Over 100 events scheduled at Memphis International Raceway in 2016

21 Jan 2016
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Over 100 events scheduled at Memphis International Raceway in 2016 Memphis International Raceway
Memphis International Raceway (MIR) is pleased to announce the 2016 drag strip schedule. The Mid-South's premiere racing destination for racers and spectators alike will host a multitude of weekly and national events during the 2016 season. 
The season-opener is slated for Saturday, February 13 with a Test N Tune session for all street legal vehicles on the ¼-mile drag strip. MIR will also host regular favorites such as Midnight Madness with Traction Optional Drift, Street Warz, Sunday Funday with Drifting, and the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams.

On a national level, the Super Chevy Show is celebrating their 30th year at MIR with partner TEN: The Enthusiast Network in 2016. The Outlaw Street Car Reunion, Professional Drag Racing Association (PDRA), IHRA Summit World Finals, Ford and Mopar Showdown, $25K Showdown, Great American Bracket Race, Manufacturer's Cup, and much more will return to the multi-use facility.

New to the schedule this season is the Fortune Hunter Big Bucks Series, MOD Motor Mustangs, War on Wheels, and Truck Mania. MIR is in the process of finalizing an additional national event that will be announced at a later time.

"We couldn't be more excited as to what the 2016 season is shaping up to be. We will have something for everyone," stated Pam Kendrick, VP & GM of MIR. "Events will include the best door car racing in the country, to the most competitive series in the Mid-South. The events featuring jet cars and wheelstanders are always a fan favorite as well. There's a lot of exciting things happening and we are looking forward to getting the season started."

The 2016 schedule also includes three 5K running events that will take place in conjunction with on-track drag racing action and an Auto Enthusiast Buy - Sell - Trade Swap Meet. For those people looking for a NASCAR adventure, Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (RWRE) is onsite and offers a stock car driving experience at the .75-mile tri-oval. Once a month guests have a chance to ride or drive at MIR.

Please note that the schedule is subject to change and for immediate updates, please visit the MIR website. In addition, MIR is on social media and can be located at @RaceMIR on Twitter and Instagram and
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