Commerce, Ga. - The top racers from the NHRA Southeast Division arrived at Atlanta Dragway for the first day of time trials in the NHRA Summit Racing Series Division Finals. This weekend's event will crown five champions in the following categories: Super Pro, Pro, Street, Pro Bike/Motorcycle, and High School.
The winners in ever category, except high school, will advance to the NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals in Pomona, Calif., to compete against drivers from around the country with hopes of becoming a Summit Racing Series 2001 National Champion.
Over 500 racecars are expected to compete in this weekend's festivities including last year's winners: Mike Ruff from Orlando Speed World Dragway in Super Pro, Jay Woodward from Sumerduck Dragway in Pro, Tim Griffith of Bristol Dragway in Street, and Tom Gardner of Moroso Motorsports Park in Pro Bike. In addition, Moroso Motorsports Park will try and defend its team championship against teams from 15 other NHRA member tracks, including last year's runner-up Orlando Speed World Dragway. Orlando Speed World Dragway narrowly missed the 2000 championship by only four points.
Said last year's Super Pro winner Ruff, "We, [Orlando Speed World Dragway] barely got beat for the team title last year. "Hopefully we can get it done this time."
Gates will open at 8 a.m. with final time trials scheduled between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Southeast division Race of Champions is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. For more information call the Atlanta Dragway, (706) 335-2301.
The following is the list of tracks that are participating in the 2001 NHRA Summit Racing Series Division Finals at Atlanta Dragway this weekend:
Atlanta Dragway; Commerce, Ga.
Bristol Dragway; Bristol, Tenn.
Coastal Plains Dragway; Jacksonville, N.C.
Jax Raceways; Jacksonville, Fla.
Montgomery Motorsports Park; Montgomery, Ala.
Moroso Motorsports Park; West Palm Beach, Fla.
Music City Raceway; Nashville, Tenn.
Northwest Tennessee Motorsports; Gleason, Tenn.
Orlando Speed World Dragway; Orlando Fla.
Savannah Dragway; Savannah, Ga.
Silver Dollar Raceway; Reynolds, Ga.
Southeastern International Dragway; Dallas, Ga.
Sumerduck Dragway; Culpepper, Va.
U.S. 19 Dragway; Albany, Ga.
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