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Drag Racing 101

The NHRA Summit Racing Series features a bracket racing format that allows drivers in many types of vehicles, including dragsters, roadsters, sedans, coupes, trucks, bikes and snowmobiles to compete on an equal basis against each other. Grove Creek offers money and trophy classes from the beginner to the pro (age 16 and older)!



- For detailed vehicle rules please see an NHRA Rulebook (available at the track, NHRA Website or obtain with NHRA membership.)
- All participants under 18, must have a minor release form signed by both parents or guardians .

ET Series Competition Categories

Money Eliminator

- Super Pro - cars, trucks, bikes and sleds - electronics allowed (0 – 8.00)
- Pro ET - cars, trucks, bikes and sleds - NO electronics allowed, trans brakes and 2 steps okay

*** CROSSTALK Activated for Super Pro, Gizmo-Gambler and any Special Combo Races

**Continued in 2024 - $2K Combo Race - Buy Backs every Race!

Money Eliminator P/O 16 Car Minimum Each Class
Combo WIN $2000
Combo RU $900
SEMI (Class R/U) $350
5th Rd Win $225
4th Rd Win $150
3rd Rd Win $75

Trophy Eliminator - Win 2 Rounds, Win a Trophy!

- Street Eliminator - cars and trucks - FOOT PEDAL ONLY - NO box, NO two-step, NO trans brakes, NO electronics, NO drag slicks, Street legal DOT slicks - OKAY (**NEW** Cutoff 8.00 +)
- Pro Street - cars / trucks - NO Gizmos - trans brakes allowed (** NEW** Cutoff 0 – 7.80)
- Super Bike/Sled - all bikes and sleds - no electronics

Super Quick Trophy Race - Trophies to Final Four (16 car min)

'Non-Gizmo' competitors who are knocked out of competition early, can pay an extra fee and get into this additional round-robin race run near the end of the day.

Gambler Races - 80% payback

For Gizmo and Non-Gizmo Racers.

Special Events for ET Bracket Racers

GCR Championship Series

Held at - Grove Creek Raceway - Grove City MN - see schedule for series dates

2022 Champions

Back Row: Mike Amos Jr-Pro Street, Dan Graunke-Super Bike/Sled, Gabbie Poole-Street Eliminator, Magnus Baker-Jr Street
Front: Pat Haubrich-Pro ET, Jeff Lanoue-Super Pro

To Qualify to compete at the prestigious NHRA Summit Racing Series ET Finals, or win cash and prizes, you must join the Grove Creek Championship Series.
**PLEASE NOTE** All 'Race of Champions' for ET Finals will come out of the Super Pro and Pro ET Classes

-- $35 entrance fee to be eligible (sign up at track before first points race - points track from purchase date)
-- Count your best points races of the season (see schedule for details)
-- Points awarded for attendance and rounds won (buy backs included)
-- Cash, Trophies and Other Prizes awarded at presentations

Money Class Cash and Prizes
----- Winner = $1000 Cash and Prize
----- Runner Up = $500 Cash and Trophy

Trophy Class Prizes
----- Winner = Champ Trophy and Prize
----- Other Places = Trophy

GCR DUAL $5K+ at the CREEK

Held at - Grove Creek Raceway - Grove City MN - See poster below for more details!

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Continued for 2023 it's the DUAL $5K+ at the CREEK! The winners of the Super Pro and Pro ET categories will battle it out for $5,000+ Saturday Night and Sunday! Do not miss this one!

GCR $3K+ Holiday Mini-Series Continues!

Held at - Grove Creek Raceway - Grove City MN - See poster below for more details!

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The 'Holiday Mini-Series' are 3 double header race weekends featuring all our regular classes with Super Pro and Pro ET battling it out for the $3000+ Prize both Saturday Night and Sunday!

GCR NHRA.TV Challenge - Sun Jul 16, 2023

Held at - Grove Creek Raceway - Grove City MN

2022 NHRA.TV Challenge Winners
Pro ET: Nathan Olson
Super Bike/Sled: Darrick Graunke
Super Pro: Don Kritzky
Super Quick: Travis Baker
Street Eliminator: Joe Woltjer
Pro Street: Mike Amos Jr

NHRA presents its NHRA.TV Challenge for E.T. bracket racers at NHRA member tracks. The winner of each catagory is rewarded with a special-edition pewter Wally trophy (the most coveted prize in drag racing) and an NHRA.TV hat. In addition, a picture of the winners will be printed in the National DRAGSTER.

GCR King of the Track - Sun Sep 10, 2023

Held at - Grove Creek Raceway - Grove City MN

2022 Two-Time King of the Track Winner Jason Charlton in his 74 Aces Chevy Nova!

All class winners from this day's event (including Super Quick) will compete head to head with dials to become the King of the Track Champion, who will receive a coveted NHRA Wally and King of the Track hat. In addition, the winner's picture, will be printed in National DRAGSTER.

NHRA Summit ET Finals - Sept 16-17, 2023

2023 Held at - Heartland Park - Topeka KS

To participate in this event you must be registered in our GCR Championship Series (points program) and have run at least 2 points events in the season (see schedule for points events).
**PLEASE NOTE** All 'Race of Champions' for ET Finals will come out of the Super Pro and Pro ET Classes.

Participating NHRA member tracks across North America host regularly scheduled events and award points. At the end of the season, each track selects a team of racers from among its top points finishers to represent the track at the divisional Summit Racing Series Finals. Competitors, running in different categories based on performance, race until a champion is crowned in each category. Points totals also are tallied for team honors.

See Summit page for more details!

Be A Winner, Be A Member

Be A Winner, Be A Member rewards NHRA members who win a race at an NHRA member track with prizes from sponsors.
All submissions must be submitted online and meet the entry requirements outlined there.


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