American Idol XIV contestant Alex Fischbach, from Morrison, Illinois, will sing the national anthem during pre-race ceremonies at the May 29-30 IHRA Nitro Jam Summer Nationals at Cordova Internationals Raceway.
Fischbach will sing the national anthem during pre-race ceremonies at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, May 29, and at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 30.
“I have been singing since I was two years old,” said Fischbach. “When my mom was a server at the Bennigan’s restaurant in Rock Falls, Illinois, I would go from table to table singing for tips for action figures.”
IHRA NITRO JAM DRAG RACING SERIES
Nitro Jam is “heads-up” drag racing entertainment – first racer to the finish line wins – in all five pro categories. The exciting show includes qualifying and eliminations for: Crower Pro Mod, AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car presented by Aeromotive, U.S. Bounty Hunters Pro Stock, Nitro Harley and Jet Dragster classes.
The IHRA pit experience allows fans to tour the pit area, meet the drivers and take part in a number of fun family activities. A special attraction this year is the renowned Hollywood Cars of the Stars collection from the Miami Auto Museum at the Dezer Collection. The exhibit will include famous television and motion picture cars including the TV Batmobile from 1966, the General Lee Dodge Charger from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series and the DeLorean time machine from the 1985 cinema hit, Back to the Future.
Fans may save money by purchasing tickets in advance. Kids (ages 6-12) tickets are only $10.
IHRA NITRO JAM SUMMER NATIONALS SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, MAY 29
Pre-race ceremonies – 6:45 p.m.
First round of Nitro Jam qualifying – 7 p.m.
Second round of Nitro Jam qualifying – 9 p.m.
SATURDAY, MAY 30
Third round of Nitro Jam qualifying – 2 p.m.
Pre-race ceremonies — 4:45 p.m.
First round of Nitro Jam eliminations – 5 p.m.
Second round of Nitro Jam eliminations – 7 p.m.
Final round of Nitro Jam eliminations – 8:30 p.m.
Schedule subject to change.
TICKETS: AFFORDABLE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT – KIDS TICKETS ARE ONLY $10.
ADVANCE TICKET PRICES
Friday Adult — $20.
Friday Child (ages 6-12) — $10.
Saturday Adult — $25.
Saturday Child (ages 6-12) — $10.
All tickets include a free pit pass.
Cordova International Raceway is located at 19425 IL Rt. 84 N, Cordova, Illinois. For more information, please call (309) 654-2110 or visit www.racecir.com.
About the International Hot Rod Association
The International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) promotes professional and sportsman racing for drivers of all levels. Headquartered in Norwalk, Ohio, the IHRA sanctions more than 100 motorsport facilities in the United States and Canada and has more than 12,000 racers as members. The Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series stars the fastest, loudest and meanest race machines on the planet with 12 events a year. The IHRA also oversees multiple sportsman racing programs including the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL, Summit Racing Equipment SuperSeries presented by AMSOIL, and Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL. Owned and operated by IRG Sports + Entertainment™, the organization also publishes the monthly Drag Review Magazine which is distributed to its members and partners. For more information, visit www.IHRA.com, www.NitroJam.com or connect with us on Facebook/NitroJam or Twitter @IHRA.