WC: Series Topeka Friday summary

NHRA WEST CENTRAL DIVISION SUMMIT RACING SERIES FINALS GET UNDERWAY AT HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA TOPEKA, Kan. (Sept. 18, 2009) -- The top bracket racers in the NHRA West Central Division have gathered at Heartland Park Topeka for the ...

NHRA WEST CENTRAL DIVISION SUMMIT RACING SERIES FINALS GET UNDERWAY AT HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA

TOPEKA, Kan. (Sept. 18, 2009) -- The top bracket racers in the NHRA West Central Division have gathered at Heartland Park Topeka for the division's Summit Racing Series Finals. The three-day event kicked off today with time trials for the more than 500 racers in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle/Snowmobile as well as a High School category who are representing 20 tracks. Racers are competing for team and individual honors and a share of the nearly $16,000 purse.

Saturday's action will include the Race of Champions, a race within a race where the top points-earning drivers from each track square off in head-to-head competition.

On Sunday, racers will run down to one winner in each of the division's five categories. The champions in the top four classes will have the opportunity to race at the NHRA finals in Pomona, Calif., against the winners from NHRA's other six divisions for a national championship and a winner-takes-all $5,000 purse.

Gates at Heartland Park Topeka at Indianapolis open at 8 a.m. each day. Time trials will continue Saturday at 9 a.m. The Race of Champions will also run on Saturday. Eliminations will start Sunday morning at 8.

Heartland Park Topeka is located off U.S. Highway 75, four miles south of Topeka. From Interstate 470, take Forbes Field exit and proceed on U.S. Highway 75 to Gary Ormsby Drive. For more information call the track, (785) 862-4781, or visit www.HPT.com or www.NHRAdiv5.com.

BELOW ARE TRACKS THAT PARTICIPATE IN THE WEST CENTRAL DIVISION SUMMIT RACING SERIES FINALS:
* Bandimere Speedway; Denver
* Brainerd International Raceway; Brainerd, Minnesota
* Cedar Falls Raceway; Janesville, Iowa
* Cordova Dragway Park; Cordova, Illinois
* Douglas Motorsports Park; Douglas, Wyoming
* Eddyville Raceway Park; Oskaloosa, Iowa
* Grove Creek Raceway, Grove City, Minnesota
* Heartland Park Topeka; Topeka, Kansas
* Interstate Dragways; Morehead, Minnesota
* Kansas City International Raceway; Kansas City, Missouri
* Kansas International Dragway; Maize, Kansas
* Kearney Raceway Park; Kearney, Nebraska
* Oahe Speedway; Pierre, South Dakota.
* Pueblo Motorsports Park; Pueblo, Colorado
* Rock Falls Raceway; Eau Claire, Wisconsin
* Rolling Thunder Dragstrip at Mid-America Motorplex; Pacific Junction, Iowa
* S.R.C.A. Dragstrip; Great Bend, Kansas
* Sturgis Dragway, Sturgis, South Dakota
* Tri-State Raceway; Earlville, Iowa
* Western Colorado Dragway; Grand Junction, Colorado

-credit: nhra

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