Series news 2010-08-31

Richmond rolls out the red carpet for Nitro Jam& ...

Series news 2010-08-31
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Richmond rolls out the red carpet for Nitro Jam’s return in October
Nitro Jam announces Military Appreciation Day, lowest ticket prices ever offered for World Finals

RICHMOND, Va. (August 31, 2010) -- While much of the focus this past weekend was on the huge Nitro Jam in southern Maryland, just two hours south in the heart of downtown Richmond the state of Virginia was also gearing up for its chance to host the nation's most exciting motorsports event as local officials rolled out the red carpet and welcomed Nitro Jam back to Virginia in anticipation of the Nitro Jam World Finals at Virginia Motorsports Park in October.

This past Friday drivers, media members, state representatives and a few special guests gathered at the James Center in downtown Richmond to celebrate the return of Nitro Jam to Virginia with a special press conference hosted by track General Manager Bryan Pierce and several Nitro Jam representatives.

During the hour-long ceremony speakers highlighted the debut of the brand new Nitro Jam format and the crowning of champions in all 10 professional and sportsman classes during the season finale at Virginia Motorsports Park October 15-16.

Nitro Jam representatives also announced the lowest ticket prices ever offered for a Nitro Jam event at just $20 in advance and $10 for children. The Nitro Jam World Finals presented by the United States Air Force will also feature a weekend long celebration of the military with a Military Appreciation Day on Friday, October 15 and half price tickets throughout the weekend for all active military personnel.

To kickoff the Military Appreciation Weekend Lt. Col. John Feather of the 317th Recruiting Squadron was on hand to talk about the unique partnership between Nitro Jam and the United State Air Force and the exciting weekend of championship racing and thrilling action on tap for the Nitro Jam World Finals.

At the conclusion of the press conference Virginia Motorsports Park General Manager Bryan Pierce and Nitro Jam representatives made a generous ticket donation to Operation Homefront and local representative Ryan Smith.

Operation Homefront is an organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded soldiers. Since its inception in 2002 Operation Homefront has provided more than $92 million dollars to programs to benefit military families.

Also on hand to celebrate Nitro Jam's return to Virginia were professional drivers Bruce Litton and John Dunn. Litton, driver of the Lucas Slick Mist Top Fuel Dragster, and Dunn, who had his beautiful 1973 Duster Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car on display, joined local sportsman racer Terry Logan in welcoming the crowd and talking about the upcoming event and what fans can expect at the biggest Nitro Jam of the season.

The IHRA Nitro Jam series, a division of Feld Motor Sports, the world's largest live entertainment company, will be returning to Virginia the weekend of October 15-16 for the Nitro Jam World Finals at Virginia Motorsports Park. Featuring a brand new format and a show never before seen in drag racing, the new Nitro Jam series features dozens of the world's fastest nitro-burning dragsters and funny cars in addition to some of the most over the top exhibition acts on the planet.

The all-new Nitro Jam has been a hit at facilities across North America and now the IHRA brings its biggest event yet to Virginia Motorsports Park for the 2010 season finale. This will be the first time the brand new event has been featured in Virginia as Virginia Motorsports Park prepares to host the world's largest nitro party October 15-16.

Tickets for the Nitro Jam World Finals are being offered at the lowest prices ever for a Nitro Jam event and fans can save even more by purchasing in advance. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the Nitro Jam website at or by calling Virginia Motorsports Park at 804-862-3174.

-source: ihra

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