JFR HEADS TO DRAG RACING'S BIGGEST PRE-SEASON EVENT AT PBIR
Jupiter, Fla. (January 31, 2011) -- Palm Beach International Raceway is excited to announce it will be hosting the inaugural Pro Winter Warm-up Friday February 4 and Saturday February 5 at the all-concrete championship drag strip. The winter warm-up will be professional drag racing's biggest preseason testing event and the only opportunity for drag racing fans in South Florida to see the sport's biggest names. John Force Racing will be participating in the inaugural event as well as testing the next three days at the PBIR facility.
"A number of professional drag racing teams have used our facility to test in the past few years but this year we've decided to step it up," said Jason Rittenberry, president of Palm Beach International Raceway. "Usually the sessions are closed to the general public, but we've changed that this year. Seeing these nitro cars under the lights is an incredible experience for race fans and I'm happy the teams have agreed to invite the public to get a real taste of professional drag racing. We've got a great lineup of teams that will be participating."
Professional drag racing teams already committed to participate include John Force Racing, Kenny Bernstein Racing, Kalitta Racing, Don Schumacher Racing, R2B2, Bob Tasca Racing, Morgan Lucas, Racing, Vandergriff Motorsports, Terry McMillen and Cruz Pedregon Racing.
The two-night event will feature side-by-side runs and a shootout between the two quickest Top Fuel Dragsters and the two quickest Funny Cars. Gates will open at 4 p.m. both Friday and Saturday with runs scheduled at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate. No advance tickets will be offered. Adult single day tickets are $25, children 6-12 years old are $10 and children 5 and under are free. A special two-day adult ticket can be purchased for $40. Bring your ticket stub from the Nitro Jam event on January 28 or 29 and receive $5 a single day ticket.