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MAV TV announces November premier for IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The International Hot Rod Association™ and MAV TV announced this week that the new Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series television show will debut on the popular automotive network on Thursday, November 6 in the first in a 13-week series.

MAV TV, with its unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, will air all 12 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series (NJDRS) events and a special season in review episode in a unique, character-driven show that will focus on equal parts behind the scenes stories, car and driver profiles and on-track racing.



Following the series premier on November 6, each episode will be available for download one week following its air date on iTunes, Hulu, Netflix and Amazon.

"The Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series on MAV TV is an exciting step for the IHRA. We very much look forward to once again sharing the incredible racing and amazing personalities that make up the IHRA's professional touring series with a national television audience," said Jason Rittenberry, President and Chief Executive Office of IRG Sports + Entertainment, parent company of IHRA Motorsports. "The 2014 racing season has been filled with excitement and drama and with the new reality-driven format, I think this series will showcase what the new IHRA is all about."

All season long the IHRA Productions film crews have followed the drama and excitement of the NJDRS with special behind-the-scenes footage combined with thrilling on-track action. Hosted by six-time IHRA Top Fuel World Champion Clay Millican and rising Nashville star Carissa Biele, fans will get up-close-and-personal with the stars of the IHRA's professional drag racing series and witness all of the drama that is associated with championship motorsports.

Beginning with the debut episode on Thursday, November 6, each week will take a look at a different Nitro Jam event spanning nine states and two trips to Canada in a coast-to-coast adventure with some of the biggest stars in IHRA drag racing. From funny car driver "Mr. Explosive" Mark Sanders, Nitro Harley rider Jay Turner and former IHRA pro stock champion Pete Berner, to the all-female Jet Dragster team at Larsen Motorsports, the NJDRS television series will follow the championship battles in all of IHRA's professional classes.

For more information on the 2014 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series on MAV TV, visit www.ihra.com. 

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