Beginning with the San Antonio Nitro Jam in April, the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) will follow a new qualifying schedule that gives all participants a round of qualifying on Friday night just prior to the Nitro Jam professional rounds at all Nitro Jam/ Pro-Am events.
The move will place sportsman racers center stage Friday night during the opening round of Nitro Jam, and will cut down on Saturday’s schedule to better allow for an earlier finish, with all finals scheduled to be run during Saturday’s Nitro Jam finale. Saturday winners will also receive a special-edition Nitro Jam Ironman and increased contingency.
“After watching entry patterns last year 90 percent of the competitors are already on the property Friday evening anyway so really it is a win-win for everyone,” said Skooter Peaco, IHRA Vice President.
Racers will get one round of qualifying on Friday prior to the Nitro Jam professional rounds and one additional round of qualifying Saturday morning at all Nitro Jam/Pro-Am combination events. Eliminations for Saturday’s race will take place throughout the day, with the semifinals and finals being included as part of the Nitro Jam show Saturday night.
Sunday’s Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am presented by AMSOIL race will be run as originally scheduled.
For more information on the 2013 IHRA Summit Pro-Am and Nitro Jam schedules, visit www.ihra.com.