EDINBURG, Texas — Racers will be treated to big improvements when they come to Edinburg Motorsports Park for the season kickoff with an IHRA Ironman Classic on March 1-2.
A crew from Total Venue Concept did a track profile grind and total track upgrade. They worked to make the drag strip level and smooth for the racers prior to the huge racing season coming up at the South Texas facility.
It’s a fun-filled two days of action with Friday headlined by 4.99, 6.0 and 7.0 Index racing with the track to add $300 on top of the buy ins for each class. There is an extra element of excitement with a winner-takes-all format.
After that gets you fired up, Saturday features unbelievable action with racers competing for IHRA Ironman trophies, double points and winner takes all in five classes — Electronics (Box), No Box, Sportsman, Motorcycle and Junior Dragster. There is also a winner-takes-all race for Electric Vehicles.
With the Electronics class, the track is adding $500 on top of the purse. Edinburg is adding $300 to the No Box, Sportsman and Motorcycle classes. It’s a $100 entry and $50 buy back for these four classes and $50 buy in and $25 buy back for the Junior and EV classes.
In addition, there will be IHRA chassis and membership certification services on site.
Gates open at noon Saturday and a special presentation to the 2023 IHRA Ironman winner will take place at 2 p.m. First round of racing begins at 5 p.m. Costs are $40 for the racers, $15 for spectators each day with kids 12-under admitted free.
Click here to check out the Edinburg Motorsports Park Facebook page for these and other events. Make sure you’re eligible for all the IHRA benefits and keep up to date on your IHRA membership by clicking here for the membership center or call our membership coordinator Heather Roth at 85-JOIN-IHRA.