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Sherbondy, Burns Headline List of Bunker Hill IHRA Ironman Winners

Sherbondy, Burns Headline List of Bunker Hill IHRA Ironman Winners

21/06/2024, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 31825545
Sherbondy, Burns Headline List of Bunker Hill IHRA Ironman Winners

BUNKER HILL, IN — David Sherbondy and Billy Burns raced to Top and Mod victories at the IHRA Ironman Classic at Bunker Hill Dragstrip on Saturday, June 15.

Jim Andrysiak (Sportsman), Jonny Ard (Motorcycle) and Tony Virgilio also went home with prestigious IHRA Ironman trophies after winning their respective classes at Indiana’s oldest drag strip.

Sherbondy captured the Bellman Oil Top (Box) victory when final-round opponent Melissa Burns fouled at the start. Sherbondy went down the track in his dragster in 5.05 seconds on a 5.02 dial after a solid .011 reaction time. Burns was a little too quick at the tree -.026, which offset an otherwise winning effort of 6.001 reaction time on a 6.00 dial.

David Sherbondy

Her husband, Billy Burns, brought home the Ironman for the All Seasons General Contracting Mod (No Box) class. Burns had the great .008 start to go along with a 7.66 run on a 6.05 dial. Runner-up Tristen Severns red-lighted on a 6.388-second run with a 6.39 dial-in.

Billy and Melissa Burns

Andrysiak was the winner over 2023 track champion Randy Wolfe in the All Seasons General Contracting Sportsman race. Wolfe was a little better .049-.057 at the tree, but Andrysiak made up with an 8.03 reaction time against an 8.00 dial-in time. Wolfe finished in 8.73 seconds with an 8.73 dial-in.

Jim Andrysiak

Ard also faced a tough challenge with Brett Engel, who ranked No. 5 on the 2023 IHRA National Top 10 list, in the Fisher Body Shop Motorcycles presented by Miami County Metals final. Ard’s winning effort included a 9.644-second pass against a 9.60 dial-in. Engel went 5.79 on a 5.72 dial. Ard had the slightly better .027-.029 reaction time.

Jonny Ard

The trophy for the Brandts Heating, Cooling and Electrical Junior Dragsters went to Virgilio, who came through with a 7.958-second run on a 7.95 dial and a .054 reaction time. Runner-up Cadan Richardson triggered the red light before his 8.69-second pass on a 7.93 dial.

Tony Virgilio

More IHRA Ironman Classic racers are coming up soon, including Sunday at Thunder Valley Dragways in South Dakota.



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Thunder Valley Dragways to Host IHRA Ironman Classic, Junior Dragster Jackpot

Thunder Valley Dragways to Host IHRA Ironman Classic, Junior Dragster Jackpot

20/06/2024, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 31823515
Thunder Valley Dragways to Host IHRA Ironman Classic, Junior Dragster Jackpot

MARION, SD — Thunder Valley Dragways is hosting the IHRA Ironman Classic and featuring young racers with the second annual Junior Dragster Jackpot this weekend.

The second annual Junior Dragster Jackpot takes place both Saturday and Sunday. It features a $500 main race and a $500 shootout both days. It’s a $50 entry fee for racers.

In addition to the Junior Dragster, races are scheduled for the Box, No Box, Street Car and Teen Championship for high school drivers on Saturday.

Sunday features the IHRA Ironman Classic with racers contending for the prestigious IHRA Ironman trophies in Top (Box), Mod (No Box), Sportsman, Pro Bike and the Junior Dragster classes. 

Thunder Valley Dragways has seen a massive amount of work in recent months from new asphalt on the track to making the pits more racer-friendly. They’ve had gallons of paint applied and sensor blocks installed. The facility is certainly ready to host this and other big events.

Ironman Classic Info Promo Flyer

The IHRA Ironman Classic program is offered to all IHRA member tracks. Prior to this program, a Sportsman racer could only win an Ironman if they traveled to an IHRA Summit Team Finals, Sportsman Spectacular or World Finals. This program gives local tracks a chance to create extra excitement in their bracket program and offer competitors a chance to win the prestigious Ironman.

