With the temperatures sky high, the NHRA Nationals still fire up Summit Motorsports Park
Updated March 27, 2014
Even with temperatures in the upper 90s and the heat index well over 100 degrees, it did not stop true drag racing enthusiasts from heading to Norwalk, Ohio for the NHRA Nationals this past weekend. To the devoted NHRA Drag Racing fan, Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio is the destination many times during the summer for the ultimate drag racing experience. A few friends who are avid drag racing fans used their Facebook page to share their sentiments about going to the NHRA Nationals. Angie Mullet of Stow, Ohio posted on her page Saturday,
“In about 12 hours I will be high off nitro fumes and my ears will be filled with the roaring and rumbling of some of the fastest cars in the United States. Q and I are soooooo excited!!!!! Woohoo!!”
“Just got home from the NHRA NATIONALS at summit aka norwalk. Never disappoints”.
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For those who grew up in the Northeast Ohio area, Summit Motorsports Park (formerly known to most of us as Norwalk Raceway Park) is the first place that any of us that were into cars got to experience the thrill of drag racing. It is not the only place to go to watch drag racing in the area, but it by far the largest, and is the only one to hold large events like the NHRA Nationals.
Summit Motorsports Park opens for the season in April and ends the season with a special Halloween event the end of October, with racing every week and a large number of special events. Even though you go for the races, there are many other things to see such as classic cars and customized cars all over the grounds, plenty of places to eat and drink making for an enjoyable experience for the whole family.
For those of you who want to know how the racing went, here are the winners:
Spencer Massey Time 3.841, 322.73mph
Ford Mustang Time 4.217, 298.21mph
Dodge Avenger Time 6.661, 208.01mph
PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE
Harley-Davidson Time 6.929, 193.43mph
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Bill Reichert Time 5.334, 264.70mph
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Ford Mustang Time 5.639, 255.92mph
Bantam Roadster Time 7.303, 178.85mph
The next big event is one that started many years ago and carried over from Norwalk Raceway Park to Summit Motorsports Park as one of the biggest summer attractions. The infamous Night Under Fire will be held on August 11, 2012.
Visit http://www.summitmotorsportspark.com/News.aspx?rp=n for more information on the track as well as ticket information. If you want a truly one of a kind family experience, try to get out to Summit Motorsports Park at least once, I guarantee it will keep you coming back!
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