Night Under Fire

The Night Under Fire is full of rich tradition, from bone rattling fuel funny cars to Bob Motz performing his famous fiery burnout show, concluding with a spectacular fire works show you can only see here!

You've gotta be here... August 9 2014!

If you haven't seen our signature $100,000 Fireworks show,
here's a little tease!

Fireworks Fire-Up Fans at Summit Motorsports Park

Among the longstanding traditions at Summit Motorsports Park are the explosive and encompassing fireworks offered as part of Cavalcade of Stars, Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, Blue Suede Cruise and Night Under Fire.

The latter event offers the most colossal conglomerate of colors, and the anticipation to experience it builds months in advance and escalates as fans file into the stands as darkness descends upon the park. Just after flames fly from the exhaust pipes of John Force’s Funny Car and the after-burners of Bob Motz’s jet-powered truck, fireworks are ignited from multiple locations for improved impact, and in red, white, blue and other colors, they dance to carefully-choreographed patriotic music that is both inspired and inspiring.

Designed to be dramatic as well as delightful, they’re known to be far grander than those of neighboring cities, and just when it appears that the last of them has been seen, heard and felt, gasbombs reverberate throughout the facility, leaving fans flabbergasted.

The nearly fifteen minute spectacle costs $100,000 to produce and leaves no wonder as to why it’s now famed and fabled.

What is Night Under Fire?

John Force

Ron Capps

Cruz Pedregon

Dale Creasy Jr

Brittany Force

Antron Brown

Four Nitro funny cars (John Force, Ron Capps, Cruz Pedregon and Dale Creasy Jr) & two fuel dragsters (Antron Brown & Brittany Force) and two fuel Harleys (Tommy Grimes & Bob Malloy)


Eight AA/Gassers, including their gorgeous “bugs” (back up girls!)

Four flame tHrowing jets (Canuso “Queen of Diamonds”, Holdridge, Bogue and Pereira)!

Bob Motz’s JeT Kenworth burning down the sign.

Tommy Grimes

Bob Malloy

 The event where the Unexpected will happen!

Nighttime header flames!

Fuel cars that sound like thundDer, making your bones rattle!

Darn near a Religious Experience!

A race where Racers will travel from all over the USA & other countries, just to be part of the spectacle

Jill 'Queen of Diamonds"

Ernie Bogue

Scott Holdridge

Lou Pereira

 A most spectacular Fireworks display, choreographed to music, like nothing you’ve ever seen before!

The event where the Imagination becomes a reality!

An adrenaline Rush!

Fans and racers leave on an Emotional high wanting more!

Watch our 2014 Night Under Fire Commercial

The John Force Winner's Circle
Want to kick your Auto Plus Night Under Fire experience up a notch?  The John Force Winner’s Circle is our premiere race fan hospitality package.  JFWC members will sit in first-class starting line seats; have access to a private hospitality chalet which includes complimentary snacks, drinks and a sit down dinner; access to a private patio viewing area and private restrooms.  Each patron will also receive a member’s only event goodie bag filled with exclusive Night Under Fire Souvenirs.  The John Force Winner Circle package includes the following amenities:

  • First-class starting line seats
  • Pit access to witness all of the “behind the scenes” activity pit crews experience in getting their ‘hot rods’ ready to race.  
  • Access to the VIP Chalet
  • Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water all day
  • Two complimentary alcoholic drinks for adults (cash bar available)
  • Complimentary meals and snacks all day long, including a sit down dinner!
  • Access to a private patio viewing area
  • Private Restrooms
  • Special Collectors Goodie Bag containing premium Night Under Fire Souvenirs
  • Reserved VIP parking with the purchase of two or more John Force Winners Circle memberships

Each John Force Winner’s Circle ticket just $199!  Limited seating available, call 419-668-5555 to reserve your seats today!

   Reserved Seat Pricing  
   Adult - Motz
$ 45
   Adult - Summit Club $ 50
   Adult - All other sections $ 40
   Child 11 & Under - Motz            $ 20
   Child 11 & Under - Summit Club $ 25
   Child 11 & Under - All other sections $ 15
   John Force Winner's Circle $199

Each ticket includes access into the pit areas and General Admission Parking is FREE!



