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Bunker Hill Dragstrip Named IHRA Division 5 Track of the Year

WEST PALM BEACH, FL –  International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) member track Bunker Hill Dragstrip, Bunker Hill, Ind., has been named the Division 5 Track of the Year.

Since 1956, Bunker Hill Dragstrip is celebrating 62-years of motorsports entertainment in 2018.  Track owner Adam Confer grew up watching his dad race down the track and even racing himself in 2002 at tracks in Michigan. In 2016, Confer and his wife, Stacey, purchased Indiana’s oldest continuously running dragstrip thus saving it from being closed forever after former owners Steve and Darlene Daniels put the 23-acre property on the market.

Being a relatively new owner, Confer has spent numerous investments in the facility which new attracts racers each week.

“Adam Confer has literally put his heart and soul into the facility after moving back to Indiana and purchasing the track,” IHRA Division 1, 3, and 5 Director Jon O’Neal said. “He spent years racing at IHRA facilities in weekly IHRA programs and Summit Team Finals events which allows to make the facility a first-class destination for racers and fans.”

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IHRA Division 5 Summit Team Finals Race Report

MARTIN, MI — US 131 Motorsports Park repeated as champions at the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Division 5 (Thunder) Team Finals held over the weekend at their home facility.

US 131 captured the team title 51-38 over Muncie Dragway which finished runner-up for a second straight year. The competition included some of the most iconic tracks in the Midwest and Canada.

Other tracks who participated were: Bunker Hill Dragstrip, Central Illinois Dragway, Cordova International Raceway, Eddyville Raceway Park, Grand Bend Motorplex, Great Lakes Dragaway, Mid-Michigan Motorplex, Onawa Racing and Events Complex, Osecola Dragway, St. Thomas Raceway Park, Ubly Dragstrip, US 41 Motorplex and Wisconsin International Raceway

Leading up to the main event, racers participated in Gambler’s races and “best of” awards.

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Little River Team No. 4 Repeats at IHRA Junior Team Finals

HOLLAND, TX — Little River Dragway Team No. 4 repeated as champions at the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Junior Team Finals.

Little River No. 4 edged Little River No. 2 by just a one-point (16-15) margin. Pine Valley Raceway No. 1 finished third with 14 points.

Hayden Trumble from Pasadena, Texas (Pine Valley 1) was the Main Event Masters winner. Other main event winners were: Cameron Nelson from Pearland, Texas (Little River 4) in Advanced and Garvin Lade from Frankston, Texas (Little River 1) in Beginner.

Races took place throughout the weekend, and special awards were also given out.

Bracket 330 — Ty Casey (Pine Valley 2) 4.939 on a 4.94 dial-in, .017 reaction time defeated LJ Grissom (Little River 2) 4.963 on a 4.97 dial-in, .022 reaction time.

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Can No Box Racers Continue Streak as the IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular Heads to Memphis?

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Can No Box racers continue their recent success as the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Sportsman Spectacular returns to action at the Memphis (Tenn.) International Raceway, September 28-30?

No Box racers Nick Bowman and Cory Maloney scored victories in recent events at Keystone Raceway Park and Maryland International Raceway. Each of them took home the Moser Engineering $10,000-to-win payout as well as the $1,000 bonus as the final No Box competitor.

The Memphis weekend features more huge payouts, $10,000-to-win on Moser Engineering Saturday and a $5,000-to-win on Sunday.

The biggest value comes for racers who pre-enter for the event. When you pre-enter and buy an entry for Saturday’s race, you will get a free entry for Sunday’s race.  A $100 savings!

Pre-entries are available until Monday, September 17.

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Maloney, Sumpter Win Big at IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular Maryland Event

MECHANICSVILLE, MD — Their rides were vastly different, but both Cory Maloney and Layton Sumpter walked away with big victories over the weekend at the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Sportsman Spectacular event at Maryland International Raceway.

Driving No Box door car, Maloney of Pasadena, Md., won Saturday’s Moser Engineering Saturday $10,000-to-win top prize. On the other hand, Layton Sumpter of Silver Spring, Md., drove a Box dragster to the win in Sunday’s $5,000-to-win race.

Maloney drove a 1989 Ford Probe to a final-round win over Box racer Lindy Herman of Severn, Md., on Saturday.  Maloney had a .007 reaction time and drove his 1989 Ford Probe to a 5.656 elapsed time at 120.84 mph. Herman had a bit slower start in his 2018 Swingarm dragster at .024 and finished his run in 4.718 seconds at 145.27 mph.

Herman racked up as well, winning $2,000 as the runner-up and picking up another $100 bonus as an IHRA Summit SuperSeries member. As for Maloney, he also captured a specially painted helmet from Jerron Settles of Imagine That Customs.

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Exciting Deals on tap as IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular heads to Maryland

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Do you like deals? How does a deal of getting two races for the price of one and huge Payouts of $10,000-to-win on Moser Engineering Saturday and $5,000-to-win on Sunday sound?

Ensure your chance of snagging this exciting deal by pre-entering the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Sportsman Spectacular as the exciting event heads to Maryland Internatonal Raceway, Mechanicsville, Md., August 24-26

The biggest value comes for racers who pre-enter for the event. When you pre-enter and buy an entry for Saturday’s race, you will get a free entry for Sunday’s race.  A $100 savings!

Pre-entries are available until Monday, August 13.  Pre-enter the thrilling race weekend so you don’t miss your chance to take home the top prize!

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Bowman, Shomber Score IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular Wins at Keystone

NEW ALEXANDRIA, PA — Nick Bowman and Mitch Shomber scored key wins in the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Spectacular races at Keystone Raceway Park.

Bowman became the first No Box racer to win an IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular race on Moser Engineering $10K Saturday. He doubled up with the $10,000-to-win race and earning a $1,000 bonus as the final No Box racer.

Mitch Shomber had a near perfect run including a perfect light to edge Steve Marinchek for the victory in Sunday’s race.

In Saturday’s final, Bowman from Export, Pa., was .03 slower than Andy Conrath from Pleasant Unity, Pa., at the tree, but Conrath broke out by .006 on his dial-in, while Bowman went 6.789 on a 6.78 dial-in.

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