Two Races Remain In IHRA Competition

Kat Moller was the winner of the Jet Dragster at the 2015 Mopar NitroJam Series Nationals at Grand Bend, on August 17. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Kat Moller was the winner of the Jet Dragster at the 2015 Mopar NitroJam Series Nationals at Grand Bend, on August 17. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

(NORWALK, OH) – The Mopar Nationals presented by Williams Racing at Grand Bend Motorplex marked the 10th Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series event on the 2015 schedule. With only two events remaining, every team is pushing their limits to gain valuable points and claim an International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) World Championship.

The biggest move in the point standings following Grand Bend was Kat Moller. She took the lead in Jet Dragster competition after her victory last weekend. 2014 IHRA World Champion Elaine Larsen fell one spot to second and is five points behind Moller with 914.

Marisha Falk sits third in the points and is still in the chase for the championship with 850 points; 69 points behind Moller.

Phil Sampson was the top qualifier in the Good Vibrations Top Sportsman at the 2015 Mopar NitroJam Series Nationals at Grand Bend, on August 17. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Phil Sampson was the top qualifier in the Good Vibrations Top Sportsman at the 2015 Mopar NitroJam Series Nationals at Grand Bend, on August 17. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The points leaders remain the same in AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car presented by Aeromotive, Nitro Harley, Crower Pro Mod, and Pro Stock classes. Jason Rupert gained a few points after his runner-up finish and is now 104 points ahead of Mike McIntire Jr.

Jay Turner continues to lead in Nitro Harley and Tracy Kile took over the second spot. Randal Andras fell to third in the standings after not racing at the Mopar Nationals.

Dina Parise has a 31 point lead over second-place Bill Lutz in the Crower Pro Mod class. Lastly, John Montecalvo and Cary Goforth are separated by 33 points in the Pro Stock class.

How IHRA Nitro Jam Points Are Awarded

Event entry points: 10

Qualifying points: 1st – 16; 2nd – 15; 3rd – 14; 4th – 13; 5th – 12; 6th – 11; 7th – 10; 8th – 9; 10th – 7; 11th – 6; 12th – 5; 13th – 4; 14th – 3; 15th – 2; 16th – 1.

Competition points: Win – 90; Runner-up – 70; Semi-finalist – 50; Quarter-finalist – 30; Eighth-finalist – 10.

E.T. world record: 20.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata
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