Nitro Jam Returns To Grand Bend

(GRAND BEND, ON) – The International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) Nitro Jam tour is returning to Grand Bend Motorplex, after rain forced the event to be postponed in June. Sunny skies are in the forecast for this weekend and there will be plenty of drag racing action taking place over the course of two days.

The professional classes will include AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car, presented by Aeromotive, Nitro Harley, Pro Modified, Pro Stock, Jet Dragsters, and Top Fuel.

The Summit Pro-Am Series racers will also run in conjunction with the professional classes and compete for Ironman’s in Grand Bend. In addition, the ever-popular Harley Destroyer’s will be on-site to compete on the quarter-mile dragstrip.

With only three events remaining on the 2015 Nitro Jam schedule, the competition is fierce and every point counts towards becoming the IHRA World Champion. Every class championship is up for grabs as teams head into the Mopar Nationals presented by Williams Racing.

Jason Ruppert is enjoying the best lead with 87 points over Mike McIntire Jr, after winning four Ironman trophies in a row.

Pro Stock has the tightest championship battle as only 34 points separate Cary Goforth from leader John Montecalvo.

The Mopar Nationals presented by Williams Racing takes place August 15 and 16 at one of Canada’s premiere racing facilities. Grand Bend Motorplex is located just a few miles from the shores of Lake Huron, on 407 acres in Huron County.

This weekend marks the 10th Nitro Jam drag racing event of the season and the final appearance in Canada for the year. Two events remain after the Mopar Nationals; San Antonio Nationals, on September 25 and 26 and the World Finals at Memphis International Raceway, on October 9 and 10.

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