Summit Motorsports Park
Norwalk, OH – The passion and persistence of sportsman racers will be in the spotlight at the 13th Annual Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser, May 17-19, 2019 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
Among the completely engrossing and entertaining categories of this NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event are Top Alcohol Dragster, which sees 285-plus mph vehicles, Top Alcohol Funny Car, which sees 270-plus mph vehicles, Competition Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Pro Stock Snowmobile.
Added adrenaline will come from Richard Hutchins, who will aim high in his wheel-standing Chevy Rebellion VW bus, and Rich Hanna and Ken Hall, who will shoot flames and soar down track in their First Strike and Top Secret jet engine-powered Funny Cars.
Students can climb into their street cars and cruise down track at the 31st Annual B’laster High School Nationals presented by Patriot 500 Racing on Sunday, May 5 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
The winner of the fun-filled race for students from area schools will receive a $5,000 University of Northwestern Ohio scholarship as well as a tall trophy. The runner-up will receive a $3,000 scholarship, and the semifinalists will receive $2,000 scholarships while quarterfinalists will receive $1,500 scholarships.
Additionally, as students win rounds, they earn points for their schools, and the winning school will receive a trophy. There also will be separate races for instructors, parents and alumni, and Team Spirit and Best Appearing awards are up for grabs.
A.J. Myers will have his popular Patriot 500 Racing Top Sportsman Corvette on-site, and adding to all of the amusement will be the Jostens Burnout Contest, Jostens Car Cram and Jostens Ugliest Working Wreck.
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.