You’ve gotta be here…October 13-21, 2018
Every day a Special Event Takes Place during the Halloween Classic…The Classic is more than just a big race! It’s a WEEK LONG PARTY!
It all starts, Saturday October 13! Pre-Racers can move-in based upon their pre-registered entry number.
Start your Engines Sunday, October 14th. This is the race that kicks off the last hurrah of the racing season. All Racers wanting to arrive on this day MUST BE PRE-ENTERED!!! NO EXCEPTIONS! All gates will open 8am! Time trials start at 9:00 a.m. and eliminations will begin at 2:00 p.m
Tuesday, October 16th: Cometic Gasket Halloween Classic presented by Harland Sharp Eve Party 6PM – 11PM! Candy Corn Hole Tournment, Pizza and S’more Party! (Candy Corn Hole participants will register from 3pm – 4pm; Tournament to start at 4:15pm til done!)
Wednesday October 17th, the road leading towards the crowning of the 2018 Overall Classic Gremlin Grand Champion begins at 8:00 a.m. Each class will receive one time run; then “all run” Fleenor Transmission No Box Gambler’s Race will start at Noon, followed by Callies Performance Products Box Gambler’s Race. Wednesday’s gambler races are all run fields!
Are you funny? Do you like to write and tell jokes? Do you aspire to be a comedian? We’ll give you an opportunity to try during the Mickey Thompson “Token Joke Day”, Thursday October 18th! All you need to do is submit your best joke, (written ideally on paper!) and bring to race control during the course of the day on Thursday. Either you or one of our announcers can or will read your joke(s). To protect delicate psyches, we reserve the right to edit and or otherwise sensor “crass” submissions! Our panel of judges will review all entries to determine the winner. The winner will receive a set of Mickey Thompson Rear Slicks! 2017 winner, Dustin Tackett, Shelby OH.
Friday October 19th is Trick Flow Specialties “Limerick Day”, which allows all of our creative writers to craft a poem that involves drag racing! The poem must follow the standard limerick style and cannot be longer than 5 lines. All entries must be submitted to race control by end of the day in order to be read over the PA and to be considered a candidate. The overall winner will receive one Trick Flow Track Heat Carburetor. Our 2017 Winner was Dan & Michelle Dynmek, Shelby Twp, MI.
It wouldn’t be Halloween without carved pumpkins, so we’re having a Pumpkin Carving party in the Fellowship Tent from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We will supply the pumpkins; you bring the utensils and the creativity! All the carved pumpkins will be used to decorate the park on Saturday! You are welcome to take your creation home with you on Sunday!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! TRAINWRECK COUNTRY BAND performing live Friday Night after the races, thanks to Empty Pockets Motorsports Promotions; Racing RV’s, V’s House of Horsepower and Paradune Brewing Company!
“Fright Night”, the largest Drag Racing Halloween Party in the world, begins when the sun rises on Saturday October 20th! Everyone is in costume; the facility and pit areas will be decorated with a Halloween theme. It’s not only a full day of racing, as we will begin first round of eliminations, there will be a lot of partying going on as well!
Hayrides for kids of all ages will begin at 1:00 p.m. Rides will leave from the Fellowship Tent. Thermo-Tech Kid’s Halloween Costume Contest,presented by Kelley’s Island Venture Resort begins promptly at 5:00 p.m. All kids will receive a participant ribbon for just dressing up. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 in five different categories (prettiest, scariest, most original, cutest and hand made), between two age groups (1-6 and 7+).
During the week, racers will begin designing, building and decorating their race rigs and pit areas in a theme they hope will capture the judges attention so they can take home a Classic Gremlin Trophy. Judging of pit areas and race rigs will take place Saturday late afternoon between 5 and 8 p.m. All entries must be registered in guest services (on the side the display is pitted on) by Saturday at 3 p.m., so our judges do not overlook your area! 2017 Best Decorated Pit Area was awarded to Barbara Farmer, Belleville MI “Cemetery with Mausoleum”; Best Decorated Rig went to Anderson/Bennett Families, Norwalk OH “House of Horrors”.
