Summit Motorsports Park
Norwalk, OH -Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio is proud to announce that Evan Bader has been named Track Manager. Bader began working part-time at the famed family-owned facility when he was ten years old, and transitioned to full-time upon graduating in 2016 with a degree in Sport Management and Public Relations from Ohio Northern, where he also was a goalie for the university’s soccer team.
He has had several roles through the years, including race operations, marketing and announcing, and the medley has strengthened his skills and savvy.
As Track Manager, Bader will organize and oversee all on-track operations, including preparing the track surface, which underwent a $1.6 million reconstruction in 2018. He will ensure that supplies are available and equipment is accessible when needed, and work alongside a well-trained team to present a perfectly prepared track surface for all types of cars and motorcycles and all levels of horsepower.
Bader also will work to create new events, develop innovative racer programs, expand the track rental side of live events and continue to help with marketing events. He may occasionally do some announcing.
In addition to the familiar favorites, there will be added attractions to make the season even more substantial and significant.
Familiar favorites include the 40th Annual Spring Warm-Up, April 10, followed by the season’s first Edelbrock Super Series, which has expanded to fifteen events beginning on April 17, and the season’s first Wednesday Fun Night, which will be on most Wednesdays beginning May 5.
Additionally, Top Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars will fly for the 15th Annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, June 24-27, and the 15th Annual Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser, one of the largest NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events in the country, will be July 1-4. Classic cars will come together for the 20th Annual Lingenfelter Performance Blue Suede Cruise, July 9-11.
Chargers, Challengers and other collectible cars will congregate for the 9th Annual Monster Mopar Weekend, July 23-25, and Trans Am, Tempests and other treasured cars will cruise in for the 30th Annual Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals, July 30-Aug. 1.
Norwalk, OH – Anticipation is high for the 29th Annual Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels $40 Grand Nationals presented by Hughes Performance and the 24th Annual Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels No Box Bonanza presented by Injector Experts at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, and entries are being accepted.
The events are widely recognized for welcoming some of the most competitive racers from across the country, and for offering substantial payouts.
The 29th Annual Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels $40 Grand Nationals presented by Hughes Performance is set for Sept. 3-5, 2021, and will feature a fantastic $262,875 payout. The winner will receive $15,000 on Friday, $40,000 on Saturday and $20,000 on Sunday, while the runner-up will receive $7,500 on Friday, $20,000 on Saturday and $10,000 on Sunday. Also collecting cash will be racers going at least three rounds.
The cost to enter the eighth-mile event is $600 for all three days. A payment plan is available, with $200 payable upon registration, $200 by April 5 and $200 by July 5. The event, which will have buy-backs, is limited to 425 entries, and more than half have already been sold. There will be plenty of product giveaways.
2021 Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Blue Suede Cruise To Turn Summit Motorsports Park Into Hot Rod Heaven
Norwalk, OH – With its cruise-ins and classic cars, and pompadours and poodle skirts, the annual Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Blue Suede Cruise at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio is always a back-in-time blast.
Coupes, Sedans, Roadsters, Rat Rods and other head-turners rule the race track at the old-fashioned and fun event, and fans can get back to boogying at next year’s event, which will be July 9-11 at America’s Racetrack.
They can display their cars from 1972 and earlier, drive them down track and dance to music of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
The event boasting rolled-up blue jeans and white T-shirts will also feature exciting entertainment to be announced soon.
“This is a fun-filled event for all ages that has become a fixture at Summit Motorsports Park through the years,” said Bill Bader Jr., president of Summit Motorsports Park. “There are rows and rows of beautiful cars that have come from all over the country. They are eye-catching, have so much character, and they’re the main reason this event continues to get bigger and better each year.”
– 5 Year Contract with Summit Motorsports Park to Host NMCA All-American Nationals
– NMCA All-American Nationals Event Date—August 26-29, 2021
– Championship NMCA Drag Racing & Car Show + Factory Drag Racing + Street Car Extravaganza
Santa Ana, CA – The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is thrilled to announce the NMCA All-American Nationals is returning to Summit Motorsports Park (Norwalk, Ohio) in 2021 with a five-year contract extension. The national event moves back to its regular weekend of August 26-29, 2021.
The NMCA All-American Nationals is one of the biggest stops on the NMCA tour and was moved to an alternate location in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s returning to its home for 2021 through 2025 and will also include the Chevrolet Performance COPO Camaro Shootout Presented by COPO Parts Direct and the Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown Presented by Watson Racing. In addition to factory drag racing shootouts there are other unique features like specialty street car categories for Dodge//Mopar Gen III Hemi Shootouts and TorqStorm Superchargers True Street.
“Our racers, sponsors, and fans enjoy going to Summit Motorsports Park, one of the premier drag race facilities in the world where the Bader family offers its guests outstanding customer service. We were thankful to find a temporary home for the All-American Nationals, however, we’re happy to bring it back to Summit Motorsports Park,” said Rollie Miller, General Manager and National Event Director at NMCA Muscle Car Nationals.
Norwalk, OH – Summit Motorsports Park has had a special relationship with its sportsman racers for more than 50 years. It is proud to be the home of some of the most ambitious, adept, competitive and commanding racers in the country, and it is proud to offer prestigious programs that reward those racers for their achievements, with steady support from well-known and well-respected companies.
While Summit Motorsports Park was not able to open in 2020 because of financial reasons related to the global pandemic, its commitment to sportsman racers has not faltered. As a result, Summit Motorsports Park is thrilled to announce the 2021 Edelbrock Super Series.
“2020 was disheartening for so many people, especially our sportsman racers, who are our foundation,” said Bill Bader Jr., president of Summit Motorsports Park. “They’ve been with us since the beginning, and not being able to race at their home track this year was a huge disappointment. I want to demonstrate how important our base is to our success.”
The 2021 Edelbrock Super Series will feature 15 races, which is an increase from the 10 races previously offered.
Plenty of planning is underway, and racers, race fans, supporters and sponsors can expect the park to use its passion and pride to resiliently rebound.
The powerful cars, pyrotechnics, the park’s patriotism and its pledge to continue to present electrifying entertainment will return, and because the park is eager to show appreciation for the steadfast support it has received amid the global pandemic, it’s announcing the affectionately-named Summit Motorsports Park Patriot Pass.
“The proud men and women who stand ready to defend God and country against enemies or detractors are known as patriots,” said Bill Bader Jr., Summit Motorsports Park president, about the inspiration behind calling the park’s first-ever season pass the Summit Motorsports Park Patriot Pass.
In addition to general admission access to any event at America’s Racetrack in 2021, pass holders will be welcomed at a no-wait entrance.