2007 schedule changes announced

IHRA CHANGES GRAND BEND AND NEW HAMPSHIRE DATES ON 2007 EMAX NITRO JAM DRAG RACING SERIES SCHEDULE NORWALK, Ohio (November 8, 2006) -- IHRA has announced a change to the 2007 eMax Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series schedule. The MOPAR Canadian...

IHRA CHANGES GRAND BEND AND NEW HAMPSHIRE DATES ON 2007 EMAX NITRO JAM DRAG RACING SERIES SCHEDULE

NORWALK, Ohio (November 8, 2006) -- IHRA has announced a change to the 2007 eMax Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series schedule. The MOPAR Canadian Nationals at Grand Bend (Ontario) Motorplex will be held July 20 -- 22 and the Amalie Oil North American Nationals at New England (Epping, N.H.) Dragway moves to August 10 -- 12.

The North American Nationals, previously held in September and originally scheduled next year in July, has been moved to August to accommodate an unforeseen conflict for one of the event sponsors.

"After releasing the 2007 schedule in October, there became an event conflict with one of our major partners for the North American Nationals," said IHRA vice president of race operations Skooter Peaco. "The new weekend in August allows us to avoid conflicts with any other event in the area. It gives the event the full attention in the market, which will be good for everyone."

Originally scheduled the first weekend in June, the MOPAR Canadian Nationals will move to the newly opened July 20 -- 22 weekend.

"By moving the event, it not only eliminates the need for race teams to make two back-to-back weekends, but moves the Canadian Nationals to a weekend that historically has experienced much better weather," said Peaco. "The team at Grand Bend embraced the idea of moving their event into the peak tourist season and so did our partners at Mopar and Castrol. The Grand Bend area grows from a small town in early June to a booming town in July when beach season is in full swing. Not only will this change put the event in front of more spectators, it will give us better odds at having a great weather weekend."

-credit: ihra

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