The Summit SuperSeries Top class champ will win a turnkey racecar, built with parts and expertise from many of the IHRA's top partners. And if that isn't enough – the Junior Dragster champion wins a new car, too.
This is the second of a series of profiles on those companies that partner with the IHRA for the twin dragster giveaway – American Race Cars, leading manufacturer of Sportsman cars, and dealer in chassis parts, tires, wheels and other racing equipment – and builder of the dragster that will be given away in Memphis.
It's simple, really: To know what racers need, you should be a racer.
And to know what racers need to win, you should be a winner.
And at American Race Cars, that's covered. Co-owner Mark Horton is a former IHRA World Champion with over 20 years of racing experience. His partner Travis Colangelo was the 2015 IHRA Quick Rod and Top Dragster D3 Champion.
Together, they formed American Race Cars in Millbury, Ohio, in 2004, and since then the small company has grown into one of the most respected, and feared, chassis builder in all of Sportsman racing. They offer the new swing-arm, uni-shock design four-link dragster that works equally well with a 1,200 horsepower Big Chief 632 engine, or a conventional-headed 540 C.I V8.
And each year, the team tries to outdo themselves as they plan and build the Summit SuperSeries dragster that will be awarded to the Top class champion.
"Our team loves this project because we are all sportsman racers here at American Race Cars and this is our way of supporting all the men and women that race each and every weekend at their local IHRA track," said Horton. "Travis and I are proud to build this car for the Summit SuperSeries National Champion and we just want all the 2016 Summit SuperSeries competitors to know that we plan on raising the bar again this year for the build."
From coast to coast, multiple drivers have won this season with American Race Cars as their weapon of choice for competition in classes like Quick Rod, Top Dragster and bracket categories. They offer cars in Stage II, III, IV and V degrees of completion – Stage II cars are basic rollers, while Stage V cars are complete turn-key cars that, if you want, can even be track-tested before the customer takes delivery.
For a sample of products, log onto AmericanRaceCars.net and click on "customer gallery" for a look at some of the teams fielding American Race Cars products. And look at "customer testimonials" for some reasons why racers chose these products.
Personally, we can't wait to see what American Race Cars has for the Summit SuperSeries winner in Memphis.
Article courtesy of Steven Cole Smith, Racer.com - http://www.racer.com/ihra/item/134571-ihra-superseries-dragster-giveaway-american-race-cars