Norwalk highlights will remain in memories a long time

For a sport still in mourning over the death of Scott Kalitta, the NHRA event at Norwalk, Ohio, put the focus back on the track. And what a memorable event it was, writes Bill Stephens.

Updated: July 3, 2008, 4:55 PM ET
By Bill Stephens | Special to ESPN.com

NORWALK, Ohio -- One week following the tragic death of Scott Kalitta during Funny Car qualifying in Englishtown, N.J., the NHRA POWERade drag racing series traveled to Norwalk, Ohio, for the second Summit Racing Equipment Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.

It was hoped that getting back into the flow of the next national event would hasten the healing process and create the kind of competitive distractions that help racers tighten their focus on the job ...

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