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Massive Crowd Invades Onawa for Grand Opening Event

Friday, 10 August 2018
Onawa, Iowa- Thunder on the Prairie, the official grand opening event of International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) member track, Onawa Racing and Events Complex was a massive success with a standing room only crowd and nearly 150 race cars packing the pit area  Saturday, August 4.
The event included a full complement of IHRA sportsman classes along with special features. The fastest class on hand was the Quick Performance Midwest Pro Outlaw with a unique variety of entries including nitro fuel altereds,  pro-mods and dragsters that race off of a 4.00 eighth-mile index. Jarod Micetich took the win in his dragster with a 3.98 ET to stop the “Nitro Madness” fuel altered driven by Roger “Radar” Lechtenburg’s with a 3.97. Low ET for the category went to Micetich with a 3.95. 
 OREC Thunder Crowd 2018
 
In addition to the Pro Outlaw category, the fans were treated to the Miss Elle’ Jet Dragster blasting to a 193.28 mph along with the “Chevy Rebellion” wheelstander.  
 Micetich Onawa Pro Outlaw
 
Other class winners included; Trophy: Chad Clement, Sportsman: Gil Caughlin, Junior Dragster: Autumn Hansen, Modified ET: Cory Heckenliable and Top ET: Brian Wood.
 
For those interested in competing for an IHRA track championship and the chance to race at the IHRA Summit World Finals in Memphis please call (561) 337-3015 or email membership@ihra.com.
 
For more information on the Onawa Racing and Events complex visit their website at Onawaracing.com.
 
 

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