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Thu, 27 Sep 2012, 19:11 PM

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Rolls into Bristol Dragway
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing





BRISTOL, Tenn. -

Bristol Dragway will host the fifth of six NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events in NHRA's Southeast division on September 28-29, 2012. 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.

Gates at Bristol Dragway open at 8 a.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. Qualifying and time trials start Friday at 9 a.m. and continue Saturday at 8 a.m. Comp Eliminator, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will have two qualifying sessions on Friday, at 2 and 5 p.m., and one on Saturday at 10 a.m. Eliminations start Saturday at 11 a.m.

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 run in conjunction with the event.

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 28-29, 2012

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, Sept. 28 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify at 2 and 5 p.m.

SATURDAY, Sept. 29 - Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Final qualifying and time trials are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify 10 a.m. Final eliminations start at 11 a.m.

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.

2011 EVENT WINNERS: Sidnei Frigo, Top Alcohol Dragster; Melinda Green, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Glen Tradwell, Comp Eliminator; Jeff Adkinson, Super Stock; Joe Santangelo II, Stock Eliminator; Sherman Adcock, Jr., Super Comp; Sherman Adcock Jr., Super Gas; Dave Connolly, Super Street; Jeff Brooks, Top Sportsman; Cameron Manuel, 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 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 2013 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 2013 Jegs Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.

The winning division's team will share $20,000 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.

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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