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TNT Supercars, JR Race Car bring award-winning designs to Summit SuperSeries program in 2014

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

They are two of the most beautiful racecars you will ever see – and both of them are up for grabs! The Summit SuperSeries prize dragsters, awarded to the winners of the Top ET and Junior Dragster classes at the Summit World Finals at Memphis International Raceway, are being built this season by TNT Supercars based out of Forney, Texas and JR Race Car based out of Greeley, Colorado. Check out our in-depth look at each of these great companies and how each is helping give back to the sportsman community.

*Over the coming weeks the International Hot Rod Association will be taking an in-depth look at the parts and the people that make the Summit SuperSeries prize package the greatest prize package in all of motorsports. The Summit SuperSeries winners in Top ET, Mod ET and Junior Dragster at the Summit World Finals will each take home an elaborate prize package courtesy of the many great companies that remain dedicated to the grassroots racer. Thank you to all of our great sponsors and friends who help make this incredible program possible*


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TNT Supercars to build 2014 Summit SuperSeries Top ET prize dragster

When it comes to bracket racing, there is no bigger program in the sport than the IHRA’s Summit Racing Equipment SuperSeries presented by AMSOIL. And when it comes to the Summit SuperSeries, there is no bigger prize than the now infamous turn-key dragster awarded to the winner of the Top ET class at the Summit Racing Equipment World Finals at Memphis International Raceway.

And after a careful selection process, the IHRA announced earlier this year that the 2014 dragster will be built by the talented builders at TNT Supercars located in Forney, Texas. TNT Supercars is currently wrapping up a state-of-the-art design powered by a 572 big block Chevrolet engine built by Trick Flow Specialties and painted by Imagine That Customs.

The build of this one-of-a-kind dragster will be headed by accomplished builder Dillon Bontrager and his team at TNT Supercars and will make its grand unveiling at the world championships in Memphis in October.

“We here at TNT Supercars are very excited to team with IHRA and Summit Racing Equipment to build this year’s giveaway car,” Bontrager said. “IHRA and Summit have put together an unprecedented program for the sportsman racer with a prize package like none other. We look forward to building a car that the winner will be proud to win and race for years to come.”

TNT Supercars was founded in 2005 under the care of renowned sportsman racer Tommy Phillips. Phillips and his team operated under the creed of producing professionally engineered, 4-link style dragsters that are user friendly and second to none in performance and appearance.

Recently, TNT Supercars was purchased by Bontrager and Art Zunker with the goal of re-establishing the TNT brand as one of the premier suppliers of racecars and components in the drag racing business. TNT is also proud to welcome the acquisition of Joe Monden Racecars to ensure that the quality and design of the TNT cars continues to be second to none.

In addition, TNT Supercars recently moved into a brand new, 5,000 square foot facility in Forney where the final assembly of the cars will take place, along with stocking and sales of hundreds of high performance automotive parts. Joe Monden Racecars will also be relocating to the Forney facility with 6,000 square feet of shop space dedicated to fabrication and production of the cars.

With the new space and acquisitions, the team will continue to focus its efforts in staying ahead of the growing demands of sportsman racers and producing top-of-the-line cars for racers of all levels.

TNT Supercars was selected from a number of bids for its quality of work and dedication to the sportsman racing community.

This season the winner of the Top ET category at the Summit Racing Equipment SuperSeries presented by AMSOIL will take possession of the brand new car built by TNT Supercars. Major components are being provided by Trick Flow Specialties, Imagine That Customs and a number of the sport’s top manufacturers.

LEARN MORE: www.tntsupercars.com


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JR Race Car to build Summit Junior Dragster SuperSeries prize dragster

When it comes to quality and service in the junior racing industry, no one does it better than JR Race Car.

Long heralded as one of the leading producers of quality Junior Dragster cars and parts, JR Race Car has stood out from the pack since its formation alongside the creation of the Junior Dragster class in 1992. And it is for that reason that IHRA Motorsports selected JR Race Car, based in Greeley, Colorado, to provide the complete build for the Junior Dragster prize dragster awarded to the winner of the 2014 IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster SuperSeries presented by AMSOIL championship at Memphis International Raceway later this year.

“We are very excited to be a part of this year’s program. Junior Dragsters are our world and to have an opportunity show the world our great product is a win-win situation for us and for the winner of this great prize,” said Chris Barth, owner of JR Race Car. “We are going to build a great car that the winner of this will be proud to drive for years to come.”

JR Race Car was founded in 1992 when it began manufacturing parts for the newly accepted Junior Dragster class. Initially, JR Race Car began offering components such as junior chassis, engines, clutches and chassis components, eventually spilling over into the complete creation of Junior Dragster racecars.

Over 20 years of Junior Dragster experience, JR Race Car has led the way in junior manufacturing from smaller roles to designing and machining its own ZR, Titan and ZR-4 engines and revolutionizing the market with the Shockwave and Shockwave OD CVT clutches, in addition to the innovative Hercules chassis.

And it is that innovation and dedication to one of IHRA’s fastest growing classes that led to the team at JR Race Car being selected to provide the winning driver at the Junior Dragster World Championship in Memphis with their very own, turn-key dragster built by JR Race Car.

This season the winner of the Junior Dragster category at the Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster SuperSeries presented by AMSOIL will take possession of the brand new car built by JR Race Car. The dragster will feature a unique design done by Imagine That Customs and will include major components from some of the top manufactures in the junior racing industry.

LEARN MORE: www.jrracecar.com

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