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IHRA Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals Return to Edmonton this Weekend at Castrol Raceway
Courtesy of IHRA Communications





EDMONTON, Alberta -- The International Hot Rod Association's (IHRA) Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series returns to Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the IHRA Mopar Nitro Jam Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports and Parts Canada.


On the schedule every year since 2003, this year's Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals marks the 12th consecutive year the IHRA has traveled to Castrol Raceway to celebrate one of Canada's biggest and most exciting drag racing events. The 2014 IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals will feature three full days of drag racing action in more than a dozen professional and sportsman categories with qualifying on Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 and eliminations on Sunday, July 6, all at Castrol Raceway.

The professional classes will include more than 20 nitro-powered cars in Top Fuel Dragster, Nitro Funny Car and Nitro Harley, plus the return of Pro Modified, the Rocky Mountain Nostalgia Funny Car group, Alcohol Funny Car, the U.S. Fire Force jet-powered fire truck and the debut of the fastest women in drag racing - the Larsen Motorsports Jet Dragster racing team.

The IHRA Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals is the eighth of 12 races on the 2014 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series North American Tour.


WHAT: IHRA Mopar Nitro Jam Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports and Parts Canada

PROFESSIONAL CLASSES
Top Fuel Dragster
AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car
Rocky Mountain Nostalgia Funny Car
Alcohol Funny Car
Top Alcohol Dragster
Nitro Bikes
Pro Mod
Jet Dragster
Jet Fire Truck


WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: "The Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals at Castrol Raceway have earned the reputation as the must-see event on the IHRA calendar. With a lineup unique to this event made up of more than a different classes, there is something for everyone at Canada's biggest drag race," said Scott Gardner, President of IHRA Motorsports. "This year, we are thrilled to welcome back Pro Modified as a full field of ear-shattering, five-second Pro Mods join Top Fuel Dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars, Jets and more spread over three days. It is like the Woodstock of drag racing."

EVENT INFO: The 2014 IHRA Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals will feature the best racers from the world of drag racing in multiple professional and sportsman categories. Each day will feature sportsman racing throughout the day and professional racing in the evening. Nitro Jam professional racing will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

New in 2014, 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 General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard, the DeLorean from Back to the Future, the Batmobile from the 1960s Batman television series and more.

The FanFest pit area opens at 4 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday.


WHEN: Friday-Sunday, July 4-6

WHERE: Castrol Raceway

TICKETS: Available at the gate day of show or in advance at www.nitrojam.com.

CONTACT: Call Castrol Raceway at (780) 461-5801 or visit them at www.castrolraceway.com.

2014 WINNERS

Tucson, Arizona
Nitro Funny Car - Jason Rupert over Mark Sanders
Pro Stock - Cary Goforth over Todd Hoerner
Nitro Harley - Mike Scott over Jay Turner
Nitro Altered - Mike Hilsabeck over Jim Maroney
Jet Dragster - Marisha Falk over Elaine Larsen

San Antonio, Texas
Nitro Funny Car - Jason Rupert over John Smith
Pro Stock - John DeFlorian over Cary Goforth
Nitro Harley - Randal Andras over Jay Turner
Nitro Altered - Ron Hope over Mike Hilsabeck
Jet Dragster - Elaine Larsen over Dawn Perdue

Bradenton, Florida
Nitro Funny Car - Mike McIntire Jr. over Jason Rupert
Pro Stock - Cary Goforth over John DeFlorian
Nitro Harley - Mark Cox over Joey Sternotti
Nitro Altered - Don Blackshear over Brian Hope
Jet Dragster - Marisha Falk over Elaine Larsen

Palm Beach, Florida
Cancelled due to weather

Rockingham, North Carolina
Nitro Funny Car - Jason Rupert over Peter Gallen
Pro Stock - Brad Waddle over Kevin Bealko
Nitro Harley - Mike Scott over Randal Andras
Nitro Altered - Ron Maroney over Shane Harter
Jet Dragster - Marisha Falk over Dawn Perdue

Budds Creek, Maryland
Nitro Funny Car - John Hale over Peter Gallen
Pro Stock - John Konigshofer over Todd Hoerner
Nitro Harley - Mike Scott over Randal Andras
Nitro Altered - Don Blackshear over Ron Maroney
Jet Dragster - Elaine Larsen over Dawn Perdue

Grand Bend, Ontario
Nitro Funny Car - Jason Rupert over Mark Sanders
Pro Stock - Anthony Paone over John Konigshofer
Nitro Harley - Nate Gagnon over Mike Pelrine
Nitro Altered - Ron Maroney over Troy Martin
Jet Dragster - Elaine Larsen over Dawn Perdue

PRO POINTS (Top 5)
Nitro Funny Car: 1. Jason Rupert, 2. Mark Sanders, 3. Mike McIntire, 4. Tim Boychuk, 5. Bruce
Litton
Pro Stock: 1. Cary Goforth, 2. John DeFlorian, 3. Todd Hoerner, 4. John Konigshofer, 5. Kevin
Bealko
Nitro Harley: 1. Mike Scott, 2. Jay Turner, 3. Randal Andras, 4. Mark Cox, 5. Alvin Kobernusz
Nitro Altered: 1. Ron Maroney, 2. Don Blackshear, 3. Mike Hilsabeck, 4. Ron Hope, 5. Shane Harter
Jet Dragster: 1. Elaine Larsen, 2. Dawn Perdue, 3. Marisha Falk, 4. Kat Moller

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS (subject to change; all times local)

FRIDAY: Gates Open @ 9 a.m.; Sportsman Racing @ 5:30 p.m.; FanFest Opens @ 4 p.m.; Nitro Jam @ 7
p.m.
SATURDAY: Gates Open @ 9 a.m.; Sportsman Racing @ 9 a.m.; FanFest Opens @ 2 p.m.; Nitro Jam @ 6
p.m.
SUNDAY: Gates Open @ 9 a.m.; Sportsman Racing @ 9 a.m.; FanFest Opens @ 11 a.m.; Nitro Jam @ 11:30
a.m.

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