Grand Bend Hosts IHRA Nitro Jam

By Shayna Keller

(NORWALK, OH) – The International Hot Rod Association Nitro Jam tour is taking their seventh event of the season north this weekend to the Motorplex in Grand Bend.

This year’s Mopar Nationals will feature three days of sportsman competition plus an exciting line-up of nitro classes; from 320 mph Top Fuel Dragsters to AMSOIL Nitro Funny Cars presented by Aeromotive, and Nitro Harleys, and the stars of the Crower Pro Mod class, US Bounty Hunters Pro Stock class and Jet Dragsters.

Canadian-born, Tim Boychuk and his Happy Hour AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car returns home to take on his US competitors during the Mopar Nationals. Boychuk has been a regular in the IHRA since the late 2000s and currently sits third in the point standings heading into this weekend.

2014 Nitro Harley champion, Mike Scott will make his return to competition at the Mopar Nationals. The Canadian native, intended on running the entire Nitro Jam season in 2015, but work commitments did not allow his full-time return. He will race in both Canadian races this year with his former team, Turner Racing.

The current points leaders heading into the Mopar Nationals include Mike McIntire Jr. (AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car), John Montecalvo (US Bounty Hunters Pro Stock), Ruben Tetsoshvili (Crower Pro Mod), Randal Andras (Nitro Harley), and Elaine Larsen (Jet Dragster).

The Mopar Nationals is one of two Nitro Jam events in Canada and takes place June 26 through 28. It is located just a few miles from the shores of Lake Huron on 407 acres in Huron County. Grand Bend Motorplex is one of Canada’s premier racing facilities.

Tickets to the 2015 Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals can be purchased at the gate on the day of event. Nitro Jam is scheduled for 8:00 pm Friday, 5:00 pm Saturday, and 1:00 pm Sunday.

For more information, visit online or call 519-238-7223.


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