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What You Need to Know About This Weekend’s IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals

What You Need to Know About This Weekend’s IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals

16/10/2019, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 29554584
What You Need to Know About This Weekend’s IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- It all comes down to this as the world’s best sportsman drag racers take center stage at this weekend’s International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit SuperSeries World Finals at Memphis International Raceway, October 17-19.
This Weekend:
Track: Memphis International Raceway
Event Date: Thursday, October 17- Saturday, October 19, 2019
 
Weekend Schedule:
Thursday, October 17, 2019                               
Participant/Sponsor Credentials & Parking: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Tech Open: 11:00am - 9:00pm       
SSS Competitors Only Test & Tune ($50): 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday, October 18, 2019
Credentials Open: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tech Open" 8:00am- 9:00pm
Qualifying (1 session): 10:00am                                  
Gamblers Races: after Qualifying
Racer’s Party: 8:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019
God Speed Church Service: 8:00am
Participant Credentials Open: 8:00am
Tech Open: 8:00am
Summit Super Series Qualifying (1): 10:00am
SSS Eliminations: After Qualifying
 
 

 

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•The championship prize package in Top and Mod is $20,000-to-win, a vacation for two to Aruba courtesy of Around Aruba Tours, a one-of-a-kind custom golf cart from Dart’s Carts, an IHRA Gold Card, World Champion Ironman Trophy and World Champion Diamond Ring.
 
•The championship prize package in the Sportsman class is $5,000-to-win, an IHRA Gold Card, World Champion Ironman Trophy and World Champion Diamond Ring.
 
•The championship prize in Junior Dragster is $3,000-to-win, a turn-key Junior Dragster built by Half Scale Dragster complete with a custom designed paint scheme by Imagine That Customs, Digatron USA tach, 7.90 Nic Woods Racing Engine, Hoosier Racing Tire, Digital Delay dial board, RJS Racing Equipment and Keizer Wheels
 
•The national contingency program is available to winners and runners-up in Top, Mod, Sportsman and Junior Dragster courtesy of great IHRA partners such as Summit Racing Equipment, Sunoco Race Fuels, Moser Engineering, ATI Performance Products, Comp Cams, FAST, TCI and more.
 
•Racers competing during the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals can purchase Sunoco Race Fuels the Official Fuel of the IHRA, sold exclusively at Memphis International Raceway
 
Catch all the action live on MotorMania TV Friday and Saturday to see who will be crowned the 2019 Summit SuperSeries Champion.
 
For more information visit IHRA.com or text IHRA to 77222 for race information and class calls throughout the weekend.


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IHRA, Summit Racing Equipment Renews Commitment to IHRA Summit SuperSeries in 2020

IHRA, Summit Racing Equipment Renews Commitment to IHRA Summit SuperSeries in 2020

16/10/2019, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 29554137
IHRA, Summit Racing Equipment Renews Commitment to IHRA Summit SuperSeries in 2020
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The International Hot Rod Association and Summit Racing Equipment will continue the longest series partnership in drag racing with the IHRA Summit Super Series and IHRA Summit Team Finals programs in 2020.
The IHRA Summit SuperSeries, the largest and most prestigious bracket racing program in drag racing, will return for a 19th consecutive year in 2020. The $200,000 program is the World Championship for over 12,000 IHRA member-track racers each season and held at nearly 100 IHRA-sanctioned member tracks.
 
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IHRA Summit SuperSeries track champions from 28 states and international competitors from Canada, and Aruba are represented in Top (Box), Mod (No Box), Sportsman and Junior divisions, at the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals at Memphis International Raceway. In addition, qualifying Summit Team Final champions from seven IHRA regions are also competing at Memphis, making it the most illustrious championship event in bracket drag racing.
 
“The Sportsman racer has been and will continue to be one of the most important components of the Summit Racing Equipment family,” Summit Racing Motorsports and Events Manager Jim Greenleaf said. “We are proud to support the men, women and kids who gather at their local IHRA tracks to participate in the Summit SuperSeries and Summit Team Finals. It is a great feeling for us to see champions from all over the United States, Canada, and Aruba show up in Memphis for the Summit World Finals to race head-to head for an IHRA World Championship.”
 
“The Summit SuperSeries and Summit Team Finals are wildly successful programs that saw an increase with new members and increased participation in 2019,” IHRA Vice President Skooter Peaco said. “The programs bring together IHRA-member tracks and racers in an environment which features great competition and builds outstanding camaraderie and lifelong friendships. We are proud to continue our efforts in the successful program.”
 