Be sure to not miss out on the full benefits of being an IHRA member and competing for the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Championship, the most prestigious championship in all of bracket racing. 

Becoming an IHRA member is fast and easy. Click here to visit our membership center. You may also call 85.JOIN.IHRA (855-646-4472) where our friendly staff including IHRA membership coordinator Heather Roth and IHRA director of racer relations Staci Kettles can take you through the process of getting you on track.



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20/06/2024, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 31823546


D5 COMP RACERS SWEEP FLYING H DRAGSTRIP ROOFTEC BONUS EVENTS

D5 COMP RACERS SWEEP FLYING H DRAGSTRIP ROOFTEC BONUS EVENTS

19/06/2024, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 31823547


Membership Deadline to be Eligible for IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals is Fast Approaching

Membership Deadline to be Eligible for IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals is Fast Approaching

19/06/2024, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 31821744
Membership Deadline to be Eligible for IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals is Fast Approaching

HOUSE SPRINGS, MO — Racers, don’t get left at the starting tree. The deadline is July 1, less than two weeks away, to sign up for IHRA membership and compete for a spot in the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals presented by Strange Engineering, the most prestigious championship in all of bracket racing. 

IHRA-member racers can qualify for the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals presented by Strange Engineering in three ways. One way is to win the IHRA Summit SuperSeries championship at their home track. Another way is to win an individual title at one of the IHRA Summit Team Finals. 

You can still participate in the IHRA Summit Team Finals without being a member, but you won’t be eligible to qualify for the World Finals.

If you become a member after July 1, the third and only way to qualify for the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals is becoming a winner at an IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Moser Engineering and entering at least two other IHRA events.

IHRA World Champions will be crowned in five different classes — Top (Box), Mod (No Box), Sportsman, Motorcycle and Junior Dragster — at the 2024 IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals. 

Here are some of the other benefits of becoming an IHRA member:

  • ·      $100,000 of excess insurance coverage. If it's a serious injury and forced to miss work, your IHRA coverage will pay you $200 for 26 weeks

    ·      Twelve percent discount at Drury Hotels nationwide. Call 1-800-DRURYINN and use the IHRA special corporate code 334916 and start saving today 

    ·      Discount coupon and Summit Pro-Shop membership from Summit Racing Equipment

    ·      Exclusive IHRA membership card and decals

    ·      A printed version of the most current IHRA rulebook and decals

    ·      Ability to compete for round prizes and bonuses exclusive for IHRA members at Sportsman Spectacular events

    ·      Discounts on IHRA merchandise purchased on ihra.com/shop.

    ·      Able to compete from round prizes and bonuses exclusive for IHRA members at Sportsman Spectacular, Summit Team Finals and Hot Rod Classic events

It has never been easier to become an IHRA member. You can click here to visit our membership center or call 85.JOIN.IHRA where our friendly staff including IHRA membership coordinator Heather Roth and IHRA director of racer relations Staci Kettles can take you through the process of getting you on track.



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Big Winners and Good Crowd of Rabid Fans Highlight No Prep Warz at Kil-Kare Raceway

Big Winners and Good Crowd of Rabid Fans Highlight No Prep Warz at Kil-Kare Raceway

18/06/2024, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 31820843
Big Winners and Good Crowd of Rabid Fans Highlight No Prep Warz at Kil-Kare Raceway

XENIA, OH — Great cash prizes and a good spectator turnout provided a winning combination for No Prep Warz at Kil-Kare Raceway over the weekend.

Drivers raced in front of rabid fans under picture-perfect weather conditions and those fortunate enough to win went home with the big checks on Saturday night.

The IHRA officials, who worked the event, want to wholeheartedly thank the entire Kil-Kare staff for a terrific working environment and for the flawless job they did over the entire weekend. The races also wouldn’t have been possible if not for the loyal partners — Darana Hybird, TMF Metal Solutions, Don Baskin Truck Sales LLC and Hoosier Tire.

