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Sat, 19 Oct 2013, 10:48 AM

TEXAS MOTORPLEX WELCOMES BACK NHRA'S SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION SUMMIT SERIES FINALS
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing





ENNIS, Texas -

Texas Motorplex will host the 2013 NHRA South Central Division Summit Racing Series Finals, October 18-20. Top drivers from NHRA member tracks across the South Central division will compete in six classes for individual and team honors. Individual champions in No-Electronic Quick, No-Electronic Street, Motorcycle, and Super Pro (or Pro) will advance to a run-off against the winners from NHRA's other six divisions at the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., in November. (The winners in Super Pro and Pro have a runoff to determine who will compete in Pomona.)

Participants in the top classes will compete for cash awards of more than $20,000. Drivers who advance to Pomona will each receive $3,500 and the champions in each class will earn $5,000. Competitors in the High School class will earn trophies.

Individual winners from last year were Brad Bolton in Super Pro, Jay Bunch in Pro, Jeff Hefler in No-Electronic Quick. Adam White in No-Electronic Street, and Curtis Spracklin in Motorcycle. Bolton went on to win the Summit Racing Series World Championship in Super Pro last year.

Time trials at Texas Motorplex are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. 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, will start at 1 p.m. Saturday, and all classes will run first round of eliminations afterward. Final eliminations begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

For more information contact the Texas Motorplex, (972) 878-2641 or visit www.TexasMotorplex.com.

SUMMIT RACING SERIES SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION FINALS FACT SHEET

WHAT: NHRA Summit Racing Series South Central Division Finals, where top drivers from NHRA member tracks across the South Central division compete in six classes for individual and team honors. Competing classes include: Super Pro, Pro, No-Electronic Quick, No-Electronic Street and Motorcycle. The Race of Champions, a race within a race where the top point earners from each participating track run head-to-head for individual honors, will run on Saturday. Event winners from Sunday's action will advance to a national run-off at the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Calif. A High School Class will also compete on Saturday.

WHERE: Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas. Track is located on Hwy. 287, two miles west of Ennis between Interstates 35 and 45. From Dallas, take I-45 to Hwy. 287 west to the track, or take I-35E to Hwy. 287 east to the track. From Fort Worth, take Hwy. 287 east to Waxahachie toward the track.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, October 18-20, 2013.

SCHEDULE: Schedule for the Summit Racing Series South Central Division Finals:

FRIDAY, Oct. 18 -- Time trials begin at 9 a.m.

SATURDAY, Oct. 19 -- Final time trials begin at 9 a.m. Race of Champions and High School are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. followed by the first round of Eliminations for the Division Finals

SUNDAY, Oct. 20 -- Eliminations continue at 9 a.m.

PURSE: The Summit E.T. Racing Series competitors in Super Pro, Pro, No-Electronic Quick, No-Electronic Street and Motorcycle will compete for cash awards of more than $20,000. Sunday's winners will advance to compete against winners from NHRA's other six divisions at the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., in November. (There will be a run-off between the winners in Super Pro and Pro to determine who will go to Pomona.) They will each receive $3,500 for competing in Pomona and the winner in each class at Pomona will receive a $5,000.

Participants in the High School category compete for trophies.

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Northstar Dragway, Team Champion; Brad Bolton, Super Pro; Jay Bunch, Pro; Jeff Hefler, No Electronics Quick; Adam White, No Electronics Street; Curtis Spracklin, Motorcycle National and Divisional; Ryan Gleghorn, High School.

FEATURES: More than 500 drivers in six racing categories racing on a quarter-mile track: Super Pro, Pro, No Electronic Quick, No Electronic Street, Motorcycle, and High School. Saturday, the Race of Champions, a special race within a race, will feature top points-earning drivers from each participating race track in head-to-head competition.





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