The season starts early for the new Summit Sportsman National Championship, which takes the place of the Summit Pro-Am Tour regional format.
The Summit Sportsman National Championship is designed to move IHRA class racing away from a regional structure and focus on a national structure. The Summit Sportsman National Championship is designed to provide a more enjoyable and competitive program through an industry leading points fund, flexibility of schedule and claims structure.
The new National Championship for class racers will be determined using points claims from the best seven of the first 10 events the racer attends. Competitors will be scored against each other using a national points system and may race at whatever event they choose without having limitations based upon regional boundaries.
The industry-leading Summit Sportsman National Championship points fund will be greater than and pay more places than any other class racing series in existence. The Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod & Hot Rod National Champion will be awarded $15,000, runner-up $5,000 and third-place $3,000. Junior Dragster will be comprised of one class with a $2,000 grand prize to the champion, $1,500 runner-up and third-place $1,000.
Here’s where it all happens:
Feb. 3-5, Immokalee Regional Raceway, Immokalee, FL
Feb. 10-12, Bradenton Motorsports Park, Bradenton, FL
March 3-5, State Capitol Raceway, Baton Rouge, LA
March 17-19, San Antonio Raceway, Marion, TX
March 24-26, Darlington Dragway, Darlington, SC
May 5-7 Maryland International Raceway, Budds Creek, MD
June 9-11, US 131 Motorsports Park, Martin, MI
June 9-11, Farmington Dragway, Mocksville, NC
June 23-25, Piedmont Dragway, Julian, NC
July 7-9, Keystone Raceway Park, New Alexandria, PA
Aug. 18-20, Empire Dragway, Leicester, NY
Aug. 18-20, Memphis International Raceway, Millington, TN
Sept. 1-3, Carolina Dragway, Aiken, SC
Sept. 22-24, Dragway 42, West Salem, OH