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Xtreme Raceway Park will host IHRA. (Xtreme Raceway Park photo)

IHRA Hot Rod Classic To Debut At Xtreme Raceway Park

FERRIS, Texas — The much anticipated IHRA Hot Rod Classic will make its official debut April 11-13 at Xtreme Raceway Park.

The event will include the Xtreme Outlaw Pro Mod Racing Series on Saturday night, April 13.

Pro Mod racing will also be back at the major IHRA event.

The Hot Rod Classic will bring back several exciting classes that have played such a huge part in the IHRA’s history. They include Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Quick Rod, Super Rod, Hot Rod, Real Steel N/T as drivers compete on the one-eighth-mile to take home special black powder-coated IHRA Ironman trophies, big checks and a re-designed IHRA medal. 

“We’re real excited about being a part of it. It’s time for something like this to come about,” Xtreme Raceway Park track operator Gaylen Smith said. “The racers have been looking for something new, but also bringing something back with the IHRA history tied into this event. I’m glad to see IHRA doing this for the racers.”

Exact class rules, event schedules, sponsors and payouts will be released once all the tracks and dates hosting IHRA Hot Rod Classic races are announced.

The Texas event will also feature bracket races for the Top (Box), Mod (No Box) and Junior Dragster classes. XRP has been successful with the IHRA Summit SuperSeries, home of 2023 Top (Box) World Champion Jeromy Hefler.

They also hosted the largest IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Moser and FuelTech of the 2023 season and the IHRA Division 4 (Renegades) Summit Team Finals which XRP has won three of the last four years.

“We have so many amazing racers around here,” Smith said. “The Sportsman Spectacular was a great race that brought a lot of racers from out of town. I know all the divisions are tough, but the Division 4 racers can hold their own against anybody and it sure made for a great team finals. We’re going to team with IHRA and turn this Hot Rod Classic into another memorable event.”