2015 IHRA Nitro Motorcycle World Champion Jay Turner sported a new bike at IHRA’s season-opening AMSOIL Nitro Nationals at Orlando Speed World Dragway, March 5-6, and looked to be continuing his dominate performance from last year as he qualified in the number one position.
Rickey House and Randal Andras rounded out the top-three qualifiers in the Nitro Motorcycle class. Newcomer Jake Stordeur took the class by surprise as he defeated Turner in the first round of eliminations and eventually ended up going into the final round with Jay Turner’s teammate Randal Andras.
Andras ran a 6.380 at 215.62 mph against Stordeur’s 6.649 at 207.75 mph run and took home the first Ironman of the 2016 season.
The 2016 IHRA Drag Racing Series season continues at the Good Vibrations Texas Nationals Fueled by Sunoco at San Antonio Raceway on April 1-2. The two-day show will feature the AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car class, Pro Mod, Pro Stock, Nitro Motorcycles and sportsman racing. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit IHRADRS.com.