For more information about Summit Racing Equipment visit summitracing.com.


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Summit Racing Equipment Renews Commitment to IHRA Summit SuperSeries in 2020

Summit Racing Equipment Renews Commitment to IHRA Summit SuperSeries in 2020

16/10/2019, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 29554225
Summit Racing Equipment Renews Commitment to IHRA Summit SuperSeries in 2020
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The International Hot Rod Association and Summit Racing Equipment will continue the longest series partnership in drag racing with the IHRA Summit Super Series and IHRA Summit Team Finals programs in 2020.
The IHRA Summit SuperSeries, the largest and most prestigious bracket racing program in drag racing, will return for a 19th consecutive year in 2020. The $200,000 program is the World Championship for over 12,000 IHRA member-track racers each season and held at nearly 100 IHRA-sanctioned member tracks.
 
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IHRA Summit SuperSeries track champions from 28 states and international competitors from Canada, and Aruba are represented in Top (Box), Mod (No Box), Sportsman and Junior divisions, at the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals at Memphis International Raceway. In addition, qualifying Summit Team Final champions from seven IHRA regions are also competing at Memphis, making it the most illustrious championship event in bracket drag racing.
 
“The Sportsman racer has been and will continue to be one of the most important components of the Summit Racing Equipment family,” Summit Racing Motorsports and Events Manager Jim Greenleaf said. “We are proud to support the men, women and kids who gather at their local IHRA tracks to participate in the Summit SuperSeries and Summit Team Finals. It is a great feeling for us to see champions from all over the United States, Canada, and Aruba show up in Memphis for the Summit World Finals to race head-to head for an IHRA World Championship.”
 
“The Summit SuperSeries and Summit Team Finals are wildly successful programs that saw an increase with new members and increased participation in 2019,” IHRA Vice President Skooter Peaco said. “The programs bring together IHRA-member tracks and racers in an environment which features great competition and builds outstanding camaraderie and lifelong friendships. We are proud to continue our efforts in the successful program.”
 
For more information about Summit Racing Equipment visit summitracing.com.


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Club Championship Round 2 – 30th of November 2019

Club Championship Round 2 – 30th of November 2019

15/10/2019, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 29553950
Capitol Raceway Earns Narrow Win at IHRA Division 1 Summit Team Finals

Capitol Raceway Earns Narrow Win at IHRA Division 1 Summit Team Finals

15/10/2019, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 29552426
Capitol Raceway Earns Narrow Win at IHRA Division 1 Summit Team Finals

MECHANICSVILLE, Md. — Capitol Raceway scored a close win over home track Maryland International Raceway at the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Division 1 (Patriots) Summit Team Finals completed Monday.

Capitol Raceway ended with 55-51 points to keep Maryland International Raceway from repeating as Division 1 champions. US 13 Dragway, Sumerduck Dragway, Roxboro Motorsports Park, Richmond Dragway and Motor Mile Dragway also participated.AJP 4353

Leading up to the main event, racers participated in a Gambler’s race, Bogey, Golf Cart, and Big Wheels race and “best of” awards.

 

Main Event:

Top

Frank Lecates (US 13 Dragway) had a winning effort with a .005 reaction time combined with a 4.787 elapsed time at 142.57 mph on a 4.78 dial-in. Runner-up Bobby Spence (Capitol Raceway) had a .015 reaction time and made a 4.307-second pass at 158.39 mph against a 4.30 dial-in.AJP 4342

Mod

Frank Thompson Jr. (Maryland International Raceway) used a 6.011-second pass at 109.34 mph against a 5.99 dial-in with a .010 reaction time to win. Mike Keyton (Roxboro Motorsports Park) matched his 5.82 dial-in at 118.02 mph, but was slower at the tree with a .099 start.AJP 4336

Junior Dragster

Gayge Farrell (Capitol Raceway) won with an 8.014-second run at 82.55 mph against an 8.09 dial-in with a .072 reaction time. Peyton Bunch (Sumerduck Dragway) had an 8.913 elapsed time against a 7.93 dial-in, but barely redlighted with a -.001 reaction time.AJP 4326

Other Results

Pit Vehicle Race

Ray Snoots (Maryland) defeated Bradley Tippett (Maryland) with a .002 reaction time and 9.03-second pass against a 9.00 dial-in. Tippett went down the track in 11.315 seconds against a 11.30 dial-in, along with a .049 reaction time.Division1-Patriots

Friday’s Gambler’s Race

Top — Bobby Bladen III (Capitol Raceway) 5.012 on a 5.00 dial-in, .001 reaction time defeated Jena Martin (Maryland International Raceway) 4.654 on a 4.67 dial-in, .045 reaction time.

