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Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park

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Originally built as Norwalk Dragway, the Summit Motorsports Park is a NHRA-Certified quarter-mile paved drag strip that opened April 17th, 1963. After not opening for the 1973 racing season, the track was bought by Bill Bader, Sr., who began to build a track "where family entertainment is paramount and the racer is king".

Bill Bader, Jr. has since taken over ownership of the track, now known as Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. In 2006, the park underwent a $4 Million improvment project, which included adding more grandstands and paving more spaces for parking and return roads.

Since 2007, the park has hosted drag racings' elite, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)'s Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, as well as the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Northeast Division, the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, and the O'Reilly Super Show.

The track also holds Test-n-tune every Friday throughout the spring, summer, and fall, starting April 11 for those who want to show off and improve their own hot rod!

Here are a few reasons why...

Summit Motorsports Park is built, and continues to operate on, principles established over 30 years ago and still adhered to by our entire Family. Among these guidelines is our steadfast dedication to continually improve this park, which remains privately owned.

Each year, we evaluate our facility, identifying improvements we feel are most necessary. Even those that go unnoticed are typically surprisingly broad in scope. From the racing surface to parking lot tiles and drainage systems, from restrooms to ATMs, every aspect of the park our guests come in contact with is reviewed, repaired and consistently maintained. Fundamental to the entire process is the basic cleanliness of our facility throughout race days, as well as non-racing 'weekdays'. Our park's cleanliness is one of the top five subjects remarked upon on a daily basis, whether mentioned by sponsors arriving at dawn, or racers departing well after midnight. Our guests (and neighbors), are very appreciative of the care taken to keep our grounds free of trash, and the corresponding mess that co-insides with entertaining large crowds.

Additionally, we seek ways to attend to the needs of our guests (both participants and fans), in the most cost effective manner available, through the goods and services we employ. An example of this is the free electric available to our racers in motorhomes, (a service we expanded in 2007). When paired with free camping for our drivers, racing becomes much more affordable for the average competitor, even in this northern Ohio vacation area.

Equally important is our guarantee, which helps insure our guests stay in contact with us. By truly 'listening' to what folks have to say about their experience at our park, we are able to make solid, informed choices as to 'what our next project' will be. Whatever task we choose, one constant remains through every phase of maintenance, repair or development: Our commitment is to excellence!

Guest Services

Guest Services are located on both sides of the track and serve as an information hub for all our events. Both locations are underneath the grandstands next to our merchandise stores. For our racers, for most events, payout is located in the Budweiser Side Guest Service.

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