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Tue, 01 May 2012, 14:52 PM

Mardi Gras Nitro Jam Fact Sheet
Courtesy of IHRA Communications


The Nitro Jam heads to Baton Rouge for the third race of the 2012 Nitro Jam season at State Capitol Raceway. The Mardi Gras Nitro Jam will mark the largest drag race in the history of Louisiana at one of the most prestigious IHRA tracks in the entire country.

WHERE: State Capitol Raceway
11436 Highway 190 West
Port Allen, LA 70767

WHEN: Friday-Saturday, May 4-5

WHO: Nitro Jam's innovative Pro Fuel Dragster class. Similar to Top Fuel, but with more nitro in the tank, these flame-shooting, nitro-fueled machines are the new stars of drag racing headed by 2010 champion Bill Evans, Texas-native Kristen Dennis, Cherissa Smallwood, Robin Samsel and more.

The loudest, fastest and most insane nostalgia cars in the country making up the fastest growing class in drag racing - AMSOIL ProstalgiaT Nitro Funny Car. With new rules allowing these cars nearly unlimited power, the Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car class is the most exciting new class in Nitro Jam's 40 year history. Baton Rouge will feature one of the biggest Prostalgia competitions of the year with six of the world's best drivers including 2011 champion and world record holder Peter Gallen and Steve Nichols, current points leader Mike Savage driving the legendary Louisiana machine "Candies & Hughes" plus dozens of others including "Jungle Jim", "Brand X", "Allstar Dodge" and more.

The return of the insane riders of the 220 mph Nitro Harley class and the out-of-control Fuel Altereds.

Tons of extras including the drag racing debut of the Grave Digger vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle monster truck drag race, the 30,000 horsepower Shockwave jet semi, 300 mph jet dragsters, wheelstanders and more!

WHAT'S AT STAKE: In addition to the individual class purse up for grabs, divers will be competing for points with the ultimate goal of being crowned world champion.

Friday, May 4:
Spectator Gates Open at 2 p.m.
Fan Fest at 6:30 p.m.
Nitro Jam at 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 5:
Spectator Gates Open at 2 p.m.
Fan Fest at 6:30 p.m.
Nitro Jam at 8 p.m.

Order Tickets Now @ State Capitol Raceway:, or call (225) 627-4574

General Admission prices, single-day ticket
• Adult: $25*
• Junior (6-12 years old): $10
• Child (under 5): Free
• *Save $5 when you purchase your tickets in advance


FAN FEST: Every ticket includes an all-access access pit pass and admission to Fan Fest. Go "backstage" and watch drivers tune their vehicles for the next round, get autographs, photos, team merchandise and - for the first time in drag racing history - experience over 20 nitro-fueled machines warming up at the same time!

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