This Week at ERP
Friday, August 26 - Friday Fun night
Gates Open @ 5:30
Open test and tune 6.30-9.30
Saturday, August 27 - Points Race and Teen Championship Racing
Gates Open @ 1:30pm
Time trials @ 3pm
All regular points classes plus Street Bike, Powder Puff and RPM No Bar heads up bike class.
ERP No-Prep Race
Sponsored by - New Edge Automotive & Detailing
Gates/tech open at 11:00
Tech open until 1:00
$25 tech card purchased at the gate for all racers.
Driver's meeting and first round pairings at 1:30.
Big Tire - If it has doors, bring it! -
Hard Tire - No drag radial or road race compounds allowed. $10 entry
Street Tire - Any size radial, 29.5x10.5 Max DOT approved tire. $50 entry
Nitrous Outlet Small Tire - 29.5 X 10.5 non W. $50 entry
Stick Shift - Unlimited tire, anything with a clutch pedal is welcome. $25 entry
Bikes - Street tire. No wheelie bars.
Grudge racing and testing after first round. No testing for cars that are still in competition.
Payout structure to be announced..
Any questions on tires or vehicles, contact Kyle Kramer, Jordan Sharp or Jason Sites.
Preregister via PayPal to Erpnoprep@gmail.com , include your name, car, and class. Preregistering will help make check in smooth. Also it will give us a better idea of class pay outs.
We are throwing a tailgate party & game watch for the Iowa vs Iowa State game. Come for the races, stay for the game!
Updated Information for ERP Racers
Pit vehicle storage at the track:
Due to limited space available we will have to limit the number of units stored. We have decided to ad a small charge to store them as well, $60 for golf carts/ 4 wheelers, and $30 for scooters for the year. We are working on making more space in our building but want to have room for our emergency vehicle in the building.
We are looking at requiring an engine diaper/ oil containment device for all cars 6.99 and quicker starting with the 2017 race season. This is one rule that is much needed and a lot of tracks and associations are already requiring as well as those going to the ET Finals. This notice gives everyone time to figure out what to do. DRE will work with us for racer discounts and track sponsorship when we add this rule. They make affordable diapers to fit anything.
We encourage all racers to make sure their parachutes work, especially the fast ones. If you do not know how to pack one we will have someone help you. If we don`t get racers to do this, we will do a mandatory laundry day ! Racers this is for your safety, not ours !
Hawkeye Weld and Repair from Iowa City has become a major associate sponsor of our Top ET class. Thanks to Kieth Hemann for your support. We need more associate sponsors for this class !
Dale Sanders (Bo`s father) is a Matco Tools dealer in Lincoln Ne. is giving $300 worth of tools to this years T/D champion, $200 of tools to T/D runner up, and $100
of tools to the 3rd place finisher. Matco tools is the official tool of the T/D class!
Dale is also donating a Matco Tools Antron Brown Helmet radio to the track, we will do a raffle for this with the money raised going to the save the trees fund. All of the trees at ERP are Ash trees and we are going to treat them in an effort to save them, this will cost us about $3000.
Manatt`s Ready Mix Concrete has purchased a sign at the track. This replaces Skyline Ready Mix who sold out to Manatt`s this spring. They supplied the concrete for our paving project this spring.
Over 7,000 IHRA Competitors Will Challenge for the
2016 Summit Superseries World Championship
NORWALK, OHIO (MARCH 16, 2016) The 2016 edition of the International
Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit SuperSeries is off and running at many
of the Southern based IHRA member tracks. This season will feature
familiar names supporting the series but a brand new format that has
competitors and tracks buzzing with anticipation.
As in year's past, every IHRA participating track will crown a Summit
SuperSeries track champion. The big difference in 2016, as compared to
previous years, is that each champion will no longer run-off at their
Summit Team Finals event but rather be invited directly to the Summit
World Finals in Memphis. This will be the single largest gathering of
championship contenders the sport of drag racing has ever seen competing
head-to-head for the IHRA National Championship.
