Special Wild Card Entry to Fill Eighth Spot for NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship in Las Vegas

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – May 10, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Competitors in the NHRA Summit Racing Series are set to race for championships in each of the seven NHRA divisions later this year, with the winners advancing to the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship, which takes place Oct. 27-30 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Additionally, a special Wild Card entry will fill the eighth spot, joining the champions from the seven division Summit Racing Series Finals in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Motorcycle, and the new Street Legal EV class.

These five lucky divisions will also have an extra chance to take the “Road to Vegas.”

Watch Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart go through the Wild Card drawing.

Super Pro Division 7
Pro ET Division 1
Sportsman Division 4
Motorcycle Division 6
Street Legal EV Division 3

With as many as 80,000 racers competing across NHRA member tracks across North America, the NHRA Summit Racing Series is the world’s largest motorsports program when it comes to racer participation. More than $140,000 that will be paid out to the 40 competitors attending the finals, plus contingency, while each division champion will receive a Wally trophy, jacket, and purse, along with $3,000 bonus money to attend the national championship in Las Vegas.

The thrilling “Road to Vegas” is capped off when the champions and wild card entries race for the top Summit prize fund, national championship Wally trophy, jacket, and contingency awards at the national championship. The “Road to Vegas” starts at a NHRA member track and concludes at the must-see national championship as part of the NHRA national event in Las Vegas.

To find a Summit E.T. Racing Series participating NHRA member track, visit nhra.com/member-track-locator. For more information on the NHRA Summit Racing Series, visit https://www.nhra.com/sportsman.

2022 NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals Schedule

Division 1 – Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pa., Sept. 22-24
Division 2 – South Georgia Motorsports Park, Valdosta, Ga., Oct. 7-9
Division 3 – Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis, Sept. 16-18
Division 4 – Ardmore Dragway, Ardmore, Okla., Sept. 16-17
Division 5 – Heartland Motorsports Park, Topeka, Kan., Sept. 16-17
Division 6 – Firebird Raceway, Boise, Idaho, Sept. 2-4
Division 7 – The Strip at Las Vegas Motorsport Speedway, Las Vegas, Sept. 30-Oct. 2

NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Oct. 27-30

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About NHRA

Headquartered in San Dimas, 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, NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown and Top Fuel Harley Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and NHRA Street Legal. 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 three racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to www.NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Source: National Hot Rod Association

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