ENNIS, Texas - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Field Marketing, (626) 914-4761
Gates at Texas Motorplex open at 8 a.m. each day. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify twice on Friday at noon and 2 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 5 p.m. Eliminations start Sunday at 9 a.m. with round 1 of Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman at 10 a.m.
On Friday qualifying rounds for the Pro Mod Shootout are at 1, 2:30 and 4:00 p.m. Eliminations for the Pro Mod Shootout starts at 6 p.m.
Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Texas Motorplex are $15 Friday, $15 Saturday and $15 Sunday. Children 6 to 15 years old are $5 Friday, $5 Saturday and $5 Sunday. Kids 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information call the track, (972) 878-2641, or visit www.texasmotorplex.com.
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES FACT SHEET
WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the second of six events in South 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. 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 Orteq Energy Technologies Top Sportsman Series, Sunset RaceCraft Top Dragster Series and NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also be run in conjunction with the event.
WHERE: Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas. Track is located on Hwy. 287, two miles west of Ennis, between Interstates 35 and 45. From Dallas, take I-45 to Hwy. 287 west to the track, or take I-35E to Hwy. 287 east to the track. From Fort Worth, take Hwy. 287 east to Waxahachie toward the track.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, May 2-4
SATURDAY, May 3 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Time Trials start at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify at 2 and 5 p.m.
SUNDAY, May 4 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9 a.m. Round 1 for Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman begin at 10 a.m.
2013 EVENT WINNERS: Bill Kent, Comp Eliminator; Norman Marsden, Super Stock; Harvey Emmons, Stock Eliminator; Austin Williams, Super Comp; Jeff Lopez, Super Gas; Charlie Owens, Super Street, Keith Raftery, Top Sportsman; Matt Driskell, Top Dragster; Larry Eperjesi, Sportsman Motorcycle
JEGS ALLSTARS: The best of the best from each of NHRA's seven divisions will compete for a share of the $124,000 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.
ORTEQ TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Top Sportsman class are vying for division championships. The top points finisher will earn a year-end bonus of $1,500, the runner-up will get $1000 and the third place finisher will receive $500. Top Sportsman racers may run the six South Central Division Lucas Oil events as well as three Lucas Oil Series races in the other NHRA divisions.
SUNSET RACECRAFT TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Top Dragster class are vying for division championships. The top points finisher will earn a year-end bonus of $1,500, the runner-up will get $1000 and the third place finisher will receive $500.
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.