NC: O'Reilly Raceway Park news 2009-09-15

O'REILLY RACEWAY PARK AT INDIANAPOLIS SET TO DEFEND NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION FINALS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 15, 2009) O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis is ready to host the North Central Division Finals this weekend as the...

O'REILLY RACEWAY PARK AT INDIANAPOLIS SET TO DEFEND NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION FINALS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 15, 2009) O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis is ready to host the North Central Division Finals this weekend as the finest bracket racers across Division 3 converge at the track this weekend. This event features top drivers across the division that will compete in five classes for individual and team honors.

Team honors is a big part of the event and the O'Reilly Raceway Park team enters the race as the defending champion. On this years team is Greg Dillman who is the 2009 Pro champion and he knows past success doesn't guarantee success during the weekend with the level of competition at the track.

"If anything it's just added pressure because everyone expects you to go rounds," said Dillman prior to the race. "It doesn't take much to go from Hero to Zero over night."

Five classes will be competed during the course of the week including Super Pro, Pro, Super Pro Bike, and Sportsman who will compete for cash awards of $70,850. The winners in each category will advance to compete against winners from NHRA's other six divisions at the NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., in November. They will receive $3,500 for competing in the Finals in Pomona and the winner in each class will receive an additional $5,000. Participants in the High Scholl category will compete for trophies. The competition is fierce during the event but there is a good time to be had during the race.

"Getting to see other racers from various tracks that you don't normally get to see that often is always nice," continued Dillman. "It's a long weekend and the fun really doesn't start until Sunday and hopefully your one of the select few that's still competing. We've had a really good team the last few years. It's always nice to get a little of that team championship money."

Gates open at 7:00 a. m. each day and spectator tickers are $15.00 per day.

-credit: indy orp

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