The best racers in NHRA West Central Division Summit Series gear up for Finals at HPT
TOPEKA, Kan. - Heartland Park Topeka will host the NHRA Summit Racing Series West Central Division Finals, September 15-17. The event will feature teams of the series' best racers representing NHRA Member Tracks from across the region. Drivers in five classes will compete for individual and team honors and a share of the nearly $16,000 purse. More than 500 drivers are expected to compete in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Super Pro Bike, and High School categories. Racers in the High School category will run for trophies and a scholarship award.
The individual winners in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Super Pro Bike will advance to a national run-off in California in November at the NHRA Auto Club of Southern California Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona where they will vie for a national championship and a winner-take-all $5,000 payday in each class. Each driver who competes in Pomona will also receive an extra $3,500.
Gates at HPT open at 8 a.m. each day. Time trials start at 9 a.m. Friday and continue Saturday at 9 a.m. The Race of Champions, a race within a race for the top points earning drivers at each track, is slated to start at 1 p.m. Saturday. Eliminations for the Summit Racing Series Finals will start Sunday morning at 9.
Heartland Park Topeka is located off U.S. Highway 75, four miles south of Topeka. From Interstate 470, take Forbes Field exit and proceed on U.S. Highway 75 to Gary Ormsby Drive. For more information call the track, (317) 291-4090, or visit www.NHRAdiv5.com.
SUMMIT RACING SERIES WEST CENTRAL DIVISION FINALS: Fact Sheet
WHAT: NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals, where top drivers from NHRA member tracks across the Northwest division compete in five classes for individual and team honors. Individual champions will advance to a national run-off at the NHRA Auto Club of Southern California Finals at Pomona Raceway in Calif. The Race of Champions, a race within a race where the top points earners from each participating track run head-to-head for individual honors, will run on Saturday.
WHERE: Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, Kan. Track is located off U.S. Highway 75, four miles south of Topeka. From Interstate 470, take Forbes Field exit and proceed on U.S. Highway 75 to Gary Ormsby Drive.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, September 15-17, 2006.
SCHEDULE: Time trials schedule for the Summit Racing Series West Central Division Finals:
FRIDAY, Sept. 15 -- Gates open at 8 a.m. Time trials begin at 9 a.m.
SATURDAY, Sept. 16 -- Gates open at 8 a.m. Final time trials begin at 9 a.m. The Race of Champions is slated to begin at 1 p.m.
SUNDAY, Sept. 17 -- Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations begin at 9 a.m.
PURSE: The Summit E.T. Racing Series competitors in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle/Snowmobile will compete for cash and contingency awards of more than $100,000. 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. The special High School Eliminator winners will receive a trophy and other awards.
2005 EVENT WINNERS: Brainerd (Minn.) Int'l Raceway, team champion; Larry Demers, Nebraska Motorplex, Super Pro; Gary Schueneman, Grove Creek Raceway, Pro; Dustin Travis, Bandimere Speedway, Sportsman; Donnie Durenberger, Brainerd Int'l Raceway, Motorcycle; Tyler Risse, Tri-State Raceway, High School.
FEATURES: More than 500 drivers in six racing categories: Super Pro (cars running 7.00 seconds to 12.00 seconds), Pro (7.00-13.00), Sportsman (13.00 and slower), Motorcycles (7.50-14.00), High School (10.99 and slower). Also featured is a Race of Champions (ROC), a race within a race featuring the top points earners from each track in the division. There will be one Race of Champions winner in cars and one in motorcycle/snowmobile.