Kelly Services Night Under Fire

Kelly Services Night Under Fire, is full of rich tradition, from bone rattling fuel funny cars to Chris Darnel performing his fiery burnout show, ending with a spectacular fire works show you can only see here!

You've gotta be here Saturday August 12, 2017!

40th Anniversary Celebration...Fireworks, Flames and FUNNY CARS!

but unveiled in a never been seen before NIGHT UNDER FIRE Show!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!  DON'T 2016 the show was SOLD OUT! 


Wikipedia defines “SHOCKWAVE” as a type of propagating disturbance.  ANYTHING equipped with 3 HUGE J34-48 Pratt & Whitney Jet Engines, creating 36,000 horsepower; shoots fire out of the smoke stacks and emits intense amounts of heat is certain to make some type of disturbance!  We’ve witnessed this first hand and can’t wait to see his explosive fiery show return back to Summit Motorsports Park!  Have your cameras and phones fully charged and ready to film!

8,000 Horsepower 4-Second, 320 mph NHRA Fuel FUNNY CARS!

JOHN FORCE and his 'Funny Car Brigade' consisting of current NHRA World Champion Ron Capps, Robert Hight, Cruz Pedregon, Tim Wilkerson, Dale Creasy Jr, Jack Wyatt and one more driver to be named, will give you a NITRO EXPERIENCE you will never soon forget!  You will feel their 8,000 horsepower machines deep down inside your chest, from the time they launch until they let off the throttle! 

A new generation of Marvel Characters?

"Queen of Diamonds", "Blazing Angel", "Terminator" and "Scotty Heat"...Are these folks the next generation of super heroes?  NO!  They are four very real and extremely competitive racers; piloting fire breathing jet dragsters capable of producing 4000 HP, reaching speeds over 300 MPH!  Each driver will "WOW" fans with their own unique fiery burner pop show, just before they race down the quarter mile.  Before and after the show, meet these "real-life" heroes back in their pit areas!







World Record jet funny car holder, Rich Hanna, "First Strike", will once again do everything he can to ensure his teammate Ken Hall, "Top Secret" doesn't get the advantage off the starting line and steel the win or his record! 

New and Expanded $100,000 Fireworks Show!
Among the longstanding traditions at Summit Motorsports Park are the explosive and encompassing fireworks offered at the conclusion of the show. 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, gas bombs 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.

Before there were funny carsthere were gassers. Eight to ten period correct, ill-handling, short wheelbase gass
ers will skate down the quarter-mile entertaining fans like they did back in the good ol’ days of drag racing!  Many of these hotrods will even have those famous B.U.G.s (Back up Girls) to help them stage!
This too will be a two round show, with the first round being a qualifier.  The final round will start with the slowest pair and concluding with the fastest two qualifiers racing for the gold!



    •  Eight supercharged, methanol-burning and injected nitro-methane burning
   •  Front Engine Dragsters (FED), Altereds and Door Slammers
   •  1979 and older!
They will compete to be the first to the finish line, without running quicker than 7.00!

Two rounds of qualifying followed by eliminations.  Winner takes all!

The Oldest Wheelstander Driver in the Country returns to Summit Motorsports Park
Jim Brewer, 84, driving the Peacemaker has been entertaining race fans for over 50 years! 


Become a John Force Winners Circle VIP!
Want to kick your 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 Winners Circle package includes the following amenities:
   •  First-class starting line seats

   •  Pit access to witness all the "behind the scenes" activities; pit crews 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
   •  One (1) VIP parking pass will be issued with every four (4) John Force Winners Circle tickets purchased

Each John Force Winners Circle ticket just $199 (with seat back Force 1A Chair or Summit Club) or $189 (bench seat - Force 1A top tier)! Limited seating available, call 419-668-5555 to reserve your seats today or do it yourself by clicking here!

We have a public suite available!
The public suite is located high atop of the Champions Reserved Seating Section (Summit Side).  It is approximately 200’ from the starting line, which can only be accessed via a private elevator.  The view is breathtaking and oversees the entire drag strip.  Patrons can observe the entire race from start to finish, including watching the racers return back to their pit areas.

