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Summit ET Bracket Series Results: July 25

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Six class winners were crowned on Saturday at the eighth Summit Racing Series Bracket Race of 2020. There are three more races on the schedule with the next set for August 22.

FB TRAILERS SUPER PRO:
Winner: Trey Bunner
Runner-up: Bryan Jones

ROLLIN’S AUTOMOTIVE SPEED AND CUSTOM PRO:
Winner: Phil Greene
Runner-up: Buddy Goolsby

SPORTSMAN
Winner: Bart Pangilinan
Runner-up: Ryan Barnes

SUPER PRO BIKE:
Winner: Tim Hunt
Runner-up: Duane Schmidt Jr.

PRO BIKE:
Winner: Scott Delong
Runner-up: Jeff Berrier

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR 13-17:
Winner: Cody Owens
Runner-up: Briella Browning


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Summit ET Bracket Series Results: July 11

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Six class winners were crowned on Saturday at the seventh Summit Racing Series Bracket Race of 2020. There are three more races on the schedule with the next set for July 25.

FB TRAILERS SUPER PRO:
Winner: Gene Quinn
Runner-up: Gary Vazquez

ROLLIN’S AUTOMOTIVE SPEED AND CUSTOM PRO:
Winner: Robert Simpson
Runner-up: Dan Macal

SPORTSMAN
Winner: Derek Putnam
Runner-up: Jeff Berrier

SUPER PRO BIKE:
Winner: Dean Moore
Runner-up: Mike Lakoskey

PRO BIKE:
Winner: Scott Delong
Runner-up: Duane Schmidt Jr.

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR 13-17:
Winner: Cody Owens
Runner-up: Kaden McLean


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Summit ET Bracket Series Results: June 20

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Six class winners were crowned on Saturday at the sixth Summit Racing Series Bracket Race of 2020. There are three more races on the schedule with the next set for July 11.

FB TRAILERS SUPER PRO:
Winner: Derek Vazquez
Runner-up: Don Higgins

ROLLIN’S AUTOMOTIVE SPEED AND CUSTOM PRO:
Winner: Phil Greene
Runner-up: Vince Costa

SPORTSMAN
Winner: Chad King
Runner-up: Marcus Crews

SUPER PRO BIKE:
Winner: Mike Lakoskey
Runner-up: Tim Hunt

PRO BIKE:
Winner: Duane Schmidt Jr.
Runner-up: John Upthegrove

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR 13-17:
Winner:
 Cody Owens
Runner-up: Autumn Derossett

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR 10-12:
Winner:
 Hayden Land
Runner-up: Savannah Highhouse

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR 6-9:
Winner:
 Tanner Mocny
Runner-up: Kylie Mocny


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Summit ET Bracket Series Results: May 24

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Six class winners were crowned on Saturday at the fifth Summit Racing Series Bracket Race of 2020. There are five more races on the schedule with the next being held on June 6.

FB TRAILERS SUPER PRO:
Winner: Darren Stutts
Runner-up: Greg Long

ROLLIN’S AUTOMOTIVE SPEED AND CUSTOM PRO:
Winner: Garry Thompson
Runner-up: Brendan George

SPORTSMAN
Winner: Alden Rollins
Runner-up: Dennis Harsh

SUPER PRO BIKE:
Winner: Tim Hunt
Runner-up: Santi Rodriguez Jr.

PRO BIKE:
Winner: Tim Hunt
Runner-up: Chuck Woolam

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR
Winner: Abby McLendon
Runner-up: Cody Owens


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Summit ET Bracket Series Results: May 23

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Six class winners were crowned on Saturday at the fourth Summit Racing Series Bracket Race of 2020. There are six more races on the schedule with the next set to be held on May 24.

FB TRAILERS SUPER PRO:
Winner: Jaimie Kelly
Runner-up: Dan Dobson

ROLLIN’S AUTOMOTIVE SPEED AND CUSTOM PRO:
Winner: Brendan George
Runner-up: Bernie Renfroe

SPORTSMAN
Winner: Robert Simpson
Runner-up: Chad King

SUPER PRO BIKE:
Winner: Tim Hunt
Runner-up: Santi Rodriguez Jr.

PRO BIKE:
Winner: Tim Hunt
Runner-up: Duane Schmidt Jr.

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR
Winner: Cody Owens
Runner-up: Abby McClendon


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Gatornationals Rescheduled for September

NHRA officials announced today that they are working with state and local officials as well as host tracks and teams on a revised Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, which will be announced soon.  The season is expected to resume, with fans in attendance, in August, and will consist of 18 total events for 2020, including the two that kicked off the season. The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will continue to be contested at each Mello Yello Series event.

The revised schedule previously announced is in flux because of the fluid nature of the pandemic situation. At this time, it is certain that the events planned for June and July are postponed. Those events are the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on June 5-7 (Gainesville, Fla.); Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil on June 12-14 (Houston, Texas); NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on June 19-21 (Bristol, Tenn.); Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals on June 26-28 (Norwalk, Ohio); Route 66 NHRA Nationals on July 9-12 (Chicago); Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil on July 17-19 (Denver, Colo.); and NHRA Sonoma Nationals on July 24-26 (Sonoma, Calif.). 

