Jupiter, Fla. (January 10, 2011) – Palm Beach International Raceway is excited to announce it will be hosting the inaugural Pro Winter Warm-up Friday February 4 and Saturday February 5 at the quarter-mile, all-concrete championship drag strip. The winter warm-up will be professional drag racing’s biggest preseason testing event and the only opportunity for drag racing fans in South Florida to see the sport’s biggest names.

“A number of professional drag racing teams have used our facility to test in the past few years but this year we’ve decided to step it up,” said Jason Rittenberry, president of Palm Beach International Raceway. “Usually the sessions are closed to the general public, but we’ve changed that this year. Seeing these nitro cars under the lights is an incredible experience for race fans and I’m happy the teams have agreed to invite the public to get a real taste of professional drag racing. We’ve got a great lineup of teams that will be participating.”

Professional drag racing teams already committed to participate include Kenny Bernstein Racing, Kalitta Racing, Don Schumacher Racing, R2B2, John Force Racing, Bob Tasca Racing, Morgan Lucas, Racing, Vandergriff Motorsports, Terry McMillen and Cruz Pedregon Racing.

The two-night event will feature side-by-side runs and a shootout between the two quickest Top Fuel Dragsters and the two quickest Funny Cars. Gates will open at 4 p.m. both Friday and Saturday with runs scheduled at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate. No advance tickets will be offered. Adult single day tickets are $25, children 6-12 years old are $10 and children 5 and under are free. A special two-day adult ticket can be purchased for $40. Bring your ticket stub from the Nitro Jam event on January 28 or 29 and receive $5 a single day ticket.


About Palm Beach International Raceway:

Palm Beach International Raceway, formerly Moroso Motorsports Park, was purchased by a group of real estate and corporate investors. The newly re-branded and re-designed state-of-the-art venue is rapidly becoming one of the most popular raceways in the country for racers and spectators alike. As a leader in its operating form and function, PBIR seeks to provide its drivers with a higher level of challenge, excellence and opportunity. PBIR boasts three completely refurbished, exceptionally designed tracks, including a high-performance road course, an all-concrete drag strip and a 7/10’s mile karting track and new karting center. The technologically superior two-mile road course features some of the fastest and most challenging corners and straight-aways offered by any track in North America. PBIR is currently sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and is pending certification by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the governing body for many major racing events. For more information on PBIR, please visit the venue’s website at www.RacePBIR.com.

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