Norwalk Raceway names 2007 title sponsor

Summit Racing Equipment Named Title Sponsor of NHRA POWERade Event Advance Tickets Go On Sale to General Public Monday, December 4 Norwalk, Ohio, November 9 -- Summit Racing Equipment, the world's largest direct mail and Internet supplier of...

Summit Racing Equipment Named Title Sponsor of NHRA POWERade Event
Advance Tickets Go On Sale to General Public Monday, December 4

Norwalk, Ohio, November 9 -- Summit Racing Equipment, the world's largest direct mail and Internet supplier of high performance auto parts, signed a multi-year agreement with the National Hot Rod Association to become title sponsor of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series event at NHRA's newest venue, Norwalk Raceway Park. The facility is being renamed Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park as part of a multi-year agreement announced last week at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

The inaugural Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals will be held June 28 through July 1 as the 12th event on NHRA's 23-race POWERade Series 2007 schedule, and the first-ever POWERade Series event at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. The facility is located just over an hour from Summit Racing Equipment's headquarters in Tallmadge, Ohio.

Track president Bill Bader, Jr., said advance ticket sales already set a one-week sales record for any race in the facility's 44-year history. Advance ticket sales to ticket holders from the 2006 IHRA World Nationals in Norwalk and the discontinued 2006 Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals in Columbus began last week. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, December 4.

"After setting a record for advance ticket sales last week, we're sure these will be some of the hottest selling tickets on the POWERade Series circuit," said Bader.

The inaugural Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals will be televised on ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD as teams compete for points in the NHRA's new Countdown to the Championship format.

ABOUT NORWALK RACEWAY/SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT MOTORSPORTS PARK: Norwalk Raceway is being renamed Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, and is one of the nation's top motorsports facilities. It will be sanctioned by the NHRA beginning in 2007. It is located near three of the nation's Top 50 markets: Cleveland, Detroit and Columbus. More than 7.5 million households and 20 million people live within a three hour drive. The second-generation family owned and operated track is known for its family entertainment, excellent customer service and famous dollar-a-pound ice cream. Norwalk Raceway is located two miles east of Norwalk Ohio, just minutes south of Exit 118 (U.S. 250) off Interstate 80, at the intersections of State Routes 18 and 601.

-credit: NorwalkRaceway.com

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