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NHRA Summit National Championship

ATCO DRAGWAY HOST NHRA SUMMIT RACING SERIES NORTHEAST FINALS

ATCO, NJ – NHRA’s top drag racers from tracks across the Northeast division will be at Atco Dragway to square off in head-to-head competition at the NHRA Summit Racing Series Northeast Division Finals, September 20-22. Top points earning drivers in five classes will be on hand to compete for team and individual honors. Racers in Super Pro, Pro, Street, Bike/Sled and High School will compete in the event.

Friday’s action will feature the Race of Champions where top point earners from each track will face off in a best of the best battle in Super Pro, Pro, Street and Bike/Sled.  Event eliminations kick off on Saturday with more than 500 racers competing for top honors and a chance to compete for the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship in California at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in November. Saturday’s winners in Super Pro, Pro, Street, Bike/Sled will advance to Pomona, along with the winner in the Pro Race of Champions via a wild card drawing earlier this year.

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STURGILL, LOYNES, HENDRICKSON AND HICKS WIN IN INDY

INDIANAPOLIS – Lucas Oil Raceway took the Team Championship on a tie-breaker over National Trail Raceway at the NHRA Summit Racing Series North Central Division Finals. Michael Sturgill, Dustin Loynes, Brian Hendrickson and Jeremy Hicks grabbed individual wins and now advance to the NHRA Summit National Championship in November in California at the Auto Club NHRA Finals.

Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis and National Trail Raceway both scored 52 points for the team championship with Lucas Oil Raceway taking the trophy on a tie-breaker being which team had the most racers advance to the semifinals.  Milan Dragway, Kil-Kare Dragway and Route 66 Raceway rounded out the top five.

Sturgill, out of Beavercreek, Ohio, turned the win light on eight times in route to the Super Pro championship over Nathan Jones. Sturgill posted a .018 package running 4.916 on the 4.91 dial at 137.81 for the win. This was Sturgill’s second trophy of the weekend having also won the Race of Champions earlier in the weekend.

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HOWARD DOUBLES, HOBBS WINS TEAM TITLE

ENNIS, TX – Jake Howard raced to the Double- Up taking home to top honors in both Pro ET and Sportsman while the team from Hobbs Motorsports Park captured the Team Championship at the NHRA Summit Racing Series South Central Division Finals at Texas Motorplex.

Howard, out of Ardmore Dragway, jumped out to a hundredth of a second lead in the Sportsman final and held on for the win over Adam Martinez with a lap of 7.598 on the 7.59 dial to Martinez’s 7.897 (7.89 dial) for his first of two final round victories. He would then match up with Donna Lummus, China, Texas, in the Pro ET final where he recorded a .008 second reaction time and a lap of 6.681 seconds at 106.60 mph for the win and the double after Lummus left early with a foul start.

Hobbs Motorsports Park gathered up 57 points to lead the team standings followed up Ardmore Dragway with 55 and Houston Raceway Park at 54. Houston Raceway Park won the Team Spirit Award.

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SRCA TAKES TEAM TITLE, 5 HEADED TO NATIONALS

TOPEKA, KS – SRCA Dragstrip racked up 55 points to capture the Team Championship and five individual winners are heading to the NHRA Summit National Championship via wins this weekend at the NHRA West Central Division Summit Racing Series. SRCA drivers held off those from Brainerd International Raceway and Bandimere Speedway who finished in second and third with 50 and 41 points respectively.

Jaron Miller, Joe Marx, Brent Erickson and Beau Drexler each won their respective category and now advance to the National Championship in California where they will face off against the winners from NHRA’s six other divisions. Joining the four will be Tanner Asti who won Friday’s Race of Champions competition. In a special wild card drawing earlier this year, the West Central division was drawn to send their Sportsman ROC winner to the national championship and fill out the 8-car field.

Chris Livingood, Ottawa, Kan., was out first on Miller in the Super Pro Final but it was Miller, Chase, Kan., with the power to take the win and the trophy in his ’08 dragster.

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TEXAS MOTORPLEX WELCOMES BACK NHRA’S SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION SUMMIT SERIES FINALS

ENNIS, TX – Texas Motorplex will host the 2018 NHRA South Central Division Summit Racing Series Finals, September 14-16. Top drivers from NHRA member tracks across the South Central division will compete in four classes for individual and team honors.

Individual champions in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle will advance to the NHRA Summit National Championship and will compete against the winners from NHRA’s other six divisions at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., in November.

Participants in the top classes will compete for cash awards of more than $20,000 who advance to Pomona will each receive an additional $3,000 with a $5,000 winner take all purse going to the National Champion. Competitors in the High School class and Jr. Street will earn trophies.

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HEARTLAND MOTORSPORTS PARK HOST NHRA SUMMIT RACING SERIES WEST CENTRAL FINALS

TOPEKA, KS – NHRA’s top drag racers from tracks across the West Central division will be at Heartland Motorsports Park to square off in head-to-head competition at the NHRA Summit Racing Series West Central Division Finals, September 14-16. Top points earning drivers in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Bike/Sled and High School will be on hand to compete for team and individual honors.

Friday’s action will feature the Race of Champions where top point earners from each track will face off in a best of the best battle in the five respective classes. Event eliminations kick off on Saturday with nearly 500 racers competing for top honors and a chance to compete for the Summit Racing Series National Championship at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in November. They’ll run against the winners from NHRA’s other six divisions for a total purse of more than $100,000.

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NHRA NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION SUMMIT RACING SERIES HEADS TO LUCAS OIL RACEWAY

INDIANAPOLIS – Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis will be hosting the 43rd Annual NHRA Summit Racing Series North Central Division Finals, September 14-16. The event will feature teams of the series’ best racers representing NHRA member tracks from across the region. Top points earning drivers in five classes will be on hand to compete for team and individual honors. Nearly 700 drivers are expected to compete in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Super Pro Bike, and High School categories. Racers in the High School class will run for trophies while the others will compete for cash awards of more than $60,000.

Gates at Lucas Oil Raceway will open at 8 a.m. each day. Time trials will start Friday morning at 9 and continue Saturday at 8 a.m. Eliminations will start Saturday at 1 p.m. and continue Sunday at 8 a.m.

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