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Thu, 18 Jul 2013, 18:46 PM

New England Dragway Host NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing





EPPING, N.H. --

NHRA Northeast division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series arrives at New England Dragway on July 19-21, 2013 featuring the Night of Fire on Saturday, July 20. 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, Pro Stock Snowmobile, and the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at New England Dragway open at 7:30 a.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. on Sunday. Qualifying and time trials start at 9 a.m. Friday and continue Saturday at 9 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will qualify Friday at noon and 4:30 p.m. and Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will begin eliminations on Saturday at 6 p.m. Comp Eliminator will qualify Friday at 2 and 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comp Eliminator will start eliminations on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify on Friday, at 1 and 6 p.m. then run all three rounds of eliminations on Saturday, at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Harley-Davidson qualifying is at 1:30 and 6 p.m. on Friday followed by all rounds of eliminations on Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. Eliminations continue Sunday at 9 a.m. for all remaining classes.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at New England Dragway are $10 Friday, $30 Saturday and $10 Sunday. Children 7 to 12 years old are $5 each day and children 6 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

New England Dragway is located at 280 Exeter Road in Epping, NH 03042. For more information please call New England Dragway, (603) 679-8001, or visit www.NewEnglandDragway.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES FACT SHEET

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Night of Fire, the fourth of seven events in Northeast 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 run in conjunction with the event as well as the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series and Pro Stock Snowmobile.

WHERE: New England Dragway, Epping, N.H. Track is located at 280 Exeter Road in Epping, NH 03042

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, July 19-21, 2013

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, July 19 - Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at noon and 4:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 1 and 6 p.m. Comp Eliminator qualifies at 2 and 5:30 p.m. Harley- Davidson qualify at 1:30 and 6:30

SATURDAY-Night of Fire, July 20 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman final qualifying start at 11:30 a.m. with eliminations at 6 and 8 p.m. Comp Eliminator final qualifying start at 10:30 a.m. with eliminations at 12:30 and 6:45 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run all elimination rounds beginning at 5 p.m. followed by elimination rounds for the Haley-Davidson classes and Pro Stock Snowmobile.

SUNDAY, July 22 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9 a.m.

TICKETS:
GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $10 Friday, $30 Saturday, $10 Sunday. Children 7 to 12 years old are $5 each day and children 6 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call New England Dragway, (603) 679-8001, or visit www.NewEnglandDragway.com.

2012 EVENT WINNERS: John Finke, Top Alcohol Dragster; Frank Manzo, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Sal Biondo, Comp Eliminator; Kent Hanley, Super Stock; Elroy Dame, Stock Eliminator; Jason Hoff, Super Comp; Tom Stalba, Super Gas; Casey Grubb, Super Street; Angela Ray, Top Sportsman; Nick Willard, 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 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.

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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