16 The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit SuperSeries, the largest and most prestigious bracket program in drag racing, is underway at member tracks across North America. The $200,000 program is the World Championship for over 8,000 IHRA member-track racers each season. Summit Racing Equipment, the official mail order company of IHRA, sponsors this program for thousands of grassroots racers at nearly 100 IHRA-sanctioned member tracks. Participating tracks crown Summit SuperSeries track champions in Top (Box), Mod (No Box) and Junior divisions. Those champions, along with qualified Summit Team Finals champions from each IHRA region, are then invited to compete in the IHRA Summit World Finals in Memphis, Tenn., on Oct. 18-20, 2018. The championship prize package for the Top and Mod Division World Champions is $20,000 to win, an IHRA Gold Card, a World Championship Ironman Trophy, a World Championship diamond ring and a seven-night/eight-day vacation for two to Aruba. The rest of the points fund is as follows: $7,000 to the runner-up, sixth-round $2,000, fifth-round $1,000, fourth-round $700, third- round $600, second-round $400 and first-round $300. The Junior Dragster payout last season includes a brand-new, turn- key junior dragster plus $3,000 to win. The rest of the point funds is $2,000 for runner-up, sixth-round $1,000, fifth round $800, fourth- round $500, third-round $400, second-round $350 and first-round $300. Tom Gall (Top; Thunder Valley Dragways), Chris Black (Mod; $20,000 that exists in our sport.  It is an incredible accomplishment just to qualify,” IHRA Vice President Skooter Peaco said. “The Summit SuperSeries World Champions can really say they have beaten the best racers in the sport. There is nothing better than head-to-head competition to determine the Summit World Championship.”  To get in on the action, competitors simply sign up for their IHRA Member Track points program while becoming a member of IHRA or simply renewing their IHRA membership.  Competitors are then issued an “X” number (the second digit of the Summit SuperSeries registered numbers is an X) and that number must appear on your car during your track’s points earning events as well as on your track’s points listing on their website.  For a listing of IHRA member tracks click here. IHRA SUMMIT SUPERSERIES IHRA SUMMIT SUPERSERIES IS UNDERWAY AT MEMBER TRACKS Quaker City Motorsports Park) and Luke Schwemier (Junior; Grand Bend Motorplex) were 2017 IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Champions. “The Summit World Finals is the only true no entry-fee race for