WHAT TO EXPECT: The third stop on the 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour Division 2 season will take place at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida for a Summit Pro-Am Tour/Nitro Jam double weekend. That means racers will have the added bonus of competing in front of the massive Nitro Jam crowds alongisde the pros of the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Not to mention, Bradenton Motorsports Park and its staff are a great group that put on a great race.
FRIDAY, APRIL 11: Gates will open at 9 a.m. and close at 11 p.m.. Tech will be open on Friday from Noon-9 p.m. with a test and tune scheduled for 1-4:15 p.m. Sportsman will get two rounds of qualifying Friday night from 5-7 p.m. and against after Nitro Jam round one.
SATURDAY, APRIL 12: Gates will open at 7 a.m. and tech will open at 8 a.m. There will be two time trial/qualifying sessions beginning at 9 a.m. followed immediately by Pro-Am eliminations.
SUNDAY, APRIL 13: Gates will open at 8 a.m. and God Speed Ministries will host a church service beginning at 8:15 a.m. Racing will get underway at 9 a.m. with one time trial/qualifying session followed immediately by Day 2 eliminations.
WATCH LIVE!: The entire Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL season will be broadcast LIVE on IHRA.com in 2014 thanks to a unique partnership between the IHRA, Summit Racing Equipment and the host tracks and presented by the incredible crew at Motor Mania TV. See a television-style broadcast complete with live announcer audio, multiple cameras and live scoring all weekend long. Just visit www.ihra.com/livefeed.
ROAD TO THE TOC: In 2014 the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL is the only road to the year-end Summit Racing Tournament of Champions showdown in Memphis. Only the top three finishers in each class within each division on the Summit Pro-Am Tour will advance to the championship tournament in October to runoff for the 2014 Summit World Championships and $10,000!
NITRO JAM: In addition to the action on the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL, racers and fans will also enjoy professional action on the Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Friday will feature qualifying and Saturday eliminations for Nitro Funny Car, Nitro Harley, Nitro Altered, Mountain Motor Pro Stock and Jet Dragster.
2013 BRADENTON WINNERS
Top Sportsman - Mike Thompson & Rick McDonough
Top Dragster - Victor Fera (x2)
Super Stock - Mark Nowicki (x2)
Stock - B.J. Bianchi & Anthony Puleo
Quick Rod - John Biermann & Robert Greenling
Super Rod - Dave Marcus Jr. & Darius Poitiel
Hot Rod - Mark Mullen (x2)
2013 DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONS
Top Sportsman – Mike Thompson
Top Dragster – Steve Dweck
Super Stock – Michael Crumpler
Stock – B.J. Bianchi
Quick Rod – Mark Miles
Super Rod – David Marcus Jr.
Hot Rod – Mark Mullen
Junior Master – Taylor Bouldry
Junior Advanced – Gage Burch
Junior Beginner – Katherine Craft
2014 DIVISION 2 HEAT WAVE SUMMIT PRO-AM SCHEDULE
January 31-February 2| Immokalee Regional Raceway
February 28-March 2| Carolina Dragway
April 11-13| Bradenton Motorsports Park
August 29-31| Darlington Dragway