The International Hot Rod Association published a feature story today on the home page of their website profiling Johnny Tolisano of Jupiter, Florida. Congratulations, Johnny, on your Championship win! Here's the complete article from IHRA.com:
Sometimes, it is just your day. Such was the case for 18-year-old John Tolisano III during the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals as the young man from Jupiter, Florida overcame a tricky racetrack and ever-increasing odds to win the Summit SuperSeries Junior Dragster World Championship at the IHRA season finale at Memphis International Raceway. And he did it all in his final race ever in a Junior Dragster.
“It still doesn’t seem real. To win my last race ever in a Junior Dragster and for it to be for the World Championship, it is just amazing,” Tolisano said. “It is still so hard to believe, but I am sure it will sink in one of these days.”
Please note that Test & Tune on the Drag Strip is cancelled on the following dates:
October: 24, 31
November: 5, 7, 19, 21
December: 24, 26, 31
For racers' tech rules, visit www.tinyurl.com/pbirtech.
IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG) President & CEO, Jason Rittenberry, announced today that the Company has entered into a finance agreement with TPG Specialty Lending (NYSE:TSLX), the publicly traded affiliate of TSSP, the credit and special situations investment platform of TPG. The new credit facility is replacing IRG's existing debt facilities on all companies, make capital improvements to existing assets owned by the Company and to close on the acquisition of Cordova Dragway Park in Cordova, Illinois (to be rebranded as Cordova International Raceway™ (CIR), that was announced in late 2013. The TPG facility also provides the Company with funds to purchase an additional major motorsports venue, which the Company will announce in the coming weeks.