Pro-Am: 2005 Division 3 schedule

IHRA announces Division 3 Pro-Am schedule The IHRA Competition Department recently announced the restructuring of the NorthStar Division 3, geographically combining Division 3 and 5 for 2005. This new region will now encompass Ohio, ...

IHRA announces Division 3 Pro-Am schedule

The IHRA Competition Department recently announced the restructuring of the NorthStar Division 3, geographically combining Division 3 and 5 for 2005. This new region will now encompass Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin and Kentucky.

"To ensure continued growth of the Mr. Gasket Pro-Am events, we needed to restructure this division so that we had a series that stopped at our best facilities in geographic locations that best suited our sportsman competitors," said IHRA Director of Racing Operations Skooter Peaco. "The tracks on the West end of the old Division 5 did everything possible to build their events and develop members in their respective areas."

"My hat is off to Thunder Valley, Eddyville and Cedar Falls for doing a great job with these events over the years. Those events on the outer fringe of our markets were tough to pull off. They are all successful tracks in their own right, so I hope when IHRA gets bigger in that part of the country, we can go back with the events we were trying to build," said Peaco.

"The venues and dates selected were chosen to facilitate event growth and provide the most flexibility for our competitors," said IHRA Director of Competition Mike Baker.

The new Division 3 will be a six race series, with stops on the tour at US 131 Motorsports Park and Milan Dragway, both of which also currently host an IHRA Hooters' Series national event.

<pre> 2005 IHRA Mr. Gasket Pro-Am Schedule Tri-State Dragway April 29-May 1 1/8 Mile Cordova Dragway Park May 13-15 1/4 Mile US 131 Motorsports Park June 3-5 1/4 Mile Milan Dragway June 17-19 1/4 Mile Mountain Park Motorplex July 1-3 1/8 Mile Byron Dragway July 22-24 1/4 Mile

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