World championship car builder Larry Jeffers has taken over ownership of the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) from IRG Sports + Entertainment. Jeffers is the owner of the House Springs, Missouri-based Larry Jeffers Race Cars.
Jeffers, who will serve as IHRA President and CEO, wants to grow the sanctioning body’s bracket and grassroots racing efforts with a “commitment to the IHRA Summit SuperSeries Team and World Finals.”
“We value those relationships as we do with our IHRA-member tracks. Our No. 1 goal under our ownership is to grow grassroots, Sportsman drag racing. This is a new chapter for the sanctioning body, but our top priorities remain to recognize and support the racers who are the backbone of our incredible sport,” Jeffers said.
The IHRA is the second-largest drag racing organization in North America and home to the IHRA Summit SuperSeries, the largest national championship program in bracket drag racing.
In addition, the IHRA has over 75 member tracks and thousands of member racers throughout North America. Other programs include the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Hagerty and Moser Engineering with events across the US.
For more information, visit ihra.com.