Blue Suede Cruise

Today there may be no more firsts but the memories are alive and well as Summit Motorsports Park. The Fonz, Cunninghams and Elvis are all gone but the cars and Doo-Wop live on.

You've gotta be here...July 13 - 15, 2018!

The Lingenfelter Performance “Blue Suede Cruise”, The Festival of FUN!

One weekend out of every race season, Summit Motorsports Park transitions back into time for the Lingenfelter Performance Blue Suede Cruise!  Thousands of candy colored hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, trick trucks, etc. from the first generation of the automobile up to 1972 will congregate for an entire weekend for the opportunity to “show and tell” about their special rides.  Many will decorate their spaces with all the necessary accessories of the era and may even dress in period correct outfits just to get into the “spirit” of the weekend.  Enthusiast can stroll through the acres of show fields, to reminisce with the participants and maybe even bring home their ‘dream car’.  

Registered participants will also have plenty of opportunities to race their ‘hot rods’ down the quarter mile, to see if they are just as fast as they remember.  Race your buddy or race the track!  Fun runs will take place before and after the nostalgia drag racing all three days.  (Note times in the schedule) 

Pre-registered HotRodders & Racers will receive 2 meal tickets for the Friday Night "Participant Appreciation Barbeque!"  Download the registrations forms and either fax (419-663-0502) or mail to Summit Motorsports Park, 1300 SR 18, Norwalk OH 44857.  In addition to the BBQ, all participants will receive a 2018 Dash Plague!

DOOR PRIZES...Everyone loves to win something! (Door prizes will be given away all weekend.)  However; we have raised the bar for our elite prizes$50,000 worth of Door Prizes will be given away on Sunday!  YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!

ScottRods Custom HodRods & Fiberglassis building a one of a kind 1934 Ford Roadster Roller ( a prize package worth $22,000) for one lucky participant!

The Diamond Collection: His and Hers Citizens Watches
From Citizens Eco-Drive.  Fueled by light. Any light. A watch that never needs a battery.
His: A powerful stainless steel case with a sleek black dial and powerful red accents make this watch the perfect accessory for any man’s wardrobe.  Featuring 1/5-second chronograph measuring up to 60 minutes, 12/24-hour time and date.  Retail Value $295

Hers:  Classic lines with a hint of sparkle are hallmarks of the CITIZEN Silhouette bracelets that shine bright with Swarovski crystals.  Featured with two-tone stainless steel case and bracelet and silver dial.  Retail Value $325

Additional Sunday Door Prizes
Callies One (1) $500 Gift Card toward the purchase of a crankshaft
Cyclone Transmission One (1) Gift Certificate for one 3-speed automatic transmission for any Ford,
Chrysler, Chevy (Value $1,000)
Erie Furniture Outlet One (1) Rocker Recliner
Fidanza One (1) $500 Gift Card toward purchase
Kelley's Island Venture Resort     Two (2) Weekend Getaway Packages (Value:  $400 Each)
Lincoln Electric One (1) SP-140 Welder (Value: $1,100)
Mickey Thompson One (1) $800 Gift Card toward the purchase of Tires
Summit Racing One (1) $500 Gift Card
Trick Flow One (1) $500 Gift Card toward the purchase of any Trick Flow product

PHIL Dirt & The Dozers live on stage Saturday Night!
(in front of the Summit Grandstands)

Phil Dirt & The Dozers is America's premiere "Rock 'N R'olidies" review.  Their nostalgia show encompasses three decades of great music, humor and high energy that will appeal to all ages in attendance.  Sit back, relax and let Phil Dirt & The Dozers take you back to an era when life seemed much simpler!

The concert takes place 'under the stars' Saturday Night at 8 p.m. in front of the Summit Side Grandstands with the dragstrip in the background, setting the stage for the era.  The evening concludes with a flame throwing contest and the neon parade of lights.  But the grand finale...will be our Signature Bader Fireworks!  Our fireworks show is some of the finest pyro you will see in the country, and choreograph to music!

                                       THE RETURN OF NOSTALGIA DRAG RACING!

