2006 Awards Banquet Held Saturday Night in
Concluding a very successful season, the International Hot Rod Association
(IHRA) honored its drivers Saturday night in Greensboro, N.C., during their
annual awards banquet. IHRA crowned the fifteen professional eMax Nitro Jam™
Drag Racing Series world champions, Mr. Gasket Pro-Am Tour champions, and
recognized several special award winners.
Dale Creasy Jr.,
who won the first IHRA Nitro Funny Car world championship since the sanctioning
body stopped running the class in 1992, accepted his award with thanks to his
crew, family and sponsors. Creasy, Beecher,
Ill., finished the season No. 1 in the point
standings, a mere five points over second-place-finisher Jack Wyatt.