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PBIR Hosts the 33rd Annual Bennett Auto Supply Citrus Nationals, Presented By South Florida Chevy Dealers

Monday, November 17, 2014

Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) proudly hosts the 33rd Annual Bennett Auto Supply Citrus Nationals presented by South Florida Chevy Dealers this November 28 – 30, 2014, on the Drag Strip. This year, the event falls on Thanksgiving weekend, and a Car Show, a Pro Mod race and an Outlaw 632 race have been added to the line-up.

The 3-day event begins on Friday, November 28 with Pro Mod and Bracket testing at 9 am followed by the first round of qualifying for Pro Mods at 6 pm. From 6 pm to 11 pm, Test & Tune on the Drag Strip is open to vehicles with slicks and drag radials only.

The Car Show at Citrus Nationals will be held on Saturday, November 29. Plaques will be awarded to the winner and runner-up in these classes: best paint and restoration, best Chevy, oldest car, best interior and a PBIR Choice Award. Also, on Saturday, time runs begin at 9:30 am followed by Pro Mod qualifying at 11:30 am. Time runs start again at 2:30 pm with opening ceremonies and eliminations from 4 pm to 6 pm. On Sunday, November 30, time runs are at 9:30 am with opening ceremonies at noon, and more qualifying runs and eliminations take place throughout the afternoon.

Along with the Pro Mod race and Bracket races, the Citrus Nationals includes a Pro Show with jet funny cars and a wheelstander. Hanna Motorsports’ GOJO Firebird and Top Secret will light up the Drag Strip while Danny O’Day’s Superwinch will run the 1/4 mile at more than 150 mph on two tires. The GOJO Firebird is the only jet funny car in history to run more than 290 mph in the 1/4 mile. The Pro Show is scheduled for 6 pm and 8 pm on Saturday, and also at 3 pm and 5 pm on Sunday.

With more than $43,000 in total payouts, the Citrus Nationals will include these Pro Mod racers: Travis Harvey, Mike Pruss, Tommy D’Aprile, Fast Frank, John Hall, Chuck Mohn and Pete Farber. Travis “Carolina Kid” Harvey won the previous Pro Mod race held at PBIR, the Mod Stomp at the Strip in March 2014.

The event weekend also features these bracket racing classes: Top Eliminator (Box), Super Eliminator (No Box), Quick 16 Door Car, Original Quick 16, Street Bike, Junior Dragsters and Outlaw 632. The winner of the Pro Mod race receives $10,000 while the Top Eliminator winner earns $2,500. Additional payout and pricing information is listed at www.RacePBIR.com. In addition to the cash prizes, racers are also vying for a coveted International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Ironman trophy.

Adult spectator tickets are just $20 per day on Saturday and Sunday. On Friday, Test & Tune racer entries are $20, and adult spectator tickets are $10. Children 12 and under enter free on all three days, and parking is also free throughout the weekend. To purchase discounted tickets, visit your nearest Bennett Auto Supply store; to find a store location near you, visit www.bennettauto.com.

For more details on the 33rd Annual Bennett Auto Supply Citrus Nationals presented by South Florida Chevy Dealers and to purchase tickets, visit www.tinyurl.com/citrus2014.

 

ABOUT PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) is a state-of-the-art, acclaimed motorsports and entertainment facility featuring a challenging 2.034-mile asphalt Road Course, an exciting 1/4-mile concrete Drag Strip, a thrilling 8/10-mile Kart Track, and a 250-foot-long Mud Bog for side-by-side drag racing. Approved for Indy Car testing, the 10-turn Road Course at PBIR consists of a 6/10-mile straightaway, 90-foot-wide flex-use area, 40- to 60-foot-wide seamless track, and a 6-degree banked corner. The Road Course welcomes world-class annual events including the Palm Beach Grand Prix. Designed by former NHRA World Champion Wayne McMurtry, the Drag Strip at PBIR hosts such premier events as the International Hot Rod Association’s Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series™, PRO Winter Warm-up, Dick Moroso Memorial 5-Day Bracket Championship, Citrus Nationals, and Super Chevy Show. Sanctioned by the World Karting Association as a Master Track, the 12-turn, 26-foot-wide Kart Track at PBIR hosts the Florida Winter Tour and conducts karting schools, training courses, 3-hour endurance races, auto crossing events, racing leagues, and “arrive & drive” programs. Driving schools, testing sessions, private rentals, and corporate team-building events are held at PBIR year-round. Founded in 1964 and acquired in 2008 by IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG), PBIR underwent a $20 million remodeling including an upgraded Road Course, low-glare lighting, safety barriers, luxury chalet, VIP trailer and timing tower. Located in Jupiter, Florida, PBIR is the official home of the Palm Beach Driving Club®. IRG also owns and operates Memphis International Raceway™, Southwestern International Raceway™, Cordova International Raceway™, Maryland International RacewaySM, and the International Hot Rod Association™. For more information, visit www.RacePBIR.com and www.Instagram.com/RacePBIR, connect with PBIR at www.Facebook.com/PalmBeachIntlRaceway and www.Twitter.com/RacePBIR, call 561.622.1400, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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CONTACT
Aidy Alonzo
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Palm Beach International Raceway™
IRG Sports + Entertainment™
17133 Beeline Highway, Jupiter, FL 33478
561.578.5638
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EVENT SPONSORS

Bennett Auto Supply                                   www.bennettauto.com

South Florida Chevy Dealers                       www.chevydealer.com

 

TRACK SPONSORS

Coca-Cola                                                  www.coca-cola.com

Bennett Auto Supply                                    www.bennettauto.com

Lucas Oil Products                                        www.lucasoil.com

Gordon & Doner                                          www.fortheinjured.com

R.J.S. Racing Equipment                               www.rjsracing.com

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