Speaking of tires, there was the exciting final to the Big Tire All-Stars with a pair of hungry racers going after the $20,000 winner’s prize. Kallee Mills from Sand Springs, Oklahoma and Kallee Mills Racing took home the big check. She drove her 1968 Camaro named Golden Kong to the win over Shane Robinson from Cincinnati representing 601 Mafia in the 1978 Chevy Malibu named Big Maliu. Mills had a Bullet Racing Engine / BAE Hemi, while Robinson had a twin-turbo big block.

Kallee Mills

(Big Tire All-Stars Winner — Kallee Mills)

Shane Robinson

(Big Tire All-Stars Runner-Up — Shane Robinson)

Jason Terrell from Covington, KY raced one of the most famous small-tire cars of all-time, a 4-door Malibu named Charlie Brown, to the win in that class. Terrell captured the $10,000 winner’s purse, while Scott Lowery from St. Louis was runner-up in the 1980’s third-generation Camaro named Mr. Hyde. It was a reversal of the Friday Night Shootout when Mr. Hyde won over Charlie Brown.

Jason Terrell

(Small Tire Winner — Jason Terrell)

Scott Lowery

(Small Tire Runner-up — Scott Lowery)

A long trip was worth it for Brandon “SKN” James from Modesto, California. He drove a 1969 screw-charged Camaro named Jezebel to the $3,000 victory in the Outlaw Big Tire class. Tony McKinney from nearby Lewisburg, Ohio was runner-up in Novacaine, a 1966 screw-charged Nova.

Brandon James

(Outlaw Big Tire Winner — Brandon James)

Tony McKinney

(Outlaw Big Tire Runner-Up — Tony McKinney)

The 7.0 Index class winner was Joe Hoskins from Fairborn, Ohio. Hoskins is no stranger to the Kil-Kare winner’s circle. He drove his blue Chevy S-10 pickup to the Friday Gamblers race and also was the winner in the Super Pro (Box) class at the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Moser Engineering back on May 18. Pat McFadden finished in the runner-up spot.

Joe Hoskins

(7.0 Index Winner — Joe Hoskins)

Pat McFadden

(7.0 Index Runner-Up — Pat McFadden)

Logan Back also doubled up in his white S-10 pickup as he took both the Friday Gamblers and Saturday main event in the 6.50 Index class. Camron Kardules from Newark, Ohio was his final-round opponent in a gold Pontiac Firebird.

Logan Back

(6.50 Index Winner — Logan Back)

Camron Kardules

(6.50 Index Runner-Up — Camron Kardules)

Doug Hopkins completed the list as the 6.0 Index class winner in his second-generation Camaro. Benjamin Browder from Fairborn, Ohio drove a 1956 Ford Thunderbird to runner-up honors. All the Index class winners earned $2,000 winner’s checks.

Doug Hopkins

(6.0 Index Winner — Doug Hopkins)

The final category was Daily Driver where David Ballard pedaled a 1970s Nova to the $500 win over George McFadden’s Camaro.

David Ballard

(Daily Driver Winner — David Ballard)

George McFadden

(Daily Driver Runner-Up — George McFadden)

More excitement with the series is coming soon. Ozark Raceway Park in Missouri will host the No Prep Warz on July 19-20. No Prep Warz returns to Ohio at Dragway 42 on Aug. 16-17.



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Doubleheader Weekend Coming Up for IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Moser Engineering

Doubleheader Weekend Coming Up for IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Moser Engineering

17/06/2024, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 31818622
Doubleheader Weekend Coming Up for IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Moser Engineering

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — The IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Moser Engineering will be taking place both in the Southwest and Midwest on Saturday, June 22.

Albuquerque Dragway will feature Super Pro (Box), Pro (No Box), Sportsman, Motorcycle and Junior Dragster classes. Muncie Dragway hosts the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular as part of the three-day Big Bucks Shootout weekend. Each event is tailored to the host track’s racing programs.

Racers will compete for prestigious IHRA Ironman trophies and the very popular oversized championship checks. IHRA members will also be in the running for limited-edition Sportsman Spectacular commemorative medals.

There are exciting opportunities for racers who can gain entry to the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals presented by Strange Engineering by winning the main event in the Box, No Box, Sportsman, Motorcycle and Junior Dragster classes in conjunction with entering at least two other IHRA races (an IHRA-member track Summit SuperSeries team race or Sportsman Spectacular) before the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals. Current IHRA membership is required. 

