GAINESVILLE, Fla.—The 2019 Gainesville Raceway Summit Racing Series schedule will consist of 12 events after the completion of track construction.
The 2019 Summit ET Series at Gainesville Raceway will feature 6 classes of racing, including Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Super Pro Bike, Pro Bike, and Junior Dragsters.
The Super Pro class (4.40 – 7.99, 1/8-mile ET) features our quickest racers with both open and full-bodied cars and allows delay boxes and timed throttle stops. No down track stutter are boxes permitted.
The Pro class (5.70 – 8.99, 1/8-mile ET) is for all non-electronic cars (no delay boxes or timed throttle stops). Trans-brake, 4 wheel line lock and automated shifters are allowed. Vehicles running between 5.70 and 6.39 must meet all applicable rules as listed in NHRA Rule Book.
The Sportsman class runs on the quarter-mile (11.50 – 19.99) and does not allow electronics, trans brakes, or four-wheel line locks. Automated shifters are not allowed unless OEM. Two-wheel line locks are permitted. OEM electronics, tachometers and single stage rev limiters are also permitted. At the 2019 ET Finals the ET break for this class will be 12.00 – 19.99. The highest finishing High School student in Sportsman points will represent the track at the 2019 Summit ET Finals
The Super Pro ET Bike class runs on the eighth-mile (4.50 – 10.49) with delay boxes and timed throttle stops allowed. No down track stutter boxes are permitted. All racers in this class must meet all applicable NHRA rules and are eligible for track and Summit ET points.
The Pro ET Bike class runs on the eighth-mile (4.50 – 10.49) and does not allow delay boxes or timed throttle stops. No down track stutter boxes are permitted. All racers in this class must meet all applicable NHRA rules and are eligible for track and Summit ET points.
Junior Dragsters class features young racers between the ages of 8-17 competing at speeds of up to 85 mph in half-scale dragsters. For 2019 we will run two classes of Juniors (if overall car count justifies splitting the category)
Junior Minor includes eight-to-nine year-olds with a 12.90 E.T. limit and 10–12 year-olds with an 8.90 E.T. limit. The younger group will be allowed one pushback by the starter, if the driver raises their hand. However, the engine may not be touched by the crew chief once car has entered the pre-stage beam on the starting line.
The Junior Major class is for 13–18 year-olds with a 7.90 E.T. limit. The orange flag rule will be enforced for all juniors. Vehicles must be towed, not pushed back to the pits area but no one under the age of 16 is permitted to operate a tow vehicle and no full-size tow vehicles are permitted!
GAINESVILLE SUMMIT RACING SERIES FULL SCHEDULE
March 30: Summit Race #1 (King of the Track Wally Race)
April 20: Summit Race #2
April 27: Summit Race #3
May 11: Summit Race #4
May 25: Summit Race #5 (No Juniors and NHRA All-Access Challenge Wally Race)
June 8: Summit Race #6
June 22: Summit Race #7 (NHRA Summit Jr. Dragster Challenge Wally Race)
July 20: Summit Race #8
August 17: Summit Race #9
September 7: Summit Race #10
September 21: Summit Race #11
September 28: Summit Race #12
October 10-13: NHRA Division 2 Summit E.T. Finals and Junior Finals
November 9: Gainesville Raceway Summit Series Banquet
Super Pro: $60 ($25 Buybacks)
Pro: $50 ($25 Buybacks)
Sportsman: $35 ($15 Buybacks)
Super Pro Bike: $35 ($15 Buybacks)
Pro Bike: $35 ($15 Buybacks)
Junior Dragster: $25 ($15 Buybacks)
Children 12-and-under: Free