Summit Motorsports Park
Racers can use Trackside to register for races, build an online profile and store information about their race cars, contacts, health concerns and people to reach in case of emergency. The system handles digital tech cards and digital waivers.
“Trackside was purpose-built for motorsports events, and once racers build a profile, they can sign up for a race in a matter of seconds,” said Jason Kennedy, Chief Technology Officer for Trackside, which is based in Canton, Ohio. “Tech will still physically inspect cars, but rather than taking paper from each racer, they will have an iPad which shows them the racer’s digital tech card, and racers can pre-sign that through a Smart phone or computer, or sign in digitally on-site through the tech inspector. Once the tech inspector verifies that a racer’s vehicle has passed inspection, the software digitally informs race control, which allows for greater efficiency.”
“In these uncertain and unnerving times, it’s so encouraging to see a return to normal,” said Bill Bader Jr., president of Summit Motorsports Park. “My entire team and I are elated to welcome everyone back home to America’s Racetrack.”
From the day it opened more than 50 years ago, Summit Motorsports Park has been committed to having a clean and comfortable facility for everyone to enjoy. That will not change.
Upcoming events include the PDRA DeCerbo Construction American Door Slammer Challenge presented by Callies, May 27-29, NMRA Ford Performance Nationals, June 10-13, 15th Annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, June 24-27, 15th Annual Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser, July 1-4, 20th Annual Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Blue Suede Cruise presented by ScottRods Custom Hot Rods & Fiberglass, July 9-11, 44th Annual Kelly Night Under Fire, August 7, 20th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals, August 26-29 and many others.
Norwalk, OH – Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Speed City, USA is one of the most popular programs at Summit Motorsports Park. There are various categories for racers with cars, trucks and motorcycles who enjoy a relaxing yet rewarding evening.
It will be held most Wednesdays this year, but winners on the first Wednesday of each month will earn an inspired and interesting trophy cleverly created by Bobby Price, who has been a lead fabricator for Lingenfelter Performance Engineering for eight years.
Each trophy is made of car and engine parts that are left over from builds at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, which is very appealing to racers and race fans.
“Bobby is an extremely creative and talented individual, and he has tremendous passion for what he does,” said Mark Rapson, COO/VP Operations, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. “It takes him approximately an hour to make each trophy, depending on the size and complexity.”
The high-power heads-up category will be contested at the 15th Annual Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser, which is one of the largest NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events in the country, July 1-4, and the 44th Annual Kelly Night Under Fire, August 7 at America’s Racetrack.
Dragsters with engines enhanced with superchargers, turbos and nitrous will fly to 3.60s and 3.70s at over 200 mph in the eighth-mile. Twelve drivers have been invited to qualify for the eight-dragster field.
Among the drivers will be Bryan Keller, who owns KB Trailer Sales, the category’s primary sponsor. He’ll be in the cockpit of his eye-catching Spitzer dragster, which has a Hemi engine and roots-style supercharger.
R&R Auto Body is known for its design and detail when painting cars and motorcycles
Norwalk, OH – And since 2010, the family-owned facility in Cleveland, Ohio has partnered with Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio to present the popular Paint My Ride program, which sees a successful racer win a custom paint job for their race car or motorcycle at the end of the race season. In 2019, that racer was Edelbrock Super Pro standout Carl Keil.
A different format will be featured for this year’s R&R Auto Body Paint My Ride, which is for Edelbrock Super Series racers in Edelbrock Super Pro, Edelbrock Pro, Edelbrock Sportsman Delivered on Time by TFC Transportation and Wiseco/Cycle Tech Super Bike who sign up for the Finish Line Club and display Paint My Ride decals on their race cars or motorcycles for the entire season. Racers who finish in the top eight in points will be eligible to compete at the first-ever R&R Auto Body Paint My Ride run-off at the Cometic Gasket Halloween Classic XLVIII presented by Harland Sharp, Oct. 13 at Summit Motorsports Park. A drawing will be held to determine first round position, and then names of racers will placed on a ladder.
During the eagerly-awaited event, racers can test and tune, register for the season-long Edelbrock Super Series, which offers thousands of dollars in cash and prizes, and receive an NHRA chassis inspection.
They can also have their wheels fitted with tires free of charge with the option to purchase them through the Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels Try It and Buy It program, and the company also is offering 5 percent off regular retail price, up to 25 percent off select tires in stock and 50 percent off mounting and balancing of tires purchased during the event.
Norwalk, OH – Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio is welcoming groups to help at some of its most popular events this summer. Community, church, school, scout and other groups are sought for parking and clean-up detail at the 15th Annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, June 24-27 and the 44th Annual Kelly Night Under Fire, August 7, and for ushering at the 44th Annual Kelly Night Under Fire, August 7.
The roles are an incredibly important part of the Norwalk Experience, as parking attendants help with the flow of cars into and out of the facility, while ushers engage with excited guests in the grandstands, help them find their seats, answer general questions, take care of concerns or alert Summit Motorsports Park team members to take care of concerns.