Albuquerue SS flyer

Albuquerque Dragway features a $2,500-to-win top prize and $125 entry fee in the Super Pro (Box) class. The Pro (No Box) class features $2,500 to the winner and a $100 entry. It’s $1,000 for the Sportsman winner with a $50 entry fee. Motorcycle pays $500 to the winner and $65 to enter. The  Junior Dragster winner will get $500 with a $50 entry fee. 

Gates open at 2 p.m. with time trials to start at 4 p.m. Spectator tickets are $20 each with kids 10-under admitted free. Friday night features a High Roller Gambler with a $500 entry and winner takes all. Click here for the Albuquerque Dragway Facebook page for this and other big events.

Muncie

Muncie Dragway has a $5,000-to-win race for the Box class and No Box racers are competing for a $2,000 winner’s purse both the Saturday of the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular and on Sunday, June 23. There’s a $100 single-day entry fee for the Box class and $190 for the weekend package or $350 for the double weekend. It’s $80 one day in No Box, $160 for the weekend or $275 for the double-weekend package.

On Saturday, racers in Box, No Box, Sportsman and Junior Dragster classes will compete for prestigious IHRA Ironman trophies and the very popular oversized championship checks

Gates open at 2 p.m. Friday with a test-and-tune from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and racing to follow. Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday with time runs at 10 a.m. and then racing. Gates open at 9 a.m. Sunday with new entry and Junior test-and-tune at 10 a.m. followed by racing. Click here for the Muncie Dragway Facebook page for the latest news. 

For the racers, be sure you’re eligible to compete for a spot in the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals. You can go here to visit our membership center or call 85.JOIN.IHRA where IHRA membership coordinator Heather Roth or director of racer relations Staci Kettles will help make the process simple and easy.



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IHRA Junior Dragster Profile: Gunnar Fasano

IHRA Junior Dragster Profile: Gunnar Fasano

17/06/2024, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 31818242
IHRA Junior Dragster Profile: Gunnar Fasano

HOUSE SPRINGS, MO — Gunnar Fasano is following in his big sister’s tire tracks at Great Lakes Dragaway.

His sister, Quinn, was recently highlighted by the International Hot Rod Association. Now, Gunnar is the subject of the latest Junior Dragster racer profile.

The eight-year-old from Salem, Wisconsin is in his first year driving a 2006 Halfscale SuperLite race car. Gunner’s racing hero is the legendary 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force.

Gunnar 2024 runnerup May5

He echoes his older sister in some ways as math is favorite school subject and driving fast is his favorite part of racing. He plans to be in the sport a long time and wants to race big cars once he graduates from the Junior Dragsters.

Gunnar 2024 1

More Junior Dragster racers from across America will be highlighted on IHRA.com and our social media pages in the coming weeks. Thanks to all those who support these young racers and ensure the future of our great sport.



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IHRA Division 9 Summit Team Finals Moved to Piedmont Dragway

IHRA Division 9 Summit Team Finals Moved to Piedmont Dragway

15/06/2024, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 31815835
IHRA Division 9 Summit Team Finals Moved to Piedmont Dragway

HOUSE SPRINGS, MO — The IHRA Division 9 (Raiders) Summit Team Finals set for Sept. 26-28 have been moved from Darlington Dragway to Piedmont Dragway due to a scheduling conflict.

IHRA President Mel Roth issued a personal apology to the Darlington Dragway staff, racers and especially track president Jeff Miles who were looking forward to having the IHRA Summit Team Finals at their home track. This change falls 100 percent on IHRA. 

If the race needs to be postponed at Piedmont Dragway due to weather, the races will return to Darlington the following weekend.

“IHRA appreciates both member tracks working with us, including a big shout out to Rick Moore and the other folks at Piedmont Dragway for stepping up to host this event,” Roth said. “The goal is always to take care of the Division 9 racers and member tracks.”

Also of note, a team from South Carolina Motorplex will be eligible to compete in the Division 9 Team Finals. 

Keep checking on IHRA.com and our social media pages for further updates on these and other great IHRA events.



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