Mike Dunn Named IHRA Senior Consultant

IRG Sports + Entertainment (IRGSE), a leading promoter of sports and live entertainment experiences, announced today that Mike Dunn has been named senior consultant for the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA). One of the most accomplished figures in drag racing,…

IRG Sports + Entertainment Announces Two New Executives to Join Leadership Team

IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRGSE) has announced the appointment of two new executives to its leadership team as part of the reorganization of the company. Aaron Weiss joins Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR) as president and Darren Thompson as International…

Nitro Harley Qualifying Results from Orlando, Jay Turner Tops List

The AMSOIL Nitro Nationals season opening qualifying session was fierce among all of the professional classes. The Nitro Motorcycle class saw 2015 IHRA World Champion Jay Turner return to the IHRA season with a new motorcycle and the top spot…

Mike Dunn Set to Make IHRA Presidential Debut, Nitro Motorcycle Ready for 2016

The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) kicks off its 46th season of the IHRA Drag Racing Series this weekend with the AMSOIL Nitro Nationals at Orlando Speed World Dragway. The inaugural event will feature 2015 World Champions, full fields in…

Former CBS President Neal Pilson Partners with IRGSE and IHRA to Assist With Future Growth

IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRGSE), a global leader in marketing and promoting of sports and live entertainment experiences, has named Pilson Communications, Inc. (PCI) as its consulting company for future television and digital agreements. The newly aligned partnership will focus…

Mike Dunn Named IHRA President

IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRGSE), proud portfolio company of TPG; parent company to the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA); one the fastest-growing professional racing circuits globally, today, announced that Mike Dunn has been installed as President of the IHRA organization…

Skooter Peaco Named Interim President of IHRA after Scott Gardner Resigns

The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) (the “Company”) (www.IHRA.com) announced that the IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRGSE) Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company has appointed Mr. Skooter Peaco, as Interim President of the Company effective immediately. Mr. Peaco…

The Enthusiast Network and IRG Sports + Entertainment Announce a Multi-Year Partnership

The world’s premier network of enthusiast brands, TEN: The Enthusiast Network (TEN) and IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRGSE) announced a multi-year partnership that will bring a number of highly sought after automotive events to IRGSE venues. TEN’s portfolio of events…

Australian Drag Racing Series Moves to Globally Recognized IHRA Sanctioning

Australia’s new professional drag racing series, 400 Thunder will be sanctioned by the globally recognized International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) for future events, starting with next month’s Home Group WA Nitro Slam at Perth Motorplex. The move to the IHRA…

IHRA Unveils 2016 Drag Racing Series Schedule

International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) officials and IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG) unveiled the 2016 IHRA Drag Racing Series schedule today. The 2016 professional schedule currently features nine-events throughout the United States and Canada. The season will kick off in…

Jay Turner Takes Center Stage to Celebrate 2015 IHRA Nitro Harley Championship

The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) racers, sponsors, family and friends gathered Sunday evening to celebrate the 2015 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series season. Champions took to the stage to accept their trophies and reflect on their year. In addition,…

Weekend Preview: Summit Racing Equipment World Finals Featuring Nitro Jam at Memphis International Raceway

The Summit Racing Equipment World Finals featuring Nitro Jam takes place this weekend at Memphis International Raceway (MIR). The final race of the 2015 season will be highlighted by crowning champions in 14 classes in sportsman and professional racing on…

IHRA Parent Company Entertainment Closes Recapitalization

IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRGSE), the parent company of the IHRA,  is pleased to announce completion of its recapitalization with TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. (TSL). TSL is the U.S. direct originations investment platform of TPG Special Situations Partners, the credit…

Nitro Harley’s Rise in Popularity at IHRA Nitro Jam Events

The riders of IHRA’s Nitro Harley class are among the most popular classes this season. With 2,000 horsepower, nitro-burning engines placed just inches beneath their chest, a Nitro Harley covers the quarter-mile in a little over six seconds at more…

