Fans will also enjoy the return of the fastest growing motorsports class in America as the stars of AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car take their 4,000 horsepower nostalgia machines down the Texas quarter-mile at speeds in excess of 250 mph. Among this year’s Funny Car pilots are two-time defending class champion and world record holder Pete Gallen in the brand new “Poverty Stricken” ’78 Monza, Texas-native and last year’s winner John Hale in the “Nitro Boss” Mustang, Greg Jacobsmeyer in the “AllStar” Dodge Challenger and “Mr. Explosive” Mark Sanders.
Rounding out the nitro classes are the out-of-control Fuel Altereds of Kyle Hough in “Nanook” and Ron Hope in “Rat Trap” plus the daredevil’s of the 220 mph Nitro Harley class starring Jay Turner in the record-setting “Big Pig” ride.
In exhibition action fans will be in for a treat as five different jets fill the lines including the battle of jet trains between the “Cannonball Express” and “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”, the incredible “First Strike” and “Top Secret” jet-powered Funny Cars and the 30,000 horsepower Super Shockwave jet-powered truck. Fireworks, the world’s fastest wheelstander and more will bring both nights to a close.
Fans of powerful classic cars will also enjoy watching the world’s fastest sportsman racers take center stage during intermission as the stars of the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour battle for an Ironman trophy in front of an anticipated sellout crowd.
The 2013 San Antonio Nitro Jam presented by CarSafe and Good Vibrations Motorsports is April 5-7 at San Antonio Raceway. Showtime is scheduled for 7 p.m. both evenings with two rounds of Nitro Jam action each night.