SRCA dragstrip hosts NHRA West Central Division opener

Special to The Hays Daily News

GREAT BEND -- Thunder on the Plains rumbles at the S.R.C.A Dragstrip on May 17 to 18. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, Fineline Madcap Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at S.R.C.A. Dragstrip open at 7 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start Saturday at 9 a.m. Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Comp Eliminator qualify Saturday at 11 a.m., 2:30 and 6 p.m. Eliminations begin Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

Tickets for S.R.C.A. Dragstrip are $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

For more information visit or call the track at (620) 792- 5079.