GIGANTIC WEEKEND OF GROUND POUNDING, FUEL GUZZLING, TEETH CHATTERING NITRO ACTION HEADED TO "THE ROCK"!
AHDRA BRINGS THE JIM MCCLURE NITRO NATIONALS Presented By THE CAROLINA HARLEY-DAVIDSON DEALERS ASSOCIATION TO ROCKINGHAM DRAGWAY, OCTOBER 8th and 9th
Winston-Salem, NC, September 26, 2011 - The All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) will head to Rockingham Dragway on October 8th and 9th for the 2011 Screamin' Eagle Performance Parts Jim McClure Nitro Nationals Presented by The Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association.
Fans wait for it like they wait for nothing else. The phone lines have been buzzing for weeks as everyone plots to be first in line, loaded with firewood and all the fixings for the mad rush to the perfect camping spot. They're staking their claim for the ground-pounding excitement that always follows when AHDRA rolls into Rockingham, NC, with nitro-powered speed and Harley-filled thrills.
Known as "The Rock", the famed dragway is high on the list of favorites for racers and fans alike. Numerous national records have been set there in the past and the racers love a fast track. Fans can expect to see plenty of fast action on the quarter-mile strip, including nitro burning machines reaching speeds of over 230mph in just six seconds along with modified gas bikes, street bikes and more. AHDRA offers sixteen classes of competition.
The Jim McClure Nitro Nationals Presented by The Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association is titled in memory of the late Jim McClure, a 19-time drag racing champion and icon of the sport. Jim McClure, known in racing circles as "Da Judge", was loved and respected by all who knew him for his enduring kindness and caring. This weekend's event is an opportunity to pay tribute to him and his endless contributions to the drag racing industry.
The Carolinas are home to many of the fan favorites in Harley drag racing, including Jay Turner, Mark Cox, Bill Furr, Tii Tharpe, Tracy Kile, and Brook McCabe, to name just a few. Another North Carolina native with enormous presence at "The Rock" is Ray Price. The Ray Price Racing team will be there with Tommy Grimes on his Nitro Harley machine - and Price fans will get to visit with "The Legend" himself.
In addition to the ample supply of racing and partying, fans can get an up-close look at the machines and the racers who pilot them. A huge array of vendors will be on hand with popular biker wear and trinkets, along with the AHDRA Merchandise Trailer. Also, the famous T-Shirt cannon will be firing out FREE AHDRA and AHDRA Racer's t-shirts into the grandstands.
Ted's Kickin Chicken will kick off the action early when they host the first of two AHDRA Nitro Parties (4695 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC), Thursday, September 29th from 5pm until. Race fans can stop by and meet AHDRA Racers and enjoy some great food and music, along with ticket giveaways.
Smokin Harley Davidson will host the second AHDRA Nitro Party (3441 Myer Lee Drive, Winston-Salem, NC) on Saturday, October 1st, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Race fans can meet AHDRA racers along with live music and ticket giveaways.
Gates open Friday, October 7th at 8:00 am for racers and vendors, with Test & Tune from 3:00pm - 8:00 pm. Racing action gets underway on Saturday, October 8th with sportsman classes qualifying at 9:00 am and pro classes begin qualifying at 11:00 am. The Third Annual "King Of The Rock" Gamblers Race will be on Saturday after qualifying. On Saturday Night, there will be live Music at the Track - featuring The Peace Pipe Band from 9pm until midnight (free with event pass). On Sunday, racing begins at 12:00 noon after Opening Ceremonies.
Admission to the Jim McClure Nitro Nationals is $50 for the weekend and $30 for single-day admission, which includes Pit Access. H.O.G. members receive a $5 discount at the gate. Official H.O.G. Pit Stop - free pin and water with valid H.O.G. card and paid admission. Children 11 and under are admitted free and free admission is offered to active and reserve military personnel with proper identification. Discount tickets are available at Davis Harley Davidson in Burlington, NC, Ray Price Harley Davidson in Raleigh, NC, Crossroads Harley Davidson in Wilkesboro, NC, Cape Fear Harley Davidson in Fayetteville, NC, Cox’s Harley Davidson in Asheboro, NC, Pat Rogers Speedway Harley Davidson in Concord, NC and Tilley's Harley Davidson in Statesville, NC.
Weekend camping is available at Rockingham Dragway beginning on Friday, October 7th. There is a $10.00 per person camping fee in addition to $50.00 weekend admission fee for spectators arriving on Friday and Saturday.
A weekend full of great racing, camping, vendors, live entertainment and much more are in store at this must-see event!
For more information on Rockingham Dragway, contact 910-582-3400 or visit www.rockinghamdragway.com.