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IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular in Texas Rescheduled for July 26-28

WEST PALM BEACH, FL — The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Sportsman Spectacular event at Xtreme Raceway Park, Ferris, Texas has been rescheduled for July 26-28, 2019.

The double-race weekend features sportsman-friendly entry fees with excellent payouts. It is tailored to Xtreme Raceway Park’s weekly racing program featuring Super Pro and Pro competing on Moser Engineering Saturday and Battle Born Batteries Sunday. Also, in action during the weekend will be Junior Dragsters, Street and Quick 16.

“We are grateful to Xtreme Raceway Park General Manager Gaylen Smith and his staff for working with us so the racers can have the best experience possible,” IHRA Division 4, 6 and 7 Director Frank Kohutek said. “We can’t wait to bring our racer-friendly program back to one of the finest facilities in all of drag racing.”

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IHRA, Summit Racing Equipment Announce Multi-Year Extension

WEST PALM BEACH, FL — The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and Summit Racing Equipment announce a multi-year partnership extension of the IHRA Summit SuperSeries and IHRA Summit Team Finals programs.

The IHRA Summit SuperSeries, the largest and most prestigious bracket racing program in drag racing, will return for an 18th consecutive year in 2019. The $200,000 program is the World Championship for over 8,000 IHRA member-track racers each season and held at nearly 100 IHRA-sanctioned member tracks.

In 2018, IHRA Summit SuperSeries track champions from 28 states and international competitors from Canada, and Aruba were represented in Top (Box), Mod (No Box) and Junior divisions along with Summit Team Final champions from six IHRA regions competing at the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals at Memphis International Raceway.

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IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular Returns in a Few Short Weeks to the Keystone State

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – With exciting International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Sportsman Spectacular events in the books at State Capitol Raceway, Baton Rouge, La, Xtreme Raceway Park, Ferris, Texas, Dragway 42, West Salem, Ohio, and Wilkesboro Dragway, Wilkesboro, N.C., the series heads into its summer break.

The double-race weekends return August 3-5 at the Keystone Raceway Park in New Alexandria, Pa.

The weekend features huge payouts a $10,000-to-win on Moser Engineering Saturday and a $5,000-to-win on Sunday.

But, that’s only one part of an extensive prize package. In addition to having the opportunity to get two races for the price of one, the Summit Sportsman Spectacular events feature a set of unique bonus opportunities for all racers. Cash bonuses are up for grabs for the IHRA Summit SuperSeries member that goes the furthest in eliminations or wins the event.

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Weekend Results from the IHRA Summit Spectacular at Xtreme Raceway Park

FERRIS, TX — Brent Lancaster was the winner of Saturday’s $10,000-to-win IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular race at Xtreme Raceway Park.

The Fort Worth, Texas driver had a .018 reaction time and posted a 5.778-second run (116.10 mph) on a 5.76 dial-in to beat Bob Koski from Red Oak, Texas 5.226 seconds (130.93) on a 5.20 dial-in in the final round of Moser Engineering Saturday action.

Sid Marrs from Forney, Texas captured a $1,000 bonus as the final No Box racer. He posted a run of 6.247 seconds at 109.44 mph on a 6.23 dial-in. Runner-up Ed Box of Grand Prairie, Texas, red-lighted to negate a run of 6.593 seconds at 103.66 mph.

The Junior Dragsters final was a matchup of the Green boys from Abilene, Texas. Austin Green won with a quick .004 reaction time coupled with a 7.927 elapsed time at 73.70 mph. Runner-up Caden Green went 7.892 at 79.55 mph after a .076 reaction time.

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Summit Racing Named Official MWPMS Sponsor and Event Title Rights Holder

TULSA, OK – The Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) is proud to welcome Summit Racing Equipment as its official speed shop and parts supplier. Additionally, Summit Racing has been named the title sponsor for the MWPMS event Sept. 7-8, at Trumbull, TX.

“We’re very excited about Summit Racing Equipment joining us as both a full-season sponsor and the title rights holder for our race at the brand-new Xtreme Raceway Park,” stated Keith Haney, owner and promoter of the Tulsa-based drag racing organization. “Summit Racing is a huge company and very well-known in all forms of motorsports, so for them to come on board with the Mid-West Pro Mod Series is a great vote of confidence in the strength of our series. It shows they have faith in what we’re doing and what we say we’re going to do.”

In addition to the flagship store and mail-order headquarters in Tallmadge, OH, Summit Racing operates retail outlets in Sparks, NV, McDonough, GA, and Arlington, TX. Summit Racing Motorsports and Events Manager Jim Greenleaf explained a visit to the Arlington store this spring led to him attending the MWPMS season opener at the Texas Motorplex.

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SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT INCREASES SUPPORT OF LOOSE ROCKER EVENTS

Tallmadge, OH – Summit Racing Equipment, long known as The World’s Speed Shop, is celebrating their 50th Anniversary of servicing high performance enthusiasts. They have also been a major supporter of Loose Rocker racers since 2012. Now, Summit Racing Equipment has signed on to reach Loose Rocker racers and fans on an even larger scale, with a multi-faceted program.

MMTV presented by SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT
Summit Racing Equipment will be the presenting sponsor of MotorManiaTV’s live video broadcast of all seven Loose Rocker events, ensuring racers and fans worldwide will be able to catch all the action. MMTV has moved to the YouTube platform this year, making it easier than ever to watch and share.

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CONWAY, WILLIAMS, AND WRIGHT WIN IN THUNDER VALLEY

NOBLE, OK –  Sean Conway, Kirk Williams, and Ed Wright all scored final victories Sunday at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Thunder in the Heartland at Thunder Valley Raceway Park.

Conway, Spring, Texas, had an easy final round victory, cruising down the strip at 6.236 seconds, 168.95 mph. James Stevens, Gothenburg, Neb., had mechanical issues prior to the Top Alcohol Dragster final round and could not make the run.

The Top Alcohol Funny Car final round came down to the wire. Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, came out of the gate strong, recording his quickest pass of the weekend, 5.660 seconds, 254.09 mph to hold off a hard charging Doug Gordon of Paso Robles, Calif., for the holeshot victory. Gordon runner upped at 5.635 seconds, 261.32 mph.

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