Summit Racing NHRA Nationals

Have you made plans for the 4th of July? Spend it with us, we’ll provide the SPEED, the HORSEPOWER and plenty of FIREWORKS!


Celebrate speed, horsepower and our nation's birthday July 3 - 6, 2014!

Start a new tradition this year, spend your Independence Day Weekend at Summit Motorsports Park and help us celebrate with the Stars of the NHRA during the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals! 

  • The future stars of the NHRA qualify on Thursday...Come watch for only $12!
  • Friday – The sportsman classes start their eliminations and two round of professional qualifying will begin, with the second session of Nitro taking place under the lights!  Bob Motz will be on hand to help us celebrate the 4th of July with his famous fiery burnout show!  And the night’s activities will conclude with our signature Bader Family FIREWORKS!
  • New for Saturday’s show:  Two more rounds of professional qualifying with the second session of nitro taking place at night!  Didn’t see Motz or get enough of his awesome show the night before, he’ll be back for one more dose of excitement! 
  • Championship Sunday – watch the story unfold, as the best of the best, in each class battle one another for not only the event win, but gain the valuable points needed to make the chase for the “countdown to the Championship!” Then help us celebrate with the Champions in the winner’s circle as they receive the prestigious NHRA Wally and the exclusive Summit Motorsports Park ‘ice cream scoop’!

See last year's Official TV  commerical for the 2013 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

Nowhere else can the fan can get up close to interact with the stars of the show like you can here!  You can get your photo taken with your favorite driver, an autograph and maybe even a part off the car and have the driver sign it!

Have your family portrait taken with your favorite driver!
Have your family portrait taken
with your favorite driver!

 I found this tire Tony, can you sign it?
Hey, I found this tire Tony,can you sign it for me?

The Top Eliminator Club is the ‘ultimate’ race fan hospitality package.  Fans have an opportunity to choose their reserve seats in one of two premiere starting line seating sections; access to a private hospitality chalet which includes a catered buffet, live on track-closed circuit television and private restrooms; and receive an exclusive member’s only event goodie-bag.  The Top Eliminator Club ticket package includes the following: 

Don'twait until the last minute, Top Eliminator Club sold out last year!

  • 4 Day VIP Admission Pass (with reserved seat)
  • TEC members – only hospitality center
  • Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water every day
  • 2 Complimentary drink tickets per day for alcoholic beverages (cash bar will be available)
  • Complimentary lunch and dinner buffets on Friday
  • Complimentary coffee, donuts and pastries for breakfast, a lunch and dinner buffets on Saturday
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch buffet on Sunday
  • Live on-track action via closed-circuit television
  • Private restrooms
  • Pit access
  • Event Goodie Bag
  • Top Eliminator Club Parking with purchase of two (2) full event tickets
  • Option to renew or change seats every year
    Top Eliminator Club VIP Package is $325/per person

Call 419-668-5555 to purchase tickets!

Celebrate with the racers in the winner's circle
immediately following the race!

   2013 EVENT WINNERS      
   Khalid alBalooshi                                                                
Top Fuel
   Johnny Gray
Funny Car
   Mike Edwards
Pro Stock
   Matt Smith
Pro Stock Motorcycle

The Lucas Oil Winners were Dave Hirata (Top Alcohol Dragster), Kris Hool (Top Alcohol Funny Car), Robert Bailey (Comp), John De Bartolomeo (Super Stock), Randi Lyn Shpp (Stock), Luke Bogacki (Super Comp), Ray Connolly (Super Gas), Jeff Pittman (Top Sportsman), and Vince Musolino (Top Dragster).  Rickie Smith won the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Race.

Last year over 7,000 pounds of Velvet Ice Cream was 
sold during the
Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
at $1/pound!

   4 Day Reserved Seat Pricing  
   Full Event - Adult $135
   Full Event - Child (12 & Under) $ 30
   Top Eliminator Club (TEC) $325
   All Seating on Thursday, except TEC,
   is general admission  
   Thursday July 3, 2014  
   Adult $ 12
   Child (12 & Under)
   Friday July 4, 2014  
   Adult Reserved Seat $ 50
   Child (12 & Under) Reserved Seat $ 10
   Saturday July 5, 2014  
   Adult Reserved Seat $ 55
   Child (12 & Under) Reserved Seat $ 10
   Sunday July 6, 2014  
   Adult Reserved Seat $ 55
   Child (12 & Under) Reserved Seat $ 10
   Each ticket includes access into the pit areas.
   General Admission Parking is FREE!

  Even the Pro's like Ice Cream!  Matt & Angie Smith
  and the crew each enjoying a pound of the tasty stuff!



