Black Diamond Motorsports ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI Pre Race

John Deflorian 2012 Camaro
Photo by Brian Howdershell

Admittedly, the past few ADRL events have not been Black Diamond Motorsports best outings. John Deflorian who has qualified number one at three events, reset the elasped time and mile per hour record and won the Summer Drags VIII in Martin, MI. has been met with a string of first or second round losses at the past couple events. With cooler weather returning and the end of the season approaching, John Deflorian and Kevin Bealko are hoping to turn their luck around at the ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI this weekend at Summit Motorsports Park.

With only one race remaining in the 2012 season following the Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI presented by Mickey Thompson, the race for a world championship is coming down to a two car race but Black Diamond Motorsports is not conceding yet and plan on turning up the pressure.

The near perfect weather forecast for this weekend at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio has 3-second zone possibilities written all over it. Our Sonny Racing engines have been freshened, Carl Trader has calculated the possible tune-ups, the team is prepared to put both car in that zone .

The ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI presented by Mickey Thompson takes place on Sept. 28-29 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. It is the ninth race of the 2012 season in the American Drag Racing League (ADRL), and the ninth of 10 races on the 2012 ADRL Tour.

Event Schedule

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29, 2012

WHERE: Summit Motorsports Park, 1300 State Rt. 18, Norwalk, Ohio 44857

SCHEDULE (Subject to change; all times local)

FRIDAY: Gates Open at 10 a.m. Qualifying Round 1 at 11 a.m.; Qualifying Round 2 at 2:30 p.m.; Qualifying Round 3 at 5:30 p.m.; Jet Car at 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: Gates Open at 10 a.m.; Qualifying Round 4 at 11 a.m.; Eliminations Round 1 at 2:30 p.m.; Jet Car at 8 p.m. Final Eliminations at 8:30 p.m.

TICKETS: They are available by visiting or by contacting Summit Motorsports Park at (419) 668-5555 or

Friday Adult $15; Saturday Adult $15; Full Event Pass Adult $25; All Kids 12-Under Free; General Parking $10/day. All tickets include ADRL VIP pit pass.