Following a landmark announcement made by the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) announcing the return to traditional drag racing competition and a record championship points fund for Funny Car, the IHRA revealed the preliminary roster of championship drivers slated to compete in 2014 in its Nitro Funny Car class and announced that it has opened the class up to a limited field of competitors.
The field of competitors competing on the 2014 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series in Nitro Funny Car will include some of the most decorated and successful nostalgia pilots in the sport, accumulating countless championships and major event wins over the past few years. The IHRA also announced that it will open the field up to a limited number of regional racers next season and will feature one fully open field race in July.
Southwestern International Raceway (SWIR) will host the IHRA Nitro Jam Southwestern Nationals presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports on March 21-22, 2014. SWIR is an IHRA Member Track, and both SWIR and IHRA are owned by IRG Sports + Entertainment.