The track, located in Eddyville, Iowa, first opened in 1965. It has a glorious past with over a half-century of racing and presently features a strong IHRA Summit SuperSeries program. In the near future, Eddyville is scheduled to host the inaugural IHRA Midwest Summit Team Finals on Sept. 5-8, 2019.
Located on 60-plus acres, ERP features a 1/8-mile drag strip along with several amenities for the racers including clean restrooms, showers, the best lighting in all of motorsports, camping and a kids playground. Sunoco Race Fuels are offered on site.
“There are supporters of the Summit SuperSeries and then there are believers,” IHRA Division Director Jon O’Neal said. “And then there’s Gerald Kramer and the Eddyville family. They have embraced the Summit SuperSeries to the point where they are hosting an independent team finals event for the sole reason of spreading the IHRA Philosophy. That’s dedication.”
The Martin, Michigan, facility features racing on both the eighth-mile and quarter-mile and hosts multiple big events throughout the season. In 2018, those events included the IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular, the IHRA Division 5 Summit Team Finals and one of the largest IHRA Summit SuperSeries programs in the country.
US 131 repeated as IHRA Division 5 (Thunder) champions in 2018, while IHRA Summit SuperSeries track champions were: Rick Morley (Top), Mark Hammond (Mod) and Trey Goodson (Junior).
“The name US 131 Motorsports Park carries prestige across the country,” IHRA Division Director Jon O’Neal said. “The small and highly dedicated staff, led by the Peterson family, have built incredibly strong racing programs by supporting the needs of their racers. We appreciate their continued commitment to a great partnership with the IHRA.”
WEST PALM BEACH, FL — The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and Dart’s Carts announce a multi-year partnership that will see Dart’s Carts become the official golf cart and side-by-side provider of the IHRA.
Located in Jackson, Tenn., Trad Longeway is the owner and operator proudly selling and serving all brands of golf carts for nearly 20 years. Dart’s Carts offers nationwide shipping and no sales tax outside of Tennessee.
In addition to the multi-year partnership as the official golf cart and side-by-side provider of the IHRA, Dart’s Carts will also award the Summit SuperSeries World Finals champions in Top (Box) and Mod (No Box) at Memphis International Raceway with a one-of-a-kind custom golf cart.
IHRA members will also receive special discounts as part of their membership package.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL — The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) released the 2019 IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular schedule which will feature an exciting 16-race schedule over eight double–race weekends.
The best value in bracket racing will get even better in 2019 as competitors will now earn local track championship points at each IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular event.
Box, No Box / Footbrake and Junior Dragsters will have the opportunity to compete for the prestigious IHRA Ironman at each event as well as the coveted oversized championship checks. Class runners-up will receive the limited-edition Summit Sportsman Spectacular silver medals in addition to their winnings.
The weekend program includes a test & tune, racer appreciation cookout and a Scrubblade golf cart race. The double-race weekend also features first, second and third-round prizes.
New Sportsman Class to Compete for Championship
WEST PALM BEACH, FL — The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit SuperSeries, the country’s most prestigious grassroots bracket racing program, returns for an 18th straight year in 2019 with the addition of a new Sportsman class.
The popular $200,000 program is where each season more than 8,000 racers compete to become IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Champions. Summit Racing Equipment, the official mail order company of IHRA, sponsors this program at nearly 100 IHRA-sanctioned member tracks.
Top (Box) and Mod (No Box) champions earn prize packages that include $20,000-to-win, an eight-day/seven-night dream vacation courtesy of Around Aruba Tours and a new custom golf cart from Dart’s Carts.
The new Sportsman class champion will win $5,000, while the Junior Dragster champion will receive $3,000 and a turn-key junior dragster featuring a unique paint scheme by Imagine That Customs.
The Sportsman class is open to door cars only (12.00 & slower in the ¼-mile and 7.50 & slower in the 1/8-mile). The use of trans brakes, two steps, and delay boxes are prohibited in the Sportsman class.
Sportsman racers who win Summit SuperSeries track championships or Summit Team Finals events will be invited to compete at the Summit SuperSeries World Finals October 17-19 at Memphis International Raceway for their chance to win the first ever Sportsman National Champions and a $5,000 payout.
“The Sportsman class was added after receiving a lot of feedback from our dedicated members about forming no electronics class,” IHRA Vice President Skooter Peaco said. “We are excited to have these competitors running for a spot in the Summit SuperSeries World Finals in 2019 and making the 18th season of the Summit SuperSeries one for the record books by crowning our first Sportsman World Champion in October.”
First used as a drag strip in 1953, the former Moore Field Auxiliary Air Strip, boasts a multi-motorsports facility. It includes a 1/4-mile IHRA drag strip, a mud drag track, an autocross course and a motocross track.
With mild temperatures throughout the winter, the IHRA Division 4 (Renegades) facility sees plenty of activity throughout the year.
Zaith Rodriguez (Top) and Humberto Trevino Jr. (Mod) won IHRA Summit SuperSeries track championships at Edinburg in 2017.
“Edinburg Motorsports Park is truly a special place for drag racing and other events,” IHRA Division Director Frank Kohutek said. “It’s a historic facility, but one that continues to evolve and provide racers in South Texas area an excellent place to test their cars and themselves.”