IHRA Announces Summit Sportsman Spectacular Race Schedule – Big Bucks, Double Race Weekends, More

IHRA Announces Summit Sportsman Spectacular Race Schedule – Big Bucks, Double Race Weekends, More

While the IHRA may be out of the professional drag racing business, they are very much still in the sportsman drag racing business and the release of the finalized Summit Sportsman Spectacular schedule. This is a good series, there’s no way anyone can deny that. For an entry fee of about $150 you get entered into two races with the opportunity to win $15,000 if you sweep them both. The payouts go back a lot farther than just the winner so there’s still ample opportunity to make money at this thing and enjoy some great sportsman action.

While it it tough to see the IHRA as a sportsman only, “box and no box” drag racing organization we can tell you that we’re glad to see that they are continuing on and providing this program. We think lots of racers will take advantage of it, especially with the fact that it is a two race event, not just a one shot deal.

Pre entries are being accepted up until 2/26 for the first two events. That’s a buy one, get one free offer where the $150 gets you both races over the weekend. If you want to go sportsman drag racing with an organized and experienced ground, these are your guys. Check this out.

IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular Schedule Announced

Wilkesboro (NC) Dragway added to the series’ schedule

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla – The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) announced today the complete 20-race schedule for the new IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular. The historic Wilkesboro Dragway, Wilkesboro, N.C., has been added to the schedule.

The IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular will produce a fun double-race weekend with increased purses that is affordable for grassroots, bracket-racing competitors who support their local tracks each week.

The opening weekend of races is March 9-11, 2018 at Xtreme Raceway Park, Ferris, Texas and Farmington Dragway, Mocksville, N.C. The races feature a $10,000-to-win payout on Saturday and a $5,000-to-win race on Sunday.

There is a national contingency program available to all IHRA members who advance to the final two rounds each day. As part of its contingency program, Summit Racing Equipment will now pay for the win, runner-up and semifinal positions. In addition, there are cash bonuses for the IHRA Summit SuperSeries member that goes the furthest in eliminations or wins the event.

“We are pleased to finalize the great venues and schedule which will bring grassroots bracket racers their shot to win two races for only a $150 pre-entry,” IHRA Vice President Skooter Peaco said. “This new program provides big money races without the big money entry fees. With all the extra features packed into this weekend, especially for IHRA members, these events present a tremendous value.”

On-site entry fees for the season-opening races are $150 for Saturday with a $10,000-to-win payout, $2,000 for the runner-up, $1,000 for the semifinals, and $100 per round starting with Round 3 winners. For Sunday, entry fees are $100 (for anyone not pre-entered) with a $5,000-to-win payout, $1,000 for the runner-up, $500 for the semifinals and $100 per round starting with Round 3 winners.

The biggest value comes for racers who pre-enter for the event. All pre-entered competitors will get a buy one / get one free offer to help kick off our 2018 season. When you pre-enter and buy an entry for Saturday’s race, you will get a free entry for Sunday’s race.

Pre-entries are available until Feb. 26, 2018 for the first two events of the season. Pre-registration will close for all events two weeks prior to each event date. Click here for online registration.

2018 Schedule:

  • March 9-11 – Xtreme Raceway Park, Ferris, Texas
  • March 9-11 – Farmington Dragway, Mocksville, N.C.
  • April 20-22 – State Capitol Raceway, Port Allen, La.
  • May 18-20 – Keystone Raceway Park, New Alexandria, Pa.
  • May 25-27 – Darlington Dragway, Darlington, S.C.
  • June 8-10 – Dragway 42, West Salem, Ohio
  • June 28-July 1 – Wilkesboro Dragway, Wilkesboro, N.C.
  • Aug. 17-19 – US 131 Motorsports Park, Martin, Mich.
  • Aug. 24-26 – Maryland International Raceway, Budds Creek, Md.
  • Sept. 28-30 – Memphis International Raceway, Millington, Tenn.

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