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IHRA: Two Tracks Sign Multi-Year Agreements
November 7, 2017
The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) announced that member tracks Alaska Raceway Park (Alaska) and Gulfport Dragway (Mississippi) have signed multi-year agreements with the drag race sanctioning body.
IHRA: Two Tracks Sign Multi-Year Agreements

The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) announced that member tracks Alaska Raceway Park and Gulfport Dragway in Mississippi have signed multi-year agreements with the sanctioning body.

Alaska Raceway Park boasts a 1/4-mile drag strip that opened in 1964. The racing surface was completely rebuilt in 2000 with a process which included grinding the old surface, laying a new bed using laser-controlled machinery, constructing a 300-foot concrete launch pad followed by 4,100 feet of asphalt.

In 2016, Alaska Raceway Park opened a 1/3-mile asphalt oval track which is home to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competition.

Mississippi’s Gulfport Dragway, which features a 1/4-mile drag strip, hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. Upcoming events for the track include Diesel Thunder event, complete with the big rigs racing, on November 10–11. Concerts and car shows are also on the schedule.

“We are happy to have these two outstanding facilities as IHRA member tracks,” IHRA division director Frank Kohutek said. “Like the IHRA, they look to provide the best possible experience to their racers. Both enjoy the IHRA’s continued commitment to grassroots, Sportsman racing through the Summit SuperSeries.”