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Event Preview: Division 3 season kicks off June 29-30 at London Dragway

Monday, 24 June 2013

The 2013 IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL Division 3 season kicks off June 28-30 at London Dragway in Kentucky for the first of three events in the division. Always an exciting race, the 1/8 mile showdown will feature a full racing weekend with a test and tune on Friday and two separate races on Saturday and Sunday.

EVENT: 2013 Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL

DIVISION: Division 3 North Stars

WHERE: London Dragway | 3835 White Oak Road, London, KY 40741

WHEN: June 28-30

CONTACT: (606) 878-8883 | www.londondragway.com 



WHAT TO EXPECT: The first stop on the 2013 Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour Division 3 schedule will be at Kentucky’s London Dragway. Following a slew of upgrades over the offseason including a separate return road and expanded parking to accommodate larger rigs, an extended shutdown, timing system upgrades and more, London Dragway is looking forward to hosting the stars of the Pro-Am Tour for the third consecutive year.

Gates will open at 2 a.m. on Friday, June 28 and will remain open through midnight. Tech will be open on Friday from 4-10 p.m. and there will be a track hosted test and tune from 6-11 p.m.

On Saturday, June 29 gates and tech will open at 9 a.m. There will be two time trial/qualifying sessions beginning at Noon with eliminations immediately following. On Sunday gates will open at 9 a.m. and God Speed Ministries will host a church service beginning at 9:15 a.m. Racing will get underway on Sunday at 10 a.m. with one time trial/qualifying session followed immediately by Day 2 eliminations.

Box/No Box Combo Race
– Saturday; $40 entry, $30 buyback; $1,000 to win, $300 runner-up.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: “The London Dragway crew is excited to bring IHRA class racing back to open the Division 3 season. Craig Boone and his staff have proven their ability to put in a monumental amount of effort to host the event and this year is no exception,” said Jon O’Neal, IHRA Division Director. “From turning over the facility to meet the required specs to putting on the face of southern hospitality, the crew has what it takes and we’re excited to get back down there.”

FAST FACTS: This season will mark the third year that the Summit Pro-Am Tour has visited London Dragway. What began as a bit of an experiment in 2011 has turned into a rather popular destination for racers and will be even more so in 2013 as the track has just completed a laundry list of improvements at the facility…London has proven a place for repeats as three drivers pulled doubles in 2012 and one did so in 2011. Last year’s double winners were Donny Urban, Scott Stillings and Jacob Elrod…Speaking of Jacob Elrod, the Ohio native came one round shy of pulling a triple in 2012 as he fell in the finals of Top Dragster to Cameron Manuel and swept Super Rod…Division 3 is known for having some heavy hitters among its ranks and if you want a true test, London Dragway is a good place to get that challenge. Among last year’s winners alone were two former IHRA Sportsman Drivers of the Year and eight former IHRA World Champions

ROAD TO THE TOC: In 2013 the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL is now the only road to the year-end Summit Racing Tournament of Champions showdown in Memphis. Only the top three in each class within each division on the Summit Pro-Am Tour will advance to the championship tournament in October to runoff for the 2013 Summit World Championships and $10,000!

Top Sportsman – Donny Urban (2)
Top Dragster – Scott Richardson & Cameron Manuel
Super Stock – Scott Stillings (2)
Stock – Randall Campbell & Ryan Richardson
Quick Rod – Patrick Forster & Brett Nesbitt
Super Rod – Jacob Elrod (2)
Hot Rod – Donald Webb & Patrick Forster

Top Sportsman – Scott Wasko (Columbia Station, OH)
Top Dragster – Jacob Elrod (Harrod, OH)
Super Stock – Mark Nowicki (Gaylord, MI)
Stock – Brent Darroch (Monaco, PA)
Quick Rod – Jeremy Mason (Waco, KY)
Super Rod – Jacob Elrod (Harrod, OH)
Hot Rod – Michael Schiberl (Madison, OH)

June 28-30 | London Dragway
July 19-21 | Grand Bend Motorplex
August 9-11 | U.S. 131 Motorsports Park