As a reminder to all Summit SuperSeries competitors, the 2016 program offers two ways to qualify for the Summit SuperSeries World Finals. You can be a Summit SuperSeries track champion or you can qualify by winning the main event of your regional Summit Team Finals.
In an effort to grow the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) sportsman programs and provide an abundance of options for competitors, the IHRA is pleased to continue the entry-level sportsman index class that will run at select events in 2016.
Junior Beginner ace Logan Westmoreland from Greenwood, South Carolina laid claim to double wins at the Orlando Summit Pro-Am Tour. Westmoreland came into the event with a 46 point lead in the Division 2 Heat Wave standings by putting up wins in Bradenton and another double win weekend at the South Georgia Summit Pro-Am event earlier in the season.
It was an excellent weekend of racing April 15 and 16, as the IHRA Summit Pro-Am Tour rolled into State Capitol Raceway in Port Allen, Louisiana. The doubleheader weekend produced winners in eight sportsman classes on Saturday and Sunday. Kevin Wilson and Vernon Rowland had an especially great weekend, as Wilson swept the Top Dragster competition and Rowland won twice in Quick Rod. 16 other drivers took home Ironmen as well.
The 1/8-mile facility in Crossville, Tennessee, formerly known as I-40 Dragway, was recently purchased by Nick Bresaw and Tommy Fitzgerald Jr. and has joined the IHRA family of member tracks. Bresaw and Fitzgerald Jr. are currently in the process of providing the facility with a multi-million dollar renovation and plan to reopen the rejuvenated Crossville Dragway mid-2016.