Pittsburgh Raceway Park is the site of this year’s Division 3 Summit Team Finals as the track hosts nine teams from four states throughout the upcoming weekend. And to kick off the weekend, six drivers advanced out of the Division 3 Team Finals and will head to Memphis International Raceway as representatives in the Summit SuperSeries presented by AMSOIL World Championship.
The International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) and IRG Sports + Entertainment™ are excited to announce the 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series (NJDRS) schedule. The 12-race, 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series North American Tour will include a number of traditional favorites, plus two new stops in Ohio and Washington as the series travels to nine states and Canada, making the IHRA one of the only truly international motorsports series.
Over the past decade, the Summit SuperSeries prize package has grown into one of the biggest and most sought-after prize packages in all of grassroots drag racing. From new racecars to brand new trailers, the winner of the Summit SuperSeries if flooded with an incredible prize package that is made possible by the great companies that support grassroots drag racing. Today, we look at two more companies that have provided key components to the biggest prize of them all – the Summit SuperSeries dragster.
At the 2014 Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, two longtime IHRA officials were injured in accidents. Marc Kinton, head of safety and rescue for IHRA, had to be airlifted to University Hospital with head and shoulder injuries. Soon after, Thomas Czaplicki was rushed to the same hospital after he wrecked his scooter in responding to an on-track accident.
As the battle for the Summit SuperSeries World Championship draws near, the excitement is building, not only for the opportunity to take home a championship, but for racers to have an opportunity to claim one of the biggest prize packages in drag racing. As we get closer to the World Finals, we dig deeper into the parts and pieces that make up one of the biggest elements of the Summit SuperSeries prize package – the SuperSeries Prize Dragster – by visiting two of the biggest contributors this season, COMP Cams and MSD.