   4-Day Trackside Electric Motorhome
   4-Day Trackside Non-Electric Motorhome
   4-Day Family Camping (inside park)   $125
   4-Day Motorhome/Camping (outside park)     
$ 80


*  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 (inside & outside) the park 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 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 Wednesday July 2, 2014 between 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Please Do NOT arrive prior to 9:00 a.m. as we have no holding areas available.  We will stop accepting guests at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening and reopen on Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m.  Please see schedule below for additional move-in times for the remainder of the week.

Because of the large influx of traffic on Saturday (July 5) and Sunday (July 6) mornings it is necessary that we restrict traffic to incoming only between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  If you need to leave the facility you will need to do so before 7:30 a.m.  If you have an emergency, please contact your area manager.

Motorhome/Camping Check-In

Wednesday (July 2)    9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday (July 3)       8:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Friday (July 4)           8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday (July 5)       7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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: 
    • Thursday  8:00 a.m. to 2 hours after racing ends
    • Friday  6:00 a.m. to 2 hours after racing ends
    • Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 2 hours after racing ends
    • Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 2 hours after racing ends
  • 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. 
  • Oney Water Hauling:  will be on site offering fresh water; please pay Oney Water Hauling directly for services. 
  • Firewood:  will be available beginning Tuesday 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 Summit Racing Equipment 'NHRA Nationals' 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 (NHRA14)


Visit with your favorite driver in their pit areas!
  Wednesday July 2 2014    
  Sponsor Midway Parking     9:00 a.m.
  Competitor Parking (Pro's 10am)     9:00 a.m.
  Competitor Registration/Tech Inspection (All Categories)   10:00 a.m.
  Pre-Registered ONLY Spectator Campers/Motorhome early move-in     9:00 a.m.
  Thursday July 3 3014    
  Spectator Gates Open     8:30 a.m.
  Registration/Tech Inspection (Pro, Alcohol & Pro Mod 8:30am to 5pm)     8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  Sportsman Qualifying     9:00 a.m.
  Comp Eliminator Qualifying Session     4:00 p.m.
  Secure Track     6:00 p.m.
  Friday July 4 2014    
  Spectator Gates Open     7:30 a.m.
  Registration/Tech Inspection (Pro's & Top Alcohol ONLY)     8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  Sportsman Eliminations     8:00 a.m.
  Comp Eliminator Qualifying Sessions (2)   11:15 a.m. & 2:15 p.m.
  Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions (2) (Funny Car/Dragster)   12:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
  Pro Mod Qualifying Session     4:00 p.m.
  Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM/PSC)     4:45 p.m.
  Nitro Qualifying Session (FC/TF)     5:30 p.m.
  Pro Mod Qualifying Session     6:30 p.m.
  Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM/PSC)     7:15 p.m.
  Nitro Qualifying Session (FC/TF)     8:00 p.m.
  Bob Motz Jet Kenworth     9:30 p.m.
  Fireworks     9:45 p.m.
  Secure Track   Immediately Following Fireworks
  SATURDAY July 5 2014    
  Spectator Gates Open     7:30 a.m.
  Sportsman Eliminations     8:00 a.m.
  Comp Eliminator - Round 1   11:15 a.m.
  Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions (Dragster/FC)   12:00 p.m.
  Comp Eliminator - Round 2     2:15 p.m.
  Top Alcohol - Round 1     3:00 p.m.
  Pro Mod Qualifying Session     4:00 p.m.
  Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM/PSC)     4:45 p.m.
  Nitro Qualifying Session (TF/FC)     5:30 p.m.
  Pro Mod - Round 1     6:30 p.m.
  Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM/PSC)     7:15 p.m.
  Nitro Qualifying Session (TF/FC)     8:00 p.m.
  Bob Motz Jet Kenworth     9:30 p.m.
  Secure Track     9:30 p.m.
  SUNDAY July 6 2014    
  Spectator Gates Open     8:00 a.m.
  Pre-Race Ceremonies   10:00 a.m.
  Nitro Eliminations - Round 1   11:00 a.m.
  Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1   12:00 p.m.
  Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2   12:15 p.m.
  Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 2   12:45 p.m.
  Nitro Eliminations - Round 2     1:00 p.m.
  Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2     1:30 p.m.
  Sportsman Eliminations - Semi Finals     1:45 p.m.
  Pro Mod Eliminations - Semi Finals     2:15 p.m.
  Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi Finals     2:25 p.m.
  Nitro Eliminations - Semi Finals     2:30 p.m.
  Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi Finals     2:45 p.m.
  Sportsman Eliminations - Finals     3:00 p.m.
  Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals     3:40 p.m.
  Pro Mod Eliminations - Finals     3:45 p.m.
  Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals     3:50 p.m.
  Nitro Eliminations - Finals     3:55 p.m.
  Winner's Circle Presentation   Immediately Following the Finals
  Secure Track     4:00 p.m.
  Schedule Subject to Change without notice    

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

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