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Memphis International Raceway and Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau Unveil Memphis-Themed Nitro Funny Car

Friday, August 12, 2016
Memphis International Raceway and the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau along with Mike Dunn, President of the International Hot Rod Association, and nitro funny car driver Daniel Wilkerson and Team Wilkerson Nitro Funny Car team owner, tuner, driver, and leader Tim Wilkerson unveiled a Memphis-themed nitro funny car today at the Bass Pro Shop at the Pyramid in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee.


The Memphis-themed nitro funny car will be driven by Daniel Wilkerson and will race at the 63rd Annual World Series of Drag Racing presented by Sunoco and the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau at Memphis International Raceway August 26-27.

“We are looking forward to welcoming race fans from all over the country to the 63rd annual World Series of Drag Racing at the Memphis International Raceway so when the opportunity to have a Memphis-themed nitro funny car driven by a promising young driver like Daniel Wilkerson was presented we put the pedal to the metal so to speak and fell in love with it,” said Kevin Kane, President, Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The 63rd Annual World Series of Drag Racing (WSOD) is the world’s longest continually running drag racing event and will take place at the Memphis International Raceway for the first time in its 63-year history on August 26-27. Previously the World Series of Drag Racing stared in Lawrenceville, Illinois in 1953 and later transitioned to Cordova International Raceway. Since its conception, the event has featured the world’s best drag racing in a family friendly environment with vendors, good food and open access to the pit area for autographs and to meet the drivers.

“We are so excited to have the World Series of Drag Racing at Memphis International Raceway August 26-27 and couldn’t think of a better way to commemorate the first year the WSOD is in Memphis than by building a special Memphis-themed race car. We are looking forward to celebrating many wins with Daniel and Team Wilkerson in the Memphis nitro funny car,” said Pam Kendrick, President of Memphis International Raceway.

The World Series of Drag Racing is two days of non-stop drag racing action including professional racers from around the country as well as local sportsman racers all competing to become the next champion of the World Series of Drag Racing presented by Sunoco and the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau. The World Series of Drag Racing will include events for the whole family including the kids zone presented by Autobahn Indoor Speedway, an array of food options, meet and greets with autograph sessions, and a fireworks show Friday and Saturday nights.

World Series of Drag Racing tickets range from $25 to $63 for a two-day pass and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com at this link: http://bit.ly/WSOD2016.

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