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Thu, 15 Aug 2013, 17:55 PM

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Series Northwest Division Heads to Cecil County Dragway
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing





RISING SUN, Md. --

Cecil County Dragway to host the sixth of seven events in the NHRA Northeast division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on August 16-18, 2013. The event is 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 Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's MXI/Magnaflux Top Sportsman and Top Dragster Series' presented by Select Performance and Pro Stock Snowmobile will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Cecil County Dragway open at 8 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials begin Friday at 9 a.m. and Saturday at 9:30 a.m. MXI/Magnaflux Top Dragster and Top Sportsman presented by Select Performance will have qualifying runs at 4 p.m. on Friday and at noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday followed by round one at 6 p.m. Comp Eliminator will qualify twice on Friday, at 2 and 6 p.m., and a final qualifying pass on Saturday at 10:30. Comp will run rounds 1 and 2 on 1 and 5:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will have two qualifying sessions, at 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday and run all three rounds of eliminations on Saturday starting at 3 p.m. Eliminations will continue Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman round two is set for 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Tickets at Cecil County Dragway for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event are $20 each day. Children 8 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

For more information call Cecil County Dragway, (410) 287-5486, or visit www.CecilCountyDragway.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES FACT SHEET

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the sixth of seven events in Northeast 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 MXI/Magnaflux Top Dragster and Top Sportsman Series' presented by Select Performance will also run in conjunction with the event along with Pro Stock Snowmobile.

WHERE: Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD. Track is located at 1916 Theodore Road, Rising Sun, MD 21911. Strip is located 2.5 miles off I-95 (exit 100). Follow signs to Cecil County Dragway on Theodore Road.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, August 16-18, 2013

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, August 16 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualifying is at 2 and 6 p.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualifying begins at 4 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying begins at 5 and 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, August 17 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials start at 9:30 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualifying at 10:30 with rounds 1 and 2 at 1 and 5:30 p.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualifying begins at noon and 4 p.m. followed by round one of eliminations at 6 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car run all three rounds of eliminations beginning at 3 p.m. Pro Stock Snowmobile qualifies at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and run all rounds of eliminations on Saturday beginning at 2:45 p.m.

SUNDAY, August 18 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9:30 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman run round two at 11 a.m.

TICKETS:
GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS -- $20 Friday, $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Children 8 and under are admitted free with paid adult. For more information please call Cecil County Dragway, (410) 287-6280, or visit www.CecilCountyDragway.com.

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Mike Kosky, Top Alcohol Dragster; Frank Manzo, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Sal Biondo, Comp Eliminator; Shane Carr, Super Stock; Jim Boudreau, Stock Eliminator; Shawn Carr, Super Comp; Matt Schurman, Super Gas; Homas Rakowski, Super Street

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 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 division and regional 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 2012 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.





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