IHRA Nitro Jam Palm Beach Nationals return to Palm Beach
International Raceway this weekend
JUPITER, Fla. (April 29, 2014) -
The International Hot Rod Association's (IHRA) Nitro Jam Drag Racing
Series returns to Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida,
on May 2 - 3, 2014 for the IHRA Nitro Jam Palm Beach Nationals.
This year's Palm Beach Nationals
marks the return of traditional competition to the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag
Racing Series. The event will feature competition in five professional
classes with qualifying on Friday, May 2, and eliminations on Saturday,
May 3, all under the lights at Palm Beach International Raceway.
The professional classes will include
more than 20 nitro-powered cars in Nitro Funny Car, Nitro Altered and
Nitro Harley, plus the return of Mountain Motor Pro Stock and the debut
of the fastest women in drag racing - the Larsen Motorsports Jet
Dragster racing team. Points and big money are on the line for all of
the teams in attendance, as the best racers in the world travel to
Florida for two days of championship drag racing.
The Palm Beach Nationals is the
fourth of 12 races on the 2014 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series North
WHAT: IHRA Nitro Jam
Palm Beach Nationals
AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car
Mountain Motor Pro Stock
EVENT INFO: The 2014 IHRA
Palm Beach Nationals will feature the best racers from the world of
drag racing in five professional categories. Each day will feature
sportsman racing throughout the day and professional racing at night.
Nitro Jam professional racing begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m.
New in 2014, the IHRA will host a
FanFest pit area centered on the Larsen Motorsports display. FanFest
will feature driver autographs and interviews; an interactive display
showcasing how to build, design and race a jet-powered racecar in the
Jet Technology Center; and the exciting Hollywood Cars of the Stars
collection featuring some of the most famous cars ever driven in film
and television, including the General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard, the
DeLorean from Back to the Future, the Batmobile from the 1960s Batman
television series and more. In addition, fans at the Palm Beach
Nationals will be treated to a special autograph session with the stars
of the television show "Hot Rod Reality" with Bubba Lloyd,
Tom Lloyd and supermodel Layla Von Athey on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.
Bubba's East Coast Rods & Customs will also have a special Bubba
Edition Bumblebee TRANSFORMER Camaro on display.
The FanFest pit area opens at 4 p.m.
on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday.
WHEN: Friday and
Saturday, May 2 - 3, 2014
WHERE: Palm Beach
International Raceway | 17047 Beeline Highway, Jupiter, FL 33478
TICKETS: Available at the
gate on the day of show or in advance at www.nitrojam.com. Adult
tickets are $25 on Friday and $30 on Saturday while kid's tickets are
APPEAR (subject to change)
Nitro Funny Car: Mike Halstead
"Candies & Hughes," Ronnie Young "Blue Max,"
Mike McIntire Jr. "McAttack," John Hale "Mike Burkhart
Tribute," Tim Boychuk "Forever Forward," Jason Rupert
"Black Plague," Mark Sanders "Mr. Explosive," Bruce
Litton "US Male," "Candies Family Racing," John
Smith "Jungle Jim," Mike Smith "Brand X"
Kyle Hough "Nanook," Ron Hope "Rat Trap," Ron
Maroney "Blind Faith," Don Blackshear "Bullet Bob,"
Terry Haddock "Nasty Benjamin," Brian Hope "Pure
Jay Turner, Mike Scott, Randal Andras, Joey Sternotti, Mike Pelrine,
Mark Cox, Alvin Kubernusz, Drums Bronconshio
Pro Stock: Cary Goforth, Todd Hoerner, Kevin Bealko,
John DeFlorian, John Konigshofer
Elaine Larsen, Marisha Falk, Kat Moller, Dawn Perdue
Nitro Funny Car - Jason Rupert over Mark Sanders
Pro Stock - Cary Goforth over Todd Hoerner
Nitro Harley - Mike Scott over Jay Turner
Nitro Altered - Mike Hilsabeck over Jim Maroney
Jet Dragster - Marisha Falk over Elaine Larsen
San Antonio, Texas
Nitro Funny Car - Jason Rupert over John Smith
Pro Stock - John DeFlorian over Cary Goforth
Nitro Harley - Randal Andras over Jay Turner
Nitro Altered - Ron Hope over Mike Hilsabeck
Jet Dragster - Elaine Larsen over Dawn Perdue
Nitro Funny Car - Mike McIntire Jr. over Jason Rupert
Pro Stock - Cary Goforth over John DeFlorian
Nitro Harley - Mark Cox over Joey Sternotti
Nitro Altered - Don Blackshear over Brian Hope
Jet Dragster - Marisha Falk over Elaine Larsen
PRO POINTS (Top 5)
Nitro Funny Car: 1. Jason Rupert,
2. Mark Sanders, 3. Mike McIntire, 4. Tim Boychuk, 5. John Hale
1. Ron Maroney, 2. Ron Hope, 3. Mike Hilsabeck, 4. Jim Maroney, 5. Don
1. Randal Andras, 2. Jay Turner, 3. Steve Dorn, 4. Mike Pelrine, 5.
1. Cary Goforth, 2. John DeFlorian, 3. Todd Hoerner, 4. Kevin Bealko,
5. Scott Hintz
1. Elaine Larsen, 2. Dawn Perdue, 3. Marisha Falk, 4. Kat Moller
to change, all times local)
Testing @ 4 p.m.; FanFest Opens @ 4 p.m.; Nitro Jam @ 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Sportsman Racing
@ 10 a.m.; FanFest Opens @ 2 p.m.; Nitro Jam @ 6 p.m.