Third race of 2012 Nitro Jam season gets underway May 4-5 at State Capitol Raceway
PORT ALLEN, LA – The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Nitro Jam series returns to State Capitol Raceway in Baton Rouge, La. on May 4-5 for the Mardi Gras Nitro Jam presented by Domino’s Pizza.
This year’s Mardi Gras Nitro Jam features multiple professional and sportsman classes spread over the two-day weekend. The 2012 Mardi Gras Nitro Jam presented by Domino’s Pizza will feature professional competition in Pro Fuel Dragster, AMSOIL Prostalgia™ Nitro Funny Car, Nitro Harley, Fuel Altered and Outlaw Pro Modified. The event will also feature multiple exhibitions including the 30,000 horsepower Super Shockwave jet semi, side-by-side 300 mph jet dragsters and jet funny cars, wheelstanders and the Louisiana debut of the Grave Digger vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle monster truck drag race.
The weekend will also include a double Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL weekend with competition in Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod and Hot Rod. Pro-Am points will be awarded both days 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 third 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.
The Mardi Gras Nitro Jam presented by Domino’s Pizza is the third race of the 2012 IHRA Nitro Jam season.
The event will include five professional classes including Pro Fuel Dragster, AMSOIL Prostalgia™ Nitro Funny Car, Fuel Altered, Nitro Harley and Outlaw Pro Modified, multiple sportsman classes including Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod, Hot Rod, Top, Mod and Junior Dragster and thrilling exhibitions including Grave Digger battling Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, the Super Shockwave jet truck, jet dragsters, jet funny cars, wheelstanders and more.
Friday and Saturday will feature sportsman racing throughout the day followed by the FanFest Pit Party at 6:30 p.m. The FanFest Pit Party features driver autographs and interactive stations for fans of all ages. FanFest and complete VIP access to the pit area is included with the price of admission. The Nitro Jam professional rounds will begin at 8 p.m. both nights.
Friday-Saturday, May 4-5
State Capitol Raceway - 11436 Highway 190 West, Port Allen, LA 70767
Adult Tickets $25; Junior Tickets (Ages 8-13) $10; Children 7 & Under FREE with paid adult. Tickets available at track or online at www.nitrojam.com
Call State Capitol Raceway at (225) 627-4574 or visit www.nitrojam.com
. For media requests, contact Larry Crum with IHRA Communications at (304) 812-0104 or at email@example.com
SCHEDULE (Subject to change; all times local)
Spectator gates open @ 2 p.m.; FanFest Pit Party @ 6:30 p.m.; Nitro Jam @ 8 p.m.
Sportsman Racing @ 9 a.m.; Spectator gates open @ 2 p.m.; FanFest Pit Party @ 6:30 p.m.; Nitro Jam @ 8 p.m.
2011 MARDI GRAS WINNERS:
Pro Fuel – Robin Samsel (Sat) & Bill Evans (Sun); Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car – Peter Gallen (Sat & Sun); Fuel Altered – Chris Bennett (Sat) & Jim Maroney (Sun); Nitro Harley – Steve Dorn (Sat) & Mike Scott (Sun); Outlaw Pro Mod – Joe Palmisano; Top Sportsman – Les Herod; Top Dragster – Clayton Nance; Super Stock – Gilbert Johnson; Stock – Myron Piatek ; Quick Rod – Clayton Nance; Super Rod – Jeff Southerland; Hot Rod – Ray Todd; Top ET – Louis Gregoire; Mod ET – Eric Landry; Junior Master – Tara Elliser; Junior Advanced – Wyatt Sproles; Junior Beginner – Blaze LeBlanc
IMPORTANT LINKS: MARDI GRAS NITRO JAM PREVIEW MARDI GRAS NITRO JAM EVENT PAGE MARDI GRAS NITRO JAM TICKETS
2011 Mardi Gras Nitro Jam winner "Pizza Joe" Palmisano