Inside the announcement that applications are now available to be a part of the Horsepower Wars $10K Drag Shootout this week, there was a little surprise about just what contestants will be vying for. Besides the opportunity to take home the car they built during the competition, teams will also be battling it out for a huge $10,000 prize from Summit Motorsports Park when they race their machines during the 2018 Shakedown At The Summit.

With the excitement that will come from building a race car in just 10 days, having a normal showdown to see who’s fastest wouldn’t work for the $10K Drag Shootout. There will be plenty of sparks flying during the builds as teams grind on metal to gain every advantage possible.

Just to recap - you’re talking about $3,000 cash to buy your car and whatever used parts you need, and then $7,000 in Summit Racing Gift Cards - courtesy of Summit Racing. Our other sponsors including killer brands like Royal Purple, Mickey Thompson, E3 Spark Plugs, Holley EFI, COMP Cams, TCI, Dyna-batt, and more will kick in parts, goodies, and bonuses.

When the cars are complete they will be taken to Summit Motorsports Park in Ohio where they will race head-to-head during the Shakedown At The Summit LIVE on to see who wins the car, the money, and the glory.

The winning team doesn’t just win $10,000 — they will also take home their race car. This is a huge prize for the team that lands on top.

Bill Bader, Jr. and his staff at Summit Motorsports Park strive to be a mecca for all things drag racing, and when the opportunity arose to be the host for the $10K Drag Shootout and have it broadcast live, Bader was more than ready to be a part of this spectacle of horsepower.

“This is one of the most innovative and exciting live audience, made-for-television events I’ve seen in years, and it all happens live at America’s Racetrack, Summit Motorsports Park. I can’t wait. The 2018 season will be special, especially given the fact that everyone going down our quarter-mile this year will be doing so on a brand new surface. This new Summit Motorsports Park track surface will be one that’s flat, smooth and fast,” Bader says.

The Horsepower Wars $10K Drag Shootout is going to have excitement, drama, fast cars, and will give contestants a chance to display their skills to the masses. With the finals being broadcast live on during the Shakedown At The Summit, who knows what will happen. Make sure you check out the rules here and fill out an application that can be found right here so you don’t miss your chance to be a part of the action!