2021 Summit Motorsports Park Schedule Stuffed with Power and Pageantry

The most packed and plentiful schedule in the history of Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio is being presented for 2021.

In addition to the familiar favorites, there will be added attractions to make the season even more substantial and significant.

Familiar favorites include the 40th Annual Spring Warm-Up, April 10, followed by the season’s first Edelbrock Super Series, which has expanded to fifteen events beginning on April 17, and the season’s first Wednesday Fun Night, which will be on most Wednesdays beginning May 5.

Additionally, Top Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars will fly for the 15th Annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, June 24-27, and the 15th Annual Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser, one of the largest NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events in the country, will be July 1-4. Classic cars will come together for the 20th Annual Lingenfelter Performance Blue Suede Cruise, July 9-11.

Chargers, Challengers and other collectible cars will congregate for the 9th Annual Monster Mopar Weekend, July 23-25, and Trans Am, Tempests and other treasured cars will cruise in for the 30th Annual Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals, July 30-Aug. 1.

Expect endless energy, excitement and explosives for the highly anticipated 44thAnnual Kelly Night Under Fire, August 7, as well as commanding cars with power-adder and naturally-aspirated combinations for the 20th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals, August 26-29. Hundreds of sportsman racers will get in the spirit at the Cometic Gasket Halloween Classic XLVIII presented by Harland Sharp, October 9-17.

Added attractions include the Inaugural PDRA (Professional Drag Racers Association) DeCerbo Construction American Door Slammer Challenge presented by Callies, which will begin a riveting run at the park, May 27-29, and the Inaugural NMRA Ford Performance Nationals, which will feature an impressive array of fast and fine Fords, June 10-13. The Inaugural NHDRO Motorcycle Drag Racing Series Midwest Fall Nationals will bring a mad amount of motorcycles, September 17-19, as will the Return of the AHDRA Buckeye Nationals, October 1-3. 

Ticket sales begin on November 16.

“After a disheartening 2020, we are dedicated to making 2021 one of our best years yet, and we’ll have the racers, race fans and revelry to help us achieve that,” said Bill Bader Jr., president of Summit Motorsports Park. “With continued support from our wonderful sponsors, we are confident that our events will be every bit as meaningful as they are magnificent, and we’re counting down the days before we can dive in.”

2021 Summit Motorsports Park Schedule:

  • April 10: 40th Annual Spring Warm-Up
  • April 16: Friday Test & Tune
  • April 17: Edelbrock Super Series Opening Day
  • April 23: Friday Test & Tune
  • April 24: Edelbrock Super Series
  • April 30: Friday Test & Tune
  • May 1: Edelbrock Super Series
  • May 5: Wednesday Fun Night
  • May 7: Friday Test & Tune
  • May 8: Edelbrock Super Series
  • May 12: Wednesday Fun Night
  • May 14: Friday Test & Tune
  • May 15: Edelbrock Super Series
  • May 19: Wednesday Fun Night
  • May 21: Friday Test & Tune
  • May 22-23: Edelbrock Super Series Double
  • May 26: Wednesday Fun Night
  • May 27-29: Inaugural PDRA DeCerbo Construction American Door SlammerChallenge presented by Callies
  • May 31-June 1: Summit Racing Equipment Midwest Drags
  • June 2: Wednesday Fun Night
  • June 4: Summit Racing Equipment Midwest Drags/Friday Test & Tune
  • June 5: Edelbrock Super Series – FLC Appreciation Night/Kids’ Night
  • June 9: Wednesday Fun Night
  • June 10-13: Inaugural NMRA Ford Performance Nationals
  • June 16: Wednesday Fun Night
  • June 18: Friday Test & Tune
  • June 19: Edelbrock Super Series
  • June 23: Closed (No Wednesday Fun Night)
  • June 24-27: 15th Annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
  • June 30: Closed (No Wednesday Fun Night)
  • July 1-4: 15th Annual Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser
  • July 7: Wednesday Fun Night
  • July 9-11: 20th Annual Lingenfelter Performance Blue Suede Cruise
  • July 12-15: Frank Hawley Drag Racing School
  • July 14: Wednesday Fun Night
  • July 16: Friday Test & Tune
  • July 17-18: Edelbrock Super Series Double
  • July 21: Wednesday Fun Night
  • July 23-25: 9th Annual Monster Mopar Weekend
  • July 28: Wednesday Fun Night
  • July 30-Aug. 1: 30th Annual Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals
  • August 4:  Closed (No Wednesday Fun Night)
  • August 7: 44th Annual Kelly Services Night Under Fire
  • August 11: Wednesday Fun Night
  • August 13: Friday Test & Tune
  • August 14-15: Edelbrock Super Series Double
  • August 18: Wednesday Fun Night
  • August 20-22: 29th Annual Shootout presented by Buschur Racing
  • August 25: Wednesday Fun Night
  • August 26-29: 20th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals
  • September 1: Wednesday Fun Night
  • September 3-5: 29th Annual Mickey Thompson $40 Grand Nationals presented by Hughes Performance
  • September 8: Wednesday Fun Night
  • September 10: Friday Test & Tune
  • September 11: Edelbrock Super Series – Season Championship
  • September 15: Wednesday Fun Night
  • September 17-19: Inaugural NHDRO Motorcycle Drag Racing Series Midwest Fall Nationals
  • September 22: Wednesday Fun Night
  • September 24-26: 24th Annual Mickey Thompson No Box Bonanza presented by Injector Experts
  • September 29: Wednesday Fun Night
  • October 1-3: The Return of the AHDRA Buckeye Nationals
  • October 9-17: Cometic Gasket Halloween Classic XLVIII presented by Harland Sharp
  • January (Date to be announced): Edelbrock Banquet of Champions at Kalahari presented by Lincoln Electric

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

Story and photos by Mary Lendzion

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 Kelly Night Under Fire and Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Located on more than 400 acres and surrounded by theme parks and water parks, it has been named Track of the Year 20 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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