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Fri, 30 Dec 2011, 10:41 AM

Complete 2012 Summit Pro-Am Schedule Announced
Courtesy of IHRA Communications

NORWALK, Ohio --

With the 2012 racing season just around the corner, the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) is gearing up for a huge season of racing, especially on the Summit Pro-Am Tour where a few changes are leading to exciting new opportunities for racers.

In 2012 the Summit Pro-Am Tour will be combining with Nitro Jam for select events to create a unique opportunity for racers across the country. While most Pro-Am events will function as standalone races as they have in the past, in 2012 select Pro-Am events will be run in conjunction with the Nitro Jam professional series to create a more exciting atmosphere and provide additional opportunities for Pro-Am racers to qualify for the year-end Summit Tournament of Champions.

All Summit Pro-Am events, with the exception of Division 9, will feature double race weekends including those run at Nitro Jam national events. Pro-Am events run in conjunction with Nitro Jam will feature two points paying races, with the exception of the event at Grand Bend Motorplex, with one of those races targeted as the Summit Tournament of Champions qualifier with national event payout, contingency and a spot in the year-end championship tournament on the line. The event at Grand Bend will feature one points paying, TOC qualifying race in Division 3. The rest of the Pro-Am schedule will be run as normal with multiple races in each division including select events acting as a standalone Summit Tournament of Champions qualifiers.

Summit Pro-Am racers finishing first, second or third in their division in the final championship standings will continue to qualify for the Summit Tournament of Champions as well. Pro-Am champions in each division will earn a first round bye in the tournament.

The complete 2012 Summit Pro-Am Tour schedule can be found below.

IHRA Division 1 Patriots Summit Pro-Am Tour Schedule  

*May 5-6 Richmond Dragway 1/8 Mile
**June 2-3 Pittsburgh Raceway Park 1/4 Mile
June 16-17 Skyview Drags 1/8 Mile
August 25-26 Maryland International Raceway 1/4 Mile

IHRA Division 2 Heat Wave Summit Pro-Am Tour Schedule  
*February 4-5 Immokalee Regional Raceway 1/8 Mile
March 24-25 Bradenton Motorsports Park 1/8 Mile
June 9-10.  Carolina Dragway 1/8 Mile
September 1-2 Darlington Dragway 1/8 Mile

IHRA Division 3 North Stars Summit Pro-Am Tour Schedule 

**June 2-3 Pittsburgh Raceway Park 1/4 Mile
June 30-July 1 Mountain Park Dragway 1/8 Mile
**July 21-22 Grand Bend Motorplex 1/4 Mile
**August 11-12 U.S. 131 Motorsports Park 1/4 Mile
September 8-9 London Dragway 1/8 Mile

IHRA Division 4 Renegades Summit Pro-Am Tour Schedule  

**March 31 - April 1 San Antonio Raceway 1/4 Mile
April 15-16 Thunder Road Raceway Park 1/4 Mile
**May 5-6 State Capitol Raceway 1/4 Mile
August 18-19 Memphis International Raceway 1/4 Mile

IHRA Division 6 Border Bandits Summit Pro-Am Tour Schedule  

May 19-20 NL'Akapxm Eagle Motorplex 1/4 Mile
**July 7-8 Castrol Raceway 1/4 Mile

IHRA Division 9 Raiders Summit Pro-Am Tour Schedule

March 24-25 Piedmont Dragway 1/8 Mile
April 7 Coastal Plains 1/8 Mile
April 28-29 Rockingham Dragway 1/8 Mile
June 2 Mooresville Dragway 1/8 Mile
June 23-24 Dunn-Benson Dragstrip 1/8 Mile
*August 10-12 Farmington Dragway 1/8 Mile

* Summit Pro-Am Featuring Tournament of Champions Qualifier (Standalone)
** Summit Pro-Am Featuring Tournament of Champions Qualifier (Nitro Jam)

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