The Nostalgia Drag Racing League (NDRL) brings their championship series to the Lingenfelter Performance Blue Suede Cruise.  Racers qualify Friday and Saturday, eliminations beginning at noon on Sunday. 

NDRL Pro 7.00 (FED, Altered, F/C or Door Slammer ’79 and older)
Car & Driver: $100
Payout:  Winner: $1200; Runner-Up: $600; Semi’s: $300

NDRL Pro 7.50 (FED, Altered, F/C or Door Slammer ’79 and older)
Car & Driver: $100
Payout: $1000; Runner-Up: $500; Semi’s $250

NDRL Pro Comp (FED, Altered, F/C or Roadsters)
Indexes:  8.00, 8.50, 9.00, 9.50, 10.00
Car & Driver: $100

Payout:  $800, Runner-Up: $400; Semi’s: $200

NDRL Pro Gas (’79 and older Door Slammers, Must have working doors)
Indexes:  8.00, 8.50, 9.00, 9.50, 10.00
Car & Driver: $100
Payout:  $800, Runner-Up: $400; Semi’s: $200

Hot Rod Eliminator ('82 and older Door Slammers, Must have working doors; 0 – 14:99)
Car & Driver:  $40
Payout:  Winner: $600, Runner-Up:  $250; Semi’s:  $75; Quarter’s: $40

Gasser Magazine is returning to OHIO to support the AkzoNobel “Blue Suede Cruise” by sponsoring a "GASSER Appreciation Race". 

The “Gasser Appreciation Race” features two classes. Nostalgia Gas is for those nose-high Gassers with the rocker panel higher than the spindle. Competition Gas will include all other Gassers. Class Indexes:  A/G 9.50; B/G 10.00; C/G 10.50; D/G 11.00; E/G 11.50; F/G 12.00.

On Saturday, Nostalgia Gas class runoffs will be contested with trophies awarded to all class winners.  

Sunday offers an all-handicap race for both Nostalgia Gas and Competition Gas.  However both classes will race separately until the final round is reached. The final will feature the Nostalgia Gas winner versus the Competition Gas winner.

The guaranteed Sunday purse will be distributed as follows: Winner $600; Runner-up $250; Semi’s $75; Quarter’s $40.  The fee to compete is $40.

Nostalgia Gas & Competition Gas:  Car & Driver $40

Ladies we have a place for you to hang out for the weekend...Sharon & Vanessa’s Women’s World.  More variety and more vendors,  ranging from jewelry and cosmetics to home decor and health care products.  You should be able to find something you can’t resist.

Cruisers Social Hall…is a place to hang out to talk about the 'good ole days', to bench race or simply get out of the sun.  Located at the opposite end of Women's World.  The Vintage Fashion Show on Saturday afternoon will take place here!

We want to see to see FLAMES shooting across the drag strip during this year's flame throwing contest.  Therefore, we are "heating things up" a bit to make sure this happens.  Two categories will be judged, Injection and Non-Injection.  The winner in each category takes home $250 dollars!  Start practicing now!  We want to give away some cash!   

Flame Throwing Contest Saturday Night after the concert


Event Sponsors



We have a public suite available!

The public suite is located high atop of the Champions Reserved Seating Section (Summit Side).  It is approximately 200’ from the starting line, which can only be accessed via a private elevator.  The view is breathtaking and oversees the entire drag strip.  Patrons can observe the entire race from start to finish, including watching the racers return back to their pit areas.

This suite accommodates up to 36 patrons, on a first come first serve basis; and features indoor and outdoor seating. The indoor amenities include a climate control environment; floor to ceiling glass windows to optimize trackside viewing; spacious and comfortable seating and bar top tables.  A mini kitchen with wet bar and refrigerator are also included.  High Speed data connection is also available for those that need to stay connected to the outside world.  The outdoor private balcony features three (3) tiered rows comprised with stadium chairs.

The price for each ticket, for the entire event, is $300 and also includes VIP parking; access to private restrooms; snacks and/or meals and beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). 

Due to the limit availability, tickets will go just as fast.  Contact Yvonne Livengood at 419-668-5555 x457.


