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This $275,000 program is the WorldThis $275,000 program is World Championship for grassroots drag racers at IHRA member tracks. Summit RacingEquipment presents this revolutionary program for IHRA's thousands of grassroots racers. The SummitSuperSeries World Finals will take place October 5-7, 2023 at Holly Springs.

This program will crown a true Top (Box), Mod (No Box), Sportsman, This program will crown a true Top (Box), Mod (No Box), Sportsman, Motorcycle, and Jr. Dragster World Champion. There are three ways to qualify and be invited to compete at the Summit SuperSeries WorldFinals. A racer can qualify by either winning a Summit Super Series track championship at a participating IHRA member track OR by winning a Summit Team Finals main event class and meeting the eligibility requirements. New in 2023, the third and final way is by winning a Sportsman Spectacular event on a designated day*.

Each participating track will crown Summit SuperSeries track champions who will then be validated by IHRA as having met the program requirements.
Summit SuperSeries Step #1
• Register for the Summit SuperSeries with the IHRARegister for the Summit SuperSeries with the IHRAmembership department and receive an X-Number.If a racer runs in multiple classes, they must have an XNumberregistered for each class (the same number maybe used in each class).

Summit SuperSeries Step #2
• Sign up for points at a participating IHRA Summit SuperSeries track.

Summit SuperSeries Step #3
• Race at an IHRA track while running your SummitRace at an IHRA track while running your SummitSuperSeries X-Number. Eligibility does not begin until a valid X-Number with the IHRA is obtained, used as the car number, and appears on the track's points list. Failure to maintain a current membership after one race will result in a deduction in points for the event the membership expired - exceptions will only be made at the IHRA's discretion. Failure to run the XNumberor failure of that number to appear on the track's points may make a racer ineligible for the Submit SuperSeries even if a registered X-Number ison filed with IHRA.

Summit SuperSeries Step #4
• Become the Summit SuperSeries Champion as determined by a participating track. (see your IHRA track for details)

Any Summit SuperSeries competitor with a valid IHRA membership and X-Number from July 1, 2023, through the Summit SuperSeries competitor with a valid IHRA membership and X-Number from July 1, 2023 through the respective division's 2023 Summit Team Finals event and can win a Team Finals Main Event class will become eligible for the Summit SuperSeries World Finals Championship race. To be considered eligible after winning the Summit TeamFinals main event, a competitor will be verified by IHRA as having met Steps #1 through #3 above, no different than the Summit SuperSeries Champion. A 30-day renewal grace period will be granted for X-Number registrations that expire between July 1st and the Summit Team Finals event. The grace period will be measured from the date of expiration to the date of online renewal or postmarked envelope. If a registration is not renewed within a 30-day period from the expiration date the racer will not be eligible. Exceptions will only be made at the IHRA’s discretion.
1) Summit SuperSeries points will not count until the racer is registered with both IHRA and track and running a valid X Number on a vehicle with it appearing in track points. (Retro points will only be awarded for one race)
2) Racers in all classes are eligible (based on participating track's discretion).
3) A racer may compete for the Summit SuperSeries track championship at more than one track and in more than one class. Should one racer win the SSS Championship at multiple tracks, they will declare the track they will represent prior to the Summit Team Finals. Once the racer selects the track they will represent, the racer will forfeit the SSS track eligibility from the second track. (This does not apply to Sportsman Spectacular Winners). If a racer wins the SSSChampionship in more than one class they may only represent two classes.
4) A racer may only race in a maximum of two classes and represent one track at the SSS World Finals.
5) There will be no double entry for a competitor that wins the SSS track championship and a Summit Team Finals event. In the event a competitor wins both, regardless of class, the track championship will take precedent.
6) Substitutions are allowed for a Summit SuperSeries track champion or for a Summit Team Finals champion if that competitor chooses not to attend the Summit World Finals. Tracks that have a racer that forfeits eligibility for winning two tracks or in two classes at the same track may submit the next highest valid SSS participant for eligibility consideration.
7) IHRA Motorsports employees, team members, staff, and IHRA track owners/operators/managers are not eligible.

