61 Years of


Drag Racing

Entering into our 61st season

of NHRA Championship Drag Racing in Central New York, we invite you to join us this summer for a Celebration of six decades

at the Playground of Power!

Thank you racers and fans for your continued support!

 2021 NHRA Chassis Seminar 

For all racers looking to schedule a chassis certification time, please read the NHRA seminar protocol PDF form in regards to pandemic guidelines. Once we can set a date(s) for the seminars, we will provide details as they become available. A page has been created for all track forms and documents that can be downloaded for electronic submission or printing. The page link can be found under the Classes/Forms menu at the top of the page.  • Chassis_seminar.PDF

May 3 - We have over 30 drivers that have expressed an interest in the NHRA Certification Event. NHRA will only check 20 cars per day, so we have scheduled two. Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22, 2021. The event will take place at the track. Chassis will be checked by appointment only. If you would like to sign up, please send a message from this page that includes your phone number and preferred day for your appointment. If you have no preferred day, please state so. Comments on this post will not be considered as a sign up. We will try to accommodate your preferences, but cannot guarantee them. You will know on Thursday, when your appointment is.

Ways to sign up:

Send message from Facebook page. (preferred)

Text: 315-350-9219

Email: vernschmidt@rocketmail.com

**Limit 2 people per car **No spectators allowed

BREAKING NEWS! Summit Points/Street Money/Covid Protocols

April 22 -  Bring the kids. Bring your neighbor's kids too. They will love it, and you'll be the hero. Kids under 16 will be admitted FREE of charge, the entire season.

Summit Racing E.T. Series

The ESTA points program no longer has a fee to participate. Points will be awarded at all Sunday Summit E.T. Series events. All entries will receive Summit E.T. Series points. A portion of every Summit E.T. Series entry fee will be will be added to the point fund. All money categories have a championship on the schedule that will have increased prize money and we will award double points in the championship category at that event. There will be no rain date for the last day of qualifying for the Bracket Finals (8/29) or the last day of the Summit E.T. Series points chase (10/24).

Street Money

We have decided to keep Street Money as a street class and not to change it to Sportsman. Street Money and Street Trophy will be open to cars that have a state registration, state inspection, and mufflers. Non D.O.T. tires WILL be allowed.

Track Public Address

ESTA now has a public WIFI system that reaches a few hundred feet from the tower. Infrastructure will need to be added to cover the whole facility and may be a future project. We still do not have the entire P.A. system working properly. We have a lot of outdated equipment that is not serviceable due to the lack of parts. We hope to remedy this situation soon and are looking at several options. Customers may want to bring a portable FM radio with you when you attend. The announcer can be heard anywhere at the track, on our radio station at 89.3 FM.

2021 Covid Protocols

We are allowed a limited number of spectators and we hope to see the limitations lifted later in the season. There is a mask mandate that the state and county governments have imposed on us that everyone must follow. Masks must be worn anytime you are not in your own pit area. Masks are required in the staging lanes, starting line and winners circle. This includes while waiting in line for registration, concessions, payout, and restrooms. We want to be able to operate safely and your cooperation is appreciated.

ESTA Job Openings

We are still looking for a couple of people to complete our race day staff. Please PM with your contact info. Hope to see you for Test & Tune on Saturday.

Super Pro News!

April 19 - New payout schedule for the Super Pro division has been announced and has been posted on the Classes/Rules page as well as on our Facebook page. We have restructured the payout, guaranteeing $1,000 to the winner regardless of the number of entries, and offering a larger purse as the number of entries increase. The new payment structure has been established to attract more racers for our premier class. All 2021 Super Pro events will be 1/8th mile events.


Also Super Pro racers, mark your calendar for May 23rd as we will be running our Super Pro Championship. This race is sponsored by the ESTA Board of Directors and will guarantee $2,000 to the winner with no increase in admission or entry fees. Double Summit ET Series points will be awarded in Super Pro at this event. As weather is always a factor, you can best stay informed of events by following the track on our Facebook page, or by calling the track phone at 315-699-7484.

Reserved Pit Space Prices Reduced for 2021

March 28 - We have lowered the price for reserved pit spots for 2021 to only $150. Contact Todd Lipke via phone or text @ 315-992-4012

Checks can be sent to: ESTA Operating Corp. PO box 3735, Syracuse, N.Y. 13220

2020 E.T. Racing Series Champs Crowned

To say that 2020 was a challenge for everyone would be an understatement. With the third very wet Spring season in a row and all the Covid-19 stuff to deal with we finally got opened up mid- June and while the first 3 or 4 events weren’t all that spectacular (attendance wise) once we got into mid-July the racers started to show up and we got in some very good races. Most of the season long points battles came right down to the last week of racing and here is a brief recap of how the ESTA / Summit ET Points Series finished. Click here to view season recap.


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Sunday Times & Admission

Gates open at 8:00 am. Time trials start 9:30 am.

Adult Admission is $20. Kids under 16 are FREE.

Saturday, May 15: Test & Tune. Gates open at 9:00 am. Sessioned time trials from 10 until 3 or 4pm. Admission is $20. Kids under 16 are free. Car entry is $30.

Sunday, May 16: First race of the 2021 ESTA Summit E.T. Racing Series for all Classes.

Gates open at 8:00am. Time trials start at 9:30 am. Admission is $20. Kids under 16 are free.

See the rules page for entry fees and more information.