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Summit SuperSeries Rules

Summit SuperSeries  

This $200,000 program is the World Championship for IHRA member track sportsman racers. Summit Racing Equipment, the Official Mail Order Company of IHRA, sponsor this revolutionary program for IHRA's thousands of grassroots racers.  The Summit SuperSeries World Championship will take place October 18-20, 2018 at Memphis International Raceway.




This program will crown a true Top (Box), Mod (No Box) and Junior Dragster World Champion.  There are two ways to gain entry into the Summit SuperSeries World Championship.  You can qualify by either winning the Summit Super Series track championship at your participating IHRA member track OR by winning the Summit Team Finals main event in your division.


1)  WIN THE SUMMIT SUPERSERIES AT YOUR PARTICIPATING IHRA TRACK.  Each participating track will crown Summit SuperSeries track champions who will then move on to race at the IHRA Summit World Finals for the Summit SuperSeries World Championship. 

How it works…

Summit SuperSeries Step #1

* Join the IHRA Summit SuperSeries for Top, Mod or Juniors which includes IHRA membership benefits, Summit SuperSeries license, then request a Summit SuperSeries number (commonly called the X Number). The second digit of the number will be the letter X. On Junior Dragsters it is the last digit. This competition membership will allow you to participate at your home track.

* If you are running a car in Top (Box) and another car in Mod (No Box), you must register and get X numbers for both vehicles.  The same car may not be registered in multiple classes.  A competitor may only compete with one X number per class at any given facility.

 Summit SuperSeries Step #2

* Sign up for the track points at your participating IHRA Summit SuperSeries track.

Summit SuperSeries Step #3

* Race at your local IHRA track while running your Summit SuperSeries X number. Your Summit SuperSeries eligibility does not begin until you register with IHRA and run the X number as your car number. Your X number must show up on your home track points page all year long. Failure to run the X number on your car or failure of your number appearing on your home tracks point page will make you ineligible for the Summit SuperSeries even if you have a registered X number on file with IHRA. Failure to maintain a current membership will result in a deduction in points for the events your membership was expired.  “Gifted Rounds” are not permitted. Racers receiving 'dives' or 'gifted' rounds as determined solely by IHRA will be disqualified. 

Summit SuperSeries Step #4

* Become the Summit SuperSeries Champion as determined by your track (see your home track for details on the method they use to determine the championship.  


Any Summit SuperSeries competitor that has an IHRA membership and “X” number registered and valid according to IHRA records from at least May 1, 2018 through your division’s 2018 Summit Team Finals event and can win the 2018 Summit Team Finals main event championship in their division will become eligible for the Summit SuperSeries World Championship race. 

To be considered eligible after winning the Summit Team Finals main event, a competitor will be verified by IHRA as having met Step #1 through Step #3 above, no different than the Summit SuperSeries track champion had to have met in order to be eligible.  A 14 day renewal grace period will be granted for X number registrations that expire between May 1st and your Summit Team Finals event.  If your registration is not renewed within a 14 day period from the expiration date you will not be eligible. 

Participant Guidelines:  These guidelines are specifically listed as the rules and procedures for the 2018 Summit SuperSeries World Finals. 


1) Summit SuperSeries points will not begin until you are registered with BOTH IHRA and your local track and running your X number on your vehicle with it appearing on your home track website’s points page.

2) Racers in Top, Mod, Street, Bike and Junior Dragster are eligible (based on participating track's discretion).  

3) A racer may compete for the Summit SuperSeries track championship at more than one track. Should one racer win the SSS championship at two different tracks, they will have to declare the track they will represent prior to the Summit Team Finals. Once the track has been selected, the remaining tracks will be able to submit their next highest eligible SSS competitor as their representative. A racer may only have one entry and represent only one track with regard to the SSS championship run-off.

4) There will be no double entry for a competitor that may win the SSS track championship and his Summit Team Finals event.  In the event a competitor wins both in the same class, the track championship will take precedent.  

5)  There are no substitutions for a Summit SuperSeries track champion or for a Summit Team Finals champion if that competitor chooses not to attend the Summit World Finals. The only way a track could replace their Summit SuperSeries track champion is based on the criteria of Participant Guideline #3 (above)

6) Event Format and Class structure:

  • The race for the World Championship will be run on an 1/8 mile format.
  • Crosstalk will be used and will always be active in Top.
  • The use of trans brakes, two steps and automated shifters in the Mod category is permitted. The use of Delay boxes is prohibited in Mod.
  • Throttle stops are not permitted in any class.
  • The use of nitrous is permitted in both the Top and Mod classes.
  • If a bike or sled wins they will run against cars. 

7) The competitors will be run on a random pull system throughout eliminations.  If there is a bye run it will go to the best reaction time from qualifying (if for 1st round) or from the previous elimination round during eliminations. Lane choice will be determined by the staging lane you pull into.  If there is only one lane of cars left an IHRA official will pull cards to determine lane choice. 

8) Courtesy staging is mandatory in all classes.  Deep stagers will courtesy stage by lighting both pre-stage and stage bulbs if DEEP is clearly marked on all sides of the vehicle.  Deep staging is permitted but not guaranteed.  Deep staging is the sole responsibility of the driver.  Special allowances for deep stagers will not be made by the starter and/or starting system. 

9) IHRA Motorsports employees, team members, staff and IHRA track owners/operators/ managers are not eligible.

To take advantage of the Summit SuperSeries program, please see the track manager of your local IHRA track for complete membership and registration details.

See www.ihra.com/summitsuperseries for specific information and additional program details.