This suite accommodates up to 36 patrons, on a first come first serve basis; and features indoor and outdoor seating. The indoor amenities include a climate control environment; floor to ceiling glass windows to optimize trackside viewing; spacious and comfortable seating and bar top tables.  A mini kitchen with wet bar and refrigerator are also included.  High Speed data connection is also available for those that need to stay connected to the outside world.  The outdoor private balcony features three (3) tiered rows comprised with stadium chairs.

The price for each ticket, for the entire event, is $275 and also includes VIP parking; access to private restrooms; lunch, dinner and beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). 

Due to the limit availability, tickets will go just as fast.  Contact Yvonne Livengood at 419-668-5555 x457.

Reserved Seat Pricing  
Adult - Motz $ 45
Adult - Summit Club*
*Summit Club may opt for John Force Winner's Circle SOLD OUT!
Adult - All other reserved sections $ 40
Child 11 & Under - Motz $ 20
Child 11 & Under - Summit Club* $ 35
Child 11 & Under - All other reserved sections $ 15
John Force Winners Circle (with seat back) $199
John Force Winners Circle (without seat back)  $189
Public Suite SOLD OUT!
Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman & Super Bike
Car & Driver

$ 35

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




Trackside - Electric Motorhome SOLD OUT
Trackside -Non Electric Motorhome SOLD OUT!
Primitive Camping (Family Camping) SOLD OUT!
Wilson's Fence Line SOLD OUT!
Primitive Camping (Scotty's Camping) SOLD OUT!

   •  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
Parking for motorhomes and recreational vehicles alongside the track.  Your vehicle must be classified as one of the following, Class A, B or C Motorhome, Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheel, Sport Utility or Toy Haulers with living quarters only, and Truck Camper.  No Pop-Up folding camping trailers, tents or toy haulers without living quarters.  Camping spaces are approximately 20' X 50' each.

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 for purchase.  Trackside Electric requires you to have the proper electrical cords and adaptors in the correct configuration. All 50 amp/60amp campers and motorhome units must have 50amp extension cords directly from the unit to the electrical box, no other configuration is permitted.

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 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 11, 2017 between 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Please do NOT arrive prior to 2:00 p.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 12, 2017, 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 for purchase 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 7:00 a.m. to 1 hour after racing
Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 1 hour after 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 Lodging Hotel of Summit Motorsports Park

Sawmill Creek Lodge has earned that position by receiving excellent comments from teams and guests like you!  It's simple...serious competitors have wanted a quality, feel good, casual place to really relax after a hard sports day.  Enjoy our 235 acre Lake Erie waterfront campus, four restaurants and bars...and a great night sleep.  It's a place you will look forward to returning to.  That's hard to find on the race circuit.

Visit and you will understand quickly, it's simply the best place to stay.  Beautiful lakefront, beaches, restaurants, shops, golf, nature walks, jet skis, and so much more!

For the Kelly Services 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 (NUF17)



Thursday Aug 10  
Linder's Lot Opens for Racers only   8:00 a.m.
Friday Aug 11  
Racer credentialing in Linder's Lot begins (& move-in)
(After 9p.m. racers line up in Linder's Lot)
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Spectator Camping & Motorhome Move-in
(After 8p.m. campers line-up in Linder's Lot)
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday Aug 12

Racer Credentialing & Pit Parking (Linder's Lot)   8:00 a.m.
Spectator Gates Open   8:00 a.m.
Spectator Camping & Motorhome Move-in   8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Time Trials   8:30 a.m.
Autograph Session (Bud Chalet)   3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Pre-Race Ceremonies   5:30 p.m.
Showtime   7:00 p.m.

Schedule subject to change without notice!

EDELBROCK Super Series Bracket Racers click here for additional information about the weekend.

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.

Summit Motorsports Park - 1300 State Route 18, Norwalk OH 44854
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