WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Officials from the International Hot Rod Ass’n announced the addition of a Sportsman class to the IHRA Summit SuperSeries program.
The Sportsman class is open to door cars only (12.00 & slower in the ¼-mile and 7.50 & slower in the 1/8-mile). The use of trans brakes, two steps, and delay boxes are prohibited in the Sportsman class.
Sportsman racers who win Summit SuperSeries track championships or Summit Team Finals events will be invited to compete at the Summit SuperSeries World Finals Oct. 17-19 at Memphis (Tenn.) Int’l Raceway for their chance to win the first Sportsman National Champions and a $5,000 payout.
“The Sportsman class was added after receiving a lot of feedback from our dedicated members about forming no electronics class,” IHRA Vice President Skooter Peaco said. “We are excited to have these competitors running for a spot in the Summit SuperSeries World Finals in 2019 and making the 18th season of the Summit SuperSeries one for the record books by crowning our first Sportsman World Champion in October.”