NHRA Southeast Division's top bracket racers converge on South Georgia Motorsports Park
CECIL, Ga. - South Georgia Motorsports Park will host the 2006 NHRA Southeast Division Summit Racing Series Finals, October 12-14. Top drivers from NHRA-member tracks across the Southeast Division will compete in four classes for individual and team honors. Individual champions in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Super Pro Bike will advance to a run-off against the winners from NHRA's other six divisions at the NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., in November.
Participants in the top classes will compete for cash awards of $15,700. Drivers who advance to the run-off will each receive $3,500 and the champions in each class will earn $5,000.
The team from Sunshine Dragstrip in Clearwater, Fla., won the team championship at last year's event, which was also held at South Georgia Motorsports Park. Individual winners were Paul Doorn in Super Pro, Rod Johnson in Pro, Kyle Roberts in Sportsman, and Roy Nealy Jr. in Super Pro Bike.
Gates at South Georgia Motorsports Park open at 8 a.m. each day. Time trials begin Thursday morning at 10 and continue Friday at 9 a.m. Final eliminations begin at 9 a.m. 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, is slated to begin at 5 p.m. Friday.
For more information contact South Georgia Motorsports Park, (229) 896-7000, or visit www.sgmpracing.com.
SUMMIT RACING SERIES SOUTHEAST DIVISION FINALS: Fact Sheet
WHERE: South Georgia Motorsports Park, Cecil, Ga. Track is located 12 miles north of Valdosta, Ga. Take I-75 (from north or south) to Exit 32, Old Coffee Road. Take Old Coffee Road east to Highway 41. Go north to the track.
WHEN: Thursday through Saturday, October 12-14, 2006.
SCHEDULE: Time trials schedule for the Summit Racing Series Southeast Division Finals:
THURSDAY, Oct. 12 -- Gates open at 8 a.m. Time trials begin at 10 a.m.
FRIDAY, Oct. 13 -- Gates open at 8 a.m. Final time trials are schedule from 9 a.m. The Race of Champions will start at 5 p.m.
SATURDAY, Oct. 14 -- Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations begin at 9 a.m.
PURSE: The Summit Racing Series competitors in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Pro Bike will compete for cash awards of $15,700. The winners in each category will advance to compete against winners from NHRA's other six divisions at the NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., in November. They will each receive $3,500 for advancing to the Finals and the winner in each class will receive an additional $5,000. Race of Champion competitors are vying for a share of the $4,700 purse.
2005 EVENT WINNERS: Sunshine Dragstrip, team champion; Paul Doorn (Sunshine Dragstrip), Super Pro; Rod Johnson (Bradenton Motorsports Park), Pro; Kyle Roberts (Sunshine Dragstrip), Sportsman; Roy Nealy Jr. (Music City Raceway), Super Pro Bike
FEATURES: More than 500 drivers in four racing categories: Super Pro (cars running 4.50 seconds to 7.99 seconds in the 1/8th mile), Pro (6.40-9.10), Sportsman (7.68-19.99), Super Pro Bike (4.50-10.49). The Race of Champions is a race within a race that pits the top points-earning drivers in each class from participating tracks against each other in head-to-head competition.