WEST PALM BEACH, Fl – The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and Half Scale Dragsters announce a multi-year partnership that will see Half Scale Dragsters become the official Junior Dragster of the IHRA.

As part of the partnership, Half Scale Dragsters will build a turn-key junior dragster that is awarded to the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Champion during the IHRA Summit World Finals October 17-19, Memphis International Raceway, Memphis, Tenn.

Half Scale Dragsters will also participate in the IHRA contingency program and reward Junior Dragster winner and runner-up at IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular, IHRA Summit Team Finals, IHRA Summit Junior Dragster Team Finals and IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals events with product certificates.

Located in Phillipsburg, N.J., Half Scale Dragsters is known as “The Originator of the Junior Dragster.” Half Scale Dragsters is focused on Junior Dragster performance and employing the latest in state-of-the-art computerized machinery and manufacturing process. Half Scale Dragsters works hard to maintain their position as the premier Junior Dragster builder in the market.

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