INDIANAPOLIS – The NHRA announced today that the NHRA Summit Racing Series, the world’s largest motorsports program when it comes to racer participation, will hold its first Eastern Canadian E.T. Finals in 2024, with the race taking place Sept. 6-8 at Napierville Dragway in Quebec.
The NHRA Eastern Canada Summit E.T. Finals Championship adds an eighth Summit Racing Series E.T. Finals to the 2024 schedule, with the first Eastern Canada bracket champions in NHRA history set to be crowned this year.
“Summit Racing’s support of the E.T. bracket series will give Canadian racers an opportunity to compete at higher levels here at home,” said NHRA Canadian representative Glenn Grow. “By making the bracket racing foundation stronger it will allow Canadians to build a powerful racing future in all NHRA classes.”
LAS VEGAS – It’s a huge weekend for the NHRA Summit Racing Series, the world’s largest motorsports program when it comes to racer participation, as 40 of the nation’s top drivers will compete for a NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship as part of this weekend’s NHRA Nevada Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Competitors in the NHRA Summit Racing Series, a list that includes more than 75,000 drivers at NHRA member tracks across North America, race in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Motorcycle and Street Legal EV categories, hoping to end up with a win this weekend in Las Vegas.
The “Road to Vegas” saw standout racers picking up event wins and divisional titles, but with more than $140,000 set to be paid out to the 40 competitors attending the finals, plus contingency bonuses, a national championship Wally trophy, a championship jacket, and more, this weekend is huge on every level for the title hopefuls.
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The World Drag Racing Alliance announced today that Summit Racing Equipment has renewed their commitment to the WDRA and their sportsman racing programs for 2024. The Summit Sportsman Drag Racing Series (SSDRS) will again be the WDRA’s centerpiece of bracket racing programming at WDRA member tracks. The 2024 WDRA Summit World Championships will be hosted by Montgomery International Dragway next season.
“Summit Racing Equipment has a long history of supporting their drag racing customers and we are very excited that we have Summit’s continued support to continue our work bolstering our member track network and all the bracket racers that call those tracks home” said WDRA’s Skooter Peaco. Year number two of the Summit Sportsman Drag Racing Series will begin January 1, 2024 and the goal of the program is to find the best racers at each WDRA member track and gather them together in head-to-head competition at the Summit World Finals in October.
“Sportsman racers along with the facilities and entities that support them will always remain as a keystone of the Summit Racing Equipment family,” said Motorsports and Events Manager Jim Greenleaf. “The opportunity to work with the WDRA, the facility owners and operator, and every racer in the program is a point of pride for us.
NHRA SUMMIT RACING SERIES SET TO RETURN TO LAS VEGAS FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR ACTION-PACKED 2023 SEASON
INDIANAPOLIS – Another thrilling season of racing in the NHRA Summit Racing Series, the world’s largest motorsports program when it comes to racer participation, is set to take place in 2023, as drivers will again compete for their chance to race for an NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship in Las Vegas.
More than 75,000 drivers compete at NHRA member tracks across North America in the Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Motorcycle, and Street Legal EV categories, racing for event wins, divisional titles, and, ultimately, the chance to race for national glory on the “Road to Vegas.” They will race for championships in each of the seven NHRA divisions during September and October, with the winners advancing to the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship, which takes place Oct. 26-29 as part of the NHRA national event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Summit Racing Equipment, an industry leader in the distribution of auto racing parts and equipment through catalogs and the Internet, continues to be a strong supporter of the program, boasting a partnership of more than 20 years.
NHRA SUMMIT RACING SERIES, WHICH INCLUDES NEW STREET LEGAL EV CLASS, TO CROWN NATIONAL CHAMPIONS IN LAS VEGAS
LAS VEGAS – It’s a huge weekend for the NHRA Summit Racing Series, the world’s largest motorsports program when it comes to racer participation, as 40 standout competitors will race for a national championship as part of the NHRA Nevada Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
With the inclusion of the new Street Legal EV class, a record number of drivers will be competing in the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship with more than $145,000 set to be given away this weekend.
The entry list includes eight drivers in the Street Legal EV across each of the seven NHRA divisions, marking a highly-successful first year for the new class.
