When Summit Motorsports Park, then Norwalk Raceway, opened in 1974, it had 800 seats. Since then, it’s grown into “America’s Racetrack” with over 30,000 seats under the ownership of the Bader family. As a child and teenager, Bill Bader, Jr. performed every possible task at the track in route to taking over as owner. And he seems to have the recipe for putting on the most entertaining events in drag racing–and beyond. What goes into planning the events? What are some of his craziest memories? Well…listen in!

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.