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2015 IHRA Rulebook Available Online
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
2015 IHRA Rulebook Available Online

The 2015 IHRA Rulebook is now available for viewing online at the link below. You can also view a summary of the major changes to the 2015 IHRA Rulebook below.


The Race Track Business Conference (RTBC) has awarded Jason Rittenberry, President & Chief Executive Officer of IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG), the "Innovator of the Year" award. The inaugural award was presented by Diamond Ticketing Systems at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana last week.

World’s fastest racers travel to Southwestern International Raceway for 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series opener

Southwestern International Raceway (SWIR) in Tucson will play host to the fastest cars and the biggest stars in the sport of drag racing when the track hosts the annual IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series season opener at the Good Vibrations Motorsports Southwestern Nationals presented by Budweiser, February 6-7, 2015 at SWIR.

On the IHRA Nitro Jam schedule every year since 2011, the annual season-opening race in the desert has gotten bigger each and every year. With its unique collection of cutting-edge racing technology, throwback, nostalgia drag racing and a thrilling jet-powered fire show, the Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series has something for fans of all ages.

Santa's Ironman Classic Benefit Race Returns to SWIR on Dec 6

Come join us in the race to benefit the Tucson Community Food Bank and the Tucson Toys for Tots! Racer gates open at 8 am with time trials beginning at 9 am on December 6. Ironman trophies are up for grabs in these race classes: Box, No Box, Motorcycle, Street ET, Junior Dragsters and Big Wheels.

Sonic Rush Tour closes season with a bang at SWIR on December 6

Southwestern International Raceway will host the series finale for the Sonic Rush Tour on Saturday, December 6 and the event promises to go out with a bang!

To help close the year, the Sonic Rush Tour is bringing its biggest and most exciting lineup of the year to Southwestern International Raceway in Tucson with plans to “bring the house down” with non-stop jets, wheelstanders and more! Gates open at 1 p.m. and the show gets underway at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 6.

The Sonic Rush Tour will feature five of the fastest, most unique jet-powered vehicles in the world, alongside the world’s most famous wheelstander.

Charlie Harmon Named Director of Business Development at Southwestern International Raceway

IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG), the parent company of Southwestern International Raceway, announced today that Charlie Harmon has joined the Company as the Director of Business Development at SWIR in Tucson, Ariz.

As a former track operator and manager at major motorsports facilities across the country, as well as serving as Division Director for NHRA’s West Central Division, Harmon brings with him decades of experience in the motorsports arena where he will primarily focus on business development at Southwestern International Raceway.

SWIR Featured on IHRA MAVTV Debut Thursday, November 6

The International Hot Rod Association’s Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series will make its national television debut on Thursday, November 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET on MAVTV.

The series will air every Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET with an encore showing at 11:30 p.m., ET all on MAVTV. Following the series premier on November 6, each episode will be available for download one week following its air date on iTunes, Hulu, Netflix and Amazon.

Manufacturers Series Adds Velocity TV to its Super Chevy Shows for 2015

The Super Chevy Show event series will join the Velocity Network as the newest TV program in the lineup of automotive-driven content with 13 episodes highlighting the 2015 season. Discovery Communications’ high-definition cable channel Velocity, will bring the same namesake Super Chevy Show into 62 million households across the U.S., and is scheduled to air on 13 consecutive weeks from October through December 2015.

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.

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