It’s still a few months away, but International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) sportsman racers are already preparing for the Summit SuperSeries World Championship at Memphis International Raceway this October. Qualifiers for the Mod ET competition will be vying for part of a prize package worth $200,000, including a GPO-9 two-post lift made by Gemini Auto Lifts. Mitch Chance co-owns Gemini Auto Lifts, as a true child of the dragstrip, he understands the need filled by a quality lift or hoist.
Following the conclusion of the inaugural 400 Thunder Drag Racing Season, the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) is set to increase its commitment to Australian drag racing, with a goal to move the sport to greater heights.
The historic facility set in Crofton, Maryland has undergone a full overhaul at the hands of Jim Bradshaw and his crew over the last few years and is ready to host a double race weekend from July 29-August 1, 2016.
The drag racing community said goodbye to a long-time member of the IHRA last week. Mr. James “Buddy” Pyler passed away at the age of 75 on Friday, July 8.
Just two years ago, Buddy won the Division 2 IHRA Summit Bracket Finals Championship at Pageland Dragway. He was 73 years old and the oldest racer to win in the history of the IHRA at the time. The IHRA recognized his accomplishment by presenting him with a “The Oldest Person to ever Win a Championship in the history of the IHRA” plaque.
Ed Smith (Quick Rod), Gary Wojnowski (Good Vibrations Top Sportsman) and Amanda Vogler (Junior Beginner) swept their respective classes during the Keystone Summit Pro-Am Tour weekend.