Dobbs to represent IRP at National finals

DOBBS WILL REPRESENT IRP IN THE SUMMIT RACING SERIES NATIONAL FINALS AT POMONA ALSO BECOMES THE FIRST TWO-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FINALIST FROM DIVISION 3 INDIANAPOLIS (September 26, 2005) Rusty Dobbs of Wanamaker, IN, will ...

DOBBS WILL REPRESENT IRP IN THE SUMMIT RACING SERIES NATIONAL FINALS AT POMONA

ALSO BECOMES THE FIRST TWO-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FINALIST FROM DIVISION 3

INDIANAPOLIS (September 26, 2005) Rusty Dobbs of Wanamaker, IN, will represent Indianapolis Raceway Park during the Summit Racing Finals in Pomona, CA., in the Super Pro category. In doing so, Dobbs becomes the first two-time National Champion finalist in the history of Division 3. Dobbs won the Motorcycle championship in 2000 but the Super Pro Championship was much harder to claim.

"Over the years I've seen a lot of tough bike competitors," said Dobbs. "But I've never had to compete against 270 other Super Pro guys that run right on with 5.0 lights, so this is a bigger victory for me."

During the Summit Racing Finals, held November 3rd through the 6th, Dobbs will look to make IRP proud as he battles the finest Super Pro racers from across the six geographic divisions in the NHRA. He knows the competition will be tough and is proud to represent IRP.

"It's an honor to represent a historic track like IRP and all the team competitors at my home track," stated Dobbs. "It's an opportunity that should be once in lifetime, but I've been blessed with it being twice in my lifetime."

For the 40-year-old, he knows that after 20 years of racing he wouldn't be able to do it without the unwavering support of his wife, Marissa and son T. J.

"I would like to thank my family, friends and track staff for all of their support and congratulations. Along with all of the phone calls and messages we have received since winning the race."

One of five drag racing facilities owned and operated by the National Hot Rod Association, IRP was built in 1960 and has presented organized racing events since 1961. From March through October, the facility hosts more than 120 dates of racing on three tracks, a quarter-mile drag strip, a .686-mile paved oval and a 2.5-mile road course. Home to drag racing's biggest event, the NHRA U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend, the drag strip runs more than 50 days of point-to-point action, from national events to street legal community programs. The oval track draws racing's biggest events, including annual visits from the NASCAR Busch, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and three annual USAC races. The road course provides a home for several racing sanctions, such as SCCA, while providing an ideal resource for driving schools, corporate outings and open-road tests for professional drivers.

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