Summit Racing Equipment Extend Title Sponsorship of NHRA Racing Series

November 8, 2011

National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) officials have announced that Summit Racing Equipment has signed a multi-year agreement to extend its title sponsorship of the popular NHRA Summit Racing Series.

The NHRA Summit Racing Series features a bracket racing format staged at NHRA Member Tracks nationwide that allows drivers in many types of vehicles, hospital including dragsters, medstore roadsters, sedans, and coupes to compete on an equal basis against each other. In addition to the three categories of competition for cars, a motorcycle category also is featured. Summit has sponsored the series since the 2000 season.

Tom Compton, president, NHRA, said: “We can’t thank Summit Racing Equipment enough for its commitment to and support of the NHRA Summit Racing Series. Summit Racing Equipment’s contribution to helping support the racer community is immeasurable.”

Jim Greenleaf, motorsports and events manager, Summit Racing Equipment, added: “The Summit Racing Series and division E.T. Finals were developed to promote and celebrate sportsman racing at local tracks, and provide a platform for those racers to compete for a national championship. We couldn’t be more excited about renewing this program and continuing our support of sportsman racing for years to come.”

NHRA Summit Racing Series racers compete for points and cash awards at a number of qualifying events at 130 NHRA member tracks throughout North America. Drivers who earn the most points are eligible to compete for individual and team honors at the NHRA Summit Racing Finals in each of NHRA’s seven divisions.

Individual winners receive a division champion trophy and purse along with travel expenses to attend the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship held each year at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season finale, the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona (Calif.). There, they compete for a national championship, $5,000, a national champion trophy, and bragging rights for the year.