Formula E
14 Feb
-
15 Feb
Event finished
27 Feb
-
29 Feb
FP2 in
13 Hours
:
29 Minutes
:
44 Seconds
Formula 1 MotoGP
05 Mar
-
08 Mar
FP1 in
6 days
R
Thailand GP
19 Mar
-
22 Mar
FP1 in
20 days
NASCAR Cup
21 Feb
-
23 Feb
Event finished
28 Feb
-
01 Mar
First Practice in
02 Hours
:
34 Minutes
:
44 Seconds
IndyCar
13 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
13 days
R
Birmingham
03 Apr
-
05 Apr
Next event in
34 days
WEC
22 Feb
-
23 Feb
Event finished
18 Mar
-
20 Mar
Next event in
18 days

Flames, famous drivers star in 'Night Under Fire' at Summit

shares
comments
Flames, famous drivers star in 'Night Under Fire' at Summit
Aug 1, 2014, 3:39 AM

Drivers include Bob Motz and his jet-powered semi.

John Force
Antron Brown

Brimming with action and activity, the annual Night Under Fire has become a treasured and talked-about tradition at Summit Motorsports Park, and bringing the heat to this year's show, presented by Kelly Services, are Funny Car drivers John Force, Ron Capps, Cruz Pedregon and Dale Creasy, Jr.; Top Fuel drivers Antron Brown and Brittany Force and Top Fuel bike riders Tommy Grimes and Bob Malloy.

The carefully-designed spectacle also will boast jet engine-powered dragsters piloted by Jill Canuso, Ernie Bogue, Scott Holdridge and Lou Pereira, AA Gassers and the jet engine-powered semi-truck wheeled by Bob Motz (in photo above), which is daunting in the darkness as its turbine spools, flames shoot from its simulated stack-style exhaust and its after-burner pops as it inches forward.

Adding to the anticipation is an assortment of surprises that will occur on the track as well as in the sky.

The evening will end with a $100,000 display of fireworks ignited from multiple locations in red, white, blue and other colors that dance to choreographed patriotic music, followed by an explosion of gasbombs that reverberate throughout the facility.

'More than a drag race'

"The Night Under Fire is more than an event and more than a drag race," said Bill Bader, Jr., president of Summit Motorsports Park. "It's a 37-year family tradition that is passed on from generation to generation. It's our signature, the event that put Norwalk on the map."

Spectator gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, with sportsman time-trials beginning at 9 a.m.; pre-race ceremonies at 5:30 p.m. followed by the show at 7 p.m

Next article
'Big Daddy' Don Garlits named Grand Marshal for IHRA Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals

Previous article

'Big Daddy' Don Garlits named Grand Marshal for IHRA Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals

Next article

International Hot Rod Association announces schedule

International Hot Rod Association announces schedule
Load comments

About this article

Series Drag
Drivers Brittany Force , Antron Brown , John Force , Bob Motz , Ron Capps , Cruz Pedregon , Tommy Grimes