The 2014 Tucson Dragway Reunion at Southwestern Internal Raceway is shaping up to be even bigger than last year’s highly successful event. Almost all of the historic race cars that attended the event are returning and some exciting new cars will also be part of the show.
The focus of the Reunion is still on the people and the cars of years gone by. The laid back event will again feature Nitro Alley with a fabulous lineup of historic nostalgia drag racing cars on display. Nitro will fill the air with cackles, push starts, and staging all night long.
Jarrod Holly’s Celebration of Life and Horsepower Memorial will be held March 26 at Southwestern International Raceway (SWIR) beginning at 2 pm. You are welcomed to arrive early and display your hot rod. At approximately 3 to 3:30 pm, there will be a cruise in his honor from SWIR to Sonoita, Arizona and then to Hotrods at 10500 E Old Vail Road, just off of Houghton Road. Starting at 4:30 pm until the evening hours, enjoy some food, drinks and bench racing. Jarrod’s favorite dessert will be served – cheesecake and Mello Yello.
If the Southwestern Nationals at Southwestern International Raceway are any indication of what is to come in the new era in IHRA drag racing, then be prepared for one wild ride. It was classic IHRA action during Saturday’s finals at the season opener in Tucson, Ariz. as a new championship program and new classes led to an increased sense of urgency and, in-turn, some incredible action on the track. Jason Rupert led Saturday’s winners at Southwestern International Raceway, taking the win in Nitro Funny Car to the thrill of the capacity crowd. Cary Goforth took the win in the much-anticipated return of Mountain Motor Pro Stock to IHRA competition, while Mike Scott (Nitro Harley), Mike Hilsabeck (Nitro Altered) and Marisha Falk (Jet Dragster) rounded out the list of winners.