WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The International Hot Association (IHRA) Summit SuperSeries program crowns a true Top (Box), Mod (No Box) and Junior Dragster World Champion each year.
The two ways to qualify for the annual IHRA Summit World Finals held in October at Memphis International Raceway are to win the Summit SuperSeries track championship at one of the participating member tracks or by winning the IHRA Summit Team Finals in your division.
Tracks across North America held banquets to recognize 2017 IHRA Summit SuperSeries track champions including those featured here from Cordova International Raceway in Cordova, Ill.
Ed Bousman, a 68-year-old from Camanche, Iowa, earned the championship in the Kamper Korner Box class over runner-up Anthony Layne
Bousman's wife Sandy and son Jeremy serve as his crew members. For Bousman, getting the opportunity to win one more time before he retires down the road was his most memorable part of the season.
Bousman, has immensely enjoyed the Summit SuperSeries. He has been racing since the late 60's and loves getting to every race he can.
Jeff Weets, a 59-year-old from Morrison, Ill., won the championship in the Kamper Korner No Box class over runner-up Jason Huggins by 11 points.
Hunters Body Shop, RK Racing, Bashie's Bar and Grill, and Weets and Son Septic Service served as Jeff's partners during the season. His wife Riesa, and daughters, Katie, Emily, and Sarah serve as his crew members.
Weets said the excellent competition throughout the whole class was his most memorable part of the season. Weets mentioned that the attending the Summit SuperSeries World Finals was an awesome experience from the format change to the prizes at the end of the race weekend.
Brennan Weets, an 18-year-old from Clinton, Iowa claimed the championship in the Kamper Korner Junior Dragster Class over runner-up Paige Leander.
Weets's mother Cindy Weets and father Norm Weets serve as his race day crew. The most memorable part of his season was winning his fourth Junior Dragster championship in his final season competing in the class.
Brennan commented that he likes how the Summit SuperSeries gives Sportsman racers an opportunity to race for a championship at their local tracks without having to travel all over the country.
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