NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
Summit Motorsports Park
The series will make its third appearance at Summit Motorsports Park, which three years ago underwent a $4 million improvement project. The event closes the first half of the season and is the final one on the tour before teams head west for the grueling Western Swing, The event also is the site of the eight-car Pro Stock bonus event, the K&N Horsepower Challenge, the winner of which receives $50,000.
How to Get There: From Cleveland and west-side suburbs, take Route 480 west to Route 10 (Norwalk exit). Follow Route 10 West until it becomes Route 20. Take Route 20 to Route 601. Turn left on 601 and proceed to the gate entrance on the right. From the north, east, and west, take the Ohio Turnpike East (Cleveland) to Exit 118 (Route 250). Head south on Route 250 into Norwalk. Turn left on Republic Street and follow the red directional signs to the track on the left. From the south, follow Route 250 North. At the exchange for State Route 18, follow the green directional sign to turn right; exit immediately using Route 18 and turn right. The track is on the left.
Visitor Information: Summit Motorsports Park, 419-668-5555; Erie County Chamber of Commerce, 419-625-6421, ErieCountyOhioCofC.com; Sandusky/Erie County Visitors & Convention Bureau, 800-255-3743, GoCoastOhio.com; Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce, 419-668-4155, www.NorwalkAreaChamber.com