"We've received a lot of positive feedback from competitors and IHRA
member tracks on this new format and we are looking forward to seeing
the largest championship race in history unfold during the Summit World
Finals in Memphis" said Summit Racing Motorsports & Events Manager Jim
Greenleaf. "At the end of the day, we recognize it is a big trip to
Memphis for a lot of competitors. We have been hosting competitors from
Alaska, Western Canada, Aruba and Newfoundland over the course of this
program, so we think that taking a shot at the biggest sportsman
National Championship in the country is worth the trip".
Competitors in the Summit World Finals have an opportunity to win over
$100,000 in prizes, the championship cash payout in Top and Mod will be
$10,000 to win, $7,000 runner-up, $2,000 semis, $1,000 quarters and $500
eighths. Junior Dragster championship payout is $3,000 to win, $2,000
runner-up, $1,000 semis, $500 quarters and $250 eighths. All Summit
SuperSeries track champions will receive free car & driver entry upon
qualifying and passing tech for this event.
To get in on the action, competitors simply sign up for their IHRA
Member Track points program while becoming a member of IHRA or simply
renewing their IHRA membership. Competitors are then issued an "X" number (the second digit of the Summit SuperSeries registered numbers is
an X) and that number must appear on your car during your track's points
earning events as well as on your track's points listing on their
For a listing of IHRA member tracks click here:
and for a full series flyer
and complete rules on the Summit SuperSeries click here: http://www.ihra.com/superseries-home
The Summit World Finals will be held October 21-23 at Memphis
International Raceway. For additional information, please visit www.IHRA.com  or call (419) 663-4472.
Open letter to the racers at Eddyville Raceway Park
I know a lot of racers are concerned with what is happening at IHRA and their parent company IRG that owns IHRA and several race tracks including Cordova. Last week it was announced that Scott Gardner was no longer the president of IHRA. Scott being the former partner with myself at ERP this news was very upsetting to myself and many others and created a lot of uncertainty in the drag race world. I like many others do not understand how this could have happened as I felt Scott was the perfect man for the job but in the corporate world things happen that us out here in rural America do not understand.
The next question for myself was how will this affect Eddyville Raceway Park ? I have looked hard at the programs IHRA offers us versus NHRA. I had no major issues with NHRA when we were sanctioned by them and very few with IHRA since we switched 2 years ago. Several things stand out with IHRA including fewer hassles with competition licenses, 1/8th mile ET Finals, 1/8th mile World Finals, an outstanding Summit Super Series program, Jr Dragster National event, and better insurance for the track for less money. IHRA has been through 6 or 7 different corporate owners since the late 90`s and one thing has stayed pretty consistent is their sportsman programs and I have been assured that once again that that will be the case now. All things considered I think it would be a mistake to change course at this time and plan on staying with IHRA at least through this season.
I am very sorry to see Scott gone from IHRA and feel for the employees and racers of Cordova as they have a lot more to deal with than we do as they are owned by IRG. I do believe with the investment IRG has made to purchase Cordova and do a lot of improvements to it last year that things will be ok for them as well, it`s just going to take some time and patience. Best wishes to Scott and Laura as they figure out what the future holds for them.
ERP Track Rentals
Eddyville Raceway Park has days available to rent the facility for many types of usage including the use of the drag strip or for other functions that could make use of the rest of the facility but not the race track. Now is the time to set these up before all of our events are planned. Events using the track in most cases will be on a Friday night, Saturday or Sunday.
If you or a company wants to put on any type of outdoor event that might work at the track or if you would like to be a promoter of some type of race event please contact Gerald to discuss the possibilities. Price to do this will vary widely depending on the type of event you are considering.
Here is a list of some ideas on types of events that could utilize the track and facilities. They include but are certainly not limited to:
- Swap Meet
- Flee market
- Car Show
- R/C Car & Plane Events
- Special race events for company employees / customers
- Special interest drag race event
We also can put together special packages for family reunions, car clubs, or company outings to the race track during any of our scheduled events both regular race days or on our bigger events. If interested in any of these please email Gerald at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 641-780-3534.