NORWALK, Ohio -- It is that time of year again as the best bracket racers in the world do battle at racetracks across the nation in the International Hot Rod Association's thrilling Summit Racing Equipment Team Finals presented by AMSOIL.
The Summit Team Finals allows IHRA member tracks to send teams made up of their best drivers from the 2013 racing season to race for team and individual championships at their local Team Finals event. Also at IHRA Team Finals events, the top racers from each track's Summit SuperSeries program in Top, Mod and Junior Dragster will runoff for the right to go to Memphis International Raceway to compete at the Summit World Finals in October.
"By far this is the best time of the year for the more than 100 IHRA tracks across the globe. This is the one time of year all of the tracks can come together and compete for points, prizes and bragging rights for the next year, not to mention the opportunity to send one of their own to the World Finals to compete for a world championship," said Sherrie Barbour, IHRA Director of Special Programs. "This year will be one of our biggest Team Finals lineups in history and we are looking forward to five outstanding weekends of racing from the Carolinas up to Edmonton."
With so much at on the line at each Summit Team Finals weekend, the racing is among the best you will see all year as regional tracks compete for the title of Summit Team Finals champion.
The Summit Team Finals season officially kicks off this weekend with the Division 6 Team Finals at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta.
September features the busiest time of the year as six races take place in a three week span from Texas to Pennsylvania. The weekend of September 12-15 will feature the Division 5 Team Finals at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Michigan and the Division 7 Team Finals at Caprock Motorplex in Texas.
Two more Summit Team Finals events will take place the weekend September 18-22 with the Division 2 East Team Finals at Carolina Dragway and the Division 3 Team Finals at Pittsburgh Raceway Park. The month will close with two more September 26-29 at Dallas Raceway in Division 4 and Piedmont Dragway in Division 9.
The Summit Team Finals season will conclude the weekend of October 3-6 with the Division 2 West Team Finals at Memphis International Raceway and the Division 1 Team Finals at Piedmont Dragway.
Watch for complete results from each Summit Team Finals event on IHRA.com and find out the answers to the important questions - who is team champion and who is representing their track at the Summit World Finals in the Summit SuperSeries World Championship.
For more information on the 2013 IHRA Summit Team Finals, visit www.ihra.com and click on the Team Finals schedule for rules, regulations and event schedules.
See below for a complete list of participating tracks at the 2013 Summit Team Finals.
Division 1 Patriots (October 4-6) - Maryland International Raceway, Motor Mile Dragway, Richmond Dragway, Sumerduck Dragway, Capital Raceway, Northeast Dragway, Roxboro Dragway, Natural Bridge Dragway, 75-80 Dragway, Cherokee Raceway, New London Dragway.
Division 2 Heat Wave East (September 18-22) - Carolina Dragway, Ware Shoals Dragway, Pageland Dragway, Immokalee Regional Raceway, Union County Dragway, Darlington Dragway, Orangeburg Dragway, Palm Beach International Raceway, Dorchester Dragway, Douglas Motorsports Park, Lakeland Dragstrip, Bradenton Motorsports Park.
Division 2 Heat Wave West (October 3-6) - Memphis International Raceway, Jackson Dragway, Alabama International Dragway, London Dragway, Knoxville Dragway, Middle Tennessee Dragway, Montgomery Motorsports Park, Mountain Park Dragway, I-40 Dragway, Atmore Dragway, I-64 Dragway, Gulfport Dragway, Prescott Raceway, Brainerd Optimist Dragstrip.
Division 3 North Stars (September 18-22) - Quaker City Motorsports Park, Pittsburgh Raceway Park, Thompson Raceway Park, Beaver Springs Dragway, Empire Dragway, Elegant Builders Raceway Park, Kanawha Valley Motorsports Park, Skyview Drags.
Division 4 Renegades (September 26-29) - San Antonio Raceway, Dallas Raceway, Pine Valley Raceway Park, Redline Raceway, Little River Dragway, Big Country Dragway, Desert Thunder Raceway, Wichita Raceway Park, Amarillo Dragway, Caprock Motorplex, Edinburg Raceway, State Capitol Raceway, North Star Dragway, Lonestar Motorsports Park.
Division 5 Thunder (September 12-15) - Wisconsin International Raceway, U.S. 131 Motorsports Park, Grand Bend Motorplex, Marion County International Raceway, Ubly Dragway, King of the North Dragway, Dragway 42.
Division 6 Border Bandits (August 16-18) - Alaska Raceway, Calgary Drag Racing, Castrol Raceway, Eagle Motorplex, Hi-Line Dragstrip, Interlake Dragway, Northern Lights Raceway, Thunder Mountain Raceway, Yellowstone Dragway.
Division 7 Gunslingers (September 12-15) - El Paso Motorplex, Caprock Motorplex, Desert Thunder Raceway, Southwestern International Raceway, Amarillo Dragway, Roswell Dragway, Hobbs Motorsports Park.
Division 9 Raiders (September 26-29) - Mooresville Dragway, Dunn-Benson Dragway, Rockingham Dragway, Fayetteville Motorsports Park, Elk Creek Dragway, Farmington Dragway, Greer Dragway, Coastal Plains Dragway, Piedmont Dragway.