31 JUL 2020
29th Annual Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals
The Ames Performance, Tri-Power Pontiac Nationals is home to the largest Pontiac Swap Meet and Drag race in the country! This is the Pontiac Event of the Year that you do not want to miss!

And that’s exactly what the Pontiac enthusiasts have done. Pontiac lives on in the minds and hearts of millions of Pontiac lovers who refuse to give up that certain devil may care lifestyle that follows them wherever they go. It’s not just a car, it’s a Pontiac and the one of your dreams will magically appear right before your eyes at this coming year’s 29thAnniversary Celebration of the Tri-Power Pontiac Nationals July 31 - August 2, 2020 at the stunning Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

The Ames Performance Tri-Powered Pontiac Nationals is the largest Pontiac event in the country and will showcase more Pontiacs in one place than ever before!


     Drag RacingBracket & Heads-ups
Who will be the next Chief of the Pontiacs?  A runoff takes place, Sunday afternoon between the Sat & Sun winners of Super Pro, Pro and Street.  The following year, the Chief is recognized in front of his/her racing peers during pre-race ceremonies and will receive a custom made jacket.
     Car Show- This show brings hundreds of Show-Stoppers! Awards given to the Best in Class in Full Size; Grand Prix; GTO/Judge; Firebird/TransAm; and Open. Winners receive a free entry into the 2021 show.  All participants receive a window card and special dash plaque.  
     Swap Meet- This is the largest Pontiac Swap Meet in the Country!  Every year the vendor area is sold out!  
     Manufacturer's Midway - CONTACT SUPER DUTY PRODUCTIONS AT (567) 227-9011
     A Car Corral-Buy or sell new or old Pontiacs! 
     Ames Performance Hospitality Tent for Race, Show & Swap Meet Participants
            *  Continental breakfast Saturday & Sunday Morning
            *  Ames Performance Buffet Saturday evening
            *  Giveaways throughout the weekend.

     Ames Performance Shuttle Service - fan friendly way to assist you in getting around the facility!

Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick has been ‘wowing’ Pontiac fans for over 60 years. He will be at Summit Motorsports Park during the Ames Performance Tri-Powered Pontiac Nationals to help celebrate its 29thanniversary. “The Farmer” will be signing autographs on Saturday and Sunday. So, don’t forget your cameras or your Pontiac memorabilia!

The Nostalgia Super Stocks return to this year's show.


2019 Chief of the Pontiacs Kevin Burns



1 - Day Adult Friday OR Sunday $15
1 - Day Adult Saturday $20
2 - Day Adult (Saturday & Sunday) $30
3 - Day Adult (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) $40
1 - Day Child 6 - 12 $5
3 - day Child 6 - 12 $15
1 - Day Child 5 & under $0
Racer Car & Driver $70

BIG 3 RACING Late Model Heads Up - additional $10 entry fee.*

Kauffamn Racing Equipment Quick 16 - additional $10 entry fee.*

Butler Performance Frantic Four - additional $25 entry fee.*

*  Race entry can be purchased in Budweiser Guest Services.  Bring your original race entry with you.


Judge Car Show $45
Non Judged Car Show Saturday OR Sunday only $25
Swap Meet $60
Car Corral $45
3 - Day Trackside Electric Motorhome (SOLD OUT!) $125
3 - Day Trackside Non-Electric Motorhome $100
3 - Day Wilsons Fence Row $75
3 - Day Primitive Camping $60
Additional Parking Pass $30
GA Parking $0
Pit Pass $0

Content coming soon

Thursday, July 30, 2020
Linder's Lot Opens 08:00 AM
Wilson's Lot Opens for Vendors only 08:00 AM
Swap Meet, Sponsor & Midway Vendor Move-in 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Racer Credential & Move-In 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tech 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Gates close. New entries to Linder's Lot 08:00 PM
Friday, July 31, 2020
Gates Open, Racer Credential & Move-In 09:00 AM
Camping Move-In 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Time Trials (Pro, SP, NSS, Street & Car Show) 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Butler Performance Frantic Four Q-1 03:30 PM
Kauffman Performance Q16 Q-1 03:30 PM
No Box Gamblers Race 05:00 PM
Box Gambler's Race 05:30 PM
Secure Track 08:00 PM
Saturday, August 01, 2020
Gates Open/Camping Move-In 08:00 AM
Time Trials (Pro, SP, NSS, STR) 09:00 AM
Ames Hospitality Tent Opens 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Car Show Judging Begins 09:30 AM
Butler Performance Frantic Four Q-2 09:30 AM
Kauffman Quick 16 Q-2 09:30 AM
Saturday Car Show Entry Cut-Off 01:00 PM
Kid's Activities 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Bracket Eliminations 01:00 PM
Pre-Race/1st Round of Eliminations/Exhibition Round 01:30 PM
Editor's Choice Awards on Track 04:15 PM
Final Round/Exhibition Round 04:30 PM
Secure Track 07:00 PM
Sunday, August 02, 2020
Gates Open 08:00 AM
RFC Chapel Service (Hospitality Tent) 08:30 AM
Time Trials (Pro,SP, NSS, STR) 09:00 AM
Car Show Juding Begins 09:00 AM
Firehawk Shootout (Round Robin - 2TTs, Eliminations) 10:00 AM
Kauffman Quick 16 Q-3 11:00 AM
Bracket Eliminations 11:30 AM
Sunday Car Show Entry Cut-Off 12:00 PM
Show/Exhibition Round 01:00 PM
Car Show Awards 03:30 PM

Schedule subject to change without notice!