Following another banner year for the popular Summit SuperSeries presented by AMSOIL and Summit Team Finals presented by AMSOIL programs, the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) is excited to announce its Summit Team Finals schedule for the 2014 racing season.
Designed to give local racers an opportunity to compete on a national stage, the Summit SuperSeries and the Summit Team Finals events have grown each year since its inception in 2002. Today, thousands of racers from across North America compete at their local track for an opportunity to advance to the Summit Team Finals for a fun weekend of fellowship and competition.
“Over the past decade the Summit SuperSeries and the Summit Team Finals has grown into the preeminent grassroots racing program,” said Skooter Peaco, IHRA Motorsports Vice President. “It has been very exciting watching this series grow like it has to include tracks and racers from all corners of North America. Overall the Summit Team Finals is a fun event for the racers and a great way to give them the spotlight that they deserve.”
IHRA is excited to announce the addition of Mo-Kan Dragway to the IHRA Member Track family.
Located in Asbury, Missouri on the Missouri-Kansas border, Mo-Kan Dragway has been open for more than 50 years, spending most of that time as an outlaw track before joining the IHRA family earlier this month. The track is currently under the leadership of owner and operator Carl Blanton.
“We are honored to be selected to join the IHRA family and look forward to being part of the Summit SuperSeries and all of the great programs the IHRA has to offer,” Blanton said. “Being part of the IHRA gives us the status we need to keep moving forward with improvements and upgrades to our facility while adding new value to the ‘Mo-Kan experience’ for all of our racers and fans.”
One of the longest running and most exciting events in IHRA history is returning to the schedule as the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series welcomes back the 24th annual Summer Nationals the weekend of July 18-19, 2014 at Cordova Dragway Park in Illinois.
The Summer Nationals at Cordova Dragway Park will become the 12th event on the 2014 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series North American Tour, expanding the reach of the schedule to include nine states and Canada.
Cordova Dragway Park hosted the IHRA’s annual Summer Nationals from 1997-2002, the last year the name appeared on an IHRA sanctioned national event. Previous iterations of the Summer Nationals were held in Ohio, Wisconsin, Tennessee, New Jersey, Indiana and Ontario.
“I am very excited to bring the IHRA back to Cordova and showcase this incredible series at Cordova Dragway Park,” said Scott Gardner, President of IHRA Motorsports. “The Summer Nationals is one of the marquee events on the IHRA calendar and I am looking forward to reviving this important and prestigious event.”
The International Hot Rod Association announced today the official schedule for the Division 9 Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL season that will include six races at incredibly popular tracks throughout North Carolina including Mooresville Dragway, Rockingham Dragway, Piedmont Dragway, Farmington Dragway and the recently renamed Galot Motorsports Park.
Most Division 9 events will feature a single race weekend with qualifying on Saturday and racing on Sunday with the exception of Farmington Dragway. Farmington will once again retain its status as the only double race weekend in the division with two opportunities to gain series points. Racers that finish within the top three in their divisional points will earn an automatic bid to the 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions at Memphis International Raceway in October.
“I’m honored and excited for the opportunity to work with one of the strongest divisions in IHRA. I can’t wait to get things started and I look forward to working with all of the racers and track operators to make this the best season ever,” said Josh Peake, IHRA Division 9 Director. “I have a strong feeling that the competition is going to be tougher than ever and hope that everyone will be ready to go when the season opens at Mooresville in March.”
The International Hot Rod Association announced today the official schedules for the Division 1 and Division 3 Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL season that will include stops at familiar tracks throughout the northeast.
Those stops include Richmond Dragway, Maryland International Raceway and Pittsburgh Raceway Park for Division 1 and London Dragway, Grand Bend Motorplex, Pittsburgh Raceway Park and U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Division 3. Pittsburgh Raceway Park will welcome both divisions in a dual divisional event in July.
All events will feature a double race weekend with full races on Saturday and Sunday. Racers that finish within the top three in their divisional points will earn an automatic bid to the 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions at Memphis International Raceway in October.
“I am looking forward to another great season of racing in both the Patriots and North Stars Divisions in 2014,” said Jon O’Neal, IHRA Division Director. “There are a lot of great competitors in these two divisions and the championship battles are always among some of the best on the entire Summit Pro-Am Tour. This year both divisions will feature similar schedules with a few more standalone events to maximize track time for the racers."