Blue Suede Cruise

Today there may be no more firsts but the memories are alive and well as Summit Motorsports Park. The Fonz, Cunninghams and Elvis are all gone but the cars and Doo-Wop live on.

You've gotta be here...July 18-20 2014!

The AkzoNobel, Wanda BLUE "SUEDE CRUISE"
returns to Summit Motorsports Park for it’s 13th season but the place will have a much more nostalgic look and feel.  As there will be overt two thousand beautiful candy colored Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars & Trick Trucks from the first generation of the automobile up to 1972 showcased on the manicured lawns of Summit Motorsports Park.   Participants and employees will be dressed in period attire and even the music and the drag racing will have you thinking it’s more like 1954 instead of 2014!

For the 2014 season, fun runs have been expanded to give the Hot Rodders more track time, up to two additional hours each day!  More off-track activities have been scheduled which will appeal to all ages and genders… “Hear it from the expert” seminars, a Vintage Fashion Show, an expanded ‘Woman’s World’, a Manufactures Mid-way including some of the major players in the industry, such as Summit Racing, AkzoNobel/Wanda, Flaming River, Muscle Products and Trick Flow; a coloring contest, a live concert, featuring the Van-Dells and of course Fireworks!  Even the door prizes will be even plusher than last year.   In order to win one of those extravagant door prizes on Sunday…your attendance will be mandatory!

Register today by clicking here to download the Show-n-Shine Participant Form

Event Sponsors

Van-Dells live in Concert, celebrating 40 years!  
A five-piece band backs the Van-Dells, comprised of three main characters Stacy “Duke” Todd, Mark Barnett and Glenn Bowles, whom have been entertaining audiences with their unique blend of comedy, costume changes and music.  Their show is broken down into two segments very similar to a two-act play. 

The show begins at Van-Dell High and it is 1958.  The senior are preparing for their graduation; which happens to be the last commencement ceremonies to ever take place at Van-Dell High.  The band dressed in letter sweaters will combine comedy and the great songs from the Rock and Roll era of the 50’s as they prepare for their senior year.

The second half of their show the audience will be treated to another trip down memory lane, but this time the “Glitter and Gold” period of the 1960’s.

The concert takes place Saturday Night at 8:00 p.m. in front of the Summit Side Grandstands with the dragstip in the background, setting the stage for the era.  The evening will conclude with a flame throwing contest, a neon parade of lights and of course the Signature Bader Fireworks!


Racers can pre-register by downloading the form, then fax or mail-in. 

The Nostalgia Drag Racing League (NDRL) is bringing their classes to AkzoNobel Wanda Blue Suede Cruise.  Racers qualify Friday and Saturday,then race on Sunday. 

NDRL Pro 7.00 (FED, Altered, F/C or Door Slammer ’79 and older)
Car & Driver: $100
Payout:  Winner: $1200; Runner-Up: $600; Semi’s: $300

NDRL Pro 7.50 (FED, Altered, F/C or Door Slammer ’79 and older)
Car & Driver: $100
Payout: $1000; Runner-Up: $500; Semi’s $250

NDRL Pro Comp (FED, Altered, F/C or Roadsters)
Indexes:  8.00, 8.50, 9.00, 9.50, 10.00
Car & Driver: $100

Payout:  $800, Runner-Up: $400; Semi’s: $200

NDRL Pro Gas (’79 and older Door Slammers, Must have working doors)
Indexes:  8.00, 8.50, 9.00, 9.50, 10.00
Car & Driver: $100
Payout:  $800, Runner-Up: $400; Semi’s: $200

Hot Rod Eliminator I ('79 and older Door Slammers, Must have working doors; 0 – 11:99)
Car & Driver:  $40
Payout:  Winner: $600, Runner-Up:  $250; Semi’s:  $75; Quarter’s: $40

Hot Rod Eliminator II ('79 and older Door Slammers, Must have working doors; 12:00 and slower)
Car & Driver:  $40
Payout:  Winner: $600, Runner-Up:  $250; Semi’s:  $75; Quarter’s: $40

Gasser Magazine is returning to OHIO to support the AkzoNobel Wanda “Blue Suede Cruise” by sponsoring a "GASSER Appreciation Race". 

The “Gasser Appreciation Race” features two classes. Nostalgia Gas is for those nose-high Gassers with the rocker panel higher than the spindle. Competition Gas will include all other Gassers. Class Indexes:  A/G 9.50; B/G 10.00; C/G 10.50; D/G 11.00; E/G 11.50; F/G 12.00.

On Saturday, Nostalgia Gas class runoffs will be contested with trophies awarded to all class winners.  

Sunday offers an all-handicap race for both Nostalgia Gas and Competition Gas.  However both classes will race separately until the final round is reached. The final will feature the Nostalgia Gas winner versus the Competition Gas winner.

The guaranteed Sunday purse will be distributed as follows: Winner $600; Runner-up $250; Semi’s $75; Quarter’s $40.  The fee to compete is $40.