• All Classes – Stutter boxes, timed down track throttle stops, onboard computers, and wheel pickup sensing devices are prohibited. Any vehicle may only be driven by one driver.

• TOP (ELECTRONICS) (0-9.00):  Delay boxes, trans brakes, two steps, playback delay boxes, trans brakes, two steps, playback tachometers and nitrous are permitted. Air throttles used as launch control devices are permitted. Airthrottles, used as launch control devices, are permitted. Factory (OEM) installed computers will be permitted, but lap top computers are not allowed while in competition.

• MODIFIED (NO ELECTRONICS) (All Run): Delay boxes, air throttles and starting line enhancers are prohibited. Trans brakes, two-steps, automated shifters and nitrous are permitted. Delay boxes are not allowed to remain in the vehicle. EVs are permitted.
• SPORTSMAN (7.50 & Slower, Door Cars Only): Delay boxes, air throttles, starting line enhancers, trans brakes, two steps, buttons on the steering wheel and nitrous are prohibited. Slicks and headers are permitted. Line locks are only permitted in the burnout process. The throttle must be manually operated by the driver’s foot. Electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, or any other device may in no way affect the throttle operation. A fixed stop under the carburetor or gas pedal is permitted. Automated Shifter prohibited unless OEM.

Electric Vehicles (EV) Must be all-electric, not hybrids. Will run against other EV's until one is left in the competition and will continue through Modified eliminations. No separate will run against other EVs until one is left in the competition and will continue through Modified eliminations. No separate runs if an odd number of EVs. If 32 or more EV competitors show up to compete at the Summit World Finals, they will run as their own class in an all-run format and follow the same class rules as Modified (door cars only and no electronics). The separate EV class at a 32-car field or more will have a purse of $300 1st Round, $400 2nd Round, $500 3rd Round; $600 4th round, $800 5th Round, $3,000 Runner-Up, $5,000 Win.
If 32 or more EV competitors show up to compete at the Summit World Finals, they will run as their own class in an all run format and follow the same class rules as Sportsman (door cars only and no electronics) with the exception of no minimum or maximum dial restrictions. The separate EV class at a 32 car field or more will have a purse of $300 1st rd; $400 2nd rd; $500 3rd rd; $600 4th rd; $800 5th rd; $3,000 R/U; $5,000 Win
• JUNIORS (All Run): Dial ins must be on vehicle. Tire covers may be removedDial ins must be on vehicle. Tire covers may be removedafter the water box. All IHRA junior rules apply per thecompetitors license level and as written in the IHRArulebook.
1) The Summit World Finals will be run on an 1/8 mile format.
2) Bikes and sleds will run against cars.
3) Competitors will be run on a random pull system throughout eliminations. Lane preference will be determined by the staging lane racers pull into. If there is only one lane of cars left card draw will determine lane choice. The potential bye has lane choice if paired.
4) First-round potential bye determined by best reaction time from qualifying, ties broken by first to accomplish. Further rounds are reaction time in previous round, ties broken by package, then first to accomplish. Bye runs do not carry over but may be re-earned.
5) Courtesy staging is mandatory in all classes. Deep stagers will courtesy stage by lighting both pre-stage and stage bulbs if “DEEP” is clearly marked on all sides of the vehicle. Deep staging is the sole responsibility of the driver.
6) Dial-ins can not be changed past the designated ready line.



Summit Team Finals

At the end of the season, each track selects a team of racers from among its top points finalists. These drivers earn the right to represent their home track at the Summit Team Finals. Drivers compete in several performance-based categories, which may include: Top, Modified, Super, Motorcycle, Junior Dragster or other sportsman classes. Racers will eliminate down until a Summit Team Finals Team Champion and individual class champions are crowned. Class winners will receive an IHRA Ironman trophy and an IHRA Gold Card.