Racers from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and Canada Battle in IHRA Summit Series Finale~
Defending champion US 131 Motorsports Park plays host to teams of ET racers from tracks representing four states and Canada this week with the return to Michigan’s Fastest Track of the IHRA’s season-ending Thunder Division Summit Team Finals.
Racing in this year’s event begins with open time trials and four Gamblers’ races on Friday and ramps up Saturday with the Team Captains’ Race, another set of Gamblers’ races and the Main Event, which begins immediately following the first round of Gamblers’ competition.
The weekend concludes Sunday with more Gamblers’ racing.
The Main Event will crown individual champions in Top ET, Modified ET, Sportsman and Jr. Dragster classes with $3,500 in cash, an IHRA Ironman trophy and a gold card to the winners in the two primary categories, $1,000 plus the trophy and card to the Sportsman champion and $400 and bonuses to the Jr. Dragster winner. Friday and Saturday Gamblers races in Box and No Box classes will pay $2,000 to win.
General admission spectator tickets are $20 on Saturday. Crew any day is $50, children ages 12 & under are free with a ticketed adult.
Awards will also be given in several categories, Best Appearing and Best Engineered cars in the full-bodied, open-bodied and Jr. Dragster classes and will present a Best Appearing Team award and a Best Team Spirit Award.
In addition to US 131, other participating track are Mid-Michigan, Stanton, Muncie, IN, U.S. 41 Dragway in Morocco, IN, Bunker Hill, IN, Great Lakes Dragaway, Union Grove, WI, The Ubly Dragway, Ubly, Lapeer Dragway, Lapeer, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend, Ontario and Saint Thomas Raceway Park, Sparta, Ontario.
Thursday, September 22
Parking & Registration 12 pm-9:30 pm
Test & Tune 2 pm-dark
Friday, September 23
Gates Open 8 am-9:30 pm
Open Time Trial (one) 9:30 am
Gamblers Race following time trial
Registration Closes 9:30 pm
Saturday, September 24
Gate Open 8 am-9:30 pm
Godspeed Chapel Service 8 am
Team Captains Race 8:30 am
Team Photos 9 am
Gamblers Eliminations (rd. 1) 10 am
Main Event Race following gamblers
Sunday, September 25
Gamblers Race continued 9:15 am
Schedule subject to change.