NE: Series Reading Friday summary

NHRA SUMMIT RACING SERIES DIVISION FINALS CONTINUE AT MAPLE GROVE RACEWAY READING, Pa. (Sept. 25, 2009) -- The best bracket racers in NHRA's Northeast division are battling it out at Maple Grove Raceway in the Summit Racing Series ...

NHRA SUMMIT RACING SERIES DIVISION FINALS CONTINUE AT MAPLE GROVE RACEWAY

READING, Pa. (Sept. 25, 2009) -- The best bracket racers in NHRA's Northeast division are battling it out at Maple Grove Raceway in the Summit Racing Series Northeast Division Finals. More than 700 racers in four categories, Super E.T., Pro Eliminator, Street and Motorcycle, are vying for team and individual honors.

The event started Thursday with time runs for each competitor. Today they had one more hit at the track before heading into eliminations. Eliminations will continue Saturday until there is only one racer left standing in each class. Those four racers will have the opportunity to advance to compete against winners from NHRA's other six divisions at the NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., in November for a national championship. They will each receive $3,500 for competing in the Finals and the winner in each class will receive an additional $5,000.

Once racing is completed on Saturday, the drivers from each track who were among the top points earners will square off in head-to-head competition in the Race of Champions.

Also running this weekend is the High School Eliminator presented by Luzerne County Community College.

The squad from Maple Grove took the team title last year. Individual winners were Bob Avalos in Super E.T.; Brock Moshier in Pro Eliminator; Mike Van den Huevel in Street; and Bob Carlson in Motorcycle. The High School winner was Joe Albrecht.

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