Summit Racing NHRA Nationals

This is NHRA Professional Drag Racing at its finest! A MUST ATTEND EVENT on the NHRA Tour! Buy tickets today!

June 21-24, 2018!
(Tickets on sale NOW! Click on the Tickets online icon above!)
    •  The future stars of the NHRA qualify on Thursday...Come
        watch for only $12!
Friday - Night qualifying is..."NITRO ON STEROIDS!"
Two rounds of pro qualifying!
        - 250 mph Pro Mods!
        - Final round of Nitro Qualifying 'Under the Lights'!
        - Fireworks Immediately following the racing!

SaturdayEvery racer in attendance competes today!
Two rounds of pro qualifying:  Pros have just 2 chances
           to secure a position in Sunday's finals or they're OUT!
        - 250 mph Pro Mods!
        - Visit Nitro Alley and watch the crews prep for the next
        - Collect autographs & souvenirs! 
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’!
  In 2017, we are debuting the next generation of the ice cream scoop!


Drag Racing is the only professional sport on the planet where your ticket allows you FULL ACCESS! Every fan can truly have the real locker room experience!  Best of all...there are no additional fees or restricted hours!  Walk through the pits!  Visit and watch your favorite drivers get their race cars ready for their next round of racing!  You can even get an autographed souvenir or a picture with your favorite driver!  Have your cameras and cell phones fully charged!  This is one amenity, you must take full advantage of!

Get your photos taken with your favorite drivers!

Let us treat you like a VIP!

Purchase Top Eliminator Club (TEC) tickets and experience the drag races as a VIP!  You will choose from one of two first-class starting line reserve seat locations.  Gain admittance to a hospitality center where you can get out of the sun and still enjoy the races by watching ‘live’ closed-circuit television.  Enjoy delicious catered meals.  And receive an exclusive goodie bag, which includes limited edition event souvenirs for TEC patrons ONLY!  This truly is our premiere race fan hospitality package!  Once you have experience this, you will NEVER sit any where else!

This four-day VIP package also includes the following amenities:

  • Want a different perspective of the races…then check out the view from the exclusive patio viewing area for TEC members only!

  • In addition to the catered meals and snacks throughout the day, enjoy unlimited complimentary soft drinks and bottled water.  Each, of age, adult will receive two complimentary drink tickets (per day) for alcoholic beverages.  A cash bar will also be available.
  • Visit the racers in their ‘locker room’.  Drag Racing is the only sport where the fan can actually observe what goes on in the racer’s pit area.  Watch as the teams prepare their vehicles for the upcoming rounds of competition.  You can also get an autograph of your favorite driver and even have your photo taken with them!  
  • Private restrooms
  • One (1) VIP Parking Pass will be issued with every four (4) Top Eliminator Club (TEC) tickets purchased
  • Receive the option to renew or change seats every year before tickets go on sale to the public!

The famous Candy Bar!

Enjoy complimentary snacks and meals and watch live closed-circuit TV

We have a public suite available!
The public suite is located high atop of the Champions Reserved Seating Section.  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.  The outdoor private balcony features three (3) tiered rows comprised with stadium chairs.

The price for each ticket, for the entire 4-day event, is $800 and also includes VIP parking; access to private restrooms; meals, snacks 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.

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

   2017 EVENT WINNERS      
   Steve Torrence                      
Top Fuel
   Jack Beckman
Funny Car
   Bo Butner               
Pro Stock
   LE Tonglet
Pro Stock Motorcycle   

The Lucas Oil Winners were Jackie Fricke (Top Alcohol Dragster), Andy Bohl (Top Alcohol Funny Car), Burno Massel (Comp), Nick Folk (Super Stock), Jeff Strickland (Stock), Nick Folk (Super Comp), Rob Kropfeld (Super Gas), Jeffrey Barker (Top Sportsman), Jeff Strickland (Top Dragster) and Chuck Watson (Factory Stock Showdown).  Shane Molinari won the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Race.  Brian Spotts (Scott Rod's AA Gassers)

Last year over 8,000 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 $145
Full Event - Child (12 & Under) $  30
Top Eliminator Club (TEC)- Summit Club or Force 1A 1st Tier Seat Back  
Top Eliminator Club (TEC) - Force 1A Top Tier - bench seat (no seat back)
All Seating on Thursday, except TEC, is general admission  
Public Suite $800
Thursday June 21, 2018
Adult $  12
Child (12 & Under)
Friday June 22, 2018
Adult Reserved Seat $  50
Child (12 & Under) Reserved Seat $  10
Saturday June 23, 2018
Adult Reserved Seat $  60
Child (12 & Under) Reserved Seat $  10
Sunday June 24, 2018
Adult Reserved Seat $  60
Child (12 & Under) Reserved Seat $  10
Each ticket includes access into the pit areas.
General Admission Parking is FREE!

Ron Capps doing the victory slide!

