Summit Racing Equipment will expand its involvement with NHRA and become the title sponsor of the NHRA King of the Track program.


“The NHRA King of the Track program is a great opportunity to support racers and tracks across the country in addition to our Summit Racing Series,” said Jim Greenleaf, Summit Racing’s motorsports and events manager. “The program allows the tracks to put together an exciting weekend of racing as racers compete for the title ‘King of the Track.’ ”


The program is one of several specialty race programs offered to National Hot Rod Association member tracks, which include the National DRAGSTER Challenge and the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Challenge.


NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing.


Book signing


Former Browns kicker-punter Don Cockroft will be at Walsh University’s Cecchini Center in North Canton at 3 p.m. Saturday to sign his new book, The 1980 Kardiac Kids: Our Untold Stories.


Cockroft will be joined by former Browns head coach Sam Rutigliano and former running back Greg Pruitt at the signing before the 4 p.m. Walsh men’s basketball game.


Indoor track


Mitch Supan is one of several Baldwin-Wallace indoor track and field athletes to be named Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Week.


Supan, a junior Division III All-American thrower from Walsh Jesuit and a Medina resident, won two events with a career-best throw of 52 feet in shot put and 54-4.75 in the weight throw.


This is the second time Supan has won the award this season. He was named All-American both his freshman and sophomore years.


Wrestling


Derick Hesson of University of Mount Union has been named Ohio Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week.


Hesson, ranked No. 2 in the nation in the 285-pound weight class, posted six wins as the No. 16 Purple Raiders finished in third place at the Wheaton (Ill.) Pete Wilson Invitational. He had a 16-?second fall in his first match and scored his second consecutive win over Cory Anderson of Wisconsin-Whitewater, ranked No. 3 in the nation.


Rifle


The University of Akron rifle team posted a score of 4,570 out of 4,800 at the 13th annual Palmyra Invitational in Palmyra, Pa.


— Staff report