- Wednesday 26 February, 2014
Fueled by popularity and positive feedback, Summit Motorsports Park has put into place for the upcoming season the McIlvain Race Cars Super 64.
“At the banquet in January, we announced that the Super 64 would be replaced by the Inaugural McIlvain Race Cars Tournament of Champions, which would allow Super Pro, Pro, Super Bike and Sportsman champions to race for a McIlvain Race Cars swing-arm mono-shock dragster with an LSX engine, but afterward, we received some well thought-out constructive criticism from drivers who really enjoyed taking part in the Super 64,” said Bill Bader, Jr. “We listened to them, and we went back to the drawing board.”
The new program — which boasts $75,000 in prizes and cash — will see the top sixteen drivers in points in each of the four primary classes compete at the Shakedown at the Summit on Oct. 3-5 — or the Halloween Classic on Oct. 19-26, should a postponement become necessary — and the winner of each bracket will advance to the final four, with the ultimate winner earning the turnkey ‘14 McIlvain Race Cars dragster.
The runner-up is set to receive $1,500; semifinalists receive $500; quarterfinalists receive $200; eighth finalists receive $100 and sixteenth finalists receive $50.
The Super 64 will be run on the quarter-mile, with Super 64 decals in a pre-determined location on the vehicle for the duration of the season, and the McIlvain dragster awarded must remain in-tact for a minimum of two years.
This will mark the fourth season for the aggressive Super 64, and sponsors helping to make it possible are Abruzzi Racing Transmissions, Accel Performance Group, Aesthetic Finishers, AFCO, B&M, DRE Engine Diapers, MSD, RacePak, Mickey Thompson, Moroso, Moser Engineering, PDI, Quick Fuel Technology, R&R Auto Body, Riggeal's Performance Fiberglass, Russell Performance Products, Stainless Works, Summit Racing Equipment and Trick Flow Specialties
“On any given Sunday, anyone can get hot, get on a roll and all of a sudden, the driver in sixteenth place in points is standing in the winner’s circle with a turn-key dragster,” said Bader, Jr. “That’s the logic behind the Super 64.”
By Mary Lendzion