Tri-Power Pontiac Nationals

The Ames Performance, Tri-Power Pontiac Nationals is home to the largest Pontiac Swap Meet and Drag race in the country! This is the Pontiac Event of the Year that you do not want to miss!

You've gotta be here...August 3 - 5, 2018!

And that’s exactly what the Pontiac enthusiasts have done. Pontiac lives on in the minds and hearts of millions of Pontiac lovers who refuse to give up that certain devil may care life style that follows them wherever they go. It’s not just a car, it’s a Pontiac and the one of your dreams will magically appear right before your eyes at this coming year’s 27th Anniversary Celebration of the Tri-Power Pontiac Nationals August 3 - 5, 2018 at the stunning Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

The Ames Performance Tri-Powered Pontiac Nationals is the largest Pontiac event in the country and will showcase more Pontiacs in one place than ever before!
This event will feature:

  • Drag Racing Bracket & Heads-ups
  • Car Show - This show brings hundreds of Show-Stoppers!
  • Swap Meet - This is the largest Pontiac Swap Meet in the Country!
  • Manufacturer's Midway - CONTACT SUPER DUTY PRODUCTIONS AT (567) 227-9011
  • A Car Corral -Buy or sell new or old Pontiacs!
  • Ames Performance Buffet - on Saturday night for the Race, Show, and Swap Meet Participants!
  • Ames Performance Shuttle Service - fan friendly way to assist you in getting around the facility!

Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick has been ‘wowing’ Pontiac fans for over 60 years. He will be at Summit Motorsports Park during the Ames Performance Tri-Powered Pontiac Nationals to help celebrate its 26th anniversary. “The Farmer” will be signing autographs and making exhibition passes in his ’64 ‘Tameless Tiger” GTO on Saturday and Sunday. So, don’t forget your cameras or your Pontiac memorabilia!

The Nostalgia Super Stocks will also be in attendance at this year's show.

 John Martin 2016 Chief of the Pontiacs
Adult - Friday Or Sunday
Adult  - Saturday
Adult - Weekend (F,S,S)
Adult - Saturday & Sunday $30
Child 12 & Under
Judged Car Show**       
Judged Car Show - Sunday Only $30
Swap Meet**  (Incl 15' x 30' & one admission)   $60
Swap Meet Additional 15' x 30' (does not include admission) $20
Car Corral (Wknd Car & Driver) $45
Don Keef's Poncho Perfection Display Only (Saturday or Sunday) $20
Racer entry** (car & driver) Super Pro $70
   Super Duty Pro $70
   Tin Indian Performance Street $70
Kauffman Racing Equipment Quick 16*                  
Butler Performance Frantic Four* +$25
MR-1 Heads Up Class* +$50
Vintage Mechanical Works Box Gamblers Race (Friday Night Only) +$20
Ram Air Restoration No Box Gamblers Race (Friday Night Only) +$20

*  Participant must first purchase a $70 entry (Super Pro or Pro)  Then go to Guest Services (Budweiser Side) to pay the additional fee to compete in this class.  Must take the Super Pro or Pro run card with you to guest services when purchasing the additional class.

** Participant receives two Ames Performance Hospitality Tickets.


Motorhome Trackside w/electric SOLD OUT!
Motorhome Trackside w/out electric                                                                 $100
Wilson Fence Line $ 75
Primitive Tent 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 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 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.

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:
    • Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Friday  7:00 a.m. to 1 hour after racing
    • Saturday  6:00 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!



2018 Weekend Schedule

Thursday August 2, 2018

Linder's Lot Opens for racer lineup     8:00 a.m.
Swap Meet, Sponsors & Midway Move-In   12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Racer Move-In     4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  (After 8:00 p.m. racers will stage in Linder's Lot until Friday Morning)     
Friday August 3, 2018
Gates Open/Racer Credentialing begins Linder’s Lot     9:00 a.m.
Camping Motorhome Move-in   10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Kauffman Performance Time Trials - Pro, SP, Nos Super Stocks, Street and Car Show   10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
     Butler Performance Frantic Four (Q1)      3:30 p.m.
     Kauffman Performance MR-1 Pontiac Heads-up Race (Q1)     3:30 p.m.
Ram Air Restoration No-Box Gambler’s Race
    5:00 p.m.
Vintage Mechanical Works Box Gambler’s Race
    5:30 p.m.
Time Trials will resume after 2nd or 3rd round of racing if time permits up til 8:00 p.m.    
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Gates Open     8:00 a.m.
Camping & Motorhome move in     8:00 a.m.
Time Trials Pro, SP, Nos Super Stocks and Street (Note Quick 16 may time trial
the 1st session with Super Pro or
Pro - 2nd session must wait
until Quick 16 qualifying is called. 

Frantic Four and Heads Up may not time trial b/c of qualifying follows immediately.
  9:00 a.m.
Ames Hospitality Tent Opens     9:00 a.m.
Car Show Judging Begins     9:30 a.m.
    Butler Performance Frantic Four (Q2)     9:30 a.m.
    Kauffman MR-1 Pontiac Heads-up Race (Q2)     9:30 a.m.
Shuttle Service   10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Butler Performance Frantic Four (Q3)     11:00 a.m.
    Kauffman Performance MR-1 Heads-Up Race (Q3)     11:00 a.m.
Kid’s Activities at the Ames Hospitality Tent     1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Show Round     1:30 p.m.
    Nostalgia Super Stocks; Arnie Beswick    
    KRE Quick 16 (Q1)    
    Butler Frantic Four (E1)    
    Kauffman Performance MR-1 Pontiac Heads-up Race (E1)    
Eliminations     1:00 p.m.
    Kauffman Performance MR-1 Pontiac Heads-up Race (E2, E3)     2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Car Show Time Trial (Tentative)     4:00 p.m.
Editors Choice Awards - On the track     4:15 p.m.
Show Round     4:30 p.m.
    Nostalgia Super Stocks; Arnie Beswick    
    KRE Quick 16 (Q2)    
    Butler Performance Frantic Four Final    
    Kauffman Performance MR-1 Pontiac Heads-up Race Final    
Ames Performance Hospitality Buffet     4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Gates Open     8:00 a.m.
Non Denominational Chapel Service with Racers For Christ
    8:30 a.m.
    Ames Hospitality Tent    
Time Trials (1) Pro, Super Pro, Nos Super Stocks, Street.  Quick 16 may not
time trial this session b/c of qualifying)
    9:00 a.m.
Ames Hospitality Tent opens     9:00 a.m.
    Firehawk Shootout (2 TT, E)   10:00 a.m.
Shuttle Service   10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    KRE Quick 16 (Q3)   11:00 a.m.
Bracket Eliminations begin (Pro)   11:30 a.m.
Pre Race Ceremony   12:00 p.m.
Feature Round    
    Nostalgia Super Stocks; Arnie Beswick    
    KRE Quick 16 (E1)    
    KRE Quick 16 (E2)    
    KRE Quick 16 (E3)    
Car Show Awards   (Tentative)     3:30 p.m
Finals     5:30 p.m.
1A “Chief of the Pontiacs"     5:45 p.m.
Schedule Subject to Change without Notice    

For Event info please contact:  Super Duty Productions at  or
567-227-9011 (NEW NUMBER!) or PO Box 299, Willard OH 44890

Summit Motorsports Park - 1300 State Route 18, Norwalk OH 44857


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