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Event Preview: Summit Pro-Am Tour doubleheader highlights busy weekend at Rockingham Dragway May 16-18

Monday, 12 May 2014

The 2014 IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL Division 9 season gets underway May 16-18 at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, North Carolina for the first of five events in the division. The weekend will feature a rare double event in the Raiders Division. Racing action will get underway on Friday with a test and tune followed by two separate races Saturday and Sunday.

EVENT: 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL

DIVISION: Division 9 Raiders

WHERE: Rockingham Dragway | 2153 US Hwy 1, North Rockingham, NC 28379

WHEN: May 16-18

CONTACT: (910) 582-3400 | www.rockinghamdragway.com


WHAT TO EXPECT: The delayed first stop on the 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour Division 9 season will take place at Rockingham Dragway with a rare double-header combining two Summit Pro-Am Tour races with the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series.

FRIDAY, MAY 16: Gates will open at 11 a.m. Tech will be open on Friday from Noon-9 p.m. with a test and tune scheduled for 1-8 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 17: 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. Saturday will also feature the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series with Nitro Jam qualifying beginning at 7 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 18: 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. Nitro Jam professional eliminations will take place at 1 p.m.

NITRO JAM: The stars of the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series return to historical Rockingham Dragway for the IHRA Nitro Jam Spring Nationals Saturday and Sunday. Fans will see competition in five professional classes with over two dozen nitro-burning cars on the property in Nitro Funny Car, Nitro Harley and Nitro Altered, plus the return of Mountain Motor Pro Stock and the ladies of the Larsen Motorsports Jet Dragster team.

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!

Top Sportsman – Mike White
Top Dragster – Michael White
Super Stock – Mark Young
Stock – Richard Alford
Quick Rod – Dale Harrison
Super Rod – Brian Baker
Hot Rod – Kevin McLamb

Top Sportsman – Stacy Hall
Top Dragster – Michael White
Super Stock – Marvin Dunahoo
Stock – Terry Taylor
Quick Rod – Brett Nesbitt
Super Rod – Ernie Knight
Hot Rod – Daryl Griffin
Junior Master – Brittney Dial
Junior Advanced – Jason Craft
Junior Beginner – Wallace Wilson

May 16-18 | Rockingham Dragway
June 27-29 | Piedmont Dragway
July 11-13 | Mooresville Dragway
August 8-10 | Farmington Dragway
September 5-7 | GALOT Motorsports Park

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Last modified on Monday, 12 May 2014