NHRA week kicks off at Summit

The fifth annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals kicked off Wednesday with a press conference featuring Pro Stock drivers Greg Anderson and Jason Line.
bigjoe
Jun 23, 2011

The fifth annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals kicked off Wednesday with a press conference featuring Pro Stock drivers Greg Anderson and Jason Line.

Follow the Reflector all weekend for complete coverage:

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA NATIONALS 
WHAT: Fifth annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, the 10th of 22 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories — Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle — earn points leading to 2011
NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships. NHRA is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2011 and will pay tribute to the evolution of the hot rod and honor its legendary racers as well as the sport’s current stars. 
WHERE: Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk.
WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, June 23 to 26 
SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, June 23 — LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 9 a.m
FRIDAY, June 24 — LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8:30 a.m.
GET SCREENED AMERICA PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 4:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
 SATURDAY, June 25 — LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations continue at 8 a.m.
GET SCREENED AMERICA PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 10:30 p.m. and first round of eliminations at 1:40 p.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 11:40 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
K&N HORSEPOWER CHALLENGE at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:50 p.m.
SUNDAY, June 26 — Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. 
FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
TELEVISION:
Saturday, June 25, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 10 p.m. (ET).
 Sunday, June 26, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 8 p.m. (ET).
2010 EVENT WINNERS:
Larry Dixon, Top Fuel; Tim Wilkerson, Funny Car; Greg Anderson, Pro Stock; Matt Smith, Pro Stock Motorcycle.
MOST  VICTORIES:
Larry Dixon, 2, TF; Greg Anderson, 2, PS; Andrew Hines, 2, PSM. 
TRACK RECORDS:
Top Fuel — 3.780 seconds by Larry Dixon, June ’10; 320.43 mph by Dixon, June ’10.
Funny Car — 4.032 seconds by Ashley Force Hood, June ’10; 313.15 mph by Del Worsham, June ’10.
 Pro Stock — 6.592 seconds by Jeg Coughlin, June ’10; 209.30 mph by Allen Johnson, June ’10.
 PS Motorcycle — 6.929 seconds by Steve Johnson, June ’10; 194.49 mph by Andrew Hines, June ’10.
NATIONAL RECORDS:
Top Fuel — 3.770 sec. by Larry Dixon, Feb. ’11, Pomona, Calif.; 327.03 mph by Tony Schumacher, Feb. ’11, Pomona, Calif.
Funny Car — 4.011 sec. by Matt Hagan, Oct. ’10, Reading, Pa.; 316.38 mph by Ashley Force Hood, March ’10, Charlotte, N.C.
Pro Stock — 6.495 sec. by Rodger Brogdon, March ’11, Gainesville, Fla.; 213.57 mph by Erica Enders, March ’11, Gainesville, Fla.
PS Motorcycle — 6.777 sec. by Hector Arana, March ’11, Gainesville, Fla.; 199.26 mph by Eddie Krawiec, March ’11, Gainesville, Fla.
TICKETS:
For tickets, call (419) 668-5555 or purchase online at www.tix.com.
General Admission (includes pit pass) — Thursday: Adult, $12; Junior (6-12 years), free. Friday: Adult, $32; Junior (6 to 12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $45; Junior (6 to 12 years), $10. Sunday: Adult, $45; Junior (6 to 12 years), $10. Children 5 and under admitted free to general admission and pit areas each day. 
Reserved Seats (includes pit pass) — Friday: Adult, $42; Junior (6 to 12 years), $20; Child (5 years and under), $10. Saturday:
Adult, $55; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years & under), $10. Sunday: Adult, $55; Junior (6 to 12 years), $20; Child (5 years and under), $10

Comments

starshine80911

WISH we could afford it.. : ( We used to go to the IHRA Nationals EVERY YEAR... For MANY years! Went to NHRA Nationals once(first year)...It was not a good experience. Especially for the $$ !
I don't know how folks afford it anymore.. We used to be able to take 5 people, ourselves and 3 kids.... Can't afford 1 ticket now! :, (
Still, wish you all the best, Baders!! Looks like a PERFECT week-end for the event! (for once, lol) ~~

~~~sigh~~~

Kottage Kat

There is no senior discount, guess Grandma can't go. Those prices are ridiculous, in these tuff economic times, how do people afford that. Hope they have a good weekend and the merchants of Norwalk also reap the benefits.

Uputwhatwhere3

WOW!! If I wanted to take my wife and kids it would cost me $265 just to get in. It's so sad that during these times the track and Cedar Point are so expensive. Looks like another weekend at the beach for us!

dchar

Up - your kids can still get a free plane ride on saturday at no cost at the huron county airport. A group of volunteer pilots and their planes giving something back for local children, a chance to experience the wonders of aviation.

OHIOHOOSIER76

For those of you that are saying that Summit Equip Park / Norwalk Raceway / The Baders have overpriced themselves, you are being a bit unfair. Take a trip to any of the other NHRA facilities in the country and you will find that these ticket prices are lower than the average NHRA park. The NHRA is a larger and much more dynamic racing league than the IHRA. Nothing against the IHRA, they're a fine organization. As for folks being able to afford the NHRA experience, Billy Bader made it extremely simple this year. I initially ordered 3 tickets for $5 total, and deferred the rest of the cost between 3 separate dates going forward. It is no accident that this racing facility has been named the best in the North Central Region and the most hospitality driven in the entire NHRA.

iamrevolutionary

Don't know what you are talking about with the $5 tickets...
But, all I know is it was the local, loyal, race fans that built up that track. The ones that go to the small events and the bigger ones. Now, to price them out seems ungrateful, and frankly, greedy. I resent the fact that our family had gone to the track for at LEAST 20yrs. and now can't afford 1 ticket for 1 day... Sorry, but that is how I feel..

OHIOHOOSIER76

You do not have to apologize for your feelings. The $5 ticket comment isn't quite right, it was a $5 down payment with payments over a period of 4 or 5 months. My family, too, have attended small events as well as the big events over the years, but can easily afford the NHRA experience because we budget it into our plans and we're not rich by any means. But like I said, you do not have to apologize for your feelings.