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Thu, 01 Aug 2013, 15:12 PM

NHRA Lucas Oil Point Series Comes to Atco Raceway
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing





ATCO, N.J. --

Atco Raceway hosts the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event on August 2-4. 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 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 will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Atco open at 7 a.m. every day. Qualifying and time trials begin Friday and Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualifies on Friday, at 1 and 4 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Eliminations for Comp Eliminator start Saturday at noon a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at 3 and 4:30 p.m. on Friday and a final run on Saturday at 11 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will run round 1 of eliminations at 3:30 p.m. Eliminations will continue Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with Top Dragster and Top Sportsman round 2 at 10:30 a.m.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Atco Raceway are $20 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 7 to 11 years old are $1 each day and Children 6 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

Atco Raceway is located at 1000 Jackson Drive in Atco, N.J. For more information call the track, (856) 768-2167, or visit www.AtcoRaceway.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES FACT SHEET

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the fifth 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 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: Atco Raceway, Atco, N.J. Track is located at 1000 Jackson Drive, Atco, N.J.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, August 2-4, 2013

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, August 2 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9:30 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at 1 and 4 p.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualifying at 3 and 4:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, August 3 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials continue at 9:30 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at 10:30 a.m. and run round 1 at noon. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at 11 a.m. and run round 1 eliminations at 3:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, August 4 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9:30 a.m. with Top Dragster and Top Sportsman round 2 at 10:30 a.m.

TICKETS:
GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $20 Friday, $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Children 7 to 11 years old are $1 each day. Children 6 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call Atco Raceway, (856) 768-2167 or visit www.AtcoRaceway.com.

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Frank Aragona, Comp Eliminator; Brian Martel, Super Stock; Donald Pires, Stock Eliminator; Herbert Roby, Super Comp; Mike Sawyer, Super Gas; Casey Grubb, Super Street; Wayne Horton, Top Sportsman; Mike Sullivan, 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 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





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