01 AUG 2019
28th Annual Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals
The Ames Performance, Tri-Power Pontiac Nationals is home to the largest Pontiac Swap Meet and Drag race in the country! This is the Pontiac Event of the Year that you do not want to miss!
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TAKE THE TIGER BY THE TAIL!
And that’s exactly what the Pontiac enthusiasts have done. Pontiac lives on in the minds and hearts of millions of Pontiac lovers who refuse to give up that certain devil may care life style that follows them wherever they go. It’s not just a car, it’s a Pontiac and the one of your dreams will magically appear right before your eyes at this coming year’s 28thAnniversary Celebration of the Tri-Power Pontiac Nationals August 2 - 4, 2019 at the stunning Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

The Ames Performance Tri-Powered Pontiac Nationals is the largest Pontiac event in the country and will showcase more Pontiacs in one place than ever before!
This event will feature:

     *  Drag RacingBracket & Heads-ups
     *  Car Show- This show brings hundreds of Show-Stoppers!
     *  Swap Meet- This is the largest Pontiac Swap Meet in the Country!  Every year the vendor area is sold out!
     *  Manufacturer's Midway - CONTACT SUPER DUTY PRODUCTIONS AT (567) 227-9011
     *  A Car Corral-Buy or sell new or old Pontiacs!
     *  Ames Performance Buffet -on Saturday night for the Race, Show, and Swap Meet Participants!
     *  Ames Performance Shuttle Service - fan friendly way to assist you in getting around the facility!

Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick has been ‘wowing’ Pontiac fans for over 60 years. He will be at Summit Motorsports Park during the Ames Performance Tri-Powered Pontiac Nationals to help celebrate its 28thanniversary. “The Farmer” will be signing autographs on Saturday and Sunday. So, don’t forget your cameras or your Pontiac memorabilia!

The Nostalgia Super Stocks will also be in attendance at this year's show.

Calling All Pontiac Bodied and/or Powered Race Vehicles!

Drag Racing at the Ames Performance Tri-Power Pontiac Nationals happens all weekend starting with the Test & Tune Friday.  Two bonus races, “M&K Sports Coach” Box and “Ram Air Restoration” No Box will also be contested and it only costs $20 (racers must first purchase a $70 weekend drag racing entry to participate in the bonus races.) 

Payout for both Box/No Box Bonus Races:  Winner $500; Runner-Up $250; Semi’s $100 and Quarters $50.

If you like to bracket race, we’ve got a class for you, all you need to bring is a vehicle that is either Pontiac Body and/or powered by Pontiac!  GMC’s can complete also.  Dragsters must have traditional Pontiac engines and not CORPORATE MOTORS!  The Main Event will run to completion on Saturday and again on Sunday.   Class winners from both days will run-off at the end of the event on Sunday to see who will become this year’s 1A Auto Parts “Chief of the Pontiacs”.  The “Chief” will receive an additional $500 and a custom leather jacket.  Runner-up takes home a cool $250!

Got a door car that goes fast and you’re not into bracket racing?  No problem!  Butler Performance and Big 3 Racing will be sponsoring two Heads-Up classes.  These two classes will feature some of the fastest Pontiacs being built today!

ALLPONTIAC.COM SUPER PRO

  • 0-11.99
  • Delay boxes permitted
  • Throttle stops & air throttles only as a Starting Line launch control and NOT as “down track” throttle stops.
  • No stutter/sputter boxes
  • Data recorders permitted per NHRA rules (No real-time data computers)

Sat/Sun Payout:
Winner:  $850; Runner-Up $400; Semi’s $125 and Quarters $75

SUPER DUTY PROMOTIONS PRO

  • 0 – 14.99
  • No delay boxes
  • No throttle stops & air throttles
  • No electronics:  Electronics rule will defer to NHRA rules
  • Transbrakes, 2-steps & air shifters are allowed, a high side chip on stick shift cars is allowed

Sat/Sun Payout:
Winner:  $850; Runner-Up $400; Semi’s $125; Quarters $75; 1/8th’s $50 and 1/16th’s $30

TIN INDIAN PERFORMANCE STREET

  • Open Dial-in
  • DOT legal tires
  • Closed exhaust

Sat/Sun Payout:
Winner $500, Runner-up $250, Semi’s $100 and Quarters $50

Trophies are also awarded to Winner & Runner-up in all classes.

