Heartland Park Topeka Saturday summary

RACE OF CHAMPIONS WINNERS CROWNED AT NHRA WEST CENTRAL DIVISION SUMMIT SERIES FINALS TOPEKA , Kan. -- The best NHRA Summit Racing Series competitors from across the West Central division have come to Heartland Park Topeka to face off in ...

RACE OF CHAMPIONS WINNERS CROWNED AT NHRA WEST CENTRAL DIVISION SUMMIT SERIES FINALS

TOPEKA , Kan. -- The best NHRA Summit Racing Series competitors from across the West Central division have come to Heartland Park Topeka to face off in head-to-head competition, vying for individual and team honors. Saturday's action included the Race of Champions, a race within a race where the top points-earning drivers from participating tracks square off for a chance to run for a national title against the winners from NHRA's other six divisions.

In the Super Pro category Bruce Main, of Des Moines, Iowa, drove his '96 Firebird to a time of 8.033 seconds at 164.85 mph to take victory over Matt Kohl from Lisbon, Iowa. Kansas City, Kan., resident Aron Austin took the top spot in the Race of Champions Pro class driving a '80 Monte Carlo. Steve Stockton, who calls Colfax, Wis., home, piloted his '65 Ford to victory hitting a top speed of 92.87 mph. And in the Race of Champions Motorcycle/Snowmobile class Chris Bloom, from Pierre, S.D., took home the hardware with a time of 10.406 sec.

The event will continue Sunday with drivers in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle/Snowmobile as well as a High School category and two classes of Jr. Dragsters vying for victory and a share of the $15,950 purse. Competitors in the High School and Jr. Dragster classes will run for trophies.

Gates at Heartland Park Topeka open at 8 a.m. on Sunday and eliminations start at 9 a.m. For more information call Heartland Park Topeka, (785)-862-4781, or visit www.HPT.com.

Tomorrow's individual winners in Super, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle/Snowmobile winners will be invited to compete at the NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., for a national championship. They will run for a winner-take-all payday of $5,000. Each racer will also receive $3,500 for competing at the NHRA Finals.

-credit: nhra

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