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Fri, 06 Sep 2013, 09:56 AM

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Arrives at Bristol Dragway
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing





BRISTOL, Tenn. --

Bristol Dragway will host the NHRA Southeast division's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event presented by Frito Lay, September 6-7. 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. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Davis Golf Carts Top Sportsman Series and Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series will also be in competition along with the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series.

Qualifying and time trials start Friday at 9 a.m. and continue Saturday at 9 a.m. Comp Eliminator, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will have three qualifying sessions on Friday, at 11 a.m. 2 and 5 p.m., and begin eliminations on Saturday at 11 a.m. The Harley-Davidson Series racers that include Top Fuel Harley will make qualifying passes at noon, 3 and 6 p.m. on Friday, and a final qualifying pass on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Top Fuel Harley will run round 1 of eliminations at noon on Saturday.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Bristol Dragway are $20 Friday and $20 Saturday. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

Bristol Dragway is located on 151 Speedway Blvd. For more information call the track, (423) 274-7865, or visit www.BristolDragway.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES FACT SHEET

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the fifth of six events in Southeast 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 Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Davis Golf Carts Top Sportsman Series and Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series will also be in competition along with the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series.

WHERE: Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn. From Interstate 81 North, take Hwy. 11E. Take the Virginia Exit 3 and Hwy. 11E will take you directly to the dragway. From the I-81 South, take Tennessee exit 69 and go south on Hwy 394 directly to the dragway.

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, September 6-7

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, Sept. 6 - Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify at 11 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m. The Harley-Davidson Series will run at noon, 3 and 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, Sept. 7 - Final qualifying and time trials are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman run round 1 of eliminations start at 11 a.m. Harley-Davidson classes qualify at 10:30 a.m. while Top Fuel Harley run round 1 at noon.

TICKETS:
GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - Friday $20, Saturday $20. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call Bristol Dragway, (423) 274-7865 or visit www.BristolDragway.com.

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Michael Hardee, Comp Eliminator; Joe Santangelo, Super Stock; Donnie Carroll, Stock Eliminator; Brad Plourd, Super Comp; Sherman Adcock, Super Gas; Leland Poppell, Super Street; John Taylor, Top Sportsman; Casey Spradlin, Top Dragster.

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 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 2014 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

NHRA HARLEY-DAVIDSON DRAG RACING SERIES: The NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series is contested at 10 events held in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series with a minimum of one event in each of the seven NHRA divisions. Classes of competition include Top Fuel, Pro Dragster, Pro Gas, Draggin' Bagger, Street Pro, and Hot Street.

In addition to the individual event championships, Top Fuel riders will compete for a series championship. The best seven of 10 races will count for points toward the year-end championship. The year-end champion in Top Fuel will receive $7,500; second place, $3,000; and third place, $1,000. The combined event purse and year-end awards for the program will total more than $175,000.

DAVIS GOLF CARTS TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Top Sportsman class are vying for division championships and a share in the year-end purse.

HICKORY ENCLOSED TRAILER SALES TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Top Dragster class are vying for division championships and a share in the year-end purse





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