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Canadian Mike Scott, 2014 IHRA Nitro Harley Champion, Returns to Competition this Weekend in Grand Bend

@IHRA • @GBMotorplex • NORWALK, Ohio (June 23, 2015) - The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) drag racing community will see a familiar face this weekend at Grand Bend Motorplex as last year's Nitro Harley champion, Mike Scott, is scheduled to make his return.
 
The former champion competed for Turner Racing in 2014 and took home three wins during the season. The Nitro Harley championship came down to the final race at Memphis International Raceway with four drivers competing for the number one spot. Scott was leading the standings and did not advance to the final round, a win by his teammate, Jay Turner, against Randal Andras sealed the deal.  
 
Scott intended on running the entire Nitro Jam season in 2015 but work commitments did not allow his full-time return. He was able to schedule time off to race in both Canadian races this year and will compete in the Nitro Harley class with his former team, Turner Racing. The goal for Scott is to come back full force in 2016 and win championship number two.  
 
The Mopar Nationals Nitro Harley class currently includes eight entries: Rob Brown, Jim Fagan, Tracy Kile, Alvin Kobernuscz, Lyle Newton, Mike Pelrine, Jay Turner and Mike Scott. There is only 10-points separating the top-three in the point standings. Randal Andras leads with 399 followed by Jay Turner with 390 and Tracy Kile with 389.  
 
This year's Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals marks the 15th consecutive year the IHRA has traveled to Grand Bend Motorplex to celebrate one of drag racing's biggest and most exciting events. The 2015 IHRA Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals will feature three full days of drag racing action in six professional categories and 10 sportsman categories with qualifying on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 22 and eliminations on Sunday, June 28.
 
Grand Bend Motorplex is located at 70292 Grand Bend Line, Grand Bend, Ontario. For more information, please call (519) 238-7223 or visit www.nitrojam.com
to purchase tickets in advance.  
 
 
IHRA Nitro Jam Mopar Nationals Schedule:
 
Friday, June 26
First round of Nitro Jam qualifying - 8 p.m.
 
Saturday, June 27
Second round of Nitro Jam qualifying - 3 p.m.
Pre-race ceremonies - 4:45 p.m.
Final round of Nitro Jam qualifying - 5 p.m.
First round of Nitro Jam eliminations - 8 p.m.
 
Sunday, June 28
Pre-race ceremonies - 12:45 p.m.
Second round of Nitro Jam eliminations - 1 p.m.
Final round of Nitro Jam eliminations - 3 p.m.
 
**Schedule subject to change.
 
Advance Ticket Prices
Weekend Adult - $80
Weekend Child (ages 6 - 12) - $13.50
Friday Adult - $22.50
Friday Child (ages 6-12) - $5
Saturday Adult - $44
Saturday Child (ages 6-12) - $8.50
Sunday Adult - $26.55
Sunday Child (ages 6-12) - $5
 
Ticket fees and HST tax will be added to your order when you checkout. All tickets include a free pit pass. Order in advance at: www.nitrojam.com.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 12:57 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog: The benefits of social media

The new riders of today have no idea how good they have it. With cellphones, laptops, texting, Facebook and so on, communication before, during and after the races is amazing compared to what it was like a couple of decades ago. I’m sure if youngsters Adrian St. Amand or Jordan Molnar could gather around the rocking chairs of grizzled veterans Chris Evans or John Parker, they would hear tales of how it was in the ‘old’ days.

Thursday, 17 July 2014 15:23 Published in Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog


Gagnon Claims Screamin' Eagles Top Fuel Title at CMDRA Season Finals

September 8, 2013- 2012 UEM Superbike Twin Champion Nate Gagnon can now add the 2013 Screamin' Eagle Top Fuel Championship to his resume.

Monday, 09 September 2013 17:11 Published in Reports, Results & Points


This weekend: CMDRA returns to Fort St. John, BC after five-year absence

Following a five-year absence, the Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association returns to the Northern Lights Raceway in Fort St. John, BC on August 17th and 18th for the 2013 Northern Nationals presented by Prince George Harley-Davidson and Mighty Peace Harley-Davidson.

Thursday, 15 August 2013 16:17 Published in News


CMDRA Heads for the Badlands

The Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association returns to Alberta on August 3rd and 4th for 2013 edition of the Badlands Nationals presented by Medicine Hat Harley Davidson. With only three races remaining in the season, points are at a premium and the racing action will be intense. Held on the ¼ mile NHRA sanctioned Medicine Hat Dragstrip, the CMDRA will take full advantage of the fully lit track and run qualifying “under the lights” on Saturday night.

In addition to racing featuring all classes and makes of bikes, including the Screamin’ Eagle Top Fuel and V-Rod Destroyer series, the CMDRA will once again be hosting the Trev Deeley Drag Racing School at 12 noon on Saturday. This unique opportunity provides anyone on two wheels the chance to experience the thrill of the ¼ mile under the guidance and instruction of professional drag racers at absolutely no cost.

As always, for the 2013 season, the CMDRA is providing live up to the minute results for all of its events at: www.cmdra.com/2013-live-race-results/

-- From the CMDRA

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Monday, 29 July 2013 10:35 Published in News


CMDRA Hi Desert Nitro Nationals - July 20-21, Ashcroft, BC

The Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association returns to the Eagle Motorplex in Ashcroft, British Columbia on July 20th and 21st for the Hi Desert Nitro Nationals. The "All Bike" drag racing event will feature all makes and classes of motorcycles including the Screamin' Eagle Top Fuel and V-Rod Destroyer Series.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 11:38 Published in News


CMDRA 20th Anniversary Season Kicks Off May 25 in Ashcroft

The CMDRA kicks off its 20th anniversary season on May 25th, 2013 when motorcycles return to the quarter mile for their opening round at the Eagle Motorplex in Ashcroft, BC. Building on the success of its 2012 campaign, the CMDRA is set to deliver in 2013, with increased bike counts, rekindled rivalries and the heart stopping adrenalin rush which its fans have come to expect.

Thursday, 16 May 2013 10:15 Published in News


CMDRA 3rd Round Cancelled Due To Inclement Weather

JUNE 11, 2012 - The Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association 2012 Season brought to you by Parts Canada and Drag Specialties moved to Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, AB, on June 9-10 for the Spring Nationals presented by the Harley Davidson Dealers of Northern Alberta.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 14:12 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Canada's Biggest All-Bike Race Weekend - THIS WEEKEND!

Grand Bend Motorplex’s massive All-Bike Race Weekend is even bigger this year!  This weekend's event (June 16-17) will not only feature huge fields of motorcycles drag racing on the quarter-mile, but the SOAR road racing series will increase the scope of the event significantly, providing non-stop action for all types of racing fans.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 10:59 Published in Industry News


Cownden Takes Top Fuel in Quebec

Defending two-time Canadian Top Fuel champion Damian Cownden will be remembered in the history books as the first CMDRA Top Fuel winner at a race held in Quebec.  The DCR Top Fuel Nitro Harley-Davidson team took on a five-strong field and less-than-ideal track conditions to come out on top of the inaugural CMDRA Rendez-Vous Nationals at Napierville Dragway.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:31 Published in Reports, Results & Points


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