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Universal Studios film ‘Little Fockers’ to sponsor Arizona/San Antonio Nitro Jams

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Norwalk, OH – The IHRA Nitro Jam series and Feld Motor Sports are proud to announce that Universal Studios Home Entertainment will partner with Nitro Jam to feature the Blu-ray and DVD release of Little Fockers for the next two upcoming events at the Tucson, Arizona Nitro Jam March 25-26 and the San Antonio Nitro Jam April 1-2.

A team will be on-site at both events promoting Little Fockers on Blu-ray and DVD, available on April 5, staring and Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller.

The Arizona Nitro Jam and San Antonio Nitro Jam are two of the most anticipated Nitro Jam events of the season as many of the world’s fastest cars and most exciting thrill acts head west for two huge races in Arizona and Texas.

Featuring everything from 320 mile per hour Top Fuel Dragsters, championship Prostalgia Nitro Funny Cars, Nitro Harleys and more to the thrilling exhibition acts including jet-powered dragsters, wheelstanders, the Grave Digger monster truck and Shockwave jet semi, don’t miss a minute of the action later this month.

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Wolverine partners with Nitro Jam for Tucson, Pittsburgh events

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Norwalk, OH – The IHRA Nitro Jam series and Feld Motor Sports are proud to announce that Wolverine® Boots and Apparel will partner with Nitro Jam for two upcoming events at the Tucson, Arizona Nitro Jam March 25-26 and the Pittsburgh Nitro Jam May 20-21.

Wolverine, the world leader in providing comfortable, durable work boots and shoes for more than 125 years, will team up with Nitro Jam for two of the biggest Nitro Jam events of the season as the series makes its debut at two new venues in Pittsburgh and Tucson.

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Prostalgia Funny Car teams preparing for Duel in the Desert in Tucson

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TUCSON, AZ – There is little doubt that in the world of professional drag racing, Nitro Funny Car is king.

Add to that the current popularity boom of nostalgia drag racing and you get a class that is quickly taking the sport by storm. With their old school looks and modern equipment, nostalgia Funny Cars have become a hit at drag racing events across the country and that includes being the newest feature class with the popular Nitro Jam series.

When Nitro Jam added the Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car class to its lineup at the beginning of last year, little did it know just how popular the class would become. Combining raw, nitro-driven horsepower with nostalgia bodies and wild designs, these unique and very exciting cars have become an exciting addition to the nitro-powered entertainment series as the largest and most diverse class the series has to offer.

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Arizona racer Ron Maroney brings home field advantage to Arizona Nitro Jam

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TUCSON,AZ – For any driver, a chance to race at the national level in front of thousands of fans at your home track is always a dream come true.

And for Arizona-based racer Ron Maroney, that dream will finally become a reality the weekend of March 25-26 as Maroney and his “Super Nanook” Fuel Altered team roll into town as one of the feature classes at the inaugural Arizona Nitro Jam at Southwestern International Raceway next weekend in Tucson.

Maroney, a native of Chandler, Ariz., has raced at tracks all across the United States, but none more than the track he calls the best in the state at Southwestern International Raceway. And after 26 years of racing, Maroney couldn’t be more excited to be a part of Nitro Jam’s inaugural event in the state of Arizona at the track he calls home as the Nitro Jam series brings an absolutely huge show to the desert March 25-26 in Tucson.

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Jay Turner relives terrifying crash at Mardi Gras Nitro Jam

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BATON ROUGE, LA – The scene was terrifying, the mood in the air tense. For a couple of moments it wasn’t known whether or not longtime Nitro Harley competitor Jay Turner was hurt, or worse.

The sold out crowd at State Capitol Raceway stood on their seats, leaned on the fences, anything to try and catch a glimpse of the man who, just moments before, was rushing down the quarter-mile on only one tire, blasting fire out of the pipes at over 150 miles per hour all to the amusement of one of the largest crowds to ever watch a drag race in the state of Louisiana. But now all they were seeing were the flashing lights of emergency crews surrounding the two-time champ.

For a few minutes the loudest sport in the world was reduced to silence. For a few moments thousands of fans, officials and even fellow competitors were reminded just how dangerous this sport can be. Despite all of the pageantry, despite all the flashy cars and can-you-believe it moments the sport of drag racing creates, behind the wheel, or in this case behind the handlebars, are human beings doing what they love most all while trying to put on a show for the fans.

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Litton, Maroney, Evans and Scott fill Sunday victory lane at Mardi Gras Nitro Jam

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PORT ALLEN, LA – No Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without an abundance of beads, decorations, music and plenty of Cajun cuisine and that is exactly what the winners of Sunday’s Nitro Jam finale enjoyed in victory lane as over a dozen different drivers hoisted a brand new Ironman trophy during an absolutely huge race weekend at the third annual Mardi Gras Nitro Jam at State Capitol Raceway in Baton Rouge.

And topping that list was the popular “Poverty Stricken” Funny Car team headed by driver Peter Gallen who swept the Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car category over the weekend and vaulted to the top of the Prostalgia championship standings in the process. Gallen pushed his car to the limit both nights of the annual Louisiana event, defeating Mike McIntire both times to perform the only sweep of the weekend.

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Record crowds on hand to witness huge Mardi Gras Nitro Jam

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PORT ALLEN, LA – Bobby Lagana didn’t cross the finish line first on Saturday, in fact he didn’t even finish first in his own lane, but he still broke through with his first ever win at State Capitol Raceway in front of a historic crowd at the Mardi Gras Nitro Jam Saturday in Baton Rouge

Lagana, who had won at every track on the Nitro Jam tour except State Capitol Raceway entering this weekend’s event, finally got the proverbial Louisiana monkey off his back Saturday to claim his fourth consecutive victory dating back to last year and his 14th career Ironman in a wild one over Bruce Litton in front of a standing room only crowd.

“To be honest it feels great to finally get a win here. We have been close so many times, but we were finally able to conquer the beast, even if it wasn’t the prettiest win,” Lagana said. “I am also thrilled to see the crowd out here tonight. Everyone, from the IHRA to the great people here at State Capitol, put on such a great show. The crowd was here early and they stayed late.”

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