The 2016 IHRA Drag Racing Series (formerly Nitro Jam) is a departure of the traditional format with all events featuring the same classes of competition. The IHRA strategically determined professional classes that are best suited for each facility and market. This move will make for the most exciting and competitive drag racing ever produced by the sanctioning body.
"The IHRA worked tirelessly at creating a series that features key classes in key markets," stated IHRA President Scott Gardner. "The 2016 series has more diversity in classes and locations than ever in the history of the IHRA. We believe the revised schedule and format will create fierce competition for the racers and great entertainment for our fans."
IHRA officials are currently working with several additional venues for possible new dates to the 2016 schedule. In addition, the dates and locations of the Jet Dragster class will be announced at a later time.
2016 IHRA Drag Racing Series Schedule
|March 5 - 6||Spring Nitro Nationals||Orlando, FL||NFC, NH, PS, PM|
|March 18 - 19 *||
Mardi Gras Nationals
|Baton Rouge, LA||NH, PS, PM|
|April 1 - 2||Texas Nationals||San Antonio, TX||NFC, NH, PS, PM|
|June 3 - 4 *||Summer Nationals||Cordova, IL||NFC, PS, PM|
|June 17 - 18 *||President's Cup||Budds Creek, MD||NH, PS, PM|
|June 24 - 26||Mopar Canadian Nationals||Grand Bend, Ontario||NFC, NH, PS, PM|
July 15 - 17 *
|Mopar Rocky Nationals||Edmonton, Alberta||NFC, NH|
August 12 - 13
|Northern Nationals||Martin, MI||NFC, NH, PS, PM|
|September 23 - 24||World Nationals||West Salem, OH||NFC, NH, PS, PM|
*Additional non-points pro cars to be included at the event
- NFC - AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car presented by Aeromotive
- NH - Nitro Harley
- PS - Pro Stock
- PM - Crower Pro Mod
The IHRA Drag Racing Series points will be determined by the best seven out of eight events on the schedule. The World Series of Drag Racing at Cordova International Raceway on August 26 - 27, 2016 will count as a points race for the AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car presented by Aeromotive class.
The IHRA promotes professional and sportsman racing for drivers of all levels. Headquartered in Norwalk, Ohio, the IHRA sanctions more than 100 motorsport facilities in the United States and Canada and has more than 12,000 racers as members. The IHRA Drag Racing Series stars the fastest, loudest and meanest race machines on the planet with major events throughout the year. The IHRA also oversees multiple sportsman racing programs including the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL, Summit Racing Equipment SuperSeries presented by AMSOIL, and Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL.