MECHANICSVILLE, Md. (July 10, 2012) – Over 400 cars, more than $50,000 on the line and seven big winners – the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Spectacular presented by AMSOIL is back at Maryland International Raceway.
The inaugural Summit Sportsman Spectacular at MIR made quite a splash in 2011 with one of the biggest sportsman class races in International Hot Rod Association history and now that race is back and bigger than ever and will hit the lanes July 13-15 with $5,000 to win in each IHRA touring class and a spot in the year-end Tournament of Champions on the line for qualified drivers.
Created as a unique way to celebrate the IHRA's 40th anniversary season, the sports only true sportsman-only national event proved an overwhelming success in 2011 as hundreds of racers from all across North America took advantage of this unique program awarding big payouts, big prizes and big competition.
In all a grand total of $5,000 is up for grabs in each IHRA class for winners as the event features open fields consisting of both IHRA and NHRA competitors and a spot in the year-end Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL up for grabs.
WHAT: The Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Spectacular presented by AMSOIL
DETAILS: Racing will be conducted in IHRA's seven regular touring Pro-Am classes of Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, ClassRacer.com Super Stock, ClassRacer.com Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod and Hot Rod with each winner collecting a $5,000 payday. Also in competition will be Top ET, Mod ET and Junior Dragster.
Entry into the event is only $200 with a guaranteed $5,000 to win for Pro-Am classes plus national event contingency going to the winner in each of the regular IHRA touring classes. IHRA members that don't go through the re-entry round will also earn a spot in the year-end Tournament of Champions.
WHEN: Friday-Sunday, June 13-15
WHERE: Maryland International Raceway – 27861 Budds Creek Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659
TICKETS: Tickets are free and can be found online at www.ihra.com.
CONTACT: Call Maryland International Raceway at (301) 884-9833 or visit www.ihra.com or www.mirdrag.com.
SCHEDULE (Subject to change; all times local)
FRIDAY: Parking @ 9 a.m.; Tech Open @ 10 a.m.; Test & Tune @ 5 p.m.
SATURDAY: Tech Open @ 8 a.m.; Qualifying (2 runs) @ 9 a.m.; Eliminations @ 4 p.m.; Re-Entry Round after 1st round
SUNDAY: Eliminations @ 10 a.m.
2011 Maryland Sportsman Spectacular Winners: Top Sportsman – Don Rudd; Top Dragster – Brett Nesbitt; Super Stock – Anthony Bertozzi; Stock – Myron Piatek; Quick Rod – John Dustin; Super Rod – Scott Lawton; Hot Rod – Jeff Martin.