The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) is deeply saddened to hear about the passing of legendary motorcycle racer Larry “Drums” Brancaccio.
“Drums” participated in various national IHRA events throughout the years and collected eight national championships and 14 overall titles from various series throughout his racing career.
“We do crazy work and we like to live on the edge. Everything is a rush and there’s nothing like that. It’s like being shot out of a cannon,” Brancaccio once said about the sport he loved.
The racing community will remember him for his vibrant, energetic, and colorful personality. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
The world’s best sportsman racers took center stage at the Summit World Finals in Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 20 – 22 with hundreds of drivers representing 27 states and four Canadian provinces gathering at Memphis International Raceway in Tennessee to compete in the Summit Tournament of Champions and the Summit SuperSeries. Eleven champions were crowned during the weekend.
With 226 IHRA season champions onsite, the Summit SuperSeries was the largest gathering of track champions in drag racing history. Hundreds of drivers representing 27 states and four Canadian provinces gathered at Memphis International Raceway to compete in the Oct. 21-22 Summit World Finals. The Summit SuperSeries, a competition among bracket racers representing all IHRA divisions, crowned three World Champions: Mickey Nelson (Top (Box)), Vic Ellinger (Modified (No Box)) and Allison Lloyd(Junior Dragster).
The dragster builds for the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit SuperSeries Top and Junior Dragster champions would not be possible without the support of our year-long partners. In addition to the several we have featured over the course of the year, the IHRA would like to thank WELD Racing, ATI Performance Products, MSD Performance and Auto Meter for their contributions to the grand prizes and the program.
The world’s best sportsman racers will take center stage this weekend at the Summit World Finals in Memphis, Tennessee October 20 - 22, 2016. Hundreds of drivers from around the United States and Canada will gather at Memphis International Raceway to compete in the Summit Tournament of Champions and the Summit SuperSeries. A total of 11 champions will be crowned during the weekend.