Team Houston Raceway Park wins big at NHRA South Central Division Summit Series Finals
ENNIS, Texas - More than 600 of the best NHRA Summit Racing Series competitors in the South Central Division went head to head at Texas Motorplex, vying for team and individual honors. The team from Houston Raceway Park led the contingent of 18 tracks, taking the team title on the strength of three final-round appearances.
In Super Pro, Eric Sandlin of Bedford, Texas, racing for Denton Dragway, took the win over Houston Raceway Park driver Bart Nelson of La Porte, Texas. Cherokee County Motorsports Park's Jackie Jones of Kemp, Texas, won in the Pro category over Powderly, Texas, resident Chris Stephens racing for Paris Dragstrip. Donna White went to the winner's circle in Street, running for Twin City Dragway. The Crossett, Ark., racer scored the win over Kevin Tucker of Newcastle, Okla., racing for Thunder Valley Raceway Park. In an all-Houston Raceway Park final in Quick, Magnolia, Texas' Chris Wood beat out Thomas Iven of Santa Fe, Texas. In another win for Cherokee County, Eric Cook of Houston beat Euless, Texas, resident Benjamin Gibson, racing for Thunder Valley, in the Motorcycle final.
Individual winners in the NHRA Summit Racing Series South Central Division Finals earned a chance to compete against the champions from NHRA's other six regional divisions for a national championship. In accordance with division guidelines, the Super Pro and Pro champions have a run-off to determine who will compete in Pomona. Jones beat Sandlin in the run-off and has the opportunity to run for the national title.
Drivers who advance to the national title run-off will compete at the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., next month. Those who compete in Pomona will each receive $3,500 and the champions in each class will earn a winner-take-all $5,000 purse.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Summit Racing Series South Central Division Finals at Texas Motorplex:
Super Pro/Pro run-off to compete for national championship in Pomona, Calif.
Jackie Jones, Kemp, Texas, dragster, 10.621, 131.39 def.
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The following are the final team standings from the NHRA Summit Racing Series South Central Division Finals at Texas Motorplex:
1. Houston Raceway Park, 126 points