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The IHRA Drag Racing Series Heads Back to Canada for the Mopar Canadian Nationals presented by Williams Racing


NORWALK, Ohio (June 23, 2016) - The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) is heading north for the first of two scheduled events in Canada this season. The Mopar Canadian Nationals presented by Williams Racing will take place June 24 - 26 at Grand Bend Motorplex located in Huron County Ontario.


The Mopar Canadian Nationals will feature three-days of professional and sportsman racing on the quarter-mile. The world's best racers in AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car, Nitro Motorcycle, Pro Modified and Pro Stock will continue their points battle for the IHRA World Championship and they will be joined by Top Fuel dragsters. The Canadian teams of Paton and Maier will go up against IHRA Top Fuel Champion Bruce Litton and former European Champion Smax Smith in the Leverich Top Fueler.


The racing action doesn't stop there as the Nostalgia Hemi Super Stocks, Outlaw Sleds and sportsman racers will run in conjunction with the professional competition. Fans will also witness flames and sparks, as a jet truck and fireworks close out the night on Saturday.

Grand Bend Motorplex is located an hour from several Canadian and US major markets and is just minutes from the beaches of Grand Bend. The 407-acre property is a multi-purpose property with a 1/4-mile dragstrip, paved oval, road course and motocross facility. The Mopar Canadian Nationals presented by Williams Racing is credited as being the largest drag racing event in Ontario.


Did you know?:

Canadian-born AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car driver Tim Boychuk took home the Ironman at last weekend's President's Cup Nationals Fueled by Sunoco.The win marked his first since March 2015 and catapulted him to fourth in the point standings; 33 points out of first-place.
Last week's President's Cup Nationals Nitro Motorcycle winner and 2015 Mopar Canadian Nationals winner is looking to repeat his performance. Bob Malloy is fifth in the point standings; 34 points out of first-place.

2014 IHRA Nitro Motorcycle World Champion Mike Scott is entered to compete in this weekend's race. The Canadian-born driver will compete with Jay Turner Racing.


The 2015 winners of the Mopar Canadian Nationals include:
AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car - Mark Sanders
Nitro Motorcycle - Bob Malloy
Pro Modified - Paolo Giust
Pro Stock - Larry O'Brien


The current points leaders heading into the Mopar Canadian Nationals include: Mike McIntire Jr. (AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car), Cary Goforth (Pro Stock), Billy Harper (Pro Mod) and Jay Turner (Nitro Motorcycle).

Mopar Canadian Nationals presented by Williams Racing Entry List:

AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car
Jason Rupert
Mike McIntire Jr.
Mark Sanders
Tim Boychuk
Steve Nichols
Shawn Bowen
Paul Romine
Greg Jacobsmeyer
Nitro Motorcycle
Rob Brown
Frank Capone
Mark Conner
Tracy Kile
Bob Malloy
Mike Scott
Jim Fagan
Jay Turner
Jason Pridemore
Pro Stock
Trevor Eman
JR Carr
Cary GoForth
John DeFlorian
Larry O'Brien
Dean Goforth
John Konigshofer
Matt Bertsch
Tony Pontieri
Pro Modified
Billy Harper
Sam Andreacchi
Bruce Boland
Paolo Giust
Melani Salemi
Al Martorino
Jay Santos
Doug Blowes

The Mopar Canadian Nationals presented by Williams Racing features one professional qualifying session on Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m., two professional qualifying sessions and a round of eliminations on Saturday, June 25 starting at 3 p.m., and two rounds of eliminations Sunday, June 26 at 1 p.m..


Each spectator ticket includes pit access to interact with drivers and witness teams service their race cars and motorcycles between rounds. To purchase advance general admission tickets, please go to BuyIHRAtix.com.

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