Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

Thursday, June 23, 2011

5th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
June 23-26
Summit Motorsports Park
1300 State Route 18
Norwalk, OH 44857
Elevation: 853 feet
Tickets:; 419-668-5555
Radio Frequency: 88.9 FM
The series will make its fifth appearance at fan-friendly Summit Motorsports Park with the full slate of Full Throttle classes and the seventh of 10 events for the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. The event, known for upsets and high drama, is also the site of the eight-car Pro Stock bonus event, the K&N Horsepower Challenge, the winner of which receives $50,000. The 10-race regular season for Pro Stock Motorcycles reaches its halfway point here.
2010 recap: Greg Anderson scored a huge payday, winning in Pro Stock on Sunday to back up Saturday’s victory in the K&N Horsepower Challenge. Anderson, the 2008 Norwalk champ, hadn’t been to a final since he scored a runner-up finish at this year’s season opener in Pomona, but he chose a great event — one backed by his sponsor at the facility to which it holds naming rights — to stage one of the great performances of his career. Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also collected wins.
How to Get There: From Cleveland and west-side suburbs, take Route 480 west to Route 10 (Norwalk exit). Follow Route 10 West until it becomes Route 20. Take Route 20 to Route 601. Turn left on 601 and proceed to the gate entrance on the right. From the north, east, and west, take the Ohio Turnpike East (Cleveland) to Exit 118 (Route 250). Head south on Route 250 into Norwalk. Turn left on Republic Street and follow the red directional signs to the track on the left. From the south, follow Route 250 North. At the exchange for State Route 18, follow the green directional sign to turn right; exit ­immediately using Route 18 and turn right. The track is on the left.
Visitor Information: Summit Motorsports Park, 419-668-5555; Erie County Chamber of Commerce, 419-625-6421,; Sandusky/Erie County Visitors & Convention Bureau, 800-255-3743, ­; Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce, 419-668-4155,; Cleveland Convention and Visitors Bureau, 800-321-1001,