*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 Racing Equipment
From its beginnings in 2002, the Summit SuperSeries has grown into the preeminent program for grassroots drag racing thanks to the support and dedication of Summit Racing Equipment. Designed to give racers an opportunity to compete for a world championship on the big stage at the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals through a multi-stage, year-long competition, the SuperSeries has blossomed from a small, one-class championship in 2002 to a three class competition in 2014 with well over 5,000 participants throughout the United States, Canada and beyond.
The Summit SuperSeries program features competition in Top ET, Mod ET and Junior Dragster. Providing the base for the program are the more than 100 IHRA member tracks in seven divisions. Drivers compete year-round at their local track for an opportunity to represent their home track at the Summit Team Finals. Once at the Team Finals level, drivers then compete against track champions from other IHRA facilities for the right to go to the World Finals and compete for a World Championship in their respective class.
The Summit SuperSeries World Championship consists of the best 16 racers in each category competing in a winner-takes-all championship race. Over $200,000 in cash and prizes is awarded to Summit SuperSeries participants, including a cash prize awarded to all qualified participant tracks.
Over the years this prestigious program has attracted racers from all over the world including the island nation of Aruba and from as far away as Alaska and Hawaii to compete for a Summit SuperSeries championship.
“We are very fortunate to have a great partner in sportsman racing like Summit. Their commitment to all of IHRA sportsman racing is tremendous,” said Scott Gardner, President of IHRA Motorsports. “Summit Racing supports those that support them – the hard working racers that put in all that time to be able to do what they love.
“Summit’s commitment and support for IHRA sportsman programs only helps to reaffirm that sportsman racing at IHRA will be around for a long time.”
The Summit SuperSeries program is made possible by the longtime support of Summit Racing Equipment. Headquartered in Tallmadge, Ohio, Summit Racing Equipment is the leading provider of high performance accessory and racing parts. The company has three retail store and distribution centers in Ohio, Nevada and Georgia.
Summit Racing Equipment is a major supporter of the IHRA and motorsports enthusiasts around the globe, sponsoring other major programs such as the IHRA’s Summit Pro-Am Tour, Summit Team Finals, Summit World Finals and contingency program.
In 2012, AMSOIL signed on with the IHRA. And the rest, as they say, is history.
In just three years, AMSOIL has built a strong presence in the IHRA sportsman community with its products powering some of the top racers in the sport today. AMSOIL also backs many of IHRA’s top sportsman programs, including the Pro-Am Tour, SuperSeries, Team Finals, Tournament of Champions, and Junior Dragster programs, giving AMSOIL a great opportunity to showcase its industry-leading synthetic lubricants for the drag racing community.
In addition to being the Official Oil of IHRA, Nitro Jam and Sonic Rush Tour and presenting sponsor for all IHRA Summit Racing Equipment sportsman programs, AMSOIL has had a presence at nearly all IHRA events with vendors and AMSOIL representation at races throughout North America.
“IHRA’s partnership with AMSOIL has been a big hit with both the racers and fans. AMSOIL and IHRA have become synonymous, with AMSOIL branding at racing facilities around the country, in addition to major sponsorship of great professional and sportsman race teams. Add in AMSOIL’s representation at the track, and you can see how this has been a big hit for everyone,” said Scott Gardner, President of IHRA Motorsports. “More than anything, AMSOIL’s support has helped us grow great programs like the Summit SuperSeries and its incredible prize package. We look forward to welcoming AMSOIL at the World Finals once again this year.”
AMSOIL has been the recognized leader in synthetic lubricants since 1972. For more information about AMSOIL synthetic motor oils, call (715) 392-7101 or contact AMSOIL INC. at www.amsoil.com. For more information about AMSOIL Racing, go to www.amsoilracing.com or follow them on Facebook.