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River Cree Resort and Casino named title sponsor of Rocky Mountain Nationals IHRA has announced that the River Cree Resort and Casino has signed on as the title sponsor of the Rocky Mountain Nationals July 3-5 at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, ...

River Cree Resort and Casino named title sponsor of Rocky Mountain Nationals

IHRA has announced that the River Cree Resort and Casino has signed on as the title sponsor of the Rocky Mountain Nationals July 3-5 at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.

Host to the biggest IHRA drag race in North America, the River Cree Resort and Casino will only add to the already sterling tradition that is the Rocky Mountain Nationals.

"This is a terrific partnership between River Cree, the IHRA and Castrol Raceway. Race fans want excitement and they will find it at both the Rocky Mountain Nationals and at the River Cree Resort and Casino -- it is a dynamic matchup between three successful brand names," said Michael Heeb, Vice-President and General Manager of River Cree Resort and Casino. "We are proud to support such a great event, especially one that is recognized as widely as the Rocky Mountain Nationals."

In addition to the River Cree Resort and Casino's title sponsorship, the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort has been named the Official Host Hotel of the Rocky Mountain Nationals. The Edmonton Marriott will be offering special deals and packages in conjunction with the July race.

"We are thrilled to have the River Cree Resort and Casino join the IHRA and Castrol Raceway for one of the biggest events of the year. We look forward to a unique and valued partnership with the River Cree now and into the future," said IHRA President Aaron Polburn.

Castrol Raceway will set the stage for the biggest IHRA race of the year as drivers from all over the world travel to Edmonton to try and master one of drag racing's fastest and most exciting tracks.

"We are thrilled to have the River Cree on board. Just like Castrol Raceway, the River Cree Resort and Casino has so much to offer its customers and we hope this partnership will continue to grow into the future," said Castrol Raceway owner Kimberly Reeves. "July will be here before you know it and I can't wait to see all the racers and fans back here for the Rocky Mountain Nationals."

The River Cree Resort and Casino Rocky Mountain Nationals will be the fifth of 10 races on the 2009 Nitro Jam tour. It will feature three professional classes of racing including Top Fuel, Pro Modified and Pro Stock along with hundreds of sportsman competitors capped off by the annual Saturday "Night of Fire."

"We are pleased to be a part of such a big event and what will definitely be a fast-paced and entertaining weekend," Heeb said. "Race fans are going to enjoy what River Cree will offer them during the Rocky Mountain Nationals."

-credit: ihra

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