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Fri, 12 Jul 2013, 10:34 AM

Les Schwab Tires Challenge Rolls into Woodburn Dragstrip
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing





WOODBURN, Ore. -

Woodburn Dragstrip will host the Les Schwab Tires Challenge NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event on July 12-14, 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 Northwest Division's RH Racecars Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Woodburn Dragstrip open at 8 a.m. every day. Qualifying and time trials start Friday at 9 a.m. and continue Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will have a pair of test sessions on Friday at noon and 4 p.m. with three qualifying runs on Saturday, at noon, 2 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 Les Schwab Tires Challenge event are $15 Friday, $25 Saturday and $25 Sunday. Children ages 6 to 14 are $5 each day and children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

Woodburn Dragstrip is located at 7730 Highway 219, 1? miles off I-5 at Woodburn exit 271. For more information call the track, (503) 982-4461, or visit www.WoodburnDragstrip.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES FACT SHEET

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the fourth 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 RH Racecars Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: Woodburn Dragstrip, Woodburn, Ore. Track is located at 7730 Highway 219, 1? miles off I-5 at Woodburn exit 271.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, July 12-14, 2013

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, July 12 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Time trials and qualifying are at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car test at noon and 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 13 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Time trials and qualifying are at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at noon, 2 and 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 14 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations start at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car run round 1 at noon.

TICKETS:
GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $15 Friday, $25 Saturday, $25 Sunday. Children 6 to 14 years old are $5 each day and children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call Woodburn Dragstrip, (503) 982-4461, or visit www.WoodburnDragstrip.com

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Gregg Lawrence, Top Alcohol Dragster; Jay Payne, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Brandon Huhtala, Comp Eliminator; Mark Faul, Super Stock; Brad Burton, Stock Eliminator; Mike Shannon, Super Comp; Ross Childers, Super Gas; Larry Miner, Super Street; Robert Strohm, Top Sportsman; Gerald Devenpeck, Top Dragster; Jeff Havens, 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 2014 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 2014 Jegs Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.

The winning regional and divisional teams will share $25,000 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.

RH RACECARS 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.





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