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VP RACE OF CHAMPIONS CROWNED; SUMMIT ELIMINATIONS UNDERWAY INDIANAPOLIS -- Day two of the NHRA North Central Division Summit Racing Series Finals brought final time trials and round one of eliminations for racers from across the...

VP RACE OF CHAMPIONS CROWNED; SUMMIT ELIMINATIONS UNDERWAY

INDIANAPOLIS -- Day two of the NHRA North Central Division Summit Racing Series Finals brought final time trials and round one of eliminations for racers from across the region for this weekend's 3-day event. More than 800 racers in five categories will battle for individual and team championships with Sunday's champions in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, and Super Pro Bike advancing on to the Summit Racing Series National Championship held in Pomona, Calif., in mid-November.

The action kicked off Friday with time trials followed by the VP Racing Fuels Race of Champions running late into the night. The race with in a race pitted the top point's earners in each category against each other for a true Race of Champions.

In the Super Pro category it was Bobby Paul of Westfield, Ill., cashing in and taking the win for the team from Coles County Dragway. Paul ran 7.490 seconds in beating Howard Freeman of Cincinnati, running for Edgewater Sports Park.

Home state racer Darrell Hurt of Fortville, Ind., and Muncie Dargway scored the win in Pro, out running Chicago racer Andrew Dipiazza representing Great Lakes Dragway in his '57 Chevy while Jeff Seither of Fairfield, Ohio, won over fellow Ohio racer Doug Caplinger of Xenia, Ohio in the Sportsman class. Seither calls Tri-State Dragway his home track while Caplinger runs out of Kil-Kare Dragway.

In the lone 2-wheel class it was Bruce Damewood of Clinton, Iowa, and Mid-state Dragway winning the Super Pro Bike class. Damewood held off Daniel Adkins of Harrison, Ohio, with an 8.706- second pass. Harrison is representing Edgewater Sports Park this weekend.

Racing continues Sunday at O'Reilly Raceway Park at 9 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. The track is located on Indiana Highway 136, four miles west of Interstate 465 at exit 16. For more information call (317) 291-4090 or visit www.OreillyRacewayPark.com

The following are final results from the NHRA Summit Racing Series North Central Division VP Racing Fuels Race of Champions:

SUPER PRO
Bobby Paul, Westfield, Ill., Coles County Dragway USA, '82 S10, 7.490, 91.38 def. Howard Freeman, Cincinnati, Edgewater Sports Park, '86 Monte Carlo, 5.919, 112.86

PRO
Darrell Hurt, Fortville, Ind., Muncie Dragway, '07 Dragster, 6.182, 108.97 def. Andrew Dipiazza, Chicago, Ill., Great Lakes Dragway, '57 Chevy, 6.599, 107.45

SPORTSMAN
Jeff Seither, Fairfield, Ohio, Tri-State Dragway, '69 Fairlane, 13.956, 97.79 def. Doug Caplinger, Xenia, Ohio, Kil-Kare Dragway, '79 Malibu, 11.999, 111.61

SUPER PRO BIKE
Bruce Damewood, Clinton, Iowa, Midstate Dragway '83 Suzuki, 8.706, 147.78 def. Daniel Adkins, Harrison, Ohio, Edgewater Sports Park, '06 Suzuki, foul

-credit: nhra

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