  Trackside - Electric Motorhome    $150
  Trackside - Non-Electric Motorhome    $100
  Primitive Camping (Family & Scotty's Camping    $ 50


*  Upon purchase, Guests will receive a permit that will need to be placed in the windshield of your motorhome, camper or camping vehicle prior to entering into the park. 

* All occupants of the motorhome area and primitive campsites must have an event pass.  Please call our office with any of your questions

Trackside Motorhome Camping

We have upgraded our trackside electric motorhome sites to 50 amp power service.  Please plan accordingly as we only have a very limited supply of adapters to rent.      

Family Primitive Camping

Camping for truck campers (loaded into the bed of a pick-up truck), pop-up trailers also known as tent or folding camping trailers, and tents. No generators will be permitted.  Camping spaces are approximately 20' X 50' each.   The campground location is subject to change
dependent upon weather and ground conditions.  Campers inside the Family Primitive Campgrounds must adhere to "quiet hours" 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. 

Scotty's Camping
is located just west of the main entrance into the Park, Enter off route 18 (Wilson's Drive).  This campground is for all types of recreational vehicles, including tents. 

Restricted Arrival/Departures: 
Early move-in for advance purchasers will be on Friday August 8, 2014 between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Please do NOT arrive prior to 10:00 a.m. on Friday as we have no holding areas available.  We will stop accepting guests at 8:00 p.m. Friday evening and reopen on Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m.

Because of the large influx of traffic on Saturday, August 9, 2014, it is necessary that we restrict traffic to incoming only between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. If you need to leave the facility you will need to to do so before 1:30 p.m.  If you have an emergency, please contact your area manager.

On-Premise services for our campers:

  • Ice:  Ice will be available to all motorhome and campground guests!
  • Showers:  Permanent showers are located on the Budweiser side of the track.  Shower tickets are $4.00 each
  • Permanent Shower Hours: 
    • Friday  3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Saturday 7:30 a.m. to End of racing.
  • Port-a-johns:  are located throughout the Summit Side (west side) of the park.
  • Kurtzman Sanitation:  will be on site offering motorhome-pumping services; please pay Kurtzman Sanitation directly for their services. 
  • Firewood:  will be available beginning Friday Night at 8:00 p.m.; please pay vendor directly for services. 

Sawmill Creek
is the official resort of Summit Motorsports Park.

Sawmill Creek Lodge is nestled on the shores of Lake Erie and is a full service hotel featuring 240 deluxe guest rooms and suites.  Sawmill Creek Resort features an 18 hole Tom Fazio designed championship golf course, a private beach, jet ski, kayak and bike rentals, indoor and outdoor pools, a state nature preserve and unique shops, located in an 1887 barn.  Choose from 3 dining options during your stay.

Visit and you will understand quickly, it's simply the best place to stay.

For the 'Night Under Fire' book a double bed room for $159 or a king bed room for $169

To take advantage of these great rates, contact Sawmill Creek at (800) 729-6455 and provide the code (NUF14)


   Thurs Aug 7
   Linder's Lot Opens for Racers only   8:00 a.m.
   Friday Aug 8    
   Racer credentialing in Linder's Lot begins   10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
   Spectator Camping & Motorhome Move-in   10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
   Saturday Aug 9    
   Racer Credentialing & Pit Parking (Linder's Lot)     
    7:00 a.m.
   Spectator Gates Open     8:00 a.m.
   Spectator Camping & Motorhome Move-In     8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
   Time Trials     9:00 a.m.
   Autograph Session (Bud Chalet)
   Pre-Race Ceremonies     5:30 p.m.
   Showtime     7:00 p.m.
   Sunday Aug 10    
   Sportsman Eliminations
    8:00 a.m.

   Schedule subject to change without notice!

   This is a point's race for our ACCEL Performance Group Super Series program. Race classes being contested this evening are: Quick Time Super Pro, Lakewood Pro,
   Wiseco/Cycle Tech Super Bike and Accel Sportsman Delivered on Time by TFC Transportation.  Car & Driver fees for all four classes for this event are $35.

Weather - In the event of inclement weather, updates will be available at or

For Event info please contact:  Nettie Damron at or 419-668-5555.

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