The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Sportsman Spectacular has gotten off to a strong start with events in Louisiana and Texas and thanks to the great support of the IHRA partners, several racers have reason to celebrate. Perry Comeaux from Prairieville, La., was the winner of the Moser Engineering Saturday $10,000-to-win race at State Capitol Raceway in Port Allen, La., on April 21. Brian Hughes was the winner of the LaQuinta Inn & Suites $5,000-to-race moved up to that night. As part of the prize package in the season-opening race, Comeaux won an IHRA Ironman Trophy along with the big check, while Brad Roberts of Carthage, Texas captured the $2,000 runner-up prize. Seth Hyatt captured a $1,000 bonus as the top finishing No Box racer on Saturday, and Robbie Mullins won the No Box bonus in the second race. Brent Lancaster from Fort Worth, Texas ruled at the Moser Engineering Saturday $10,000-to-win race at the next event at Xtreme Raceway Park in Ferris, Texas. Lancaster was also the winner of a custom-painted helmet by Imagine That Customs. Curt Harvey II from Greenville, Texas won Sunday’s $5,000-to-win races. Sid Marrs and Josh Reynolds won $1,000 each day as the final No Box racer. Racers who are IHRA members also won their share of contingency bonuses. RACERS WIN BIG THROUGH IHRA SUMMIT SPORTSMAN SPECTACULAR PRIZE PACKAGE But, the IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular is unique in its value to the racers as there are winners throughout the elimination rounds. The best losing packages during the first, second and third rounds were all rewarded with prizes through the support of great IHRA partners like Summit Racing Equipment, Sunoco Race Fuels, American Race Cars, Moser Engineering, Abruzzi Transmissions & Converters and Jones Transmission Cooling Systems. The biggest value comes for racers who pre-enter the IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular events. All pre-entered competitors will get a buy one / get one free offer. When you pre-enter and buy and entry for Saturday’s race, you will get a free entry for Sunday’s race. More than just races, they are truly events with a weekend program which includes a test-and-tune, racer appreciation cookout and a golf cart race. All valid competition licenses and chassis certifications will be honored at the Summit Sportsman Spectacular events regardless of sanction. Chassis certifications and license renewals will be able on site. Competitors obtaining an IHRA license for the first time are encouraged to compete the licensing process through the IHRA membership department prior to the event to ensure all documents are acceptable. To become a member of the IHRA please call (561) 337-3015 or email [email protected] 10