AMSOIL Backing IHRA Opener In Orlando

AMSOIL has signed on as the title sponsor of the inaugural International Hot Rod Ass’n Nitro Nationals at Orlando Speed World Dragway in Florida.

The IHRA Drag Racing Series season-opener is scheduled for March 4-6.

AMSOIL entered its partnership with the IHRA in 2014, becoming the official oil of the racing association. The extended relationship includes the company’s first appearance as a title sponsor in the IHRA Drag Racing Series at the Nitro Nationals. AMSOIL will also serve as the class sponsor of the IHRA Nitro Funny Car class in 2016.

“AMSOIL is excited about the prospects that the 2016 IHRA season has to offer," stated Jeremy Meyer, AMSOIL race program manager. “We have been in business for more than 40 years, and the IHRA has helped us introduce our brand to a whole new market; the Orlando event promises great racing all weekend long."

Orlando Speed World Dragway joined the IHRA family in 2016 and will host its first national event under the IHRA umbrella next month. The AMSOIL Nitro Nationals will feature local sportsman racers in conjunction with professional racers. The line-up includes competition in the following classes: AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Mod and Nitro Motorcycles. As a bonus, the Larsen Motorsports Jet Dragsters will be onsite to make exhibition runs down the quarter-mile drag strip.

“The IHRA is thrilled to have a quality company such as AMSOIL step-up to sponsor our first event in Orlando," stated Skooter Peaco, IHRA vice president of operations. “AMSOIL has been a fantastic partner over the years for our racers and fans, using its extensive dealer network to come out and support our events. AMSOIL is involved in such a wide array of quality motorsports events that it is an honor to have their support during the 2016 IHRA Drag Racing Series season."

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