Night Under Fire

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

You've gotta be here... August 15 2015!

Fifty Stars performing at this year’s all new


That’s over $15 Million in Equipment!

$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.

Six-8,000 Horsepower 4-Second, 320 mph NHRA Fuel Funny Cars!
   •  John Force - the Sixteen-time World Champion
   •  Courtney Force - the Natural
   •  Matt Hagan - the Reigning NHRA Champion
   •  Cruz Pedregon - the Hard Charger
   •  Dale Creasy, Jr - the Underdog
   •  Jack Wyatt - the Unknown

This is only racetrack in the country where you will see contemporary Fuel Funny Cars race in a non-point scoring meet situation.  However, there is still a lot at stake… they will be competing for the honors of being the Night Under Fire Champion!

Fans will see two rounds of racing; the first round is qualifying and the second round eliminations.  (6 v. 5, 4 v.3, 2 v.1, the two quickest meet in the final pairing of the night)

Big Jet Trucks!

Bob Motz - the King of Quake Chris Darnell - the Understudy

You’re not going to see the typical over the road semis here, more like a hybrid between a Kenworth, a Peterbilt and a jet plane!  Bob Motz driving the original Jet Truck, a J79 GE Single Engine Kenworth, and Chris Darnell driving a Peterbilt powered by three (3) Pratt & Whitney J34-48 jet engines, the worlds only triple engine jet truck. Between these two beasts that’s over 60,000 Horsepower and 30,000 tons of thrust!  You’ll feel all that power rumbling in your chest, when each launches off the starting line.

 The Royal Battle of the Sexes racing Jet powered Dragsters at 300 miles-per-hour!
    •  Jill Canuso - The Queen of Diamonds
"Scotty Heat" Holdridge - the King who will make Jill his Queen

The undefeated fan favorite, Jill Canuso will show race fans what its like to run 300mph in a jet dragster and in the process show Scotty Heat whose “Queen”. Scotty He
at is not going to interfere with her going 300mph, but he is going to attempt to ‘dethrone’ the Queen!  Will give him three chances to try, but if she wins the first two…he goes home and she continues her ‘reign’ at Summit Motorsports Park!

Jet Funny Cars!
   •  Rich Hanna -
the World Record Holder
Ken Hall - the Challenger

These two will duel for more than ‘bragging rights’.  Ken Hall with his Top Secret jet funny car will challenge Rich Hanna for an opportunity to break one or both of his records.  Rich Hanna driving the GoJo Firebird currently holds both the track and the world speed (295mph) & ET records (5.42) in the jet funny car category. The best two out of three races will be crowned this year’s winner!

Car Crushing, Bone Jarring MONSTER TRUCKS!

Prowler - One Cool Cat Predator - the Destroyer

These Monster-styled pickup trucks will first entertain race fans with a freestyle performance followed by a drag race to the finished line.  When drag racing, both trucks will also be attempting to break the World Record Speed Run by exceeding 100 miles-per-hour in just 1320’.

X16 presented by Donald M. Graham & Associates - The "X" stands for EXTREME!
The fastest and most unpredictable cars from the four corners of North America race in "X16"…The “X” stands for EXTREME! 250+ mile-per-hour Outlaw Pro Mods and Outlaw Dragsters compete in front of a packed house for a share of twelve thousand dollars ($12,000.00) in prize money, bragging rights AND the title of Night Under Fire X16 Champion! Blowers, Turbos, Nitrous Oxide, Big Blocks, Small Blocks, Fords, Chevys and Mopars! NO RULES X16 is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!
•Serious inquires only may contact Kurt Johnson at

Info:  20 Cars will be selected (10 Dragsters and 10 Door cars), Converter Driven only, No screws on the Dragsters, 2 Qualifying Rounds, 50 minute maximum between rounds, Pro Ladder, 1/8th Mile,
 Winner $4,000; Runner-up $2,000; Semi $1,000; Quarters $500 and Eight's $250

200mph NDRL Pro 7.0!
Eight supercharged, methanol-burning and injected nitromethane burning, Front Engine Dragsters (FED), Altereds and Door Slammers, 1979 and older from the Nostalgia Drag Racing League, 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!

Before there were funny carsthere were gassers. Eight to ten period correct, ill-handling, short wheelbase gassers 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!

   50 Performers………………………………………………………………………………………….$15 Million in Equipment
   1 Adult Reserved Seat Ticket…………………………………………………………………………………………$          40
   Experiencing the greatest spectacle in all of motorsports………………………………………………….PRICELESS!

The John Force Winners Circle
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!

World Record holder Rich Hanna will defend his Title
Reserved Seat Pricing  
Adult - Motz $ 45
Adult - Summit Club $ 60
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
X-16 Car & Driver (Includes 4 crew) $400
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 $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 14, 2015 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 15, 2015, 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 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 (NUF15) 



Thursday Aug 13  
Linder's Lot Opens for Racers only   8:00 a.m.
Friday Aug 14  
Racer credentialing in Linder's Lot begins (& move-in) 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Spectator Camping & Motorhome Move-in 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday Aug 15  
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)   3:00 p.m.
Pre-Race Ceremonies   5:30 p.m.
Showtime   7:00 p.m.
Sunday Aug 16  
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 are:  Quick Time Super Pro, Lakewood Pro, Wiseco/Cycle Tech Super Bike and ACCEL Sportsman Delivered on Time by TFC TransportationCar & Driver fees for all four classes for this event only 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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