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Wed, 27 Mar 2013, 21:02 PM

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division Rubbles into The Strip at Las Vegas
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LAS VEGAS -- Motor Speedway

The second stop of the NHRA Pacific Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will be hosted by The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 29-30, 2013. The event is one of 44 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. The event will feature drivers in eleven categories, Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car as well as the Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson.

Qualifying and time trials start Friday morning at 8 a.m. and continue at 8 a.m. Saturday. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman will qualify Friday, at 11:30 a.m., 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., and begin eliminations Saturday at noon. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will qualify Friday, at 3, 6 and 9 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car run eliminations beginning at 4p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway are $25 Friday and $25 Saturday. Children 6-12 are $5 each day and kids 5 and under are free.

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is located on Speedway Blvd, exit 54 off interstate 15. For more information call the track, (800) 644-4444, or visit www.LVMS.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES FACT SHEET

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the second of seven events in Pacific 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 Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Track is located on Speedway Blvd, exit 54 off Interstate 15.

WHEN: Friday through Saturday, March 29-30, 2013

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, March 29 - Qualifying and time trials begin at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator, and Top Sportsman qualifying sessions are scheduled for 11:30 a.m., 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 3, 6 and 9 p.m.

SATURDAY, March 30 - Final qualifying and time trials begin at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator, and Top Sportsman start eliminations at noon. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car run eliminations at 4 p.m.

TICKETS:
GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $25 Friday, $25 Saturday, children 6-12 are $5 each day. For more information please call Las Vegas Motor Speedway, (800) 644-4444 or visit www.lvms.com.

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Jim Whiteley, Top Alcohol Dragster; Ann Marie Whiteley, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Adam Bowdish, Comp Eliminator; Don Kennedy, Super Stock: Jim Meador, Stock Eliminator; Butch Belair, Super Comp; Chad Langdon, Super Gas; Austin Downing, Super Street; Joe Roubicek, Top Sportsman; Kevin Kleineweber, Top Dragster; Tom Medlin 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 2013 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 2013 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 2013 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 2013 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.

PACIFIC DIVISION TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES: The Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, runs in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Pacific 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.

PACIFIC DIVISION TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: The Pacific Top Dragster Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Pacific 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.





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