GENERAL RACE RULES

  • NHRA bracket rules apply
  • All cars must pass tech inspection
  • Seat belts, helmets, fire extinguishers are recommended where not required by NHRA bracket race rules.
  • Show cars making time trial passes must comply also.
  • Non Pontiac Bodies & Dragsters must have a traditional Pontiac engine.
  • A fixed mechanical throttle stop, that cannot be adjusted or overridden, while the car is in motion, is allowed in all classes except street.
  • Note: TruSTART will utilized in ALL CLASSES!

NEW:  BIG 3 RACING Late-Model Heads-Up
will feature small-tire late-model Pontiac and GMC race vehicles. 

Additional $10.00 car & driver entry (First, must purchase a $70 racer entry into the main event at the gate).  To purchase C&D entry for Big 3 Racing Heads-Up racer entry run card at Guest Services (Budweiser Side of track.)

Rules & Info:

  • Any ’82 or newer Pontiac or GMC Bodied vehicle is permitted
  • Model-year correct, factory installed, or LS-series are the only engines permitted.
  • The use of a single power-adder is permitted.
  • COMPLETE CLASS RULES http://pontiacnationals.com/big3racerules.pdf

Payout:  Winner $500; Runner-Up $250, Semi’s $125,

Racing Format for Saturday & Sunday; 1/8th mile, .400 Pro Tree, Heads-Up, Sportsman Ladder.  Late Model heads up entrants can participate in the Friday Test & Tune.  Late Model Heds up winners do not run in the “Chief of the Pontiacs” final

KAUFFMAN RACING EQUIPMENT QUICK 16
The Quick 16 race class, sponsored by Kauffman Racing Equipment, is the premier event for Traditional engine Pontiacs.  We have the fastest Quick 16 field for Pontiacs!

Additional $10.00 car & driver entry (First, must purchase a $70 racer entry into the main event at the gate).  To purchase C&D entry for Kauffman Quick 16 show racer entry run card at Guest Services (Budweiser Side of track.)

Rules & Info:

  • Traditional Pontiac V-8 only!
  • Any Head, 4.620" bore center
  • Super Pro Rules apply
  • Everything else goes – Blowers, NOS, Turbo’s and Nitro!
  • Qualifiers must run within one tenth (.1) of their qualifying pass

Payout:  Winner $1000; Runner-Up $500, Semi’s $200, Quarters $100 and 1st round $50 (All 16 places paid)

Qualifying – two rounds Sat and the 3rd (final) round will be held on Sunday at 11 a.m.  

Kauffman Quick 16 entries can race in a regular bracket class on Saturday.  If qualify for the Sunday race, Quick 16 entries can NOT compete in the Sunday bracket class, only non Quick 16 qualifiers. KRE Quick 16 winner does not participate in the “Chief of the Pontiacs” final on Sunday.

BUTLER PERFORMANCE FRANTIC FOUR
THE FRANTIC FOUR RACE CLASS, SPONSORED BY BUTLER PERFORMANCE, showcases some of the fastest Pontiacs being built today!

Additional $25.00 car & driver entry  (First, must purchase a racer $70 entry into the main event at the gate)  To purchase C&D entry for Butler Performance Frantic Four show race entry run card at Guest Services (Budweiser Side of track.)

Rules & Info:

  • Traditional Pontiac V-8 only!
  • Any Head, 4.620" bore center
  • Pontiac Door slammers!
  • 1 power adder only!
  • Heads Up, Pro Tree

Payout:  Winner $1000; Runner-Up $500; 1st round $150, Low qualifier $100

Qualifying – 1 round on Friday, two rounds on Saturday.  Eliminations held Saturday afternoon.

Frantic Four entrants are permitted to participate in the Friday Test & Tune and will come up when your class is called.  First call will be a time trial and the second call will be your first qualifying pass.  (Note:  Frantic Four runs are not applicable for KRE Quick 16Frantic Four participants may run in Sunday’s bracket program.  Frantic Four winner does not participate in the “Chief of the Pontiacs” final on Sunday.

