Maple Grove Raceway plays host to NHRA Northeast Division's Summit Finals
READING, Pa. - Maple Grove Raceway will host the 2006 NHRA Northeast Division Summit Racing Series Finals, September 21-23. More than 600 drivers in four classes from NHRA member tracks from across the Northeast Division will compete for team and individual honors as well as a share of the $46,720 purse.
Individual champions in Super E.T., Pro Eliminator, Street and Motorcycle/Snowmobile will also earn the opportunity to compete at the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., in November. They will run against champions from NHRA's other six divisions for a national title and a $5,000 winner-takes-all payday. Each driver who advances to the run-off will also receive $3,500 for competing in the Finals.
Friday's action at Maple Grove Raceway will also include the Race of Champions, a race within a race where the class champions from each participating track square off in head-to-head action for a share of the $4,575 purse.
Gates at Maple Grove Raceway open at 7 a.m. each day and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Thursday and at 8:30 a.m. Friday. The first round of eliminations for the Race of Champions starts at 4 p.m. Friday. Final eliminations for all classes begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
For more information contact Maple Grove Raceway, (610) 856-7812, or visit them on the web at www.MapleGroveRaceway.com.
SUMMIT RACING SERIES NORTHEAST DIVISION FINALS: Fact Sheet
WHERE: Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pa. Track is located 10 miles south of Reading, off Route 10. From Pennsylvania Turnpike take exit 298 and go north on Route 10 for six miles.
WHEN: Thursday through Saturday, September 21-23, 2006.
SCHEDULE: Time trials schedule for the Summit Racing Series Northeast Division Finals:
THURSDAY, Sept. 21 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Time trials begin at 9 a.m.
FRIDAY, Sept. 22 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Final time trials begin at 8:30 a.m. The Race of Champions will begin at 4 p.m. Participants in the High School Eliminator presented by Luzerne County Community College will run at 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, Sept. 23 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Eliminations begin at 8:30 a.m. with High School Eliminator.
PURSE: The Summit E.T. Racing Series competitors in Super E.T., Pro Eliminator, Street and Motorcycle/Snowmobile will compete for cash awards of $46,720. 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. They will each receive $3,500 for competing in the Finals and the winner in each class will receive an additional $5,000. Participants in the Race of Champions will compete for a share of the $4,575 purse.Participants in the High School category compete for trophies.
2005 EVENT WINNERS: Atco Raceway, team champion; Chris Reynolds, Super E.T.; Andrew Bracuto, Pro Eliminator; Bill Hammitt, Street; Barry Stephens, Motorcycle/Snowmobile; Scott Hakucsa, High School
FEATURES: More than 600 drivers in five racing categories: Super E.T. (cars running 7.00 seconds to 11.99 seconds), Pro Eliminator (9.00-17.99), Street (11.50-19.99), Motorcycle/Snowmobile (7.50-15.99), High School