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Sat, 13 Oct 2001, 02:55 PM

The Strip Hosts NHRA's Pacific Division Summit Racing Series Finals
Courtesy of NHRA Marketing

LAS VEGAS -- The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is playing host to 24 teams representing 16 NHRA Pacific Division tracks at the Summit Racing Series Finals. A record number of competitors from Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah are expected to race this weekend. The expected 886 cars will be competing in five classes - Pro, Sportsman, Street, Motorcycle, and High School.

Time trials continue Saturday and will culminate in final eliminations on Sunday, Oct. 14. Competitors in the top four racing categories are vying for a share of the $27,160 purse. The champions in each of those classes will advance to compete against the winners from NHRA's other six divisions at the NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., next month. Each racer will earn $3,500 travel money as well as a chance at the $5,000 winner-takes-all purse.

Gates at Las Vegas Motor Speedway open at 7 a.m. and time trials continue at 8 a.m. The Race of Champions, featuring the best racers from each participating track, will begin at 1 p.m. For more information, contact the track, (702) 644-4444.

Following are the Pacific Division racetracks participating in the Summit
Racing Series Finals:
Adams Raceway Park; Rialto, Calif.
Baja Raceway; Mexicali, B.C., Calif. 
Famoso Raceway; Bakersfield, Calif. (2 teams)
Firebird International Raceway; Phoenix
Inyokern Dragstrip; Inyokern, Calif.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Las Vegas (2 teams)
Los Angeles County Raceway; Littlerock, Calif. (2 teams)
Redding Dragstrip; Redding, Calif.
Rialto Raceway; Rialto,Calif.
Rocky Mountain Raceway; Salt Lake City (2 teams)
Sacramento Raceway; Sacramento, Calif.
Samoa Dragstrip; Eureka, Calif.
Sears Point Raceway; Sonoma, Calif. (3 teams)
Southwestern International Raceway; Tucson, Ariz. (2 teams)
Speed World Motorplex; Wittman, Ariz. (2 teams)
Top Gun Raceway; Fallon, Nev.

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