Two Local Racers Competing for Championships

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals featuring Nitro Jam will take over Memphis International Raceway (MIR) this week. On Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 the best sportsman and professional racers will compete for championships and two of those racers consider MIR their "hometown" track - Mark Meadows and Tyler Poindexter.  

At the center of this huge weekend are IHRA's two premier championship tournaments - the Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions and the Summit SuperSeries. A total of 10 championships will be decided during these two unique competitions, as well as over $250,000 in cash and prizes.   

For the 2014 edition of the IHRA Summit Tournament of Champions, 117 drivers from 22 states and four Canadian provinces will represent their divisions as the best drivers from the 2014 IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL season. Local racer Mark Meadows earned his way into the event by finishing in the top three in the Quick Rod class with two wins coming at MIR. He was named the IHRA Division 4 Renegades champion at the conclusion of the season. Meadows defeated second-place finisher, Christopher Dodd by one point.  

The field is set for the 2014 Summit Racing Equipment SuperSeries World Championship presented by AMSOIL at this weekend's IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals at MIR. A total of 48 participants advanced to the championship runoff and will now compete for a world championship and lucrative championship prize package in one of the most prestigious grassroots racing programs in the world. 2014 and 2012 MIR Track Champion, Tyler Poindexter, will be among the participants this weekend in the Junior Dragster class. Tyler tallied three wins this season in the Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams and will compete for $3,000 and a brand new Junior Dragster built by J.R. Race Car.   

The drivers will get their first hit at the track on Friday, October 10. The 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions and the Summit SuperSeries World Championship will take place on Saturday, October 11 with champions crowned in all classes.

Please visit www.nitrojam.com or call (901)WOW-Race for more information or to purchase tickets in advance.  

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