Friday, July 13  
1-Day Adult $  15
1-Day Child 15 & Under     FREE!
Saturday, July 14  
1-Day Adult $  20
1-Day Child 15 & Under FREE!
Sunday, July 15  
1-Day Adult $  15
1-Day Child 15 & Under FREE!
3-Day Adult $  40
3-Day Public Suite $300
72 & Older Street Rod Entry     $  45
Car Corral $  45
Swap Space (20' x 35') $ 50*
Vendor Space (20' x 60') $200*
Women's World Space (10' x 10')    $ 75*
*  Includes 2-weekend adult admissions     
Drag Racing Fees:  
NDRL Pro 7.00 $100
NDRL Pro 7.50 $100
NDRP Pro Comp $100
NDRL Pro Gas $100
Nostalgia Gas $  40
Competition Gas $  40
Hot Rod $  40


   3-Day Trackside Electric Motorhome Sold Out!
   3-Day Trackside Non-Electric Motorhome                         $100
   3-Day Wilson's Fence Line $  75
   3-Day Primitive Camping $  50


Upon purchase, Guests will receive a permit that will need to be placed
in the windshield of your motorhome, camper or camping vehicle prior to entering into the park. 

* All occupants of the motorhome area and primitive campsites must have a weekend pass.  Please call our office with any of your questions.

Trackside Motorhome Camping
Parking for motorhomes and recreational vehicles alongside the track.  Your vehicle must be classified as one of the following, Class A, B or C Motorhome, Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheel, Sport Utility or Toy Haulers with living quarters only, and Truck Camper.  No Pop-Up folding camping trailers, tents or toy haulers without living quarters.  Camping spaces are approximately 20' X 50' each.

We have upgraded our trackside electric motorhome sites to 50 amp power service.  Please plan accordingly as we only have a very limited supply of adapters for purchase.  Trackside Electric requires you to have the proper electrical cords and adaptors in the correct configuration. All 50 amp/60amp campers and motorhome units must have 50amp extension cords directly from the unit to the electrical box, no other configuration is permitted.

Primitive Camping
Camping for truck campers (loaded into the bed of a pick-up truck), pop-up trailers also known as tent or folding camping trailers, and tents. No generators will be permitted.  Camping spaces are approximately 20' X 50' each.   The campground location is subject to change dependent upon weather and ground conditions.  Campers inside the Primitive Campgrounds must adhere to "quiet hours" 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Restricted Arrival/Departures

Early move-in for advance purchasers will be on Thursday, July 12, 2018 between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Please do NOT arrive before 11:00 a.m. on Thursday as we have no holding areas available.  We will stop accepting guests at 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening and will reopen on Friday July 13, at 7:00 a.m.

On-Premise services for our campers:

  • Ice:  Ice will be available for purchase to all motorhome and campground guests at the Track's concession stand!
  • Showers:  Permanent showers are located on the Budweiser side of the track.  Shower tickets are $4.00 each
  • Permanent Shower Hours:
    • Thursday  4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Friday  7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday  6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Sunday  6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Port-a-johns:  are located throughout the Summit Side (west side) of the park.
  • Kurtzman Sanitation:  will be on site offering motorhome-pumping services; please pay Kurtzman Sanitation directly for their services. 
  • Oney Water Hauling:  Provide service primarily to motohomes and campers located on the Summit Side of the track (Primitive Camping and Trackside sites).  Water truck may also service racers on 601 side of the track.  Please pay Oney directly.
    • Thursday, July 12, after 1:00 p.m. until complete
    • Friday, July 13, after 10:00 a.m. until complete
    • Saturday, July 14, truck may make a pass if it's warranted. 
  • Firewood:  will be available beginning Thursday Night at 8:00 p.m.; please pay vendor directly for services.

Sawmill Creek is the Official Lodging Hotel of Summit Motorsports Park

Sawmill Creek Lodge has earned that position by receiving excellent comments from teams and guests like you!  It's simple...serious competitors have wanted a quality, feel good, casual place to really relax after a hard sports day.  Enjoy our 235 acre Lake Erie waterfront campus, four restaurants and bars...and a great night sleep.  It's a place you will look forward to returning to.  That's hard to find on the race circuit.

