As part of the partnership, the world’s largest automotive performance equipment company will continue to be the title sponsor of the Summit Pro-Am Tour and the industry leading Summit Live Webcast of each event in the series. Summit has also extended the partnership of the Summit Tournament of Champions and the internationally contested Summit SuperSeries.
Summit Racing Equipment is the world’s largest mail order automotive performance equipment company with thousands of performance parts, aftermarket accessories, tools and garage equipment and stock replacement parts. For over 40 years, Summit Racing Equipment has set and reset the standard for fast shipping, customer service, and tech expertise in auto parts in order to become a performance powerhouse around the globe.
“The partnership between the IHRA and Summit Racing Equipment goes back two decades,” stated IHRA President Scott Gardner. “They are a part of the IHRA family and we’re excited to have them back and continue to support our sportsman racing programs. Our sportsman racers are the backbone of our company and Summit helps us to grow that program every year.”
The Summit Pro-Am Tour features racers in six divisions across the country competing in Good Vibrations Top Sportsman, Good Vibrations Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock, Jiffy-Tite Quick Rod, Jiffy-Tite Super Rod and Hot Rod classes. The program is designed to allow drivers a chance to achieve championship status and earn prize money all while minimizing travel. The top-three from each division attend the Summit World Finals at the end of the year to compete against racers from other divisions in the Summit Tournament of Champions.
The Summit SuperSeries consists of the best grassroots racers across the country. Drivers collect points at their local tracks all season for an opportunity to compete in the Summit World Finals. Each track champion from a participating IHRA track earns the right to participate in the championship race at the season-ending Summit World Finals. Top ET, Mod ET and Junior Dragster classes are made up of the participants from various divisions at tracks in the United States, Western Canada, Aruba, Bahamas, Australia and Newfoundland.
“The sportsman racer, at every level, has been and will continue to be one of the most important components of the Summit Racing Equipment family,” said Summit Motorsports and Events Manager Jim Greenleaf. “We are proud to support the men, women and kids who gather at their local IHRA track to participate in the Summit SuperSeries or travel throughout their region chasing a Summit Pro-Am Tour division championship or a spot in the Summit Tournament of Champions. It is a great feeling for us to see champions from every level and from all over North America show up at Memphis for the Summit World Finals to race head-to head for a World Championship. It takes the entire family of IHRA racers, member tracks, sanctioning body staff and Summit Racing Equipment working together to move the sportsman racing component of IHRA Drag Racing to the incredible level of support and enthusiasm we have today and we are proud to continue our efforts in these programs for years to come,” Greenleaf continued.
The IHRA promotes professional and sportsman racing for drivers of all levels. Headquartered in Norwalk, Ohio, the IHRA sanctions more than 100 motorsport facilities in the United States and Canada and has more than 12,000 racers as members. The IHRA Drag Racing Series stars the fastest, loudest and meanest race machines on the planet with major events throughout the year. The IHRA also oversees multiple sportsman racing programs including the Summit Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL, Summit Racing Equipment SuperSeries presented by AMSOIL, and Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL.
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