 

Mod — Daryl Beauchamp (US 13 Dragway) 7.571 on a 7.59 dial-in, .016 reaction time defeated Ed Talbert (Capitol Raceway) 6.83 on a 6.83 dial-in, -.006 reaction time.

 

Junior — Allen Jenkins (Maryland International Raceway) 12.375 on an 11.90 dial-in, .022 reaction time defeated Zach Parlett (Maryland International Raceway) 10.414 on an 11.90 dial-in, .067 reaction time.

 

Saturday’s Gamblers Race

Top — Jerry Langley (Maryland International Raceway) 4.733 on a 4.72 dial-in, .006 reaction time defeated Ben Calhoun (Capitol Raceway) 4.708 on a 4.68 dial-in, .012 reaction time.

 

Mod — Kris Bunch (Summerduck Dragway) 8.979 on a 7.63 dial-in, .010 reaction time defeated Tony Mattera (Maryland International Raceway) 6.648 on a 6.65 dial-in, -.007 reaction time.

 

Junior — Cole Foskey (US 13 Dragway) 8.948 on an 8.91 dial-in, .010 reaction time defeated Zach Parlett (Maryland International Raceway) 9.38 on a 9.02 dial-in, .095 reaction time.

 

Friday Bogey Race:

Top — Ben Garnett (US 13 Dragway)

Mod — Steven Truitt (US 13 Dragway)

Junior — Keith Riddle (US 13 Dragway)

  

Special Awards:

Best Appearing Full Bodied Car — Anthony Whelan, Maryland International Raceway

Best Engineered Full Bodied Car — Bobby Bladen III, Capitol Raceway

Best Appearing Junior Dragster — Tori Tayman, Maryland International Raceway

Best Engineered Junior Dragster — Alyssa Tilghman, Richmond Dragway

Best Appearing Open Body Car — Jimmy Tayman, Capitol Raceway

Best Engineered Open Body Car — Jason Kirby, Maryland International Raceway

Best Team Spirit — Roxboro Motorsports Park

Best Appearing Sponsor Banner — Motor Mile Dragway

Best Appearing Team — Sumerduck Dragway

 

Team Standings

1. Capitol Raceway                               55

2. Maryland International Raceway       51

3. US Dragway                                      32

4. Sumerduck Dragway                         28

5. Roxboro Motorsports Park                16

6. Richmond Dragway                           15

7. Motor Mile Dragway                           3



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IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals Competitors, Earn Contingency through Comp Performance Group

IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals Competitors, Earn Contingency through Comp Performance Group

15/10/2019, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 29551989
IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals Competitors, Earn Contingency through Comp Performance Group
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) announced today that Comp Performance Group, the worldwide leader in the performance automotive aftermarket industry will provide contingency sponsorship to racers competing in the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals, October 17-19 at Memphis International Raceway in Millington, Tenn.
•Comp Cams, the absolute leader in valve train technology, will provide contingency to Top, Mod, Sportsman and Junior Dragsters competitors during Friday’s Gambler Race and the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals Saturday
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•FAST, the leader in fuel air spark technology, will provide contingency to Top, Mod and Sportsman competitors during the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals
 
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•TCI, the leader in superior automatic transmissions and driveline components,  will provide contingency to Top, Mod, and Sportsman competitors during Friday’s Gambler Race
 
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To claim contingency racers must do the following:  
 
•Visit the IHRA Trailer during tech inspection to pick-up decals
 
•Place decals on both sides of the vehicle by the first round of competition during Friday’s Gambler’s race. 
 
•Provide proof of purchase to Comp Performance as the highest finishing Top, Mod, Sportsman or Junior Dragster during Friday’s Gambler Race and IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals
 
•Payouts will be awarded in product certificates 
 
For more information about Comp Performance Group and “The Brands That Power the Performance Automotive Aftermarket” visit compperformancegroup.com.
 
For more information on the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals visit IHRA.com.
 


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Motor Mile Dragway Named IHRA Division 1 Track of the Year

Motor Mile Dragway Named IHRA Division 1 Track of the Year

13/10/2019, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 29550866
Motor Mile Dragway Named IHRA Division 1 Track of the Year

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) member track Motor Mile Dragway has been named the IHRA Division 1 (Patriots) Track of the Year.

