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Fri, 06 Sep 2013, 11:11 AM

West Central Division Comes to a Close at Tri-State Raceway
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing





EARLVILLE, Iowa --

Tri-State Raceway will host the NHRA Division 5 Finals on September 6-8. 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 Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, Fineline Madcap Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Tri-State Raceway open at 7 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Qualifying and time trials start Friday morning at 9 a.m. and continue Saturday at 8 a.m. Comp Eliminator, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster will run two rounds of qualifying on Friday beginning at 2 and 4 p.m. and one round on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run one round of qualifying at 5 p.m. on Friday and two rounds on Saturday at noon and 4 p.m. The first round of eliminations will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday and continue on Sunday at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car first round of eliminations will run Sunday at noon.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Tri-State Raceway are $15 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 6 to 12 years old are $5 each day. Children 5 and under are admitted free with paid adult. Tri-State Raceway is located 30 miles west of Dubuque on Highway 20 at exit 285. For more information call the track, (563) 923-3724, or visit www.TriStateRaceway.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES FACT SHEET

WHAT: NHRA Division 5 Finals the last of six events in West Central 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. NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 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 Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, Fineline/Madcap Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: Tri-State Raceway, Earlville, Iowa. Track is located 30 miles west of Dubuque on Highway 20 at exit 285. Tri-State Raceway is on the south side of the highway

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, September 6-8

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

SATURDAY, Sept. 7 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Comp Eliminator, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster qualifying start at 11 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying sessions are at noon and 4 p.m. Round 1 of eliminations begin at 1 p.m.

SUNDAY, Sept. 8 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car run first round of eliminations at noon.

TICKETS:
GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $15 Friday, $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Children 6-12 years old are $5 each day. Children 5 and under admitted free with paid adult. For more information please call Tri-State Raceway, (563) 923-3724 or visit www.TriStateRaceway.com.

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Gordon Gingles, Top Alcohol Dragster; Kirk Williams, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Pat Nahan, Comp Eliminator; Michael Lund, Super Stock; Tyler Wudarczyk, Stock Eliminator; Chris Brown, Super Comp; Ricky Hill, Super Gas; Bob Fuller, Super Street; Tom Schmidt, Top Sportsman, Phil Unruh, Top Dragster; Derek Dorey, 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 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.

AEROMOTIVE LOW QUALIFIER BONUS: A $3,000 bonus fund paid to the low qualifiers in Comp Eliminator, Super Stock and Stock Eliminator at each of the division's six races. The best qualifying driver in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock will each get $200 per event, while the best qualifier in Stock Eliminator will get $100 per race.

JERRY HAAS RACE CARS TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES presented by Aeromotive: The Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the West Central division's Top Sportsman class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $2,750 champions' purse posted by Jerry Haas Race Cars will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

FINELINE GRAPHICS & MADCAP RACING ENGINES TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: The West Central Division Top Dragster Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the West Central division's Top Dragster class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $2,750 champions' purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

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.





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