The highlight of the day for the kids arrives at 7 p.m. when all motorized traffic comes to a screeching halt as the ‘witching hour’ begins. For one hour, kids of all ages can visit over 1,000 homes for ‘trick or treating’. Kids you are going to need pillowcases and wagons to carry all the candy you can collect! You’ll even get to explore haunted trailers and pit areas along the way!
But what about the Big Kids…don’t worry we didn’t forget you. The Gordon Food Service “Adult Witching Hour” which includes an adult costume contest and a free dinner begins at 8 p.m. The overall winner in each of the following categories: funniest, most original, scariest and sexiest, will take home a Classic Gremlin.
The fun doesn’t stop there. We go back track side for the ever popular ‘Trick Flow’ Bumper Draggin’ Air Show, $500 and a Classis Gremlin will be given to the racer who performs the highest wheelie and to the racer who can carry the wheelie the furthest! The 2017 Furthest and Highest winner was rained out! Mother Nature didn’t play nice that evening! Moto Lenz Photos provides the winners of the Wheelie Contest a poster of their car!
Sunday, October 21st is Survivor’s Day! All classes will run to completion, including Injector Experts Last Chance Race, where the four best losing reaction times from round #1 in each of the four classes will have an opportunity to win $500! After all the class champions have been crowned, each class champion will then race off to see who will be our next Grand Champion! The overall winner will have four prize packages to select from as your reward in addition to the Classic Gremlin!
The 2017 Grand Champion Winner was Edelbrock Super Pro racer John Boes, Alvada OH.
BONUS RACE —-The Trick Flow Specialties “Ultimate Performer”—-BONUS RACE
The Trick Flow Ultimate Performer will showcase racers that use either Trick Flow cylinder heads and/or intake manifold. This special race to be run sometime on Friday during the Halloween Classic; entry is free! (Note racers do NOT need to be a member of the Finish Line Club to participate in this program!)
The Winner will receive $500 dollars in cash & $500 dollar Summit Racing Gift Card, plus a special one of a kind trophy! The Runner-Up will receive $250 dollars in cash & $250 dollar Summit Racing Gift Card. Each Semi-Finalist will receive $100 dollars in cash & $100 dollar Summit Racing Gift Card. As a special “double-up” bonus, should the winner of the Trick Flow Ultimate Performer also win their class at the Halloween Classic, they will win an additional $500 in cash & $500 Summit Racing Gift Card.
Registering for the event
The Halloween Classic presented by Harland Sharp entry forms will be mailed in late August 2018. If you do not receive mailings from Summit Motorsports Park and wish to be part of this fun filled week, then click here to join our mailing list or call the office at 419-668-5555. And specify you wish to receive a Halloween Classic brochure in the comment box. We encourage racers to pre-enter for a number of reasons, one it will determine what time you can arrive on Saturday October 13th! Secondly the Thursday and Friday gambler’s races have limited fields.
NEW ENTRY PROCEDURE!!!! The order in which we receive your Halloween Classic entry will determine when you can be admitted into the park on Saturday October 13th! (Brochures with pre-registration form will be mailed in late August of 2018)
MUST BE PRE-ENTERED!!! NO EXCEPTIONS! (Note: We are not assigning pit spaces! Parking is first come first served based upon your entry number.)
Entries can only be accepted via walk-in (during business hours), overnight/next day mail and regular mail. No entries will be accepted in person after 3pm on Friday October 12th.
If you wish to pit with another racer, then you MUST pre-register at the same time. Saving of pit spaces will not be permitted on the Budweiser side or on the Summit Side along trackside electric motorhome. Multiple pits spaces may be saved north of family camping, what we call (NORTH 40). You are permitted to send, your buddies registration with your entry
MAKE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR ENTRY NUMBER! (NOT JUST YOUR ENTRY TIME)
Click to see which session you can enter into Linder’s Lot on Saturday October 13th. Entry number was determined based upon when your Halloween Classic entry was received. Search either by Last Name or by Entry Number. List will continue to be updated every few days, to accommodate new entries.