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Tue, 07 Feb 2012, 16:41 PM

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Rolls into Orlando
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing





ORLANDO, Fla. -

Orlando Speed World Dragway will host the NHRA Southeast Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, February 10-12. The event is the first of six in the division and will feature drivers in six categories, including Comp Eliminator, Super Stock and Stock Eliminator, vying for points leading to divisional and national championships. The division's Davis Golf Carts Top Sportsman Series and Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series will also be run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Orlando Speed World Dragway open at 8 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Qualifying and time trials start Friday morning at 11 a.m. and continue Saturday at 9 a.m. Racers in Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman will have one qualifying run on Friday, beginning at 3:30 p.m., and two on Saturday, starting at 12 and 3:30 p.m. Eliminations start Saturday afternoon and will continue on Sunday at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman competitors will run first round starting at 10 a.m.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Orlando Speed World Dragway are $60 for a Full Event Pass, $50 Saturday and Sunday Pass and $25 Sunday Pass. For additional information please contact Orlando Speed World Dragway, (407) 568-2717, or visit www.SpeedWorldDragway.com

Orlando Speed World Dragway is located east of Orlando on Highway 50 (Colonial Drive), 20 miles east of I-4, and 15 miles west of I-95.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES FACT SHEET

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The event is the first of six in Southeast Division competition. The division's Davis Golf Carts Top Sportsman Series and Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series will also be run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: Orlando Speed World Dragway, Orlando, Fla. Track is located east of Orlando on Highway 50 (Colonial Drive), 20 miles east of I-4, and 15 miles west of I-95.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, February 10-12, 2012

SCHEDULE: Qualifying and time trial schedule for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series:

FRIDAY, Feb. 10 -- Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 11 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualifying begins at 3:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Feb. 11 -- Gates open at 8 a.m. Final qualifying and time trials continue at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman sessions are scheduled to begin at 12 and 3:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Feb. 12 -- Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations begin at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman will begin eliminations at 10 a.m.

TICKETS: Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Orlando Speed World Dragway are $60 for a Full Event Pass, $50 Saturday and Sunday Pass and $25 Sunday Pass. For additional information please call Orlando Speed World Dragway, (407) 568-2717, or visit www.SpeedWorldDragway.com.

PURSE: The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitors will vie for cash and contingency awards of more than $150,000, as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $560,000.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by the 2012 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional, regional and national champions. Divisional awards include $3,000 to the champions in both Competition and Super Stock; $2,000 each to the champions in Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The seven national champions will share a bonus of $135,000.

JEGS ALLSTARS: The best of the best from each of NHRA's seven divisions will compete for a share of the $119,000 point fund from JEGS High Performance. The 2012 JEGS Allstars event will culminate a year-long points battle between drivers in each of NHRA's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series' eight classes as well as Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. The top points earner in each category will qualify to represent his/her division at the 2012 JEGS Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.

The winning division's team will share $20,000 and individual awards include $7,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions, $6,000 to champions in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock, and $4,500 to the Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street champions. Winners in Top Sportsman and Top Dragster will each earn $5,000. Runners-up in all categories will earn $2,000 apiece. Each Allstars competitor will also receive a share of a $25,000 towing fund to get to the event.

Event sponsor, JEGS High Performance, is offering a "double up" bonus to JEGS Allstars participants. Any 2012 JEGS Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

DAVIS GOLF CARTS TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Top Sportsman class are vying for division championships and a share in the year-end purse.

HICKORY ENCLOSED TRAILER SALES TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: Run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, competitors in the Top Dragster class are vying for division championships and a share in the year-end purse.





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