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SWIR to Host Manufacturers Series in 2015

Comprised of the premier national Chevrolet, Ford and Mopar branded competitive automotive events, the Manufacturers Series welcomes Tucson’s Southwestern International Raceway (SWIR) as the latest host track to join the Series schedule in 2015. The 110-acre drag racing facility located at the Pima County Fairgrounds will feature a spectacular car show, lightning-fast drag racing, manufacturers’ midway and swap meet for each of the “Big Three” American brands.

IRG Sports+Entertainment

IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG) President & CEO, Jason Rittenberry, announced today that the Company has entered into a finance agreement with TPG Specialty Lending (NYSE:TSLX), the publicly traded affiliate of TSSP, the credit and special situations investment platform of TPG. The new credit facility is replacing IRG's existing debt facilities on all companies, make capital improvements to existing assets owned by the Company and to close on the acquisition of Cordova Dragway Park in Cordova, Illinois (to be rebranded as Cordova International Raceway™ (CIR), that was announced in late 2013. The TPG facility also provides the Company with funds to purchase an additional major motorsports venue, which the Company will announce in the coming weeks.

Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series' 2015 Season kicks off at SWIR next February

The International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) and IRG Sports + Entertainment™ are excited to announce the 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series (NJDRS) schedule. The 12-race, 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series North American Tour will include a number of traditional favorites, plus two new stops in Ohio and Washington as the series travels to nine states and Canada, making the IHRA one of the only truly international motorsports series.

Team SWIR Competes in the IHRA Division 7 Gunslingers Finals

Team SWIR competes this weekend in the IHRA Division 7 Gunslingers Finals. The team, comprised of the fastest racers this year from SWIR, will do battle at the Caprock Motorplex in Penwell, Texas. In Box, Champion Chuck Hawk, in a 2011 Spitzer Dragster, leads the team with Mike Gardner in a 1997 Ford Falcon Coupe, Cindy Hawk behind the wheel of a 1997 Yancer Dragster, Bill Kidd driving a Corvette, and Terry Markley in a 1989 Landshark Dragster. Champion Tim O’Moore, driving a 1988 Chevy Camaro, leads the No Box team with Jimmy Maddux in a 1979 Chevy Nova, Allen Morris piloting a 1971 Chevy Nova, and Marvin Wolfmeier at the wheel of a 1974 Chevy Vega Hatchback. The Junior Dragsters consist of Champion Gabe Brown, Richey Coronado, Siena Coronado, and Savannah Kidd. Good luck to all the SWIR racers at the 2014 Gunslingers Team Finals!

Longtime Track Operator Alan Miller Named New General Manager of SWIR IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG), the parent company of Southwestern International Raceway (SWIR), announced today that Alan Miller has been appointed as the new General Manager of SWIR in Tucson, Arizona.  

IRG acquired SWIR in August 2013, and Alan Miller was named Interim General Manager in October 2013. His role later transitioned him into a drag racing consultant at SWIR and other IRG owned properties. Effective immediately, Miller will return to SWIR and take over as the General Manager.
This Week at SWIR: Friday Night Drags

Come to SWIR on August 1st for Friday Night Drags - Run Whatcha Brung with Open Test & Tune. All vehicles are welcomed! Spectator tickets are just $8 while kids 12 and under spectate free. Gates open at 6 pm, and the track goes hot at 7 pm. Spend a beautiful summer night with us!

More Summer Fun: Run Whatcha Brung this Saturday! On July 26, come to Saturday Night Drags -- Run Whatcha Brung with Open Test & Tune. All vehicles are welcomed -- with special pricing just for TRUCKS! Happy Hour is from 6 to 8 pm with 2 for 1 food and drink specials. Enter to win gift certificates and prizes all night long -- plus you could win the ride of your life in our 2 seater dragster! Spectator tickets are just $8, and kids 12 and under spectate free. ALL TRUCKS receive $5 off at the gate! Gates open and 6 pm, and the track goes hot at 7 pm See you there!
New September Events Just Added!

Introducing WEDNESDAY NIGHT DRAGS
Street Cars, Bikes and Trucks Only
First Timers Welcome!
6 pm to 11 pm 
Limited Track Prep
ATVs welcome (limited to 1/8 mile)

September 10                  
Truck Special - $5 off on participant entry for all trucks

September 24                  
Import Car Special - $5 off on participant entry for all imports

August Event Schedule at SWIR
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
August Event Schedule at SWIR August 1 - Friday Night Drags
Open Test & Tune
Clubs Welcome
Gates open at 6 pm and track hot at 7 pm

August 2 - IHRA Summit SuperSeries, Team Race #7         
Team SWIR Race #7
Gates at 5 pm and track hot at 6 pm
Sizzling Summer Drags - July Events at SWIR Check out our new events for July below, brought to you by Budweiser and National Auto Collision. Please note that SWIR is closed for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 11 - Friday Night Drags
Brought to you by Budweiser and National Auto Collision
Run Whatcha Brung and Test & Tune
Gates open at 6 pm. Track hot at 7 pm.
IMPORT CAR SPECIAL - $5 off participant entry for all import cars & trucks
Happy Hour food & drink specials from 6 to 8 pm! 2 for 1 hot dogs and draft beer!
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