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Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 16:56 PM

What You Need to Know About This Weekend's IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular at Wilkesboro Dragway
Courtesy of IHRA Communications

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The International Hot Rod Association Summit Sportsman Spectacular heads to the foothills of North Carolina, at the Wilkesboro Dragway in Wilkesboro, N.C. The exciting 20-race series was designed to be affordable for grassroots, bracket-racing competitors who support their local tracks.

This Weekend:
Track: Wilkesboro Dragway
Event Date: Friday, June 29 - Sunday, July 1, 2018

Weekend Schedule:
Friday, June 29                  Saturday, June 30
Gates Open: 10AM - 10PM          Gates Open: 8AM-10PM  
Test & Tune ($30): 3PM - 8PM     Time Run (1): 9AM
                                 Eliminations follow time run
                                 Scrubblade Golf Cart Race: After Eliminations
Sunday, July 1
Gates Open: 8AM - 10PM
Eliminations: 9AM

Racer Entry Fees:
Moser Engineering Saturday       Sunday
Box/No Box Entry: $150           Box/No Box Entry: $100
Jr Dragster Entry: $50           Jr Dragster Entry: $50

Weekend Pricing                  Sunday Only      
Adults: $30                      Adults: $15
Kids (6-12): $10                 Kids (6-12): $5


The IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular events feature huge payouts of $10,000-to-win on Moser Engineering Saturday and $5,000-to-win on Sunday including a set of unique bonus opportunities for all current IHRA Summit SuperSeries racers. Cash bonuses are up for grabs for the IHRA Summit SuperSeries member that goes the furthest in eliminations or wins the event.

The national contingency program is also available for all IHRA members who advance to the final two rounds each day. As part of its contingency program, Summit Racing Equipment will now pay Summit Racing gift certificates for the win, runner-up and semifinal positions.

The weekend program includes a test & tune, racer appreciation cookout, and thrilling Scrubblade golf cart race. In addition, several prizes will be awarded to the best losing package of first through third rounds. IHRA Ironman trophies and large championship checks for event winners will be presented Saturday and Sunday. Runner-up finishers will receive prestigious medals as part of their prize package.

IHRA partner Imagine That Customs will also award a one-of-a-kind custom painted trophy helmet to one competitor at each of the 10 weekends.

All valid competition licenses and chassis certifications will be honored at the Summit Sportsman Spectacular events regardless of sanction. All drivers running 0-6.39 in the 1/8-mile must have an IHRA, NHRA or accepted competition license. A valid chassis certification is required for vehicles running 6.00 or quicker. Chassis certifications and license renewals will be available on site. Competitors obtaining an IHRA license for the first time are encouraged to complete the licensing process through the IHRA membership department prior to the event to ensure all documents are acceptable.

To become a member of the IHRA please call (561) 337-3015 or email

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