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Fri, 14 Jun 2013, 10:47 AM

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Comes to Lebanon Valley Dragway
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing





WEST LEBANON, N.Y. --

Lebanon Valley Dragway will host the NHRA Northeast division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on June 14-16, 2013. The event is one of seven in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast division and 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 MXI/Magnaflux Top Sportsman and Top Dragster Series' presented by Select Performance and Pro Stock Snowmobile will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Lebanon Valley Dragway open at 8 a.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. on Sunday. Qualifying and time trials start at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify twice on Friday at 1 and 7 p.m. and once on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Comp Eliminator qualify twice on Friday at 2 and 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Comp Eliminator will also run eliminations on Saturday at noon and 3 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify twice on Friday at 2 and 6 p.m. then run all three rounds of eliminations on Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Eliminations continue Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with round 1 of Top Dragster and Top Sportsman at 10:30 a.m.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Lebanon Valley Dragway are $15 Friday, $15 Saturday and $15 Sunday. Children 6 to 11 years old are $5 each day and children 5 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Lebanon Valley Dragway is located on Route 20 halfway between Pittsfield, Mass., and Albany, N.Y. For more information call the track, (518) 794-7130, or visit www.dragway.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES FACT SHEET

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the third of seven 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 Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's MXI/Magnaflux Top Dragster and Top Sportsman Series' presented by Select Performance will also run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: Lebanon Valley Dragway, West Lebanon, N.Y. Track is located on Route 20, halfway between Pittsfield, Mass., and Albany, N.Y.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, June 14-16, 2013

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, June 14 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at 1 and 7 p.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at 2 and 5:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 2 and 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, June 15 - Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 8 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at 1:30 p.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at 10:30 a.m. with eliminations at noon and 3 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run all three rounds of eliminations at 11:30 a.m. and 2 and 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 16 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9:30 a.m. Round 1 of Top Dragster and Top Sportsman at 10:30 a.m.

TICKETS:
GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $15 Friday, $15 Saturday, $15 Sunday. Children 6 to 11 years old are $5 each day and children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call Lebanon Valley Dragway, (518) 794-7130, or visit www.dragway.com.

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Dan Mercier, Top Alcohol Dragster; Eric Lourie, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Charlie Greco, Comp Eliminator; Jacques Blais, Super Stock; Anthony Fetch, Stock Eliminator; Kent Hanley, Super Comp; Matt Schuman, Super Gas; Arthur Gardner, Super Street; Frederick Perking, Top Sportsman; Raymond Stanton, 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 and regional teams 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.

MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE: 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.

MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGTER CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE: 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

PRO SLED: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Pro Sled class are vying for division championships and a share in the year-end purse





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