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Final Week to Pre-Enter IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular Season Opener

Monday, 19 February 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of a great opportunity to pre-enter the season-opening races for the new International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Sportsman Spectacular and receive Sunday entry for free.

The opening weekend of races is scheduled for March 9-11, 2018 at Farmington Dragway, Mocksville, N.C. The races feature a $10,000-to-win payout on Saturday and a $5,000-to-win on Sunday.

The IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular was created to provide a fun double-race weekend with increased purses that are affordable for grassroots, bracket racing-competitors who support their local tracks.

Racers who pre-enter for the event get the greatest value. When you pre-enter and buy an entry for Saturday’s race, you will get a free entry for Sunday’s race.

Pre-entries are available through this week until Feb. 26, 2018 for the first event of the season. Click here for online registration.

Saturday Race Payout
• WIN......$10,000
• R/U......$2,000
• SEMI.....$1,000
• 7TH RD WIN...$500
• 6TH RD WIN...$400
• 5TH RD WIN...$300
• 4TH RD WIN...$200
• 3RD RD WIN...$100
Saturday Entry $150
Re-entry $80 1st round only


Sunday Race Payout
• WIN......$5,000
• R/U......$1,000
• SEMI.....$600
• 7TH RD WIN...$500
• 6TH RD WIN...$400
• 5TH RD WIN...$300
• 4TH RD WIN...$200
• 3RD RD WIN...$100
Sunday Entry $100
Re-entry $60 1st round only


Weekend Payout – Junior Dragsters
• $700 to WIN
• $200 RU
• $100 SEMI
• $50 QTR
$50 entry fee per day
$30 Re-entry 1st round only

In addition to having the opportunity to get two races for the price of one, the Summit Sportsman Spectacular events feature a set of unique bonus opportunities for all current IHRA Summit SuperSeries racers. There are cash bonuses for the Summit SuperSeries member that goes the furthest in eliminations or win the event. 

There is also a national contingency program that is available for all IHRA members who advance to the final two rounds each day. As part of its contingency program, Summit Racing Equipment will now pay for the win, runner-up and semifinal positions.

The weekend program includes a test & tune, racer appreciation cookout and a golf cart race.  The race weekend also features several rounds of prizes awarded to the best losing package of first through third rounds. IHRA Ironman trophies and large championship checks for event winners will be presented Saturday and Sunday. Runner-up finishers will receive prestigious medals as part of their prize package.

IHRA partner Imagine That Customs will also award a custom painted one-of-a-kind trophy helmet to one competitor at each of the 10 weekends.

All valid competition licenses and chassis certifications will be honored at the Summit Sportsman Spectacular events regardless of sanction.  All drivers running 0-6.39 in the 1/8-mile must have an IHRA, NHRA or accepted competition license.  A valid chassis certification is required for vehicles running 6.00 or quicker.  Chassis certifications and license renewals will be available on site.  Competitors obtaining an IHRA license for the first time are encouraged to complete the licensing process through the IHRA membership department prior to the event to ensure all documents are acceptable.

Visit IHRA.com for more information.

Last modified on Wednesday, 28 February 2018
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