IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG) and the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) announced today that US Bounty Hunters, a high-stakes reality television show airing on Destination America, has been named the official class sponsor for the IHRA Mountain Motor Pro Stock class and Official Bounty Hunters of IHRA.
Following a successful return to competition with IHRA in 2014, the extremely popular Mountain Motor Pro Stock division will once again be a major part of the IHRA’s Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series™ (NJDRS) in 2015. Featuring 800+ cubic inch power plants and side-by-side, 220 mph racing on the quarter-mile, IHRA’s Mountain Motor Pro Stock class provides the kind of wild and unpredictable racing that makes its pairing with the US Bounty Hunters team such a perfect fit.
“We are pleased to welcome US Bounty Hunters to the IHRA. While certainly a unique partnership, it is one we are very excited about as the dedication and excitement that the US Bounty Hunters bring on their show matches the intensity and unpredictability of the IHRA’s Mountain Motor Pro Stock class,” said Steven Cole, IHRA Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. “Fred (Slack) and the folks at US Bounty Hunters attended the IHRA Summit World Finals earlier this year and were more than impressed with the fans, racers and atmosphere of the Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series and wanted to be a part of the series going forward. I could think of no better way to bring our great racing series and US Bounty Hunters together than to make them a part of one of our most popular classes.”
Airing on Destination America, US Bounty Hunters is a fast-paced, reality television show that takes its viewers on a journey into the dramatic, high-stakes world of a unique breed of law enforcement – Fugitive Recovery Agents. US Bounty Hunters follows “The Enforcer” Fred Slack, “The Huntress” Denise Mirro and the entire team as they track down some of the most dangerous fugitives in the United States.
In 2015, US Bounty Hunters will team with IHRA in presenting the Mountain Motor Pro Stock class, as well as being named the Official Bounty Hunters of the IHRA. In addition, US Bounty Hunters will adorn the side of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Pro Stock car of Kevin Bealko as the primary sponsor for the Black Diamond Motorsports team.
“We are so proud to be a part of IHRA. One of our determining factors when deciding to become a sponsor of IHRA is the unique, up close and personal relationships that IHRA builds with the fans. Fans truly feel like they are part of the racing experience,” said Fred Slack with US Bounty Hunters. “Shortly after Steve (Cole) wowed us on what IHRA has to offer our brand, we decided to come full circle and sponsor one of the top classes the sport in Pro Stock. We are also excited to partner with one of the top teams in that class in Black Diamond Motorsports with Kevin Bealko and John DeFlorian. With this perfect marriage, we are committed to making this partnership successful and continue growing our brand.”
Debuting with the IHRA in the early 70s as one of its original classes, the US Bounty Hunters Mountain Motor Pro Stock once again calls the IHRA home as the series showcases eight-car qualified fields and traditional eliminations at most of the events on the 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series schedule.
Fans will see members of the US Bounty Hunters team at select events throughout the NJDRS season as fans of both series prepare for a wild ride in 2015.
“We are proud to join IHRA, an icon in the world of motorsports. We are also proud to sponsor the incredibly exciting Pro Stock class and adorn the side of Kevin Bealko and the Black Diamond Motorsports team. Much like IHRA’s hands-on treatment with the fans, Black Diamond Motorsports gives their fans the same attention that fans of racing want more of,” said Denise Mirro with US Bounty Hunters. “We believe we are a perfect match. While US Bounty Hunters takes you inside the fast lane of the craziest bounty hunter chases, IHRA and its Mountain Motor Pro Stock class take you on a ride you won’t forget right down the track. We are thrilled with what the future holds for all of us and look forward to celebrating many wins, both on and off the track.”