- Summit Motorsports Park
Summit Motorsports Park, formerly Norwalk Raceway Park and Norwalk Dragway, is a drag racing facility located on State Route 18 near Norwalk, Ohio. It has been a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) sanctioned facility since 2007 and annually hosts a round of both the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
Norwalk Dragway opened to the public in 1963 but lay dormant for much of the first ten years of its existence. Goodyear briefly used the track for tire testing up to 1973 when the track was sold to a joint venture between Wayne Sergeant and Bill Bader. Sergeant pulled out of the deal the following year and Bader continued as the sole owner. The track was reopened on April 28, 1974.
In 1981, Norwalk hosted the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) World Nationals for the first time. It continued to host this event up to the 2006 season and had become the IHRA's flagship drag racing facility by this time.
Summit Racing Equipment purchased the naming rights to the facility in 2007, the year the NHRA first held an event there. In preparation for the facility's NHRA debut, millions of dollars were spent in upgrades and renovations. As well as the national events, the facility holds regular local competition throughout the season.The American Race Cars Jr.Dragster program is an excellent program if you are looking for a fun day at the dragstrip.
Current NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series dragstrips
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