NEW ALEXANDRIA, Pa. (May 29, 2012) – The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Nitro Jam series returns to Pittsburgh Raceway Park in Pittsburgh, Pa. on June 1-2 for the Pittsburgh Nitro Jam.
This year’s Pittsburgh Nitro Jam features multiple professional and sportsman classes spread over the two-day weekend. The 2012 Pittsburgh Nitro Jam will feature professional competition in Pro Fuel Dragster, AMSOIL Prostalgia™ Nitro Funny Car, Nitro Harley and Fuel Altered. The event will also feature multiple exhibitions including the 30,000 horsepower Shockwave jet-powered semi and the return of the legendary Grave Digger monster truck.
The weekend will also include a double Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL event with competition in Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod and Hot Rod. Pro-Am points will be awarded Saturday and Sunday and winners during Saturday’s Nitro Jam portion of the weekend will earn a spot in the year-end Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL.
This is the fourth race of the 2012 IHRA Nitro Jam season with championship points on the line in all professional classes. A spot in the year-end Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions is on the line for racers in the sportsman classes on Saturday.
WHAT: The Pittsburgh Nitro Jam is the fourth race of the 2012 IHRA Nitro Jam season.
The event will include four professional classes including Pro Fuel Dragster, AMSOIL Prostalgia™ Nitro Funny Car, Fuel Altered and Nitro Harley, multiple sportsman classes including Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod and Hot Rod and thrilling exhibitions including Grave Digger, the Shockwave jet-powered semi and more.
WHEN: Friday-Saturday, June 1-2
WHERE: Pittsburgh Raceway Park – 538 Stone Jug Road, New Alexandria, PA 15670
TICKETS: Available at the gate day of show or in advance at www.nitrojam.com. Tickets are $25 for adults day of show ($5 off in advance) and $10 for kids ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.
CONTACT: Call Pittsburgh Raceway Park at (724) 668-7600 or visit www.nitrojam.com orwww.pittsburghracewaypark.com. For media requests, contact Larry Crum with IHRA Communications at (304) 812-0104 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHEDULE (Subject to change; all times local)
FRIDAY: Spectator gates open @ 2 p.m.; FanFest Pit Party @ 6:30 p.m.; Nitro Jam @ 8 p.m.
SATURDAY: Sportsman Racing @ 9 a.m.; Spectator gates open @ 2 p.m.; FanFest Pit Party @ 5:30 p.m.; Nitro Jam @ 7 p.m.
SUNDAY: Sportsman Racing @ 9 p.m.
2011 PITTSBURGH NITRO JAM WINNERS: Pro Fuel – Robin Samsel (Fri) & Mike Manners (Sat); Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car – Peter Gallen (Fri) & Mike McIntire (Sat); Nitro Harley – Jay Turner (Fri) & Mike Scott (Sun)
2011 PITTSBURGH PRO-AM WINNERS: Top Sportsman – Mike Sowards & Doug Gbur; Top Dragster – Will Crawford & Josh Rietscha; Super Stock – Pete D’Agnolo & Craig Marshall; Stock – Jim Boburka & Brent Darroch; Quick Rod – Kathy Fisher & Jeremy Mason; Super Rod – David Moore (2); Hot Rod – Ricky Roe & Greg Fowler