The American Hot Rod Association (AHRA) welcomed Nl'akapxm Eagle Motorplex in Ashcroft, British Columbia as the most recent AHRA sanctioned member track, AHRA officials announced today.
"We are very pleased to add Eagle Motorplex to the AHRA family of sanctioned tracks," said AHRA CEO Troy Moe. "The facility is a first- rate track, definitely a crown jewel of Canadian drag racing."
The facility is a part of the Thompson nation in Western Canada that extends from Cache Creek south to just north of Seattle and is situated on the site of the Ashcroft/Cache Creek Aero Club's former airstrip. Featuring a 300-foot concrete launch pad, the 60-foot-wide track is at 1700-feet above sea level.
The final stop on the 2010 AHRA Reunion Tour is scheduled to be held at Eagle Motorplex August 14-15th.
"We are looking forward to a long and mutually-beneficial relationship with Eagle Motorplex, their staff, and the fans and racers who call the Eagleplex their home track," Moe said.
The AHRA is a drag racing membership organization founded in 1956 by Walt Mentzer to give a voice to drag racers across North America. The organization sanctions racetracks and promotes drag racing events throughout the United States and Canada. The company is headquartered in Spokane Valley, Wash., and has a divisional office in Panama City, Fla. The 2010 schedule is highlighted by several drag racing events including: the Reunion Tour, the U.S. Sportsmen Series, the Canadian Sportsmen Tour, and the AHRA U.S. Funny Car Championships. The AHRA also offers several track-specific sanctioned bracket-racing series. For more information, log on to the official website at AHRAdragRacing.com.