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Summit Team Finals season officially underway

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

It is that time of year again as the best bracket racers across North America do battle at racetracks spanning half a dozen states and provinces with the International Hot Rod Association’s thrilling Summit Racing Equipment Team Finals presented by AMSOIL.

The Summit Team Finals allows IHRA member tracks to send teams made up of their best drivers from the 2014 racing season to race for team and individual championships at their regional Team Finals event. Also at IHRA Team Finals events, the top racers from each track’s Summit SuperSeries program in Top, Mod and Junior Dragster will runoff for the right to travel to Memphis International Raceway to compete at the Summit World Finals in October.

“This is by far the most exciting time of the year for bracket racers across North America. Drivers spend all year competing for a spot on their tracks team and a chance to represent their track at the Summit Team Finals,” said Skooter Peaco, Vice President of Race Operations. “This is what drag racing is all about. The camaraderie, the competition and the fun we all have at the Summit Team Finals are what set IHRA apart. IHRA is all about the racer, and these events are the perfect outlet for our members to enjoy a great weekend of racing and fun with the entire IHRA member track family.”

Designed to give local racers an opportunity to compete on a national stage, the Summit SuperSeries and the Summit Team Finals events have grown each year since its inception in 2002. Today, thousands of racers from across North America compete at their local track for an opportunity to advance to the Summit Team Finals for a fun weekend of fellowship and competition.

Each year tracks all across North America advance a team of racers to their local Summit Team Finals event to compete for individual and team prizes. Each Summit Team Finals event also advances a set number of racers in the Top, Mod and Junior Dragster classes to the Summit World Finals with over $200,000 in cash and prizes on the line.

This year’s Summit Team Finals schedule spans seven states and Canada beginning this weekend and running through early October. The IHRA season will culminate with the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals October 10-11 at Memphis International Raceway.

The 2014 Summit Team Finals will get underway at Castrol Raceway in Alberta, Canada with the Division 6 Border Bandits competition the weekend of August 15-17. The ever-growing division will welcome racers from across western Canada and the United States for one of the biggest Team Finals events of the season.

The Division 5 Thunder competition will take place the weekend of September 12-14 at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Michigan, joining the Division 7 Gunslingers Summit Team Finals that same weekend at Caprock Motorplex in Texas.

The racing season will quickly pick up the weekend of September 19-21 with a pair of Summit Team Finals events. Carolina Dragway will host the Division 2 East Summit Team Finals while Pittsburgh Raceway Park will host the Division 3 North Stars in mid-September.

Two more races will bring September to a close as the Division 4 Renegades Team finals at Dallas Raceway and the Division 9 Raiders Team Finals at Piedmont Dragway take place the weekend of September 26-28.

The 2014 Summit Team Finals season will wrap up with a pair of events the weekend of October 3-5 as Piedmont Dragway hosts its second race weekend in a row with the Division 1 Patriots and Memphis International Raceway hosts the Division 2 Heat Wave West.

For more information on the 2014 IHRA Summit Team Finals presented by AMSOIL season, visit www.ihra.com.

2014 Summit Team Finals Schedule

Division 1

Division 1 Patriots

October 3-5 | Piedmont Dragway



Division 2 Heat Wave East

September 19-21 | Carolina Dragway



Division 2 Heat Wave West

October 3-5 | Memphis International Raceway

Division 3

Division 3 North Stars

September 19-21 | Pittsburgh Raceway Park


Division 4


Division 4 Renegades

September 26-28 | Dallas Raceway

Division 5

Division 5 Thunder

September 12-14 | U.S. 131 Motorsports Park

Division 6

Division 6 Border Bandits

August 15-17 | Castrol Raceway

Division 7

Division 7 Gunslingers

September 12-14 | Caprock Motorplex

Division 9

Division 9 Raiders

September 26-28 | Piedmont Dragway

Last modified on Monday, 18 August 2014
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