Tentative schedule announcements for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series, Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Series, and SAMtech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown series will be released following the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series announcement.

Updated 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule


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Gainesville Raceway Re-Opening Details

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Based on Discussion with local and state authorities, we are revising our planned re-opening to May 15th with a Friday Street Legal Madness.

FRIDAY, MAY 15
Friday Street Legal Madness
6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tech Card: $30
Crew: $15

SATURDAY, MAY 16
Gamblers Race for Slicks and Radials
4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tech Card: $35
Crew: $15
NO STREET TIRES ALLOWED

SATURDAY, MAY 23
Summit Series Race #4
2 p.m.
Crew: $15

SUNDAY, MAY 24
Summit Series Race #5
9 a.m.
Crew: $15

FRIDAY, MAY 29
Friday Street Legal Madness
6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tech Card: $30
Crew: $15

SATURDAY, MAY 30
Gamblers Race for Slicks and Radials
4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tech Card: $35
Crew: $15
NO STREET TIRES ALLOWED


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Update on the 2020 Season

Category : general news

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Due to the latest timeline on social distancing guidelines through April 30, we have made the decision to delay the start of the Gainesville Raceway on-track season to Friday, May 1.

We will continue to monitor local, state, and federal recommendations and restrictions as it relates to hosting events at our facility.

We thank everyone for their patience and hope to continue to stay safe and healthy. Please continue to follow Gainesville Raceway on our social media channels and website for more information and updates.


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NHRA Announces New Date for 2020 Gatornationals

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In consideration of the COVID-19 global pandemic, NHRA officials have announced revisions to the 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The series is tentatively planned to resume June 5-7 with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. The season will conclude with the crowning of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champions November 13-15 at the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.

The revised schedule will consist of 19 total events, with 17 of those events being contested when the series resumes in June. Six of these events will be condensed to two-day competition schedules for the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series classes due to economic and logistical factors. As a result of the compressed schedule, points will not be reset after the U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. NHRA has held two make-up dates on the calendar in case there are further delays.  

UPDATED: Frequently Asked Questions about the current suspension of NHRA racing

Tentative schedule announcements for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series, Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Series and Samtech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Series will be announced soon. All NHRA-sanctioned drag racing series competition is still suspended until further notice.

REVISED 2020 NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES SCHEDULE
June 5-7Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals (PSC/PSM)Gainesville, Fla.
June 12-14Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals* (PSC/PSM)Houston
June 19-21NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals* (PSC/PSM)Bristol, Tenn.
June 26-28Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals* (PSC/PSM)Norwalk, Ohio
July 9-12Route 66 NHRA NationalsChicago
July 17-19Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals (PSM)Denver
July 24-26NHRA Sonoma Nationals (PSC/PSM)Sonoma, Calif.
July 31-Aug. 2NHRA Northwest Nationals* (PSC/PSM)Seattle
Aug. 13-16Lucas Oil NHRA NationalsBrainerd, Minn.
Aug. 21-23Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals* (PSC)Topeka, Kan.
Sept. 3-7NHRA U.S. Nationals (PSC/PSM)Indianapolis
Sept. 11-13Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals* (PSC/PSM)Reading, Pa.
Sept. 18-20NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals (PSC/PSM)Charlotte
Sept. 25-27Make Up Date If NeededGainesville, Fla.
Oct. 2-4AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals (PSC/PSM)St. Louis
Oct. 9-11Make Up Date If NeededHouston
Oct. 15-18AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals (PSC/PSM)Dallas
Oct. 29-Nov. 1Dodge NHRA Nationals (PSC/PSM)Las Vegas
Nov. 12-15Auto Club NHRA Finals (PSC/PSM)Pomona, Calif.

*Mello Yello Drag Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday only
PSC = Pro Stock will be contested at this event
PSM = Pro Stock Motorcycle will be contested at this event


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Gainesville Raceway to Suspend Racing Activity

Category : general news

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–At this time, we are suspending all activity at Gainesville Raceway for 30 days in responce to the coronavirus pandemic.

This suspension will unfortunately affect some of our currently scheduled events such as the RaceWars Race & Car Show, the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, and the Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience, as well as a number of our normal weekly racing activities. We intend, at this time, to resume the original schedule on April 17 with our “Fast Friday” Street Legal Madness, followed by our Drag Slicks and Radials Test-and-Tune event on Saturday, April 18, and continue thereafter, subject to developments in the interim.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely, to listen to experts, and to be transparent as to when we believe racing will resume at Gainesville Raceway.

This decision was made with heavy hearts as we the the effect this pandemic is having on the world, the country, and our Gainesville Raceway family. With recommendations to practice social distancing and reduce social gatherings, we believe this is the right descision and will be the most effective way to protect everyone in the long run.

We are all in this complicated, uncertain, and rapidly changing situation together, and we encourage everyone to look out for each other. Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones. We encourage you to consult http://www.cdc.gov/cornavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for information and updates.

Please continue to monitor GainesvilleRaceway.com and follow us on social media for additional schedule updates.


Upcoming Events

  1. Test-and-Tune (Slicks and Drag Radials ONLY)

    August 15 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Summit Series Race #9

    August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Friday Street Legal Madness

    August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  4. Friday Street Legal Madness

    September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  5. Summit Series Race #10

    September 12 @ 2:00 pm