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Your complete guide to the Good Vibrations Motorsports IHRA Southwestern Nationals

Saturday, 31 January 2015

TUCSON, Arizona – The International Hot Rod Association’s (IHRA) Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series returns to Southwestern International Raceway in Tucson, Arizona this Friday and Saturday (February 6-7) for the annual Good Vibrations Motorsports IHRA Southwestern Nationals presented by Budweiser.

The Good Vibrations Motorsports IHRA Southwestern Nationals is Tucson’s biggest race weekend of the year. Serving as the season opener for the fourth consecutive year, the IHRA Southwestern Nationals will feature competition in five professional categories and multiple sportsman classes in a 12-race, nine-month North American Tour crowning the best drivers in the world of IHRA drag racing.

The Nitro Jam professional classes will include more than 20 nitro-powered machines in AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car and Nitro Harley, plus the US Bounty Hunters Mountain Motor Pro Stock class, CIFCA Funny Cars and the return the fastest women in drag racing – the Larsen Motorsports Jet Dragster racing team. Points and big money are on the line for all of the teams in attendance as the best racers in the world travel to Arizona for two days of championship drag racing.

The IHRA Southwestern Nationals is the first race on the 2015 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series North American Tour.

WHAT: Good Vibrations Motorsports IHRA Southwestern Nationals presented by Budweiser

WHERE: Southwestern International Raceway

WHEN: February 6-7 | Nitro Jam Qualifying: 4 p.m. & 7:00 p.m Friday & 1:00 p.m. Saturday  Eliminations at 4:00 p.m. Saturday

TICKETS & INFO: www.nitrojam.com | (520) 762-9700

PROFESSIONAL NITRO JAM CLASSES
AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car presented by Aeromotive
US Bounty Hunters Mountain Motor Pro Stock
Nitro Harley
Jet Dragsters & Jet Fire Truck
CIFCA Funny Cars

EVENT INFO: The 2015 IHRA Southwestern Nationals will feature the best racers from the world of drag racing in five professional categories and multiple sportsman classes. Each day will feature sportsman racing throughout the day and professional racing in the evening. Nitro Jam professional racing will take place at 4 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.

Returning in 2015, the IHRA will host an all-new Fan Fest pit area centered around the Larsen Motorsports compound. FanFest will feature driver autographs and interviews, an interactive display showcasing how to build, design and race a jet-powered racecar in the Jet Technology Center and the exciting Hollywood Cars of the Stars collection featuring some of the most famous cars ever driven in film and television including the Dukes Of Hazzard General Lee, Back To The Future Delorian and the original series Batmobile.

TELEVISION: The IHRA Southwestern Nationals will be filmed for the IHRA’s Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series television show airing later this year. The event will also be live-broadcast throughout the weekend on www.ihra.com.

2014 FINAL PRO POINTS (Top 5)

Nitro Funny Car: 1. Jason Rupert; 2. Mike McIntire; 3. Mark Sanders; 4. Tim Boychuk; 5. Bruce Litton

Pro Stock: 1. Cary Goforth; 2. John DeFlorian; 3. Kevin Bealko; 4. Todd Hoerner; 5. Pete Berner

Nitro Harley: 1. Mike Scott; 2. Randal Andras; 3. Mark Cox; 4. Jay Turner; 5. Alvin Kobernusz

Jet Dragster: 1. Elaine Larsen; 2. Marisha Falk; 3. Dawn Perdue; 4. Kat Moller; 5. Allison West

2014 IHRA SOUTHWESTERN NATIONALS RESULTS

Nitro Funny Car: Jason Rupert (5.853, 247.75) def. Mark Sanders (6.269, 188.81)

Pro Stock: Cary Goforth (6.382, 219.12) def. Todd Hoerner (Foul)

Nitro Harley: Mike Scott (6.387, 224.47) def. Jay Turner (9.626, 97.66)

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS (subject to change; all times local) 

FRIDAY: Sportsman Racing @ 2:30 p.m.; Nitro Jam @ 4 p.m.

SATURDAY: Sportsman Racing @ 10 a.m.; Nitro Jam @ 4 p.m.

Last modified on Saturday, 31 January 2015

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