Opened in 2004 after Shelor Automotive Group purchased the Radford, Va., facility, the property features a true 1/8-mile dragstrip and NASCAR-sanctioned 0.416-mile paved oval nestled on 170 acres of rolling hills that offers amazing scenery for spectators enjoying events.Motor Mile logo

The track recently announced it would continue to expand on its successful IHRA Summit SuperSeries bracket racing format in 2020.

 

“With renewed vigor, the crew at Motor Mile have made great strides to promote the Summit SuperSeries and sportsman drag racing at the facility,” IHRA Division Director Jon O’Neal said. 

 

Motor Mile Dragway general manager Steve Groseclose mentioned how the staff goes the extra mile to provide a top-notch facility for both racers and spectators.

 

“We take a lot of pride in taking care of the track from how we prep the track to ensuring the bleachers are clean,” Motor Mile Dragway General Manager Steve Groseclose said. “We want to treat racers as if they are family.”

 

The track features some of the closest competition of any track in North America. Motor Mile Dragway is also the home to 2013 IHRA Summit SuperSeries Mod World Champion Kevin Pollard. 

 

“The amount of competitiveness we have here it isn’t uncommon that you could see .000 reaction times from both lanes on a given night.” Groseclose said. 

 

The 2019 IHRA Summit SuperSeries track champions are: Donnie Quesenberry (Top), George Page (Mod) and Lauren Overfelt (Junior Dragster).

 

For more information about Motor Mile Dragway click here.



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IHRA Summit SuperSeries Junior Dragster Nears Completion

IHRA Summit SuperSeries Junior Dragster Nears Completion

11/10/2019, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 29543225
IHRA Summit SuperSeries Junior Dragster Nears Completion
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Half Scale Dragsters, the official Junior Dragster of the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA), is in the final stages of building one the most prestigious prizes in junior drag racing awarded to the 2019 IHRA Summit Summit SuperSeries Champion October 17-19 at Memphis International Raceway, Millington, Tenn.
Many great IHRA partners such as Summit Racing Equipment, Keizer Wheels, RJS Racing Equipment, Imagine That Customs, Digatron USA, Digital Delay, Nic Woods Racing Engines and Hoosier Racing Tire all have contributed products or services to the 2019 Junior Dragster build. 
 
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For more information about Half Scale Dragsters visit halfscale.com or call 908-213-0111.
 


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Racers Coming From Great Lengths to Attend IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals

Racers Coming From Great Lengths to Attend IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals

11/10/2019, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 29545191
Racers Coming From Great Lengths to Attend IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — It is truly the most prestigious bracket racing event in North America as racers are coming from long distances to the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit SuperSeries World Finals at Memphis International Raceway, October 17-19.

Alaska Raceway Park champions Nathan Thornsley (Top) and Braiden Owen (Junior Dragster) are coming from Alaska to participate in the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals. Thornsley is flying in and renting another car, while Owen’s family is bringing their own car for a 60-plus hours, one-way tow.

 

Plenty of others are coming from the great Northwest and Western Canada.

 

“The Summit SuperSeries continues to be the most prestigious sportsman bracket racing championship on the planet for two simple reasons,” IHRA Vice President Skooter Peaco said. “First, the championship is won in head-to-head battle. Track champions from 70 tracks show up to win a championship based on their talents against the best in the country. There is no other program that exists that does it this way and at the end of the event there is no doubt who the best in the land really is.

 

“Second, competitors from across North America are dedicated to supporting the program and it means so much to them that they will drive 60 hours one way to compete against the best in the country. These dedicated competitors, the tracks they represent and Summit Racing Equipment continually supporting the sportsman bracket racer are truly lifeblood of the program.”

 

Hi-Line Dragstrip, also known as Phillips County Dragstrip, Malta, Montana has IHRA Summit SuperSeries champions Cory Schultz (Top), Jason Erfle (Mod) and Rayce Schultz (Junior) coming from Big Sky Country.

 

Two British Columbia facilities will be well represented at the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals.

 

Northern Lights Raceway champions Brody Belsham (Top), Ray Piper (Mod) and Cole Liwiski (Junior) have confirmed plans of racing in Memphis. So has John Tiegen and Katie Hollingshead from NITRO Motorsports Park.

 

From the Canadian province of Alberta, Andrew Tofteland and Ethan Power, the IHRA Summit SuperSeries champions at Pat’s Auto Supply Motor Sports Park, are scheduled to participate.

 

On the other corner of the continent, South Florida is represented with Palm Beach International Raceway champions Johnny Tolisano and Aaron Reynolds, and Immokalee Raceway Park's David O'Bryon, Tim Butler and Madison Fisher.

 

Check out IHRA.com and our facebook page for coverage of the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals.



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