IHRA welcomes Yellowstone Drag StripFebruary 9, 2012 · 0 Comments
NORWALK, Ohio (February 9, 2012) – The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) is pleased to welcome Yellowstone Drag Strip located 15 miles northwest of Billings, Mont. to the IHRA family of member tracks.
Under the new management of Bret McKenney and C.W. McCarthy, Yellowstone Drag Strip will begin immediate competition with the Division 6 Border Bandits running the Summit SuperSeries presented by Moser Engineering and various other IHRA racing series with opportunities to host larger IHRA events in the near future.
“Yellowstone is a first-class facility that presents a lot of opportunities for the future,” said John Carnahan, IHRA Division 6 Director. “It is especially important in Division 6 where there are not a lot of quarter-mile tracks of this caliber. Having Yellowstone onboard gives us an opportunity to have a top-of-the-line quarter-mile track stateside capable handling any series we hand them.
“I would have to say that Yellowstone Drag Strip is one of the top five nicest tracks in the northwest United States and having a track like this join the IHRA will help pull more tracks to the IHRA.”
Yellowstone Drag Strip is one of four major drag racing facilities in the state of Montana. The track was built in 2003 and features a first-class racing facility and plenty of spectator amenities. Located on 15 acres of land in Acton, Yellowstone Drag Strip features a huge paved lot capable of holding nearly 300 racers, a lengthy concrete launch pad, six staging lanes, a two-story brick tower, a large grandstand with concrete restrooms and more.
In addition to competition in the Summit SuperSeries, Yellowstone Drag Strip has plans for numerous special events throughout the year including hosting the final leg of the Montana Drag Racers Association state championship race.