Adult:  1 Day $ 15
Adult: Weekend $ 35
Child (15 & Under): 1 Day FREE!

1972 & Older Street Rod Entry  

$ 35
(Includes 2 Wknd Adult Admissions & their children 15 & under)      
Car Corral $ 35
Swap Meet (20' x 35' Space) $ 50*
Vendor Midway (20' x 60' Space) $200*
Women's World (10' x 10' Space) $ 50*
* Includes 2 weekend adult admissions  




3-Day Trackside Electric Motorhome $100
3-Day Trackside Non-Electric Motorhome                         $ 50
Family Primitive Camping FREE!


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 a weekend 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 Trailer, Truck Camper.  No Tents or Pop-Up trailers.  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 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.

Restricted Arrival/Departures

Early move-in for advance purchasers will be on Thursday, July 17, 2014 between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Please do NOT 11:00 a.m. on Thursday as we have no holding areas available.  We will stop accepting guests at 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening and will reopen on Friday July 18, at 7:00 a.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  4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Friday  7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday  7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • Sunday  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • 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 Thursday 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 Wanda Brand Akzo Nobel 'Blue Suede Cruise' 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 (BSC14)



Thurs July 17 2014
  Linder's Lot Opens for Race Cars   8:00 a.m.
  Sponsor Midway Parking   9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  Street Rodder Registration (Bud Side/SR 601) 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  Camping/Motorhome Move-In  11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  Race Car Credential & Pit Parking   3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  Secure Grounds   9:00 p.m.
Friday July 18 2014
  Gates Open 7:00 a.m.
  Street Rodder Registration (Bud Side/SR 601) 7:00 a.m.
  Camping/Motorhome Move-In 7:00 a.m.
  Woman's World Noon - 6:00 p.m.
  Fun Runs 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  Nostalgia Drag Racing Qualifying 1:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
  New Soc Hop & Cookout
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  Secure Grounds 9:00 p.m.
Saturday July 19 2014
  Gates Open 7:00 a.m.
  Street Rodder Registration (Bud Side/SR 601) 7:00 a.m.
  Camping/Motorhome Move-In       7:00 a.m.
  Woman's World 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  Fun Runs 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  Hear it From the Experts:  Wanda Car Care Clinic     
10:00 a.m., Noon, 3:00 p.m.
  Wanda Coloring Land Contest 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  Nostalgia Drag Racing Qualifying 1:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
  NEW Vintage Fashion Show
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  Peering Judging Ballots must be turned in at a Guest
  Service Location
4:00 p.m.
  Wanda Challenge 7:00 p.m.
  Smokey Burnout Contest 7:20 p.m.
  The Van-Dells Live in Concert
8:00 p.m.
  Neon Parade with Grand Marshall
  Wanda, Flame Throwing
contest & fireworks
9:30 p.m.
  Secure Grounds 10:00 p.m.
Sunday July 20 2014
  Gates Open 8:00 a.m.
  Street Rodder Registration (Bud Side/SR 601) 8:00 a.m.-Noon
  RFC Non-Denominational Chapel Service 8:30 a.m.
  Woman's World 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  Fun Runs 8:00 a.m.
  Sunday Only Door Prize Instant Win Ticket Deadline       10:00 a.m.
  Wanda Meet & Greet 10:30 a.m.
  Peer Judging Awards 11:00 a.m.
  Door Prizes - Must be Present to Win!
11:00 a.m.
  Nostalgia Drag Racing Eliminations 12:00 p.m.
  Secure Grounds 7:00 p.m.
Schedule subject to change without notice!  


  1. Show and Shine registration is open to pre 1972, trucks and motorcycles.
  2. Vehicle registration is located on the Budweiser (East) side off Route 601.
  3. Once registered, a vehicle may come and go all day each day using the Route 18 or 601 gates.
  4. Show vehicles may remain on the show field overnight, parked at a participant's motorhome or camp site, placed in on-stie trailer parking, or driven off site.
  5. Participant support vehicles may enter the grounds for the purpose of dropping off coolers, tents, etc.  They must be in spectator parking each day by 10:00 a.m.
  6. Trailer parking will be provided free of charge at the west end of Linder's Overflow lot.
  7. Trailers will not be permitted on the Summit Side of the race track.
  8. Properly secured pop-up tents and canopies are permitted on the show field and may be left overnight.
  9. Tents or canopies larger than 20' x 30' will be placed by Summit Motorsports Park on the show field.  please contact Bobbie Bader at 41-668-5555 ext 240 prior to 7/1/13.
  10. Speed limit in the show and pit areas is 10 mph.
  11. Burnouts are encouraged in the burnout box only please!
  12. Motorized vehicles including four-wheelers, pit bikes, golf carts, and bicycles are restricted to the Budweiser (East) side of the race track.  This restriction does not apply to persons possessing State issued handicap credentials.  Handicap individuals may present their state issued identification at registration for a handicap decal.  Handicap vehicles are restricted to single person conveyances.
  13. And please don't step on my Blue Suede shoes!

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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