IHRA World Finals Back At Memphis In 2013
NORWALK, Ohio – It known as the birthplace of Rock ‘N Roll, land of The King and home to some of the best barbecue in the land and now Memphis is home to the International Hot Rod Ass’n’s biggest weekend – the Summit Racing Equipment World Finals the weekend of Oct. 11-12.
After an extremely successful debut at the track in 2012 the IHRA will be returning to the world class facility in Millington, Tennessee in 2013 with a combination event featuring the best sportsman and professional racers in the world.
The 2013 Summit Racing Equipment World Finals will feature two Nitro Jam shows Friday and Saturday night plus the two biggest sportsman races of the season in the Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL and the Summit SuperSeries presented by AMSOIL and Moser Engineering all during the IHRA’s season finale.
“Memphis International Raceway is thrilled to host the IHRA World Finals and Team Finals again in 2013. It was a pleasure to host those events in 2012 and see the finest races from Division 4 as well as other divisions throughout the United States and Canada competing at Memphis Int’l,” said Pam Kendrick, Vice President and General Manager of Memphis Int’l Raceway. “On behalf of Team Memphis, welcome back and we look forward to some intense racing action at the 2013 IHRA World Finals and Team Finals in October at Memphis Int’l Raceway where racing rocks.”
New to this year’s event will be the Nitro Jam professional show combined with an invitation-only sportsman weekend. Only drivers that have qualified for the two championship tournaments will be eligible to compete as nearly 200 drivers from all corners of North America will square off for 10 World Championship trophies with the winners being crowned in front of a capacity crowd during Saturday’s Nitro Jam finale.
In 2012 the World Finals weekend attracted hundreds of racers from over half of the United States and Canada to take part in sportsman drag racing’s biggest weekend and over $200,000 in cash and prizes.
The two feature races will be the Summit SuperSeries and Summit Tournament of Champions as the best grassroots and traveling racers compete for the biggest prize in the sport.
The Summit SuperSeries consists of the 32 best grassroots racers in the world and the 16 best Junior Dragster competitors coming together to compete for the Top, Mod and Junior Dragster World Championship. Consisting of the best racers from IHRA member tracks around the globe, the top 16 drivers in each class will travel to Tennessee to battle it out for three of the most coveted championships in drag racing today.
The second championship showdown, the Summit Tournament of Champions, is an invitation-only field consisting of the top three drivers in each class from the Summit Pro-Am Tour. All year drivers work toward this event with a chance to be crowned a world champion.
In addition to championship sportsman drag racing Friday and Saturday, the two-day event will also feature the world’s most exciting motorsports show featuring a unique assortment of nitro machines. From 300 mph Top Fuel Dragsters and AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Cars to jets, Fuel Altereds, fireworks and more, the 2013 Summit Racing Equipment World Finals at Memphis Int’l Raceway will be a weekend unlike any other.