Summit Motorsports Park was named Track of the Year during the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) North Central Division Land of the Winners Awards Banquet, Dec. 9, 2017 at the Wyndham Indianapolis West in Indiana.

The event honoring the 2017 champions in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Summit Racing Series, Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series, Jegs Super Quick Series and Summit Racing Equipment Junior Drag Racing League was attended by hundreds of racers and race fans who enjoyed a meal and camaraderie while celebrating accomplishments.

This marks the eighteenth time Summit Motorsports Park has received Track of the Year honors, including eight times by the NHRA, three times by the National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) and seven times by the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA).

“Congratulations to Bill Bader and his team on another successful year,” said Jeff Conley, NHRA North Central Division director. “It’s a well-deserved accomplishment.”

Also during the ceremony, Summit Motorsports Park drivers were recognized for a third place finish at the 2017 NHRA North Central Division Summit Racing Equipment Finals in September at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana.

“I’m incredibly humbled and always so appreciative of all of those who vote for us, and I love the men and women who work untiringly to exceed our guests’ expectations,” said Bill Bader, Jr., president of Summit Motorsports Park.

The honor puts the exclamation mark on a year of stunning racing at Summit Motorsports Park, whose drivers will be celebrated during the 44th Annual Edelbrock Banquet of Champions presented by Lincoln Electric, Jan. 13, 2018 at LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility in Westlake, Ohio.

A new year of racing spools up with the 37th Annual Spring Warm-Up, April 28-29, followed by the 12th Annual Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser, billed as the largest NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in the country, May 18-20, the 12th Annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, with everything from Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars to fireworks, June 21-24, and many other events at Summit Motorsports Park, which is at 1300 State Route 18, Norwalk, Ohio.

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(Photo of Bill Bader, Jr., left, and Jeff Conley courtesy of NHRA North Central Division, and action photos from Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser by Moto Lenz)