Norwalk becomes member track

NORWALK RACEWAY PARK TO HOST AN NHRA POWERADE DRAG RACING SERIES EVENT IN 2007 The Northern Ohio facility joins NHRA Member Track Network GLENDORA, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2006) - NHRA announced the addition of Norwalk Raceway Park to the NHRA member...

NORWALK RACEWAY PARK TO HOST AN NHRA POWERADE DRAG RACING SERIES EVENT IN 2007

The Northern Ohio facility joins NHRA Member Track Network

GLENDORA, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2006) - NHRA announced the addition of Norwalk Raceway Park to the NHRA member track network, and the popular drag racing facility in Northern Ohio will host an NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series event in 2007.

Norwalk Raceway Park is located just outside the metropolitan areas of Cleveland and Toledo and not far from Detroit and Columbus. The NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, the foremost drag racing series in the country, features the biggest names in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle including: John Force, Tony Schumacher, Melanie Troxel, Brandon Bernstein, Doug Kalitta, Ron Capps, Gary Scelzi, Greg Anderson, Warren Johnson, Jason Line, Andrew Hines, Angelle Sampey and Antron Brown, to name a few.

The date of the national event at Norwalk Raceway Park will be announced on Wednesday, Aug. 30 as part of a press conference in downtown Indianapolis that will unveil the 2007 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule, as well as preview the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals this weekend at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis.

"Adding Norwalk Raceway Park to the NHRA member track network and awarding this premier facility with an NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series national event optimizes our current schedule to reach our fans throughout the state of Ohio and Southern Michigan," said Tom Compton, president, NHRA.

"We are excited to join NHRA and bring the world's biggest names in the sport of drag racing to the fans throughout Ohio and Southern Michigan," said Bill Bader, Jr., president, Norwalk Raceway Park. With the move to NHRA, Norwalk Raceway Park has extensive plans for major improvements and enhancements to accommodate the needs of the number of participants and fans synonymous with an NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series event.

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. It presents 23 national events through its NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. NHRA has 80,000 racers and members nationwide and 140 member tracks. NHRA-sanctioned sportsman and bracket racing series' provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels. NHRA develops the stars of tomorrow by offering the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Racing Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Street Legal Drags presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the O'Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League for youths ages 8 to 17.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , Warren Johnson , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Brandon Bernstein , Jason Line , Andrew Hines , Angelle Sampey