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Summit Series National Championships Will Be on the Line This Weekend in Las Vegas

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summit nhraLas Vegas (October 30, 2020) – The top Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Super Pro Motorcycle racers from NHRA’s seven geographical divisions will journey to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to vie for national titles in the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship. Summit Racing Series national champions will be decided in each of the four classes following three-round eliminators held during the Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil, Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

Event sponsor Summit Racing Equipment is an industry leader in the distribution of racing parts and equipment through catalogs and the internet. The company also sponsors the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals and several Pro and Sportsman drag racers, including Pro Stock drivers Greg Anderson and Jason Line.

This year, bracket racers competed for points and cash awards during qualifying events at NHRA’s approximately 120 member tracks throughout North America. Each track’s top drivers then moved on to compete for individual and team honors at the NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals, which were held in each of NHRA’s seven divisions.

summit nhra logoTwenty-eight champions — seven each from Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, and Super Pro Motorcycle — were determined and will compete for national titles in Las Vegas, alongside one wild-card racer in each class, bringing the field in each category to eight.

Each of the 2020 national champions will receive $5,000, an NHRA Gold Card, a champion’s trophy, and a jacket. All qualifiers who attend the Las Vegas event are guaranteed a minimum of $3,000.

Competitors in Super Pro and Super Pro Motorcycle are permitted to use delay boxes; those in the Pro class are limited to a transbrake, two-step ignition, and four-wheel line-loc. Competitors in Sportsman are not permitted to use any electronics and must employ mufflers.

All racing is done on a five-tenths full Tree, and the Compulink Cross Talk feature will be used in Super Pro and Super Pro Motorcycle.

As of today, there are no longer any tickets available for the event due to reaching the limited allowable capacity.

nhra vegas finalsDODGE NHRA FINALS PRESENTED BY PENNZOIL

WHAT: 20th annual Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil, the eleventh and final event of in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. Drivers in the professional categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle will earn points leading to the 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series world championships. Competition also will be featured in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series, the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service and SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown and the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series.

WHERE: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Track is located approximately 15 miles north of Las Vegas off I-15.

COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 2,100 feet above sea level; Track direction is south to north.

WHEN: Friday – Sunday, Oct. 30-Nov. 1SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, Oct. 30 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying / eliminations at 8:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.
SATURDAY, Oct. 31 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations at 8:00 a.m. SAMTech.EDU FACTORY STOCK SHOWDOWN qualifying at 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
MICKEY THOMPSON TIRES TOP FUEL HARLEY qualifying at 11:00 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
E3 SPARK PLUGS PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 11:15 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.
CAMPING WORLD SERIES qualifying at 12:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
SUNDAY, Nov. 1 – CAMPING WORLD SERIES eliminations begin at 10:00 a.m.foxTELEVISION:
Sunday, Nov. 1, FOX will televise three hours of live finals coverage at 4 p.m. (ET).

2019 EVENT WINNERS:
Brittany Force, Top Fuel
Matt Hagan, Funny Car
Erica Enders, Pro Stock
Matt Smith, Pro Stock Motorcycle

MOST VICTORIES:
Tony Schumacher, TF, 8
John Force, FC, 6
Greg Anderson, PS, 8
Erica Enders,PS, 6
Andrew Hines, PSM, 5
Eddie Krawiec, 3, PSM

TRACK RECORDS:
Top Fuel: 3.652 seconds by Brittany Force, Nov. ’19; 338.17 mph by Force, Nov., ’19
Funny Car: 3.835 seconds by Jack Beckman, Nov. ’19; 335.90 mph by Beckman, Nov. ’19.
Pro Stock: 6.559 seconds by Erica Enders, Oct. ’15; 210.28 mph by Enders, Oct. ’15
PS Motorcycle: 6.840 seconds by Matt Smith, Nov. ’19; 198.67 mph by Smith, Nov. ’19

NATIONAL RECORDS:
Top Fuel: 3.623 sec. by Brittany Force, Sept. ’19, Reading, Pa.; 338.17 mph by B. Force, Nov. ‘19, Las Vegas
Funny Car: 3.793 sec. by Robert Hight, Aug. ’17, Brainerd; 339.87 mph by Robert Hight, July ’17, Sonoma, Calif.
Pro Stock: 6.455 sec. by Jason Line, March ’15, Charlotte, N.C.; 215.55 mph by Erica Enders, May ’14, Englishtown N.J.
Pro Stock Motorcycle: 6.720 sec. by Andrew Hines, March ‘19, Gainesville, Fla.; 201.76 mph by Matt Smith, March ‘19, Gainesville, Fla.

Photos courtesy of Trent Gower and NHRA

About NHRA
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 22 national events featuring the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown and Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series. Twice a year, NHRA hosts a ‘race-within-a-race,’ during the JEGS Allstars and Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle specialty competitions. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style. NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. With over 120 Member Tracks, NHRA allows racers to compete at a variety of locations nationally and internationally. NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) Program reaches over 30,000 students annually to ignite their interest in automotive and racing related careers. NHRA’s streaming service, NHRA.tv, allows fans to view all NHRA national events as well as exclusive features of the sport. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

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