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Thu, 03 May 2012, 11:26 AM

Thunder on the Plains Roars into S.R.C.A. Dragstrip
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing





GREAT BEND, Kan. -

S.R.C.A Dragstrip will host the Thunder of the Plains, NHRA West Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series opener, on May 5-6, 2012. The event is the first of six in the division and one of 43 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, Fineline Madcap Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at S.R.C.A. Dragstrip open at 7 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start Saturday at 9 a.m. Top Sportsman and Top Dragster will have three qualifying sessions on Saturday at 11 a.m., 2:30 and 6 p.m. Comp Eliminator will have also have three qualifying sessions on Saturday at 11:45 a.m., 3:15 and 6:45 p.m. Eliminations begin Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

Tickets for S.R.C.A. Dragstrip are $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. All tickets include a pit pass.

For more information visit www.SRCAdragstrip.com or call the track at (620) 792-5079.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES FACT SHEET

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the first of six events in West Central Division competition where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, Fineline Madcap Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: S.R.C.A. Dragstrip, Great Bend, Kan. Track is located at 455 W. Barton County Rd.; 2? miles west of Great Bend on the old Air Force base.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, 2012

SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY, May 5 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Top Sportsman and Top Dragster qualify 11 a.m., 2:30 and 6 p.m. Comp Eliminator qualifying sessions are at 11:45 a.m., 3:15 and 6:45 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 6 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Eliminations begin at 9 a.m.

TICKETS:
GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under admitted free with paid adult. For more information please call S.R.C.A. Dragstrip, (620) 792-5079 or visit www.srcadragstrip.com.

2011 EVENT WINNERS: Clint Neff, Comp Eliminator; Michael Mans, Super Stock; Jimmy Holzman, Stock Eliminator; Travis Nygaard, Super Comp; Tommy Phillips, Super Gas; Donnic Durenberger, Super Street; Dustin Long, Top Sportsman, JB Lobner, Top Dragster; Tom Gilligan, Sportsman Motorcycle.

BONUS PROGRAMS:
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2012 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional, regional and national champions. Regional awards include $10,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions with Divisional awards of $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, $5,000 to Top Sportsman and Top Dragster champions, and $4,500 to the Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street champions. 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.

AEROMOTIVE LOW QUALIFIER BONUS: A $3,000 bonus fund paid to the low qualifiers in Comp Eliminator, Super Stock and Stock Eliminator at each of the division's six races. The best qualifying driver in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock will each get $200 per event, while the best qualifier in Stock Eliminator will get $100 per race.

JERRY HAAS RACE CARS TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES: The Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the West Central division's Top Sportsman class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $2,750 champions' purse posted by Jerry Haas Race Cars will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

FINELINEGRAPHICS/MADCAPENGINES TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: The FinelineGraphics/MadcapEngines Top Dragster Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the West Central division's Top Dragster class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $2,750 champions' purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

NHRA SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE SERIES presented by HARLEY DAVIDSON: The NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in NHRA's Sportsman Motorcycle class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $14,000 champions' purse posted by Harley Davidson will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers in NHRA divisions that host Sportsman Motorcycles.





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