NE: Maple Grove postponed to Monday

NHRA NORTHEAST DIVISION SUMMIT FINALS POSTPONED FOR THIRD STRAIGHT DAY READING, Pa. -- NHRA Northeast Division Summit Racing Series Finals competitors who came to Maple Grove Raceway hoping to leave with a championship and a shot at...

NHRA NORTHEAST DIVISION SUMMIT FINALS POSTPONED FOR THIRD STRAIGHT DAY

READING, Pa. -- NHRA Northeast Division Summit Racing Series Finals competitors who came to Maple Grove Raceway hoping to leave with a championship and a shot at a national title will have to wait another day. The rain that has plagued the race throughout the weekend have force officials to call the race after only getting a handful of cars down the track. NHRA and track officials have decided to come back on Monday to try to get the race in. Eliminations will continue at 8:30 a.m.

"It's obviously not the ideal situation," said NHRA Northeast division director Bob Lang. "But, it's what we have so we're going to do our best to make it work. I'm hopeful that tomorrow we will be able to put this race in the books."

Rain washed out the first days of the event, including the Race of Champions presented by Hillwood Sales. Officials have not decided what will happen with the Race of Champions.

The Northeast Division Summit Racing Series Finals consists of the top points earners in Super ET, Pro Eliminator, Street and Motorcycle/Snowmobile, from tracks across the region vying for individual and team honors and a share of the cash purse worth more than $46,000. Racers in the High School Eliminator presented by Luzerne County Community College compete for trophies.

Winners in the top four categories will have the right to compete for a national championship against the winners from NHRA's other six divisions during the NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif. Every Summit Series racer who competes in Pomona receives an additional $3,500 and they will run for a winner-take-all $5,000 purse.

-credit: nhra

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