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Summit SuperSeries Rules


Summit SuperSeries  

This $200,000 program is the World Championship for grassroots drag racers at IHRA member tracks. Summit Racing Equipment presents this revolutionary program for IHRA's thousands of grassroots racers. The Summit SuperSeries World Finals will take place October 5-7, 2023 at Holly Springs Motorsports.

This program will crown a true Top (Box), Mod (No Box), Sportsman and Junior Dragster World Champion. There are two ways to qualify and be invited to compete at the Summit SuperSeries World Finals. 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.

1) WIN THE SUMMIT SUPERSERIES AT YOUR PARTICIPATING IHRA TRACK. 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 IHRA membership department and receive an X-Number. The second or last digit of the number will be the letter “X”.
If a racer runs in multiple classes, they must have a different X-Number registration for each class. A competitor may only compete with one X-Number per class at any given facility.

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 Summit SuperSeries 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 will result in a deduction in points for the events the membership was expired - no exceptions.
Failure to run the X-Number or failure of that number to appear on the track’s points may make a racer ineligible for the Summit SuperSeries even if a registered X-Number is on file with IHRA. “Gifted Rounds” are not permitted. Racers receiving “dives” as determined solely by IHRA may be disqualified.

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 May 1, 2022 through the respective division’s 2022 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 Team Finals main event, a competitor will be verified by IHRA as having met Step #1 through Step #3 above, no different than the Summit SuperSeries track champion. A 14-day renewal grace period will be granted for X-Number registrations that expire between May 1st and the Summit Team Finals event. The grace period will be measured from date of expiration to the date of online renewal or postmarked envelope. If a registration is not renewed within a 14-day period from the expiration date the racer will not be eligible. There are no exceptions.
1) Summit SuperSeries points will not count until racer is registered with both IHRA and track and running valid X-Number on vehicle with it appearing in track points.
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 or multiple classes, they will declare the track or class they will represent prior to the Summit Team Finals. Once the racer selects the track or class they will represent, the racer will forfeit the SSS track eligibility from the second track or class.
4) A racer may only race in one class 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) There are no substitutions 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 at 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, on-board computers, and wheel pickup sensing devices are prohibited. Any vehicle may only be driven by one driver.
• TOP (0-9.00): Delay boxes, trans brakes, two steps, playback tachometers and nitrous are permitted. Air throttles, 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 (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. EV’s 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 permitted. Line locks are only permitted in the burnout process. 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 carburetor or gas pedal is permitted. Automated Shifter prohibited unless OEM.
Electric Vehicles (EV) Must be all electric, no hybrids. Will run against other EVs until one is left in competition and will continue through Sportsman eliminations. No separate bye runs if an odd number of EV’s.
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 removed after the water box. All IHRA junior rules apply per the competitors license level and as written in the IHRA rulebook.
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.


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Summit Team Finals D6 - Thunder Valley Dragways
Thunder Valley Dragway
Thursday, August 22nd - Saturday, August 24th
Summit Team Finals D1 - Roxboro Motorsports Park
Roxboro Motorsports Park
Thursday, September 5th - Saturday, September 7th
Summit Team Finals D2 - Holly Springs Motorsports
Holly Springs Motorsports
Thursday, September 12th - Saturday, September 14th
Summit Team Finals D3 - Quaker City Motorsports Park
Quaker City Motorsports Park
Thursday, September 19th - Saturday, September 21st
Summit Team Finals D5 - US41 Dragstrip
US41 Dragstrip
Thursday, September 19th - Saturday, September 21st