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Wed, 22 May 2013, 20:57 PM

Atlanta Dragway Hosts NHRA Southeast Division Doubleheader
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing





COMMERCE, Ga. - Contact: NHRA Field Marketing, (626) 914-4761

NHRA Southeast Division Doubleheader arrives at Atlanta Dragway on May 23-26, 2013. The event is two of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000.

The all new NHRA Harley Davison Drag Racing Series will also be in action for their fourth event of the 2013 season which crisscrosses the county with 10 stops for racers in six different Harley Davidson classes.

Gates at Atlanta Dragway open at 9 a.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday for the first of two events. Qualifying and time trials start Thursday at 11 a.m. and continue Friday at 9 a.m. The Hickory Enclosed Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Davis Gold Cart Top Sportsman classes will have two qualifying sessions on Thursday at 3 and 6 p.m. and one on Friday at 10:45 a.m. Eliminations begin Saturday morning at 11 a.m.

On Saturday and Sunday gates at Atlanta Dragway open at 8 a.m. to begin the second half of the double header weekend. Qualifying and time trials start Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman will have two qualifying sessions on Saturday at noon and 3:30 p.m. with round 1 of eliminations at 6 p.m. The Harley Davidson Series takes to the track on Saturday with Pro Dragster and Top Fuel Harley qualify at 12:45, 4:15 and 6:45 p.m on Saturday.

Eliminations begin Sunday 9:30 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman resume eliminations at 11:30 a.m. Pro Dragster and Top Fuel Harley round 1 at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Atlanta Dragway are $10 Thursday, $20 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.

Atlanta Dragway is located is located at 500 E. Ridgeway Road in Commerce, approximately 60 miles NE of Atlanta near the intersection of I-85 and Highway 441 in Banks Crossing. For more information call the track, (706) 335-2301, or visit www.AtlantaDragway.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES FACT SHEET

WHAT: NHRA Southeast Division Doubleheader, two of six events in Southeast Division competition where drivers earn points leading to divisional 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 be run in conjunction with the event as well as the NHRA Harley Davidson Drag Racing Series.

WHERE: Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, Ga. Track is located at 500 E. Ridgeway Road in Commerce, approximately 60 miles NE of Atlanta near the intersection of I-85 and Highway 441 in Banks Crossing.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, May 23-26, 2013

SCHEDULE:
RACE 1
THURSDAY, May 23, - Gates open at 9 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 11 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify at 3 and 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, May 24 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Final qualifying and time trials are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualifying at 10:45 a.m. Eliminations start at 11 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman eliminations at 12:30 p.m.

RACE 2
SATURDAY, May 25 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman have qualifying at noon and 3:30 p.m. Pro Dragster and Top Fuel Harley qualify at 12:45, 4:15 and 6:45 p.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman round 1 eliminations at 6 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 26 - Eliminations start at 9:30 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman resume eliminations at 11:30 a.m. Pro Dragster and Top Fuel Harley round 1 at 1:30 p.m.

TICKETS:
GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $10 Thursday, $20 Friday, $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under free with paid adult. For more information please call Atlanta Dragway, (706) 335-2301 or visit www.AtlantaDragway.com.

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Mark Taliaferro, Top Alcohol Dragster; Kris Hool, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Grant Lewis, Comp Eliminator; Gary Richard, Super Stock; Jeff Taylor, Stock Eliminator; Sherman Adcock, Super Comp; Sherman Adcock, Super Gas; Gaines Hickman, Super Street; Jeffrey Barker, Top Sportsman; Melissa Hutson, 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 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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