Engines erupt, flames fly and the track trembles as professional drivers and riders pilot their powerful cars and motorcycles in Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Pro Mod and other captivating categories. There are perfect passes, and there are close calls.
Many fans choose to stay close to the action by camping in one of several campgrounds at Summit Motorsports Park that offer various amenities for various levels of camping experiences, including trackside electric, trackside non-electric and camping for motorhomes, tents and pop-ups.
And now, to accommodate even more fans who choose to camp on-site for this year’s 13th Annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals on June 20-23, a new camping area, Northfield Campground, has been created.
Every year, more than 500,000 guests are welcomed to Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
They also explore breakfast, lunch and dinner options, including Velvet ice cream served for $1 per pound, in the park’s various concessions, and Summit Motorsports Park-themed apparel, hats, tumblers, keychains and more in the park’s Quarter Mile Clothing Company.
Away from the park, there are many shopping, dining and lodging options, as well as opportunities to visit everything from amusement parks to museums, especially for guests coming in for multi-day events.
A leader in spark plug and oxygen sensor technology since 1936, NGK Spark Plugs, whose slogan is The Ignition Specialist, manufacturers ignition products, oxygen sensors, technical sensors and vehicle electronics for automotive manufacturers and for aftermarket applications. It also offers spark plugs for motorcycles, powersports, marine and small engine manufacturers.
The cutting edge company, which includes NTK Sensors, whose slogan is The Sensor Specialist, is famous for its thorough research and development practices and its high-quality products. Among the most recent is the new Ruthenium spark plug. It has headquarters in Wixom, Michigan and manufacturing, inventory and distribution facilities in Irvine, California, Sissonville West Virginia and Chicago, Illinois.
American Race Cars, whose slogan is “Champions Built Here!”, was started in 2004 by Mark Horton, a former IHRA Super Rod champion, and Travis Colangelo, a multi-time bracket winner, and is based in Port Clinton, Ohio.
Committed to customer service and focused on being a fixture in the chassis-building business, the company has become famous for fabricating durable and dependable dragsters for sportsman racers across the country.
At Summit Motorsports Park, reigning Edelbrock Super Pro champion Steven Schmidt, and drivers Eric Manuel, Chris Bear and Randy Scheuer Jr. are among those who showcase the style and strength of American Race Cars-built dragsters every time they fire up and fly down track.
Celebrating its 100th year, Cornwell Quality Tools is a family- and employee-owned mobile tool company headquartered in Wadsworth, Ohio. In addition to distribution centers in Wadsworth, Ohio and Clearfield, Utah, it has manufacturing facilities in Albion, Ohio, Mogadore, Ohio and Van Wert, Ohio, and it employs more than 300 people.
The highly regarded and reputable company uses high-grade alloy steel and modern heat-treating methods to produce products that are known for their design and durability, and more than 650 mobile tool dealers proudly sell the company’s products across the country.
Race fans can explore the Cornwell Quality Tools mobile truck at several signature events at Summit Motorsports Park, and specially-made signage boasting the company will be placed in prime spots throughout the park.
Norwalk, OH – The amazing accomplishments of the 2018 Summit Motorsports Park champions earned an abundance of accolades during the energetic 45th Annual Edelbrock Banquet of Champions presented by Lincoln Electric, January 19, 2019 at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Sandusky, Ohio.
“The weekend was pure magic,” said Bill Bader Jr., Summit Motorsports Park president. “Everything was perfect, there was an electricity in the air from beginning to end and expectations are incredibly high for 2019 at Summit Motorsports Park. I’m proud of our champions and congratulate each of them on a season of incredible accomplishment.”
The ceremony opened with side-by-side entrances by Bear Motorsports Junior Dragster presented by Wiseco Novice champion Alena Schafer and her father, Mark Schafer, Intermediate champion Morgan Curtis and her father, Bill Curtis, Advanced champion Mackenzie Kerns and her father, Ron Kerns, Wiseco/Cycle Tech Super Bike champion Michael Maday and his stepfather Tony Dolamore, Edelbrock Sportsman Delivered on Time by TFC Transportation champion Alyssa Galanek and her father Joe Galanek, Edelbrock Pro champion AJ Buchanan and his wife, Amy Buchanan, Edelbrock Super Pro champion Steven Schmidt and his wife, Kristen Schmidt, and 2017 Bill Bader Sportsman of the Year, Rick Guenther and his wife, Gina Guenther.
The $40 Grand Nationals presented by Hughes Performance, formerly the $10 Grand Nationals which was in its 27th year, is set for Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2019.
The total payout for the event is an enticing $262,875. On Friday, the payout is $72,625 with $15,000 to win, while on Saturday, the payout is $110,125 with $40,000 to win and on Sunday, the payout is $80,125 with $20,000 to win. Buy-backs will be available for the first round of eliminations for $150, and payouts begin in the third round of eliminations.
The number of entries will be limited to 425 and the three-day fee is $600 for car and driver, $50 for adult non-drivers and $10 for children ages 6-12. The entry fee can be split into three payments of $200 each.