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The Stage is Set for a Champion to be Crowned Indianapolis -- The NHRA's North Central Division Summit Racing Series is preparing to crown there division champions tomorrow at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Ind. It's safe to say that...

The Stage is Set for a Champion to be Crowned

Indianapolis -- The NHRA's North Central Division Summit Racing Series is preparing to crown there division champions tomorrow at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Ind. It's safe to say that many competitors will sleep lightly tonight as they anticipate the Finals tomorrow.

Friday's action featured the VP Racing Fuels Race of Champions, a race within a race that pitted the top points-earning drivers from each track in head-to-head competition. Winners for Friday's VP Racing Fuels Race of Champions included, Chris Bear racing out of Summit Motorsports Park in the Super Pro class. The Pro VP Racing Fuels Race of Champions winner was Clayton Clark, driving for Beech Bend Raceway Park . In Sportsman Mike Glancy Jr. from Edgewater Sports Park took the victory in his Gremlin. And in Super Pro Bike Ryan Cueni rode his Suzuki down the track at 132.86 mph to take home the hardware.

Drivers in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, and Super Pro Bike will compete for the coveted title of division champion, a purse of $56,850 and the ability to pursue a national championship during tomorrow's races. The invitation includes a $3,500 payout for those that will make the trip to Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. Each category winner will square off against the NHRA Summit Finals champions from NHRA's other six divisions for a winner-take-all $5,000 purse.

Gates at O'Reilly Raceway Park open at 7 a.m. on Sunday with eliminations starting at 9. For more information call O'Reilly Raceway Park, (317) 291-4090, or visit www.Oreillyracewaypark.com.

-credit: nhra

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