*Over the coming weeks the International Hot Rod Association will be taking an in-depth look at the parts and the people that make the Summit SuperSeries prize package the greatest prize package in all of motorsports. The Summit SuperSeries winners in Top ET, Mod ET and Junior Dragster at the Summit World Finals will each take home an elaborate prize package courtesy of the many great companies that remain dedicated to the grassroots racer. Thank you to all of our great sponsors and friends who help make this incredible program possible*
Summit SuperSeries Dragster Build Update
As the TNT Supercars dragster build continues for the Summit SuperSeries World Championship winner, the custom aero body is fabricated, complete with TNT's design aero ground effects lip. The body has been shipped off to Imagine That Customs for paint work. The concentration is on components and electric wiring being added to the 240" chassis that is back from powder coating in a charcoal gray finish. Many of the floor panels, raised ignition/accessory tray and internal panels are coated in a semi-gloss black for easy maintenance. The Front steering section consists of the steering rack mounted to a TNT designed removable rack & pinion mount and tied to the chrome moly steering arms and billet wheel spindles.
The electrical system includes the Digital Delay Elite Mega Dial and Switch Panel that is incorporated into a dual cable controlled Summit master cutoff switch. The heavy 12 volt feed from battery features remote charging post mounts and a remoter starter solenoid system.
The aluminum floor is .060 thick with step in braking pads and the chrome moly throttle and brake pedals, designed and constructed by TNT, feature positive stops for adjustability. The floor area also has a tunnel designed to protect lines and wiring, that pass to the engine area of the dragster. The shifter mount will host a number of standard shifter brands and the TNT butterfly steering wheel is connected to the rack and pinion set through a chrome moly steering shaft and u-joints and bushings. The driver area of the chassis also includes cable/brake line slots and the properly located seat belt mounts and hooks.
The wiring is carefully labeled, grouped and routed to their various chassis points, including the MSD systems and the Rock brand absorbed glass mat style battery.
Weld Racing V-Series line of Competition Wheels bring style, speed to SuperSeries dragster
Following in the race-winning heritage of the Weld Magnum 2.0 and Weld AlumaStar 2.0, the Summit Super Series Championship Dragster will feature the new V-Series wheels that are Weld Racing's newest drag wheel creation.
Weld Racing's newest professional drag race wheel is the result of almost a year of design and engineering exercises to create the most innovative racing wheel on the market today.
The V-Series wheel provides the cutting edge design that racers have been craving, while utilizing the legendary Weld forged construction that provides a lighter, more durable wheel and meets all applicable SFI specifications. Remember, the V stands for Victory.
The V-Series front runner features one-piece forged construction providing a lighter, stronger wheel with virtually no run-out. This wheel not only adds style but provides the perfect platform to showcase your aftermarket brake package. The front runner spindle mount applications exceed SF115.2 specifications and are available in black anodized or polished finishes.
The rear wheels exceed SFI 15.1 specifications and are available in 15" and 16" Double Bead-loc applications available with polished, gold anodized, or black anodized bead-loc rings. Ultra Lite bead-loc configuration is available on 16" diameter wheels. The wheel centers are available in black anodized and polished finishes and made in Kansas City.
LEARN MORE: www.weldracing.com
House of Payne Performance, headed by leading man and veteran racer Mark Payne, has been an IHRA staple for years. One of the winningest drivers on the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour in 2013, Payne jumped at the opportunity to be a part of this year’s Summit SuperSeries dragster build by providing a starter and support for this year’s big winner. One of the first to get on board with the 2014 build, Payne’s contribution is another key component that makes this year’s Summit SuperSeries dragster a true prize.
The Big Dawg 139 is a premiere 10 pitch starter made in the USA by House of Payne Performance and will be used to start the big cubic inches of the championship dragster. Designed for extreme starting conditions, this starter provides the ultimate in confidence and reliability. It is hand assembled with the best components including a strong sprag drive, true 3 horsepower motor, a heavy duty solenoid, all ball bearing construction, and custom aluminum block. Built to withstand the high demand of large cubic inch Chevy engines, the Big Dawg turns the engine over smoother and faster. When installed with a high quality 16 volt battery and 139 tooth flexplate, this starter will provide strong starts round after round.
LEARN MORE: www.houseofpayneperformance.com
In racing, stopping and safety is just as important as speeding down the track. The Summit SuperSeries championship dragster is outfitted with a White Safety Equipment 8.90 Dragster parachute as part of their full line of chutes suitable for every class of racing. They offer chutes in a range of sizes suited to the speed and weight of your car.
The cross form design parachute feats four 34"x 48" wide panels that total an 8'wide design. The White Safety parachute extends 12 feet from the car and uses a 12"compression posing style pilot chute that features 400 Denier pack cloth and a Black Denier Nylon ballistic cloth outer pack.
White's has also outfitted the big block Chevy engine with an oil pan diaper built from double-thick ballistic material and includes quick-release buckles. Diaper design are constructed from a huge inventory of custom designed panels made to order to fit the customer's described engine type, oil pan and chassis design. Diapers are available with SFI 7.2 certification and non-SFI options.
LEARN MORE: www.whitesafetyequipment.net