The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Nitro Jam series returns to Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 29-30 for the NAPA Auto Parts Nitro Jam presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports and Cricket Wireless.
This year’s NAPA Auto Parts Nitro Jam features multiple professional and sportsman classes spread over the two-day weekend. The 2012 NAPA Auto Parts Nitro Jam will feature professional competition in Pro Fuel Dragster, AMSOIL Prostalgia™ Nitro Funny Car, Nitro Harley and Fuel Altered. The event will also feature multiple exhibitions including the 30,000 horsepower Shockwave jet-powered semi and debut the “biggest” drag race in the world as the Grave Digger monster truck takes on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
The AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car contest will be the star attraction of the weekend with eight of the fastest, most historic Funny Cars in the world traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah including former IHRA champion and legend Dale Pulde in “War Eagle” taking on the likes of Mike Savage in “Candies & Hughes”, Jason Rupert in the “Mert Littlefield” tribute Camaro, Jason Densham in “Teachers Pet”, Tim Boychuk in “Troy Lee Designs” and more.
The weekend will also include a Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL qualifier with competition in Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock, Quick Rod and Super Rod, plus a full contingent of Salt Lake City’s best local racers.
This is the fifth race of the 2012 IHRA Nitro Jam season with championship points on the line in all professional classes. A spot in the year-end Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions is on the line for racers in the sportsman classes on Saturday.
PROFESSIONAL NITRO CLASSES
Pro Fuel Dragster
AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car
Grave Digger monster truck
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle monster truck
Shockwave jet-powered Semi
Ed Jones Wheelstander
Friday and Saturday will feature sportsman racing throughout the day followed by the FanFest Pit Party at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. The FanFest Pit Party features driver autographs and interactive stations for fans of all ages. FanFest and complete VIP access to the pit area is included with the price of admission. The Nitro Jam professional rounds will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.
WHEN : Friday-Saturday, June 29-30
WHERE : Rocky Mountain Raceways – 6555 West 2100 South, West Valley City, UT 84128
TICKETS : Available at the gate day of show or in advance at www.nitrojam.com . Tickets are $25 for adults day of show ($5 off in advance) and $10 for kids ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.
DISCOUNTS : Save $5 on Friday admission with discount coupon from your Wasatch Front NAPA Auto Parts store. Save $5 on tickets purchased in advance on www.nitrojam.com .
CONTACT : Call Rocky Mountain Raceways at (801) 252-9557 or visit www.nitrojam.com or www.rmrracing.com . For media requests, contact Larry Crum with IHRA Communications at (304) 812-0104 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
2011 WINNERS : James Day & Todd Lesenko (PNFC), Tom Padilla & Jason Richey (FA), Frank Santarosa (TS), Sheldon Gecker (TD), Les Norton (SS/ST), Russ Stevenson (QR), Ed Olpin (SR), Nathan Kemp (TOP), Bryan Sylvester (MOD)