The Iron Man Classic IHRA Summit Super Series (Race #10) event originally scheduled for July 10 was rained out and rescheduled for this Saturday, July 31. With the best 15-races of the 18 series events counting toward the championship all categories remain wide open. Gates will open at 1 p.m. with time trials getting underway at 3 p.m. and eliminations projected to start at 6 p.m.
Special Iron Man trophies will be at stake in Top, Modified and Sportsman. The Jr. Dragster Iron Man will be up for grabs at the ALL Jr. Dragster event coming up Sunday, August 8th.
The Friday Night Fun Grudge and test and tune will get the weekend going with gates opening at 5 and runs from 6 to 10 p.m. General admission is only $10 with car and driver entry (includes admission) $25.
Bunker Hill Dragstrip’s IHRA Summit Super Series resumes this weekend with points races both Saturday and Sunday, July 17 & 18. The weekend kicks off the second half of the 18-race 2021 series following a two-week layoff the result of a rainout of last Saturday’s Iron Man Classic, which has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 31 and the Diesel Motorsports.us all diesel event that also suffered from a rainout and has been rescheduled for a to be announced October date.
Tonight’s (Friday, July 16) test and tune has been cancelled, however the forecast for Saturday and Sunday is looking vary favorable. Gates will open Saturday at 1 p.m with time trials getting underway at 3 p.m. and eliminations at 6 p.m. Sunday gates will open at 9 a.m. with time trials beginning at 10 a.m. followed by eliminations. Overnight parking is permitted (no hook ups).
With nine IHRA Summit Super Series completed Bill Casner (Top), Adam Confer (Modified), Randy Wolfe (Sportsman) and Tyler Kindle Olinger (Jr. Dragster) lead the four points divisions heading into this weekend. A racer’s 15 best point races will be counted toward the championship out of the 18 series events planned.
We hope that you will come join us for what looks to be a great weekend of racing!
The Jasper Plastic Solutions Quick 8s for both Top and Modified classes will be held as part of the Firecracker Bracket Races on Saturday, July 3. The quick 8 qualifiers in each class will be laddered during the first three rounds of their respective Top and Modified brackets. The quick 8 winner will then advance to the fourth round of competition. An $800 bonus purse ($400 to win, $200 runner-up and $100 to each semi-finalist) will be up for grabs in each class with no additional entry fee.
Qualifying will take place during the two scheduled time trial sessions in each category.
The weekend will begin with Friday (July 2) Fun Night grudge racing and time trials. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing from 6 to 10 p.m.
Along with the featured Jasper Plastics Solutions Quick 8s Saturday (July 3) will include a complete bracket race with Top, Mod, Sportsman, Jr. Dragster, Pure Street and Motorcycle classes having regular payout and entry with no points awarded. Gates will open at 1 p.m. with time trials and qualifying getting underway at 3 p.m. and eliminations beginning at 6 p.m.
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Races #8 and #9 in the 2021 IHRA Summit Super Series are set for Saturday and Sunday (June 19 & 20) this weekend at Bunker Hill Dragstrip along with the second race in the season’s OSR Motorcycle Series on Saturday night and another Friday Night Fun Night with grudge racing and test and tune.
Coming off a disappointing rain out this past Saturday (June 12) the point series reaches its midway point with battles brewing in each of the four points classes. Both Top and Modified classes have had six different winners in the six completed races thus far in 2021 and given the fact that a racer’s best 15-points races will be counted in the 18-race series the titles remain wide open even in Sportsman and Jr. Dragster where Randy Wolfe and Tyler Kindle Olinger have already claimed three wins, respectively.
Todd Smith rode his Kawasaki to victory in the first OSR race, May 22 and is expected to be among the many motorcycle racers on hand for the second of five OSR races planned this season. The OSR series features some of the quickest street-type motorcycles in the state. Old School Racing rules prohibit drag slicks (street D.O.T required), no wheelie bars and no slider or two-steps permitted. The winner will receive a $50 bonus and a trophy while the runner-up will get an added $25 to the regular posted Street Bike purse. There is no additional entry fee.
Friday Fun Night (June 18) – Grudge Racing + Test and Tune
Gates Open 5 p.m.
Racing 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday (June 19) – IHRA Summit Super Series Race #8 + OSR Motorcycles
Gates Open 1 p.m.
Time Trials 3 p.m.
Eliminations 6 p.m.
Sunday (June 20) – IHRA Summit Super Series Race #9
Gates Open 9 a.m.
Time Trials 10 a.m.
Eliminations 1 p.m. (or after conclusion of time trials)
Beat the Heat, Inc., a national non-profit organization comprised of Police Officers and Firefighters who conduct educational programs using marked emergency vehicle drag cars will be on hand racing Friday night as part of Bunker Hill Dragstrip’s Fun Night grudge racing and test and tune.
Beat the Heat was founded in 1992 to help combat the problem of street racing and drunk driving. Today the organization has added distracted driving, community relations and youth education to its mission.