 

PRICE LIST
3 Day Adult (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) $40
2 Day Adult (Saturday, Sunday) $30
3 Day Child (6-12, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) $15
2 Day Child (6-12), Saturday, Sunday) $10
Child (5 & Under) $0
Judged Car Show - Weekend $45
Judged Car Show - Sunday only $30
Poncho Perfection Display Class (Non Judged) Saturday OR Sunday $25
Swap Meet $60
Extra Swap Meet Space $25
Car Corral $45
Drag Racer $70
NEW Big 3 Racing Late Model Heads Up Class (An additional fee - purchased in Bud Guest Services) $10
Kauffman Racing Equipment Quick 16 (An additional fee - purchased in Bud Guest Services) $10
Butler Performance Frantic 4 (An additional fee - purchased in Bud Guest Services) $25
Friday Gambler's Races (M&K Sports Coach Box & Ram Air Restoration No Box) An Additional fee- purchased in Bud Guest Services $20
General Admission Parking $0
Access into the car show field/pits $0

On-Premise services for our Guests:
Ice:  Ice will be available for purchase to all mothome and campground guests

Port-a-johns:  are located throughout the Summit Side (west side) of the park.

Showers:  Permanent showers are located on the Budweiser side of the track.  Shower tickets are $4.00 each.

Permanent Shower Hours:  (Permanent showers are located on the Budweiser side of the track.  Shower tickets are $4.00 
    *  Thursday: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    *  Friday:  7:00 a.m. to 1 hour after racing
    *  Saturday: 6:00 a.m. to 1 hour after racing
    *  Sunday: 6:00 a.m. to 1 hour after racing

Oney’s Water Hauling:  Provide service primarily to motorhomes and campers located on the Summit side of the track (Primitive Camping & Trackside sites).  Water truck may also service racers on 601 (Bud) side of the track.
    *  Thursday: after 2:00 p.m. until complete
    *  Friday: after 10:00 a.m. until complete
    *  Saturday: truck may make a pass if warranted

Kurtzman Sanitation:  Will be on-site offering motorhome pumping services.  Please pay Kurtzman directly for their services. Cleanings Saturday 6:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.; Sunday 6:00 a.m.

Firewood:  Will be available beginning Thursday night.  Please pay vendor directly for services.

Dornan Sales & Services and Trackside Tire:
   Golf Cart Reservations (419) 912-4028. Trackside (419) 663-2254
    *  Friday:  Parts Store 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tire Store 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    *  Saturday:  Parts Store 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tire Store 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    *  Sunday:  Parts Store 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; Tire Store 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Golf Cart Pricing: 
    *  2 Passenger Cart - Call for pricing
    *  4 Passenger Cart - Call for pricing

Fuel Pumps: 
    * 
Friday:  9:30 a.m. to Done 
    *  Saturday:  8:30 a.m. to Done
    *  Sunday:  8:30 a.m. to Done

Guest Service: (Bud Side located on the north end of the Quarter Mile Clothing Store; Summit Side - located at the north end of the Junction)
    *  Friday: Bud Side 8:00 a.m. – Done
    *  Saturday: Bud Side 8:00 a.m. – Done; Summit Side 8:00 a.m. – Done
    *  Sunday:  Bud Side 8:00 a.m. – Done; Summit Side 8:00 a.m. - Done

Concessions:
    *  Ice Cream opens at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
    *  Throttle Town Grill hours 7:00 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday until racing ends
    *  Junction hours: 10:00 a.m. Friday; 8:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

 Merchandise:
    *  Quarter Mile Clothing Company opens 9:00 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
    *  The Junction opens 12:00 p.m. Friday; 9:00 a.m. Saturday and 10:00 a.m. Sunday

Summit Motorsports Parkis committed to providing our race fans affordable family entertainment in a safe, comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere. Therefore, we offer our fans the B-Guarantee and the C-Code of Conduct.  

Also Need more information about our park.  Then Check out the A, B, C's of Summit Motorsports Park

Not staying on property...here are some other options

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 www.SawmillCreek.com 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!

For the Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals, book a double bed room for $169 or a king bed room for $179.  

To take advantage of these great rates, contact Sawmill Creek at (800) 729-6455 and provide the code (PN19)

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