Fans will be able to experience the rare opportunity to see and hear the most powerful jet-engined truck in the world, along with the largest gathering of nitromethane-fueled Dragsters and Funny Cars in Canada.
Headlining the Nitro Nats this year will be the 36,000-horsepower Shockwave Jet Truck with its three jet engines and top speed well in excess of 350 mph. In addition, the Canadian-based Northern Warrior and Terminator jet dragsters will be competing, along with the Flashfire Dodge and Chevy pickups.
The show will also include an unprecedented number of nitro-burning Top Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars, including appearances by the Canadian teams of Paton Racing, Ike Maier, and Smax Smith in the Leverich Racing entry.
Running the volatile nitromethane fuel, the engines in these cars produce upwards of 10,000 horsepower and are capable of running the quarter-mile from a start in about four seconds at speeds well over 300 mph.
Along with these fastest-accelerating cars in the world, this year there will also be Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars helping to scorch up the Cayuga quarter-mile surface. But it doesn't stop there. The Nitro Nats will host racing for the popular USDS Series, which features the popular Pro Modifieds, Alcohol Funny Car, Outlaw 10.5 Top Sportsman, and Top Dragster classes.
A full round of Cayuga Dragway Bracket racing will also compete. And to celebrate this special Canada Day, a huge fireworks display is planned for Saturday after the racing.
Adult ticket prices are $20 for Friday June 30, Saturday July 1, $60, and Sunday July 2, $50. A three-day weekend pass is available for $100. Children 15 and under are free. Camping is available on the TMP grounds starting at $30.
The Cayuga Dragway at Toronto Motorsports Park has provided racing since 1954, and is the oldest operational drag strip in Canada. The quarter-mile drag strip is just one performance venue at the Park, which also features a three-kilometer road course for auto and motorcycle competition, Dream Car Experience, track lapping, testing, and media opportunities.