The goals of Beat the Heat, Inc. are to educate people about the problems of illegal drug and alcohol use and the horrors of impaired and distracted driving; to encourage young people to stay in school and be an achiever in life; promote a better understanding between the Police and the communities they serve and, educate the general public about the sport of drag racing and encourage everyone to race on the dragstrip NOT ON THE STREET.
Gates open at 5 p.m. with runs from 6 to 10 p.m. General admission is $10 with an entry including unlimited runs for the evening only $15. Entrants are welcomed to challenge the Beat the Heat racers John Hubert (pictured above) or Matthew Breden.
John Hubert's Police Cruiser
The Midwest Nostalgia Pro Stock Association will headline a big double header Memorial Day weekend at Bunker Hill Dragstrip with match racing action as a tribute to some of the legends of the sport. The Pro Stocks will be featured on Saturday night, May 29 as the track hosts its IHRA Summit Super Series points both Saturday and Sunday.
Pro Stock celebrated its 50th anniversary as a class during the 2020 season and it is only fitting that the popular category be part of Bunker Hill Dragstrip’s 65th anniversary season.
The MNPSA group has recreated largely period correct cars that were the stars of the class including Mark Pappas’ Reher-Morrison Camaro, Mike Ruth’s Bob Glidden Fairmont, Ted Peters’ “Patriot Missile” Mopar, Mike Roppo’s Castrol GTX Firebird and Bill White’s “Joe Satmary” Camaro.
The Pro Stocks are just part of the big weekend that will also feature points races both Saturday and Sunday with Top, Modified, Sportsman and Jr. Dragster classes along with Pure Street and Street Motorcycle classes. Friday night grudge racing and test runs will kick off the weekend.
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Memorial Day Weekend Schedule
Friday - Friday Night Fun Night – Grudge Racing & Test-n-Tune
Gates Open 5 p.m.
Runs Begin 6 p.m.
Secure 10 p.m.
Saturday - IHRA Summit Super Series Race #5 + Midwest Nostalgia Pro Stocks
Gates Open 11 a.m.
Time Trials 1 p.m.
Eliminations 5 p.m.
Sunday - IHRA Summit Super Series Race #6
Gates Open 9 a.m.
Time Trials 10 a.m.
Eliminations 1 p.m.
Mike Ruth's "Bob Glidden Fairmont"
The first of the five-race 2021 OSR Motorcycles Series is set for Saturday, May 22 as part of Bunker Hill Dragstrip’s IHRA Summit Super Series. The series features some of the quickest street-type motorcycles in the state.
Old School Racing rules prohibit drag slicks (street D.O.T required), no wheelie bars and no slider or two-steps permitted. The winner will receive a $50 bonus and a trophy while the runner-up will get an added $25 to the regular posted Street Bike purse. There is no additional entry fee.
Saturday, May 22 the gates will open at 11 a.m. with time trials get underway at 1 p.m. and eliminations projected to start at 4 p.m. or conclusion of time trials.
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2021 OSR Motorcycle Series
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Wesley Sargent (Modified) from Sharpsville, Bill Casner (Top) from Kokomo, Dave McVicker (Sportsman) of Lagro and Tyler Kindle-Olinger (Jr. Dragster) from Warsaw captured wins Saturday night as Bunker Hill Dragstrip launched its 65th season of racing.
Other winners included Scott Sheagley from Bringhurst over Bob Walter from Hemlock in Pure Street and Bryan Stone from Bunker Hill rode his Kawasaki to the Motorcycle class win over Jason Holland from South Bend.
The second of 18 IHRA Summit Super Series points races for the 2021 season is set for this coming Saturday, May 8. Gates open at 11 a.m., time trials get underway at 1 p.m. and racing at 4 p.m. The track will host its Friday Night Fun Night with grudge racing and time trials from 6 to 10 p.m.
IHRA Summit Super Series Race #1 Results: May 1, 2021
MODIFIED, Driver, Hometown, Entry, Dial, R/T, E.T., M.P.H.
Winner, Wesley Sargent, Sharpsville, IN, ’87 Buick, 7.00, .0313 , 6.9441, 97.02
Runner-up , Troy Rasmus, Peru, IN, Chev S-10, 6.30, .0431, 6.2722, 106.51
TOP, Driver, Hometown, Entry, Dial, R/T, E.T., M.P.H.
Winner, Bill Casner, Kokomo, IN, Plymouth, 5.83, .0020 , 5.8498, 117.49
Runner-up , Bud Thompson, Niles, MI, Camaro, 5.74, -.0084 , 5.7585, 119.11
SPORTSMAN , Driver, Hometown, Entry, Dial, R/T, E.T., M.P.H.
Winner, Dave McVicker, Lagro, IN, 55 Chev, 7.52, 0097 , 7.5630, 83.26
Runner-up , Damien Stout, Colfax, IN, ’95 Camaro, 9.09, .0595, 9.1310, 74.73
Jr DRAGSTER , Driver, Hometown, Entry, Dial, R/T, E.T., M.P.H.