“We’ve enjoyed a really great year in the NHRA Summit Series, and it’s been exciting to see the growth and participation in the new Street Legal EV class from the member track level as we head to Las Vegas for the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship to crown our inaugural EV champion,” NHRA Sportsman Racing Manager Sara Walker said.
SPECIAL WILD CARD ENTRY TO FILL EIGHTH SPOT FOR NHRA SUMMIT RACING SERIES NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LAS VEGAS
INDIANAPOLIS – Competitors in the NHRA Summit Racing Series are set to race for championships in each of the seven NHRA divisions later this year, with the winners advancing to the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship, which takes place Oct. 27-30 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Additionally, a special Wild Card entry will fill the eighth spot, joining the champions from the seven division Summit Racing Series Finals in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Motorcycle, and the new Street Legal EV class.
These five lucky divisions will also have an extra chance to take the “Road to Vegas.”
Watch Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart go through the Wild Card drawing.
NHRA SUMMIT RACING SERIES SET TO RETURN TO LAS VEGAS FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, ADDING EV CLASS FOR 2022 SEASON
INDIANAPOLIS – Already the world’s largest motorsports program when it comes to racer participation, the NHRA Summit Racing Series is set to grow even more during the 2022 season with the addition of the new electric vehicle (EV) class.
Boasting as many as 80,000 racers competing in the Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle categories across NHRA member tracks across North America, the series will add to that with the inclusion of the EV series this season. Drivers in those classes will race for championships in each of the seven NHRA divisions in September and October, with the winners advancing to the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship, which returns to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and will take place Oct. 27-30 as part of the NHRA national event.
Division winners in the EV class will race for a national championship for the first time, too, joining other championship hopefuls who will be in the hunt for the more than $140,000 that will be paid out to the 40 competitors attending the finals, plus contingency. Summit Racing Equipment, an industry leader in the distribution of auto racing parts and equipment through catalogs and the Internet, continues to be a strong supporter of the series, along with the addition of the new EV class.
We are happy to report that newly-minted KB Racing Pro Stock driver Dallas Glenn earned his first event win at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, North Carolina this past April. Glenn piloted the RAD Torque Systems and Silver State Refrigeration-sponsored Chevrolet Camaro on a 6.540-second, 209.88 MPH pass that was good enough to take the win over Mason McGaha, Fernando Cuadra Jr., and Troy Coughlin Jr. in the final round.
Glenn has spent the last several years handling back-end duties for Jason Line’s Pro Stock team. With Line’s retirement from driving duties at the end of the 2020 season, Glenn saw his opportunity to get a Pro Stock ride. He’ll be competing in four NHRA national events this year.
Jason Line is sure proud of his former crew member, too.
“I just want to say, ‘I told you so,’ he said with a chuckle. “Dallas is a great guy and a great driver, and I’m super excited for him as he gets further into his Pro Stock career. He worked hard for me, and he’ll continue to work hard and make the most of the opportunity.”
Summit Racing’s Will Schertz sat down with Glenn earlier this year to talk about his new dream job and the journey he’s taken to get there.
Summit SuperSeries Celebrates 20th Anniversary in 2021
WEST PALM BEACH, FL — The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and Summit Racing Equipment will continue the longest series partnership in drag racing with the IHRA Summit SuperSeries, Summit Team Finals and IHRA Summit World Finals in 2021.
The 2021 season marks the 20th Anniversary of the IHRA Summit SuperSeries, the most prestigious drag racing series that began in 2002.
The $200,000 program is the World Championship for over 12,000 IHRA member-track racers each season and held at nearly 100 IHRA-sanctioned member tracks.
IHRA Summit SuperSeries track champions from 28 states and international competitors from Canada, and Aruba are represented in Top (Box), Mod (No Box), Sportsman and Junior divisions, at the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals at Memphis International Raceway October 14-16, 2021. In addition, qualifying Summit Team Final champions from seven IHRA regions are also competing at Memphis, making it the most illustrious championship event in bracket drag racing.
“The Summit SuperSeries, Summit Team Finals and Summit World Finals continue to be successful programs that have withstood the test of time,” IHRA Vice President Skooter Peaco said. “We are extremely proud of the success the Summit SupersSeries has seen in the last 19 years thanks to our great IHRA member tracks that care for and administer this program during the season and the team at Summit Racing Equipment who have championed our Sportsman racers for so long.