Visit and you will understand quickly, it's simply the best place to stay.  Beautiful lakefront, beaches, restaurants, shops, golf, nature walks, jet skis, and so much more!




Thursday July 12 2018
  Linder's Lot Opens for Race Cars 8:00 a.m.
  Sponsor Midway Parking 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  Street Rodder Registration (Route 601 Budweiser Gate) 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  Car Corral & Swap Meet Move-In 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  Campground/Motorhome Move-in 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  Race Car Credential & Pit Parking 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  Secure Grounds 9:00 p.m.
Friday July 13 2018  
  Gates Open 7:00 a.m.
  Street Rodder Registration (Bud Side/SR 601) 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  Camping/Motorhome Move-In 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  Woman's World Noon - 7:00 p.m.
  Fun Runs 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  Nostalgia Drag Racing Qualifying
  HR, Gasser Magazine Nos Gas (By Class), Gasser Mag
  Comp Gas, NDRL Pro Gas, NDRL Pro Comp, NDRL Pro 7.5,
  NDRL Pro 7.0

1:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
  Secure Grounds 9:00 p.m.
Saturday July 14 2018
  Gates Open 7:00 a.m.
  Street Rodder Registration (Bud Side/SR 601) 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  Camping/Motorhome Move-In       7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  Woman's World 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  Fun Runs 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  Nostalgia Drag Racing Qualifying
  Run Order:  HR, Gasser Magazine Nos Gas (By Class), Gasser Mag
  Comp Gas, NDRL Pro Gas, NDRL Pro Comp, NDRL Pro 7.5,
  NDRL Pro 7.0
1:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
  Vintage Fashion Show 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  AkzoNobel Challenge TBD
  Smokey Burnout Contest 7:20 p.m.
  The Van-Dells Live Concert
8:00 p.m.
  Neon Parade Flame Throwing contest & Fireworks 9:30 p.m.
  Secure Grounds 10:00 p.m.
Sunday July 15 2018
  Gates Open 8:00 a.m.
  Street Rodder Registration (Bud Side/SR 601) 8:00 a.m. - Noon
  Fun Runs 8:00 a.m.
  RFC Non-Denominational Chapel Service (Social Hall Women's World) 
8:30 a.m.
  Woman's World 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  Sunday Only Door Prize Instant Win Ticket Deadline       10:00 a.m.
  Manufacturers Awards 10:45 a.m.
  Door Prizes - Must be Present to Win!
11:15 a.m.
  Nostalgia Drag Racing Eliminations
  Run Order NDRL Pro 7.0, NDRL Pro 7.50, NDRL Pro Comp,
  NDRL Pro Gas, Gasser Magazine Comp Gas, Gasser Magazine Nos
  Gas, HR
12:00 p.m.
  Secure Grounds 7:00 p.m.
Schedule subject to change without notice!  

2018 Lingenfelter Performance BLUE SUEDE CRUISE GUIDELINE

  1. Show and Shine registration is open to pre 1972 vehicles.
  2. Vehicle registration is located on the Budweiser (East) side of the track (State Route 601).
  3. Show vehicles may remain on the show field overnight.
  4. Participant support vehicles may enter the grounds for the purpose of dropping off coolers, tents, etc.  However, they must be moved to spectator parking by 10:00 a.m. each day.
  5. Trailer parking will be provided free of charge at the west end of Linder's Lot (State Route 18).
  6. Properly secured pop-up tents and canopies are permitted on the show field and may be left overnight.
  7. Tents or canopies larger than 20' x 30' will be placed by Summit Motorsports Park on the show field.  Please contact Bobbie Bader at 419-668-5555 ext 240 prior to 6/26/17.
  8. Speed limit in the show and pit areas is 10 mph.
  9. Burnouts are encouraged in the burnout box only please!
  10. And please don't step on my Blue Suede shoes!

Weather - In the event of inclement weather, updates will be available at or

For Event info please contact:  Nettie Damron at or 419-668-5555.

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