IHRA Targets San Antonio Invasion

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The IHRA is planning to re-introduce the Top Fuel class as its premier class in 2017. (IHRA Photo)
The IHRA Nitro Jam will invade San Antonio (Texas) Raceway on April 5-6. (IHRA Photo)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – When the International Hot Rod Ass’n’s Nitro Jam series made its return to San Antonio Raceway in 2011 the event was deemed an overwhelming success.

The largest crowd in San Antonio Raceway history was on hand for the return of the IHRA’s unique brand of motorsports entertainment as fans in and around the Alamo City embraced the thrills of the world’s fastest machines. Then, in 2012, the event grew even bigger with another capacity crowd on hand for the largest U.S.-based Nitro Jam of the year.

Now, after two incredibly successful and entertaining seasons, the third annual San Antonio Nitro Jam presented by CarSafe and Good Vibrations Motorsports returns to San Antonio Raceway for what is easily the biggest Nitro Jam of the entire year. The event will feature four nitro classes, including the return of the Kings of the Sport in Top Fuel Dragster, plus nearly half a dozen jets, wheelstanders, fireworks and much more all jammed into one weekend April 5-6 at San Antonio Raceway.

“San Antonio is a great city and I enjoy racing at the track,” said 2007 San Antonio Top Fuel winner Bruce Litton. “This event has grown exponentially over the past few years and I know the IHRA has a great show planned for the fans this season. And speaking of the fans, they are among the best out there and I look forward to spending some time meeting them before putting on a 300 mile-per-hour show for them.”

Among the four nitro classes in action at this year’s San Antonio Nitro Jam are the fastest racecars in the world as Bruce Litton brings his bright orange “Nitro Jam” themed 8,000 horsepower Top Fuel Dragster to the party to take on young sensation Kyle Wurtzel in the “High Yield” machine in a side-by-side 320 mph showdown.