WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — It is truly the most prestigious bracket racing event in North America as racers are coming from long distances to the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit SuperSeries World Finals at Memphis International Raceway, October 17-19.
Alaska Raceway Park champions Nathan Thornsley (Top) and Braiden Owen (Junior Dragster) are coming from Alaska to participate in the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals. Thornsley is flying in and renting another car, while Owen’s family is bringing their own car for a 60-plus hours, one-way tow.
Plenty of others are coming from the great Northwest and Western Canada.
“The Summit SuperSeries continues to be the most prestigious sportsman bracket racing championship on the planet for two simple reasons,” IHRA Vice President Skooter Peaco said. “First, the championship is won in head-to-head battle. Track champions from 70 tracks show up to win a championship based on their talents against the best in the country. There is no other program that exists that does it this way and at the end of the event there is no doubt who the best in the land really is.
“Second, competitors from across North America are dedicated to supporting the program and it means so much to them that they will drive 60 hours one way to compete against the best in the country. These dedicated competitors, the tracks they represent and Summit Racing Equipment continually supporting the sportsman bracket racer are truly lifeblood of the program.”
Hi-Line Dragstrip, also known as Phillips County Dragstrip, Malta, Montana has IHRA Summit SuperSeries champions Cory Schultz (Top), Jason Erfle (Mod) and Rayce Schultz (Junior) coming from Big Sky Country.
Two British Columbia facilities will be well represented at the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals.
Northern Lights Raceway champions Brody Belsham (Top), Ray Piper (Mod) and Cole Liwiski (Junior) have confirmed plans of racing in Memphis. So has John Tiegen and Katie Hollingshead from NITRO Motorsports Park.
From the Canadian province of Alberta, Andrew Tofteland and Ethan Power, the IHRA Summit SuperSeries champions at Pat’s Auto Supply Motor Sports Park, are scheduled to participate.
On the other corner of the continent, South Florida is represented with Palm Beach International Raceway champions Johnny Tolisano and Aaron Reynolds, and Immokalee Raceway Park’s David O’Bryon, Tim Butler and Madison Fisher.
Check out IHRA.com and our facebook page for coverage of the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals.