June 25, 2016

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Pro Stock victory is truly the Summit for Jason Line: Summit Racing Equipment driver wins Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

NORWALK — Jason Line is sponsored by Summit Racing Equipment, and that’s not normally a big deal except this weekend he was competing in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. “There was a lot of pressure on us to do well here,” Line, the Pro Stock winner, said of Read More…

Summit Racing Equipment Nationals: Wellington’s Rick Baehr gets a coveted ‘Wally’ after winning Stock Eliminator title

NORWALK — You don’t even have to be a drag racer to want one of the trophies they hand out to the event champions at the end of the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals. The “Wally” is a bronze statuette of NHRA founder Wally Parks standing next to a dragster “slick” or tire. While it’s tough Read More…

Summit Racing Equipment Nationals notes: Rain delays turn up the heat on track

NORWALK — The schedule called for the Summit Motorsports Park track to be secured around 4:30 p.m. after Sunday’s eliminations, but multiple delays — including an hour-and-a-half stoppage after an early downpour — kept the park filled until nearly 7 p.m. “It pushed things back a little bit,” Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Andrew Hines said. Read More…

Summit Racing Equipment Nationals: Baders and Forces keep their love for drag racing all in the family

NORWALK — John Force knows a little something about the sport of drag racing, and with all apologies to P.T. Barnum, the legendary driver said the Bader family in Norwalk actually puts on the greatest show on earth. “It was about 15 years ago when Bill Bader Sr. came down to see me race in Read More…

Summit Racing Equipment Nationals notes: Elyrian Dave Connolly still hopeful he’ll be able to find a sponsor

NORWALK — Elyria driver Dave Connolly is back in Norwalk for the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals, but not in the capacity that he would have liked. Connolly, who won the inaugural event two years ago, has not yet picked up sponsorship for his Pro Stock team, and is competing in a pair of Sportsman series Read More…

Summit Racing Equipment Nationals: Qualifiers just fine with ‘green’ track

NORWALK — The NHRA drivers knew they had a “green” track this weekend for the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals in Norwalk after a large portion of the runway was replaced less than a week before Friday’s first two qualifying sessions. There were some expected rumblings by a few drivers, but the four top qualifiers managed Read More…

Shaun Bennett: Much more to like than dislike in Shaq deal

When making a decision as big as the one the Cavaliers made early Thursday morning in bringing future Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal into the fold, it’s always good to weigh the pros and cons. The biggest pro might be that O’Neal isn’t a con. The boisterous big man neither gets in trouble with the Read More…

Norwalk paves way for success: Drivers, fans rate Summit one of NHRA circuit’s best

CLEVELAND — The NHRA drivers know their sport is great, now they are just trying to find a way to spread the news. “I really believe that we have a better product than NASCAR does,” Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson said Thursday afternoon at a media luncheon at Morton’s Steak House in downtown Cleveland. “You Read More…

Lorain County All-Star football game: Some West players want better finish; East renewing old friendships

VERMILION — West coach Frank Horvath said he searched the county to find players for tonight’s 28th annual Lorain County All-Star football game. He or his assistants went to every West-eligible school, looking for players to fill the roster. While the West does have 27 players from seven different schools, it’s not surprising that nearly Read More…

West Shore Conference in Elyria Catholic’s future? School interested in exploring league’s openings

With online forums abuzz with rumors, athletic director Barb Salata confirmed Wednesday night that Elyria Catholic is one of the schools that has submitted a letter of interest about joining the West Shore Conference. “It’s all kind of in the preliminary process right now,” she said. “(The WSC) is looking to see what we have Read More…