Tri-Power Pontiac Nationals

The Ames Performance, Tri-Power Pontiac Nationals is home to the largest Pontaic Swap Meet and Drag race in the country! This the the Pontiac Event of the Year that you do not want to miss!

You've gotta be here...August 1-3, 2014!

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 23rd Anniversary Celebration of the Tri-Power Pontiac Nationals August 1-3, 2014 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 Racing Bracket & Heads-ups
  • Car Show - This show brings hundreds of Show-Stoppers!
  • Swap Meet - This is the largest Pontiac Swap Meet in the Country!
  • Manufacturer's Midway - CONTACT SUPER DUTY PRODUCTIONS AT 419-663-7383
  • 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 60 years. He will be at Summit Motorsports Park during the Ames Performance Tri-Powered Pontiac Nationals to help celebrate its 23rd anniversary. “The Farmer” will be signing autographs and making exhibition passes in his ’64 ‘Tameless Tiger” GTO on Saturday and Sunday. So, don’t forget your cameras or your Pontiac memorabilia!

The "Boss Bird" and the Nostalgia Super Stocks will also be in attendance at this year's show.

Rick Cole Jr 2013 Chief of the Pontiacs
Adult - Daily
Adult  - Saturday & Sunday $25
Adult - Weekend $35
Child 12 & Under
Car Show**       
Car Show - Sunday Only $30
Swap Meet**  (Incl 15' x 30' & one admission)   $55
Swap Meet Additional 15' x 30' (does not include admission) $20
Car Corral (Wknd Car & Driver) $40
High Performance Pontiac Magazine Pontiacs on Parade (Saturday or Sunday) $20
Racer entry** (car & driver) Super Pro $70
   Super Duty Pro $70
   Tin Indian Performance Street $70
Kauffman Racing Equipment Quick 16                  
Butler Performance Frantic Four $95
MR-1 Heads Up Class $125

** Participant receives two Ames Performance Hospitality Tickets.


Motorhome Trackside w/electric $75
Motorhome Trackside w/out electric                                                                 $50
Primitive Tent Camping $30


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 ent
ering 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 Trailer, Truck Camper.  No Tents or Pop-Up trailers.       

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 to rent.

Family 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 Family Primitive Campgrounds must adhere to "quiet hours" 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

On-Premise services for our campers:

  • Ice:  Ice will be available to all motorhome and campground guests!
  • Showers:  Permanent showers are located on the Budweiser side of the track.  Shower tickets are $4.00 each
  • Permanent Shower Hours:
    • Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Friday  7:00 a.m. to 1 hour after racing
    • Saturday  7:00 a.m. to 1 hour after racing
    • Sunday  7:00 a.m. to 1 hour after racing
  • 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.  
  • Firewood:  will be available beginning Friday Night at 8:00 p.m.; please pay vendor directly for services. 

Sawmill Creek is the official resort of Summit Motorsports Park.

Sawmill Creek Lodge is nestled on the shores of Lake Erie and is a full service hotel featuring 240 deluxe guest rooms and suites.  Sawmill Creek Resort features an 18 hole Tom Fazio designed championship golf course, a private beach, jet ski, kayak and bike rentals, indoor and outdoor pools, a state nature preserve and unique shops, located in an 1887 barn.  Choose from 3 dining options during your stay.

Visit and you will understand quickly, it's simply the best place to stay.

For the Ames Performance 'Tri-Power Pontiac Nationals' book a double bed room for $159 or a king bed room for $169

To take advantage of these great rates, contact Sawmill Creek at (800) 729-6455 and provide the code (PN14)


2014 Event Weekend Schedule

Thursday July 31 2014

Linder's Lot Opens for racer lineup     8:00 a.m.
Swap Meet, Sponsors & Midway Move-In   12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Racer Move-In     4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  (After 8:00 p.m. racers will stage in Linder's Lot until Friday Morning)     
Friday August 1, 2014    
Gates Open/Racer Credentialing begins Linder’s Lot     9:00 a.m.
Camping Motorhome Move-in   10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hammertime Racing Time Trials - Pro, SP, Nos Super Stocks, Street and Car Show   10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
     Butler Performance Frantic Four (Q1)      3:30 p.m.
     K & M MR-1 Pontiac Heads-up Race (Q1)     3:30 p.m.
Ram Air Restoration No-Box Gambler’s Race ($20 C&D, W $500, RU $250, Semi $100, Qtr $50)     5:00 p.m.
Vintage Mechanical Works Box Gambler’s Race ($20 C&D, W $500, RU $250, Semi $100, Qtr $50)     5:30 p.m.
Time Trials will resume after 2nd or 3rd round of racing if time permits up til 8:00 p.m.    
Saturday, August 2 2014    
Gates Open     8:00 a.m.
Camping & Motorhome move in     8:00 a.m.
Time Trials Pro, SP, Nos Super Stocks and Street (Note Quick 16 may time trial
the 1st session with Super Pro or
Pro - 2nd session must wait
until Quick 16 qualifying is called. 

Frantic Four and Heads Up may not time trial b/c of qualifying follows immediately.
  9:00 a.m.
Car Show Judging Begins     9:30 a.m.
Butler Performance Frantic Four (Q2)     9:30 a.m.
K & M MR-1 Pontiac Heads-up Race (Q2)     9:30 a.m.
Shuttle Service   10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Butler Performance Frantic Four (Q3)     TBD
    K & M MR-1 Heads-Up Race (Q3)     TBD
Kid’s Activities at the Ames Hospitality Tent     1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Show Round     1:30 p.m.
    Nostalgia Super Stocks; Arnie Beswick    
    KRE Quick 16 (Q1)    
    Butler Frantic Four (E1)    
    K & M MR-1 Pontiac Heads-up Race (E1)    
Eliminations     2:00 p.m.
    K & M MR-1 Pontiac Heads-up Race (E2, E3)     2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Car Show Time Trial (Tentative)     4:00 p.m.
Editors Choice Awards      On the track     4:15 p.m.
Show Round     4:30 p.m.
    Nostalgia Super Stocks; Arnie Beswick    
    KRE Quick 16 (Q2)    
    Butler Performance Frantic Four Final    
    K & M MR-1 Pontiac Heads-up Race Final    
Ames Performance Buffet     4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 3 2014    
Gates Open     8:00 a.m.
Non Denominational Chapel Service with Racers For Christ (Hugh Goodale)     8:30 a.m.
    Ames Hospitality Tent    
Time Trials (1) Pro, Super Pro, Nos Super Stocks, Street.  Quick 16 may not
time trial this session b/c of qualifying)
    9:00 a.m.
    Firehawk Shootout (2 TT, E)   10:00 a.m.
Shuttle Service   10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    KRE Quick 16 (Q3)   11:00 a.m.
Bracket Eliminations begin (Pro)   11:30 a.m.
Pre Race Ceremony   12:30 p.m.
Feature Round     1:00 p.m.
    Nostalgia Super Stocks; Arnie Beswick    
    KRE Quick 16 (E1)    
Eliminations     1:30 p.m.
    KRE Quick 16 (E2)     2:30 p.m.
    KRE Quick 16 (E3)     3:30 p.m.
Car Show Awards   (Tentative)     3:30 p.m
Finals     5:30 p.m.
1A “Chief of the Pontiacs"     5:45 p.m.
Schedule Subject to Change without Notice    


For Event info please contact:
  Super Duty Productions at  or 419-663-7383

Summit Motorsports Park - 1300 State Route 18, Norwalk OH 44857


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