GLENDORA, Calif. --
Sat, 13 Nov 2010, 07:40 PM
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series to Feature 41 Events in Seven NHRA Divisions in 2011
Courtesy of NHRA Communications
New Event at New England Dragway Added to Northeast Division
NHRA released its 2011 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series schedule today, which features 41 events,
with a minimum of five races conducted in each of NHRA's seven divisions and four series specialty
The 2011 schedule also includes the addition of a new event July 22-24 at New England Dragway in
Epping, N.H. in the Northeast Division.
NHRA Lucas Oil Series drivers in seven categories compete for valuable points leading to divisional
and national championships and a share of the $561,000 purse. The series also includes three
sportsman-focused national events: the JEGS NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals in Belle Rose, La.; the JEGS
NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals in Fontana, Calif.; and the JEGS NHRA Northern SPORTSnationals in
The 2011 season marks the 10th year of Lucas Oil's support of NHRA sportsman racers in a
partnership that extends through 2012.
Headlined by the powerful Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes, the NHRA Lucas
Oil Drag Racing Series allows racers to compete for a championship close to home. Other categories
that compete in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series are Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock
Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. Some divisions also opt to run additional
categories, including Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by
"We are extremely proud to be involved with the dedicated racers who compete each weekend in the
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series," said Forrest Lucas, owner and CEO of Lucas Oil Products. "We
can't wait to start another successful and memorable racing season."
Bonus programs available to competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series include the
$100,000 JEGS Allstars, the NHRA Perfectly Strange Performance Award, in which a total of $45,000
is up for grabs throughout, and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson.
Individual divisions may also have additional bonus programs available to racers.
Some prominent graduates of the NHRA Lucas Oil Series who have gone on to successful careers in the
NHRA Full Throttle Series include Brandon Bernstein, Morgan Lucas, Shawn Langdon, Ashley Force
Hood, and Jeg Coughlin.
2011 NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES SCHEDULE
UPDATED January 8, 2011
May 27-29 Maple Grove Raceway Reading, Pa.
July 1-3 Lebanon Valley Dragway West Lebanon, N.Y.
July 22-24 New England Dragway Eping, N.H.
Aug. 5-7 Atco Raceway Atco, N.J.
Aug. 19-21 Cecil County Dragway Rising Sun, Md.
Sept. 9-11 Old Bridge Township Raceway Park Englishtown, N.J.
Feb. 11-13 Bradenton Motorsports Park Bradenton, Fla.
Feb. 18-20 Gainesville Raceway Gainesville, Fla.
March 4-6 South Georgia Motorsports Park Cecil, Ga.
May 20-22 Atlanta Dragway Commerce, Ga.
Oct. 14-16 Silver Dollar Raceway Reynolds, Ga.
NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION
April 29-May 1 O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis Indianapolis
May 13-15 Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park Norwalk, Ohio
June 10-12 Route 66 Raceway Joliet, Ill.
July 22-24 National Trail Raceway Columbus, Ohio
July 30-31 Mid-Michigan Motorplex* Stanton, Mich.
Aug. 26-28 Beech Bend Raceway Park Bowling Green, Ky.
SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION
March 4-6 Houston Raceway Park Houston, Texas
April 15-17 Texas Motorplex Ennis, Texas
May 27-29 No Problem Raceway Belle Rose, La.
June 10-12 Tulsa Raceway Park Tulsa, Okla.
Sept. 16-18 Houston Raceway Park Baytown, Texas
Oct. 7-9 Thunder Valley Raceway Park Noble, Okla.
WEST CENTRAL DIVISION
May 13-15 SRCA Dragstrip Great Bend, Kan.
May 27-29 Brainerd International Raceway Brainerd, Minn.
June 17-19 Bandimere Speedway Morrison, Colo.
Aug. 12-13 Cordova Raceway Park Cordova, Ill.
Aug. 26-27 Heartland Park Topeka Topeka, Kan.
Sept. 9-11 Tri-State Raceway Earlville, Iowa
April 29-May 1 Firebird Raceway * Boise, Idaho
May 27-29 Mission Raceway Mission, B.C.
June 17-19 Spokane County Raceway Spokane, Ore.
July 15-17 Woodburn Dragstrip Woodburn, Ore.
Aug. 19-21 Pacific Raceways Seattle, Wash.
Sept.10-11 Champion Raceway Eagle Point, Ore.
Feb. 18-20 Firebird International Raceway Chandler, Ariz.
March 24-27 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas
May 20-22 Auto Club Famoso Raceway Bakersfield, Calif.
June 10-12 Top Gun Raceway Fallon, Nev.
July 22-24 Infineon Raceway* Sonoma, Calif.
Nov. 4-6 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas
NHRA LUCAS OIL SERIES SPECIAL EVENTS
March 18-20 JEGS NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals * Belle Rose, La.
May 13-15 JEGS NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals* Fontana, Calif.
July 9 JEGS Allstars Joliet, Ill.
Sept. 23-25 JEGS NHRA Northern SPORTSnationals * Columbus, Ohio
* Top Alcohol classes not contested
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