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2016 NHRA Summit Series

Irwindale, California  (January 13, 2016) - - The dates for Irwindale Drag Strip's 2016 Summit Series Drag Races were announced today by Bob Klein, the track's Vice President of Operations.


The six-race NHRA-sanctioned series will run selected Sundays on the Irwindale Drag Strip starting February 28, with subsequent dates on March 6, April 10, April 17May 15, and July 24.


The series will feature four divisions of NHRA drag racing on the eighth-mile Irwindale track; they include: Super Pro, Pro, Pro Bike, and Sportsman and offer Drag Racing fans a wide variety of racing machines and an even wider variety of racing drivers who will compete for track, regional, and national championships.


This past year's Irwindale champions include: Jack Swanson (Yucaipa) in Sportsman, Dave Miller (Whittier) in Pro Bike, Marvin Roles (La Cresenta) in the Pro division, and Don Mehling (Glendora) in Super Pro.  


Fans are, of course, welcome to attend these special Summit Series Sunday events that start early with gates opening at 8 a.m. there will be three exciting qualifying rounds (time permitting) followed immediately by elimination runs at approximately 1 p.m.


Sunday's admission is only $10 and parking is free.


And, remember there's "Thursday Night Thunder" NHRA Street Legal Drag Racing year-round at Irwindale.  Always fun, fast, and friendly, you can race your own car for $20, or watch for $10 (free parking either way).  


And ... there's always great concession food, cool cars, along with plenty of nice people who really dig all of the above