The following sections have been converted from reserved seating to general admission seating: 
Summit Side: Thomas Section 4A, 4B, 4C (the Family NO-Alcohol Section is now located in Section 3-3D)
Budweiser Side:  Section 4-4A, 4B and 4C; Section 5-5A, 5B and 5C)  (the Family NO-Alcohol Section is located in Garlits 2C)


   4-Day Trackside Electric Motorhome 
Sold Out
   4-Day Trackside Non-Electric Motorhome         
   4-Day Family Camping (inside park) 
Sold Out
   4-Day Wilson's Fence Line (inside park) Sold Out
   4-Day Motorhome/Camping - Scotty's (outside park)
$  95

   •  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 Wednesday June 20, 2018 between 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Please Do NOT arrive prior to 9:00 a.m. as there are no holding areas available.  We will stop accepting guests at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening and reopen on Thursday morning at 8:00 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 (June 23) and Sunday (June 24) 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 (June 20)    9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday (June 21)       8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday (June 22)           7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday (June 23)       7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On-Premise services for our campers:

  • Ice:  Ice will be available for purchase to all motorhome and campground guests!
  • Ice Cream: 
    • Wednesday  12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday  11:00 a.m. to end of racing
  • Throttle Town Grill Hours
    • Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday  7:00 a.m. to end of racing
  • Junction Hours
    • Thursday  10:00 a.m. (no breakfast) to end of racing
    • Friday, Saturday & Sunday  8:00 a.m. to end of racing
  • 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
  • Guest Service
    • Thursday  (Bud Side) 7:00 a.m. to end of racing; (Summit Side) 8:00 a.m. to Done
    • Friday (Bud Side & Summit Side) 7:00 a.m. to Done
    • Saturday (Bud Side & Summit Side) 7:00 a.m. to Done
    • Sunday (Bud Side & Summit Side)  7:30 a.m. to Done
  • Porta-Kleen Shower Hours: (Scotty's & Family Camping)
      • Morning  7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
      • Evening:  4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      • Morning  6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
      • Evening:  4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
      • Morning  6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
      • Evening:  4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
      • Morning  6:00 a.m. to 2:00 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.
  • Water Service:  Oney's Water Hauling will be on site providing potable water, primarily to motorhomes and campers located on the Summit Side of the track. 
      • Tuesday after 2:00 p.m. until finished
      • Wednesday after 9:00 a.m. until finished
      • Thursday after 9:00 a.m. until finished
      • Friday before 3 p.m.
      • Saturday before 3 p.m.
  • Firewood:  will be available beginning Thursday Night; 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!



Visit with your favorite driver in their pit areas!
Tuesday June 19, 2018    
Sportsman Stacking   7:00 a.m.
Sponsor Midway & Racer Hospitality Parking   12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Professional Race Team Pit Parking   3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday June 20, 2018
Racer Pit Parking (All Categories)   7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Registered ONLY Spectator Campers/Motorhome early move-in   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday July 21, 2018
Racer Registration (All Categories)   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Professional, Alcohol and Pro Mod Racer Registration/Tech   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Spectator Gates Open   8:00 a.m.
Sportsman Qualifying   8:30 a.m.
Secure Track   6:00 p.m.
Friday June 22, 2018
Spectator Gates Open   7:30 a.m.
Professional, Alcohol and Pro Mod Racer Registration/Tech
  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations   8:00 a.m.
Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions (2) (Funny Car/Dragster)   12:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Pro Mod Qualifying Session   4:30 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM/PSC)   5:15 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session (FC/TF)   6:00 p.m.
Pro Mod Qualifying Session   7:00 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM/PSC)   7:45 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session (FC/TF)   8:30 p.m.
Fireworks   Immediately following qualifying
Secure Track   9:45 p.m.
SATURDAY June 23 2018
Spectator Gates Open   7:30 a.m.
Sportsman Eliminations   8:00 a.m.
Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions (Dragster/FC)   11:30 a.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM/PSC)   12:45 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session (TF/FC)   1:30 p.m.
Pro Mod Qualifying Session   2:30 p.m.
Factory Stock Showdown - Round 1   3:00 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM/PSC)   3:15 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session (TF/FC)   4:00 p.m.
Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 1   5:00 p.m.
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1   5:30 p.m.
Secure Track   7:00 p.m.
SUNDAY June 24 2018
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.
Factory Stock Showdown - Round 2   1:55 p.m.
Pro Mod Eliminations - Semi Finals   2:00 p.m.
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi Finals   2:10 p.m.
Nitro Eliminations - Semi Finals   2:20 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi Finals   2:30 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations - Finals   2:40 p.m.
Factory Stock Showdown - Finals   2:50 p.m.
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals   2:55 p.m.
Pro Mod Eliminations - Finals   3:00 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals   3:40 p.m.
Nitro Eliminations - Finals   3:45 p.m.
Winner's Circle Presentation   Immediately Following the Finals
Secure Track   4:00 p.m.
Schedule Subject to Change without notice!    


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.

Photo Credits courtesy of Richard Brady, NHRA & Moto Lenz Photos, Jon Asher
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