Pacific Raceways hosts top drivers in NHRA Summit Racing Series
KENT, Wash. - The best racers from across the NHRA Northwest Division will converge on Pacific Raceways to compete in the NHRA Summit Racing Series Division Finals September 9-11. Teams of top points-earning drivers in six categories will represent NHRA Member Tracks from around the region running for individual and team honors. Drivers in the Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle/Snowmobile classes will compete for cash awards of $10,600. Drivers in the High School class and two NHRA O'Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League categories will race for trophies.
Gates at Pacific Raceways open at 7 a.m. each day. Time trials begin at 9 a.m. Friday and continue Saturday at 9 a.m. The Race of Champions, a race within a race which pits the track champions in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle/Snowmobile classes in head-to-head competition, will run Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.
The individual winners of the Race of Champions will advance to a national run-off at the NHRA Auto Club of Southern California Finals in November where they will square off against winners from NHRA's other six divisions for a winner-take-all purse of $5,000. Those racers will each also receive $3,500 for running in the NHRA Finals in Pomona.
The team from Woodburn Dragstrip in Woodburn, Ore., took the NHRA Summit Racing Series Northwest Division championship at last year's event which was held at Mission Raceway Park in Mission, B.C. It was the second win in as many years for Woodburn Dragstrip. class. The 2004 individual champions were Tim Schillereff in Super Pro, Jerry Gossette in Pro, Jody Lang in Sportsman, and Roger Wolff Motorcycle/Snowmobile
For more information call the track, (253) 639-5927, or visit www.PacificRaceways.com.
SUMMIT RACING SERIES NORTHWEST DIVISION FINALS: Fact Sheet
WHAT: Summit Racing Series, where top drivers from NHRA member tracks across the Northwest Division compete in seven classes for individual and team honors. Individual champions will advance to a national run-off at the NHRA Auto Club of Southern California Finals in November at Pomona Raceway in Calif. Classes include Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Motorcycle/Snowmobile, High School, and two NHRA O'Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League categories.
WHERE: Pacific Raceways, Kent, Wash. Track is located at 31001 144th Ave., SE, in Kent.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11, 2005.
SCHEDULE: Time trials schedule for the Summit Racing Series Northwest Division Finals:
FRIDAY, Sept. 9 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Time trials begin at 9 a.m.
SATURDAY, Sept. 10 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Final time trials begin at 9 a.m. Race of Champions begins at 1 p.m.
SUNDAY, Sept. 11 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Eliminations begin at 9 a.m.
PURSE: The Summit Racing Series competitors in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle will compete for cash awards of $10,600. The winners in each category will advance to compete against winners from NHRA's other six divisions at the NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., in November. Those racers will each receive $3,500 for advancing to the Finals and the winner in each class will receive an additional $5,000. Participants in the High School and Junior categories compete for trophies.
2004 EVENT WINNERS: Woodburn Dragstrip, Woodburn, Ore., team champion; Tim Schillereff (Portland Int'l Raceway), Super Pro; Jerry Gossette (Bremerton Raceway), Pro; Jody Lang (Madras Dragstrip), Sportsman; Roger Wolff (Woodburn Dragstrip), Motorcycle/Snowmobile.
FEATURES: More than 500 drivers in seven racing categories: Super Pro (cars running 7.00 to 11.99 seconds with electronics), Pro (7.50 to 13.99 seconds without electronics), Sportsman (13.00 and slower without electronics), Motorcycles (7.00 to 14.99 seconds without electronics), High School (11.00 and slower without electronics), plus two brackets of NHRA Jr. dragsters, Jr. Lightning (7.90 to 11.99 seconds), Jr. Thunder 11.00 seconds and slower.