What happened to IHRA?

What happened to IHRA?

IHRA was purchased by Palm Beach International Raceway owners in 2013 and was renamed IHRA Motorsports. PBIR also owns and operates Memphis International Raceway since 2011. Those companies were integrated into IRG Sports + Entertainment also in 2013.

How many IHRA tracks are there?

IHRA member track list swells to 109 with addition of Central Illinois Dragway. The International Hot Rod Association™ is thrilled to announce the addition of Central Illinois Dragway to the IHRA Member Track family.

Who runs IHRA?

Today, the IHRA is owned by IRG Sports + Entertainment.” IRG is poised to revive the IHRA by focusing on what has been its primary strength since 1971. “We have been very good at working with member tracks, where 99 percent of them aren’t hosting one of these big events on TV,” says Peaco.

How many NHRA tracks are there?

120 member tracks
There are 120 member tracks across North America that host NHRA competitions each week in NHRA’s seven geographic regions.

What is the difference between NHRA and IHRA?

NHRA is geared more towards the pro classes of top fuel, funny car. pro stock, and pro stock bike. They still run pro modified some what as a exhibition class. IHRA is more into the sportsman classes (the little guy) IHRA does run top fuel, funny car (at some events) and pro stock.

Is Mike Dunn still with IHRA?

In a move that should come as a surprise to no one given recent developments from the once mighty International Hot Rod Association, reliable sources are confirming Mike Dunn’s departure from the organization, as reported today by our sister site, Drag Racing Scene.

How long is Darlington Dragway?

1.366 miles
Darlington Raceway

The “Lady in Black” The “Track Too Tough to Tame”
Surface Asphalt
Length 1.366 miles (2.198 km)
Turns 4
Banking Turns 1 and 2: 25° Turns 3 and 4: 23° Front Straight: 3° Back Straight: 2°

Does IHRA run Top Fuel?

The only appearance of Top Fuel Dragsters in the United States with the International Hot Rod Association’s (IHRA) Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series will take place at the IHRA Nitro Jam Northern Nationals August 8-9 at US 131 Motorsports Park as the class joins four other professional categories in the final national event …

Who is the most famous drag racer?

TOP 50 RACERS (1951-2000)
1. Don Garlits Don Prudhomme
5. Shirley Muldowney Warren Johnson
9. Joe Amato Mickey Thompson
13. Pat Austin Ronnie Sox

What year was the IHRA founded?

7 May 1998 IHRA is established in Stockholm through the initiative of former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson.

Where is Mike Dunn drag racer now?

Dunn, one of the most successful drivers and team organizers in the history of motorsports, joins the IHRA after spending the last 14 years as the face of major league professional drag racing for ESPN.