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Nitro Funny Cars, Jet Cars Highlight Lineup for the 37th Annual Florida Coast Equipment Citrus Nationals

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Nitro Funny Cars and Jet Dragsters will light up the South Florida sky during the 37th annual Florida Coast Equipment Citrus Nationals at Palm Beach International Raceway, Saturday, November 24.

Drag racing legend and icon Paul Smith of Boynton Beach, Fla., will bring two Nitro Funny Cars to this year’s event. Smith spent numerous years racing in the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and the famed Entertainer Funny Car in match races across the country.

Elaine Larsen leads the four-car Larsen Motorsports team from their Melbourne, Fla., headquarters with their fire-breathing Jet Dragsters putting on dazzling displays of fire and sound.

Bob Motz will also have the World’s Quickest and Fastest Jet Semi on hand during the action-packed weekend.


Friday general admission tickets are $15. Saturday general admission tickets are $25. Sunday general admission tickets are $20 and 2-day adult or crew general admission tickets are $40. Children 12 and under are free all three days. VIP parking is available for an additional $25 each day.

Discounted admission tickets to the 37th annual Florida Coast Equipment Citrus Nationals are available for fans to purchase starting Thursday, October 25 at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores in South Florida.

“This is an exciting lineup that is set to thrill fans in attendance at the 37th annual Florida Coast Equipment Citrus Nationals,” Palm Beach International Raceway General Manager Chris Harris said. “This is going to be an exciting event that you won’t want to miss.”


Four popular Alcohol Funny Cars and Altereds will make passes with entries from Bill Naves driving the Extreme Pursuit Altered Funny Car, Rocky Rolau in the Time Bomb Alcohol Funny Cars, George Reidnauer in the Excalibur Alcohol Funny Car and the Rick “Surf” Stambaugh Tribute Alcohol Funny Car.

Six nostalgia front-engine dragsters will make passes with entries from Ken Hamilton, Gordie Dibattisto, Harley McDaniel, Michael Johnstone, Phil Bramande, and Wade Nunnelly.

Competing drag racing classes include Top Eliminator (Box) vying for $5,000-to-win on Saturday and $3,000-to-win on Sunday, Super Eliminator (No Box) competing for $2,000-to-win Saturday and Sunday, and Junior Dragsters competing for $450 on Saturday and Sunday. Also, in attendance will be Quick 16 Door Cars competing for $2,000-to-win Saturday, Quick 16 Dragsters competing for $2,000-to-win Sunday, Outlaw 632 competing for $3,000-to-win and Limited 275 competing for $2,500.

To purchase tickets to the 37th annual Florida Coast Equipment Citrus Nationals click here.

For more information on the event visit RacePBIR.com or call (561) 622-1400.


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About Palm Beach International Raceway:

Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) is an acclaimed motorsports and entertainment facility located in South Florida. The venue features a 2.2-mile road course, 8/10-mile go-kart track and an all-concrete 1/4-mile drag strip sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA). The state-of-the-art facility hosts over 350 events year-round which includes sportsman and professional drag racing, driving schools, endurance races, autocross, car shows and special events.

PBIR is home to the Palm Beach Driving Club™ (PBDC), a private members-only club for automotive enthusiasts and resident driving school Bertil Roos Racing School. IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRGSE), a TPG Specialty Lending company, acquired PBIR in 2008. For more information on PBIR, please visit www.RacePBIR.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @RacePBIR.


Last modified on Tuesday, October 2, 2018


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