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New 11.50 Index Class To Debut At IHRA Nitro Jam Southern Nationals

Friday, 27 March 2015

The International Hot Rod Association will debut a new class – No Throttle Stop 11.50 -- at the April 17-18 Nitro Jam Southern Nationals in Bradenton, Florida. The class will allow “no-box” racers to compete in a heads-up index format at select Nitro Jam event weekends.

The NTS 11.50 class was slated to debut in March at San Antonio, Texas, but was postponed due to a schedule change. In addition to the April 17-18 Bradenton event, NTS 11.50 also will be contested at Nitro Jam events at Maryland International Raceway (June 19-20) and US 131 Motorsports Park (August 7-8).

“This class is a way to introduce heads-up racing to a large number of No Box competitors who want to try old-school index racing without major changes to their vehicles,” said Skooter Peaco, IHRA’s Vice President of Race Operations. “We will be testing the viability of the class in these distinct regions on the IHRA’s Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. We look forward to seeing how this class develops throughout the year.”

NTS 11.50 prohibits delay boxes and throttle stops, while mechanical fixed or “restrictor plate” style methods of slowing the car will be allowed. To help grow the class, IHRA memberships will not be required for the first year.

Winners in the NTS 11.50 class will be awarded a coveted IHRA Ironman trophy and $1,000. The runner-up will receive $500. During this trial run, the NTS 11.50 class will not award points and racers who enter this class will not be allowed to compete in other Summit Racing Pro-Am Tour classes.

For more information and a complete set of rules for the NTS 11.50 class,CLICK HEREto view the IHRA Supplemental Rulebook beginning on page 27.

Last modified on Wednesday, 01 April 2015

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