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What's New at MIR? January 2015 Edition

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The 2014 season is a wrap and the Memphis International Raceway team is ready to take on 2015! There are some exciting things on the horizon and we're looking forward to an even better year. Here are just a few things you can look forward to in 2015 -

 

2015 Schedule Announced

Memphis International Raceway is geared up for the 2015 season and the line-up is action packed. With over 150 events on the schedule and the opening of the new dirt track scheduled for the summer, this year will be one of the busiest season's to date at the multi-use facility in Millington, Tennessee. Fan and racer favorites such as: Super Chevy Show, Mega Mopar Action Series, Fun Ford Series, PDRA and the IHRA World Finals featuring Nitro Jam are scheduled to return. In addition, the HOT ROD Power Tour is back on the schedule and new this year is the Manufacturer's Cup Motorcycle Race, Mid-South Summer Bracket Nationals and the IHRA Street Warriorz. Weekly events include: Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams, Midnight Madness, Street Warz and Test N Tune.

Click HERE to view the 2015 schedule.  

 

New Classes in 2015

Memphis International Raceway will host Heads-Up 6.0 & 7.0 and Stock/Super Stock on select dates during the Summit Bracket Series presented by COMP Cams, Mid-South Summer Bracket Nationals and Pre-Thanksgiving Bracket Bash this season.  

The Heads-Up 6.0 & 7.0 format consists of 1/8-mile heads- up index class, running on a .400 pro tree with a professional ladder system. Courtesy staging and auto-start is in effect. Payout based on a 20 car entry - $1,000 winner and runner-up $500. $75 to enter and no buy backs. MIR will host these classes on: Feb. 22, March 21, April 4, May 16, July 16 and July 25.

The Stock/Super Stock Combo is open to all IHRA, NHRA legal stock/super stock and NMCA Nostalgia classes. 1/4-mile bracket race in which cars will qualify and are laddered on a sportsman ladder. Payout based on the amount of entries with a chance to win $1,500 and runner-up $500. $75 to enter and no buy backs. MIR will host this class on: March 7 & 8, June 6 & 7, Aug. 8, Nov. 14 & 15.  

Click HERE for more information.

 

Top ET Added to the Schedule

The Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams will include a Top ET. 1/4-mile Bracket Race at all scheduled races this season. .500 full tree and cross talk will be used. Any devices that relay vehicle performance or on-track locations (other than OEM equipment) is prohibited. The non-points class allows entries from other classes to participate and have a chance to win an additional $1,000 and the runner-up $500 (based on 25 cars). The entry fee is $60 and there are no buy backs.

IHRA Lowers Jr. Dragster Age Limit

The IHRA announced that it has lowered the minimum age for kids eligible to participate in the JR Race Car Junior Dragster program to seven years old. The Junior Dragster program is broken into three divisions, with the Beginner class now welcoming racers ages seven to nine years of age. The Beginner class is restricted to 11.90 seconds or slower based on either ET dial or heads-up basis. The program is designed to allow youth the opportunity to race against their peers in safe environment in near replicas of the models that the pros drive.

Click HERE for rules and regulations.

 

Seeking Part-Time Help

Would you like to be a part of the Memphis International Raceway team? We are currently seeking part-time help for the 2015 season. Please complete an application and email it to - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stop by our location at: 5500 Victory Lane, Millington, TN, 38053. Interviews will take place the week of February 2. Final job candidates are required to complete a pre-employment screening before becoming a member of the MIR team.

Click HERE to download an application.

 

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