Winner, Tyler Kindle-Olinger , Warsaw, IN, Jr. Dragster, 7.92, .0045, 7.9744, 77.85
Runner-up , Pat Wease, Demotte, IN, Jr. Dragster, 7.94, .0874, 7.9614, 80.65
PURE STREET, Driver, Hometown, Entry, Dial, R/T, E.T., M.P.H.
Winner, Scott Sheagley, Bringhurst, IN, , 10.00, .2236, 10.1404, 67.40
Runner-up , Bob Walter, Hemlock, IN, , 10.20, .1761, 10.4356, 66.79
MOTORCYCLE, Rider, Hometown, Entry, Dial, R/T, E.T., M.P.H.
Winner, Bryan Stone, Bunker Hill, IN, Kasasaki, 7.19, .3461., 7.2233, 93.87
Runner-up , Jason Holland, South Bend, IN, Suzuki, 6.65, .5760, 7.0456, 108.10
Troy Rasmus (Chevy S-10) and Wesley Sargent (Buick Regal) met up in the final of Modified ET with Sargent getting the win in a double breakout duel.
Ron Stover photo
Pre-season testing is over and Bunker Hill Dragstrip is ready to kick off its Friday night fun night grudge racing and Saturday’s 2021 IHRA Summit Super Series points this weekend (April 30 and May 1). The track, located just off U.S. 31 between Kokomo and Peru will celebrate its 65th anniversary of racing.
Gates will open at 5 p.m. for Friday night events with grudge racing and time trials running from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday gates will open at 11 a.m. with time trials getting underway at 1 p.m. Racing will start as soon as time trials are completed, approximately 4 p.m.
Top point finishers in the 18-race series will qualify for the IHRA Division 5 Team Finals, Sept. 23-26, to be held in Martin, Mich. Bunker Hill’s 2021 track champions in Top, Modified, Sportsman and Jr. Dragster classes will qualify for the IHRA Summit Super Series World Finals, Oct. 14-16 at Memphis International Raceway, Tenn.
Defending track champions Bill Casner of Kokomo in Top class; Mike Pyle from Silver Lake in Modified; Peru’s Brad Fisher in Sportsman and 12-year-old Cadan Richardson a 6th grader at Northwestern Elementary in Jr. Dragster are defending Bunker Hill track champions and will be gunning to repeat as the 65thAnniversary champions.
Several special events are planned, including a celebration of Bunker Hill’s hot-rodding heritage with a 65th Anniversary race, car show and reunion event, August 28. Shirley Muldowney, the first lady of drag racing and a three-time world champion, has been named the grand marshal for the event and will be attending.
Other specials include Beat the Heat on Friday, June 11; an all Diesel drag race, truck pull and show promoted by Diesel Performance from Kansas City, Mo. June 25 and 26; The Bounty presented by Triple A Graphix with $5,000 to win each day, June 5 and 6; the IHRA Iron Man Classic, July 10; the annual Road King’s Car Club Hot Rod show and drags, July 25; the IHRA Jr. Dragster Iron Man Championships, Aug. 8; Injun Wars an all Pontiac race, show and swap meet, August 14 and others to be announced.
See our schedule page for the complete 2021 racing season.
Billy’s Auto Repair will sponsor the Junior Dragster class during the 2021 season which officially gets underway Saturday, May 1 with the first IHRA Summit Super Series points race of the year at Bunker Hill Dragstrip.
The Junior Dragster program is designed to allow youth, as young as 7 years of age and up to 17, the opportunity to race against their peers in half-scale dragsters powered by Briggs and Stratton-type engines. Jr. drag racing was first introduced in 1992 and has gained popularity across the country. Many of today’s top professional and sportsman stars started their racing career in Jr. Dragsters.
The top points finisher in Bunker Hill Dragstrip’s Jr Dragster class will qualify for the IHRA Summit Super Series World Finals to be held, October 14-16, 2021 at Memphis International Raceway in Tennessee. Top finishers will also qualify to participate at the IHRA Summit Team Finals to be held in Michigan in September.
The Billy’s Auto Repair sponsorship will guarantee the winner $200 and runner-up $50 at each of the designated 2021 racing series events.
Bunker Hill Dragstrip will celebrate its 65th anniversary of racing when it opens for pre-season testing on March 27, with events scheduled most weekends thru October. The track, located one and one-half miles southeast of Grissom Air Reserve Base, originally opened as Indiana’s first drag strip on August 25, 1956.
The “First Lady of Drag Racing” and three-time NHRA World Champion, Shirley Muldowney has been named grand marshal and will be appearing at historic Bunker Hill Dragstrip’s 65th anniversary drag race and reunion to be held August 28, 2021. The event will highlight a full season of racing, with a complete schedule to be announced by new track owner Mark Cregier in coming weeks.
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