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IHRA Nitro Jam returns to Grand Bend July 16-17

Courtesy of IHRA

GRAND BEND, ON – Entering its 11th season of providing thrilling entertainment and white-knuckle racing for Ontario fans, the Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals has earned a reputation as one of the biggest and best Canadian motorsports events and this year the IHRA Nitro Jam series will keep with that tradition with one of its biggest races yet.

The 2011 Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals will feature a full lineup of nitro entertainment and thrill acts along with plenty of great sportsman racing making for an event race fans simply can’t miss. And it all takes place July 16-17 at Ontario’s premier vacation destination at the Grand Bend Motorplex, just minutes from the waters of Lake Huron.

“Grand Bend is a beautiful place with great beaches just down the road and a wonderful track right in the heart of Ontario,” said IHRA Nitro Jam President Aaron Polburn. “For over a decade now we have featured some of the best racing in the world at this event and I am excited to be returning once again with yet another great event featuring our biggest lineup of nitro machines yet. It will certainly be a weekend to remember.”

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Lang, Bauer, Konopacki victorious at Canadian Nitro Nationals

Courtesy of PMRA, Quick 32 and PBSS

CAYUGA, ON – Round three in the Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series was completed today, and each of the drag racing series produced new event winners.

The racing took place during the Canadian Nitro Nationals at the Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario over the holiday weekend.

Winning his first PMRA race was Kenny Lang. It was also the first PMRA race for the team from Grande Pointe, Manitoba. Lang, driving the Summit Racing Equipment 1969 Camaro, qualified fourth in the field, and bested Derek Hawker of Corbyville, Ontario in his Corvette in the final for the win. Lang recorded a 6.035-second, 239.57-mph winning pass over Hawker.

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Montesano, Goddard, Kopp, Orfanidis, and Swartz head up qualifying at TMP

Courtesy of PMRA, PBSS, Quick 32

CAYUGA, ON – The qualifying rounds in the Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series were completed Saturday during the Canadian Nitro Nationals at the Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario.

This is the third event for all the series in their 2011 six-race schedule.

Vito Montesano of Maple, Ontario qualified his 1969 Camaro number one in the PMRA with a 5.907-second, 245.54-mph run. Close behind in second is Eric Latino of Whitby, Ontario, with a 5.959, 242.58 pass. Third is John Russo of Middletown, Massachusetts with a 6.005, 239.31. Kenny Lang of Grande Pointe, Manitoba is fourth, and Jeff Roth of Kitchener, Ontario rounds out the top five.

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ADRL Debuts Custom-Built Golf Cart For Mickey Thompson Fan Experience

Courtesy of ADRL

O’FALLON, MO (June 30, 2011) – The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) Extreme Fan Experience, presented by Mickey Thompson, already offers fans an incredible opportunity to see a drag race like never before.

With its latest addition, the experience will now be that much more memorable.

Mickey Thompson and Labeled X Golf Carts worked together on a special golf cart, creating an eye-catching, custom-made golf cart that is now used for the ADRL Extreme Fan Experience, transporting fans around the track and in the pits in style.

In addition to 15-inch M/T SR Radial Tires – and the popular M/T Pro 5 Drag Wheels –the cart features a variety of custom upgrades, including a remarkable new front end and suspension.

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Round 2 of the 2011 WCOPMA Championship battle this weekend

Courtesy of WCOPMA

Medford, OR – This July 1-2 weekend marks the second event for the 2011 West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association’s season. Coming off an exciting season opening event last weekend in Boise, Idaho the racers are ready to keep the momentum going this weekend in Oregon.

It will be a good chance for everyone to gain points on the current point’s leader, Lee Smith, after he won the opening event last weekend and will not be able to attend the event this weekend due to prior commitments. Six of the racers from Idaho traveled straight from Boise to Medford and are ready to put on another great show for the Oregon fans. Those six racers include Bret Williamson, Marc Meadors, Dan Nickelson, Rod Burbage, Dan Myers and Jay Diedrich.

Testing will be on Friday as well as the first qualifying shot. The gates will open on Saturday at 10am, the final qualifying session will be at 5 followed with eliminations starting at 7.

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Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School to feature Bob Tasca III as guest instructor in Epping

Courtesy of Roy Hill Racing

SOPHIA, NC – Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School will feature NHRA Nitro Funny Car superstar Bob Tasca III as a special guest instructor when the school visits New England Dragway in Epping, NH on July 12-13. 

The driver of the Motorcraft / Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang cut his teeth on the dragstrip at Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School, and Hill is excited to have the former student back as a guest instructor.

“I’ve known Bob’s family for decades by being a part of the Ford Racing family with them,” said Hill. “It started with Bob’s grandfather in the 1960’s, and continues today as we work with Bob’s son, Bob IV, and his Roy Hill / Motorcraft Junior Dragster.”

“Bob’s bringing the whole family with him to the track, and it’s going to be a lot of fun having him as a guest instructor,” Hill continued. “It will be a big bonus for the students attending the school. He’s been through many of my schools, so he knows what we do and will be a great addition for this special session.”

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Racing heats up at Toronto Motorsports Park July 1-3

Courtesy of PMRA, Quick 32 and PBSS

CAYUGA, ON – Drag racing at its finest and in a variety of classes returns to the Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park July 1-3.

The Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series will make their third appearance for 2011 at the track’s Canadian Nitro Nationals in Cayuga, Ontario.

A different winner has been declared in each race so far this year in all the drag race series and teams will be ready for the continuous racing action when they take to the Cayuga quarter-mile this weekend.

Leading the PMRA Pro Modifieds in the Championship Point Award Series presented by Magnum Auto Parts and Patio Passport is Vito Montesano with the slimmest of margins. Montesano, of Maple, Ontario has 581 points, while three-time PMRA champion Bruce Boland, of Hamilton, Ontario, who won the opening event, is next with 580 points. Third with 563 points is Eric Latino of Whitby, Ontario, who won the previous event.

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