IHRA Ownership Group Adds New CFO from Florida Panthers

IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG), a leading marketer and promoter of sports and live entertainment experiences in the United States and Canada announced today that Lou Partenza has joined the company as its new Chief Financial Officer.   In his…

American Idol Contestant Alex Fischbach to Sing Anthem at Nitro Jam

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…

Redline Raceway Joins IHRA Family Of Tracks

IRG Sports + Entertainment™ and the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) are proud to announce the owner of Redline Raceway has signed a multi-year sanctioning agreement to join the IHRA as a member track.   “We are pleased to welcome…

IHRA Nitro Harleys Headed to Palm Beach International Raceway

The IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series has invaded Florida and following a spectacular show at Bradenton it now is headed to West Palm Beach. The IHRA Nitro Jam Palm Beach Nationals Presented By Sunoco Race Fuels will take place…

South Georgia Motorsports Park Joins IHRA

IRG Sports + Entertainment™ and the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) are proud to announce South Georgia Motorsports Park has signed a multi-year sanctioning agreement to join the IHRA as a member track. Located on U.S. 41 in Cecil, Georgia,…

2015 IHRA Nitro Jam and Nitro Harley Class Kick Off This Weekend

 The International Hot Rod Association’s 2015 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series season will open this weekend at Southwestern International Raceway in Tucson, Ariz.   The fifth annual Good Vibrations Motorsports Southwestern Nationals presented by Budweiser – featuring the fastest cars…

IHRA Announces 2015 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series Schedule

The International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) and IRG Sports + Entertainment™ are excited to announce the 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series (NJDRS) schedule. The 12-race, 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series North American Tour will include a…

Clash at Cordova: Biggest stars in Funny Car travel to Cordova for IHRA’s most anticipated race

If there is one race and one race only that you can attend in 2014, this is it. The 2014 IHRA Summer Nationals at Cordova Dragway Park will feature the largest field of Nitro Funny Car and Pro Stock teams…

Exciting Nitro Harley Category Takes Stronghold in IHRA

With interest in motorcycle drag racing dwindling in some areas of the country, the sport needs all the support it can get. Fans of Top Fuel Harley-Davidson dragbike racing were left to lament when the AHDRA (All Harley Drag Racing…

Packed House Witnesses Thrilling Night of Racing at IHRA Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals in Grand Bend

Once a year the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) visits the shores of Lake Huron for three full days of drag racing action. And for that one weekend, the fans of Grand Bend, Ontario pack the house for an event…

Hale, Konigshofer highlight return of IHRA President’s Cup at Maryland Int’l Raceway

2014 has not been kind to John Hale. A perennial favorite in the nostalgia Nitro Funny Car class for some time, Hale came into the season looking to seriously contend in the IHRA’s all-new Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series championship…

Mountain Motor Pro Stock to return to IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series in 2015

Following a successful return to competition with the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) in 2014, the IHRA and IRG Sports + Entertainment™ are thrilled to announce that the Mountain Motor Pro Stock division will once again return to the IHRA…

‘Big Daddy’ Don Garlits named Grand Marshal for IHRA Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals at Grand Bend

The International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) and Mopar are excited to announce that drag racing legend and 17-time world champion “Big Daddy” Don Garlits has been named Grand Marshal for the upcoming IHRA Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals set for June…

IHRA Welcomes Three New Tracks

Members of the International Hot Rod Association’s™ (IHRA) track services and divisional teams were hard at work over the past week as the IHRA welcomed three new tracks to the member track family. Located in the states of Georgia, Wisconsin…

IHRA Welcomes Back Top Fuel Harley

The International Hot Rod Association is pleased to announce the fan-favorite, 200 mph-plus Nitro Harleys will return to the IHRA Nitro Jam in 2011 for the first time since 2002. “We are thrilled to be back racing with IHRA this…