MISSION, B.C. --
Gates at Mission Raceway open at 7 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start Friday morning at 9 a.m. Comp Eliminator will have qualifying sessions on Friday, at 1 and 4 p.m., and Saturday, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify once on Friday, at 3 p.m., and twice on Saturday, at 1 and 4 p.m. Eliminations start Sunday at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run first round at noon.
Tickets for the LORDCO B.C. Nationals at Mission Raceway Park are $15 Friday, $25 Saturday and $25 Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted free with paid adult.
For more information call the track, (604) 826-6315, or visit www.MissionRaceway.com.
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES FACT SHEET
WHAT: LORDCO Auto Parts B.C. Nationals the second of six events in Northwest Division competition 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 Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.
WHERE: Mission Raceway Park, Mission, B.C. Track is located 10 miles north of Sumas, Wash., on Highway 11.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, May 25-27, 2012
SATURDAY, May 26 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Comp qualifying is at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying are scheduled at 1 and 4 p.m.
SUNDAY, May 27 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Eliminations begin at 9 a.m. First round for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car is scheduled for noon.
2011 EVENTWINNERS: Ray Martin, Top Alcohol Dragster; Steve Gasparrelli, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Jeff Lane, Comp Eliminator; Rick McKinney, Super Stock; Dallas GLenn, Stock Eliminator; Emmett McKillop, Super Comp; John Dalrymple, Super Gas; Josh Dalrymple, Super Street; Robert Matthews, Top Sportsman; Paul Nero, Top Dragster; Al Omond, Sportsman Motorcycle
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.
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.
TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES: The Northwest Division Top Sportsman Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Northwest division's Top Sportsman class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $3,500 champions' purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.
NORTHWEST DIVISION TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: The Northwest Division Top Dragster Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Northwest division's Top Dragster class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $3,500 champions' purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.