$40 Grand Nationals | Summit Motorsports Park

The MUST ATTEND sportsman race Labor Day Weekend (August 30 – September 1, 2019) will pay out over a Quarter Million Dollars! 

The $40 Grand Nationals presented by Hughes Performance, formerly the $10 Grand Nationals which was in its 27th year, is set for Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2019.

Only 425 enteries will be accepted, so do not delay PRE-REGISTER TODAY!

John Boes 10 grand nationals 2018 Saturday winner
John Boes, the winningest driver of the $40 Grand Nationals with four big checks.

The total payout for the event is an enticing $262,875. On Friday, the payout is $72,625 with $15,000 to win, while on Saturday, the payout is $110,125 with $40,000 to win and on Sunday, the payout is $80,125 with $20,000 to win. Buy-backs will be available for the first round of eliminations for $150, and payouts begin in the third round of eliminations.

The number of entries will be limited to 425 and the three-day fee is $600 for car and driver, $50 for adult non-drivers and $10 for children ages 6-12. The entry fee can be split into three payments of $200 each.

The event will be contested on the eighth-mile, and popular products from a host of supportive sponsors will be given away.

“Our sport is constantly changing, and as a result, we’ve always tried to find the sweet spot between evolution and innovation,” said Bill Bader Jr., Summit Motorsports Park president. “I’m hoping we found it with our newly-formatted $40 Grand Nationals and No Box Bonanza. I’m very excited about the future of both of these events!”

Kenny Underwood 2018 10 grand nationals sunday winner
2018 Sunday Winner Kenny Underwood

$40 Grand Nationals Pre-Entry

Summit Motorsports Park is offering racers a chance to split the entry fee into payments by pre-registering for the event. The Summit Flex Fee allows racers to pay $200 at pre-registration, $200 by May 1 and the final $200 on August 1.

The pre-registration form can be found here.

Registration can be handled in person at the track office, faxed to 419-663-0502, emailed to Ebader@SummitMotorsportsPark.com, or mailed to 1300 State Route 18, Norwalk OH 44857.

$40 Grand Nationals Rules

Race will be run on the 1/8 mile
*  Time break 0 – 9.09
*  Delay Boxes Permitted
*  Crosstalk will be Utilized
*  TruSTART will be Utilized
*  No Down Track Throttle Stops
*  Air Throttles and Mechanical Throttle Stops as a Launch Control Only!
*  No Computers!  
*  A Driver and/or a car can only go down the racetrack twice per round!
*  No tricks on Tree
*  Compulink Timing System
*  Buyback for Round 1 losers Only – $150/day
*  No Gold Cards
*  No Refunds
*  Motorcycles can compete!

Mike Sturgill 2018 10 grand nationals friday winner
2018 Friday Winner Mikey Sturgill

$40 Grand Nationals Event Schedule

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Credential & Pit Park10:00 AM
Tech Opens11:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Friday, August 30, 2019

Linder’s Lot Opens08:00 AM
Tech Opens08:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Time Trial (1)08:00 AM
Eliminations12:00 PM

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Gates Open08:00 AM
Tech Opens08:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Time Trial (1)08:00 AM
Eliminations12:00 PM

Schedule subject to change without notice!

Summit Motorsports Park is at 1300 State Route 18, Norwalk, Ohio. For information, please call 419-668-5555 or visit www.summitmotorsportspark.com.

About Summit Motorsports Park As a major motorsports venue, Summit Motorsports Park welcomes more than 500,000 people each year for sportsman and professional drag racing and is home to the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Located on more than 225 acres and surrounded by theme parks and water parks, it has been named Track of the Year 19 times by the NHRA, NMCA and IHRA, and its annual economic impact to the community has been determined to be more than $100 million.

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