National championship meets for drag racers and sports cars will be contested over local tracks this weekend. The Winston Cup series for the 10 pro drag classes, including funny cars and top fuel dragsters, is at Maryland International Raceway, Budds Creek. Points for the national Sports Car Club of America title will be awarded in the Embassy Cup meet at the two-mile Summit Point, W. Va., road course.
Qualifying for the match races begains at Budds Creek at 10 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday.
Elimination races start at 8 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Auto racing's only unlimited racing class, the top fuelers, are featured Saturday in their 240-mile-per-hour dashes. The funny cars and three stock car divisions race Sunday.
Practice and qualifying for the nine sports car title races begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Summit Point, rain or shine. The 50-mile points races start at 9:30 a.m.
Overnight camping is permitted at the track southwest of Charles Town.
Tonight at the half-mile paved Beltsville Speedway, the 100-lap Lustine is the feature for late model and limited sportsman class stock cars Ray Hendrick, the Richmond veteran, has entered with his new Blue Burton Nova.
The program is also a benefit for driver Doug Hartley.Within the space of a few hours two weeks ago, he demolished his new racer at Beltsville and returned to his Gambrill, Md. home to find it gutted by fire.
Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas has its regular stock car show Saturday night for late model and limited sportsmen cars and street stock machines. Both Dorsey, Md., and Potomac Speedway at Budds Creek, will have stock car meets over their dirt surfaces Saturday night.