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Summit Pro-Am Tour season kicks off at Ralph Hester’s Immokalee Regional Raceway

Friday, 30 January 2015

While much of the country will be trapped in the throes of winter this coming February, others will be escaping to the hottest spot for racing during the winter months – South Florida’s Immokalee Regional Raceway.

Famous for its racer hospitality, great racing and exciting racer parties, Ralph Hester’s Immokalee Regional Raceway will once again host the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour season opener the weekend of February 6-8 with a Wild Card race open to racers of all divisions. 

For those not able to make the trip to sunny Florida, IHRA and Summit Racing Equipment have again teamed up to fund the live webcast coverage of all Summit Pro Am tour events this season.  Home viewers can click on the “Live Webcast” button on ihra.com homepage starting Friday.  “Last season we re-set the standard for sportsman coverage.  Over 100,000 viewers from 92 different countries watched our sportsman broadcasts last season” said IHRA Vice President Skooter Peaco.  “Summit and IHRA are thrilled to lead the way in creating global exposure for IHRA sportsman racing and we know Ralph, Thomas and the Immokalee crew will start off the 2015 season on a high note.”

“No matter what division you call home, we welcome everyone here at Immokalee the first weekend in February,” Hester said. “We are really looking forward to kicking off the Summit Pro-Am season once again and we are again planning a huge racer party Saturday night. We had a good turnout last year and I think we will see more growth this year as well. It is a fun weekend for us and we look forward to it each and every year. It will be a great time for the racers.”

The Summit Pro-Am Wild Card race at Immokalee Regional Raceway will be open to racers of all divisions and can be used as an in-division claim. The track, located southeast of Fort Myers, has enjoyed great weather during the February opener over the years with racers traveling to the Sunshine State from as far away as Delaware, Michigan, Indiana, the Carolinas, Pennsylvania and even Canada to participate.

This year’s Pro-Am season opener will once again be a double point’s meet capped off with a huge racer appreciation gala Saturday night. The celebration is always one of the highlights for racers traveling to Immokalee and Hester hopes this year’s celebration will be bigger than ever.

“We have something in the works that will make this a very exciting gathering,” Hester said.

The Summit Pro-Am Tour season opener at Immokalee Regional Raceway will take place February 6-8 with the first winners of the young season putting themselves in the driver’s seat toward a World Championship later in the year.

With valuable Pro-Am points on the line, a fun racer party, warm weather and a great race to open the season, Ralph Hester and the rest of the Immokalee team look forward to welcoming racers back to the track in February.

“We always have this event circled on our calendars and we can’t wait to host all of the great racers on the Summit Pro-Am Tour once again this year,” Hester said. “It will be a fun weekend and a nice break for a lot of people from all of the winter weather up north. It should be a great time.”

Friday the gates will open at 10 am with tech opening at 2 and closing at 9.  There will be an open test and tune session from 5pm until 10 pm.   Saturday the gates and tech open at 8am.  Competitors will receive 2 time trails /qualifying passes beginning at 9am and eliminations will begin after the 2nd session.   

Sunday the gates and tech open at 8am.  God Speed chapel service will be held at 8:15am.  Competitors will make one time trial/qualifying pass with eliminations beginning immediately after.  Both days point claims will count as an in division claim for all competitors.

Last modified on Wednesday, 11 November 2015