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Students Have Track at B’laster High School Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park

Students can climb into their street cars and cruise down track at the 31st Annual B’laster High School Nationals presented by Patriot 500 Racing on Sunday, May 5 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

The winner of the fun-filled race for students from area schools will receive a $5,000 University of Northwestern Ohio scholarship as well as a tall trophy. The runner-up will receive a $3,000 scholarship, and the semifinalists will receive $2,000 scholarships while quarterfinalists will receive $1,500 scholarships.

Additionally, as students win rounds, they earn points for their schools, and the winning school will receive a trophy. There also will be separate races for instructors, parents and alumni, and Team Spirit and Best Appearing awards are up for grabs.

A.J. Myers will have his popular Patriot 500 Racing Top Sportsman Corvette on-site, and adding to all of the amusement will be the Jostens Burnout Contest, Jostens Car Cram and Jostens Ugliest Working Wreck.

“The 31st Annual B’laster High School Nationals presented by Patriot 500 Racing will offer high school students an opportunity to experience and explore drag racing at a sanctioned track, and to have a ton of fun in the process,” said Bill Bader Jr., Summit Motorsports Park president. “If our previous High School Nationals are any indication, there will be a whole lot of lightheartedness and laughter throughout the entire day.”

Gates open at 8 a.m., with time-trials beginning at 8:30 a.m. Admission costs $15 for racers and spectators, $5 for ages 6-12. Admission is free for children 5 and younger.
Summit Motorsports Park is at 1300 State Route 18, Norwalk, Ohio. For information, call 419-668-5555 or visit

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