BROWNSBURG -- Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis has announced the 2013 racing schedule with world class events coming to both the drag strip and the oval during the course of the busy season.
"We are anxiously awaiting the start of the 2013 season and another year of racing at Lucas Oil Raceway," said Wes Collier, general manager, Lucas Oil Raceway. "Each season at this storied facility is full of treasured memories of thrilling racing and we are sure this year will again be another banner season at Lucas Oil Raceway."
The highlight of the season will be the NHRA U.S. Nationals featuring the Mello Yello Drag Racing series as they return to the track for their annual Labor Day weekend visit. Nearly 1,000 racers will be looking to put their names in the history books as the event will kick off on Aug. 28 and conclude on Sept. 2. This is the last race to the Countdown to the Championship and drivers will be battling to keep their playoff dreams alive while trying to win the most prestigious race in drag racing.
Other showcase events include the return of the JEGS U.S. Open Bracket Championship on June 20-23, Monster Mopar on June 28-30 and the 12th annual FuelLab NMCA World Series Street Finals on Oct. 11-13.
The bracket series will compete at the track ten times during the course of the season with King of the Track, Junior Dragster Challenge and National Dragster Challenge taking place during the year. Wild Wednesday which features street legal racing and slick tire test and tunes will take place from April through October.
The oval will see action with the yearly visits from some of the finest open wheel racers in the country race on the .686-mile oval as the USAC Midgets and Silver Crown series come to the track. The Night Before the 500 is a month of May tradition and a USAC double header will take to the track in July.
The CRA and Must See Racing Winged Sprints will also run on a track that features the tightest racing in the state in a fan friendly and intimate setting.
Ticket information and event specific information will be available in the coming months.
2013 Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis Race Schedule Drag Strip Special Events April 26 - 28: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series May 11: Appletree Auto presents the Lucas Oil VW Nationals May 17 - 19: NHDRO (No Hatin' Drag Racing Organization) May 31- June 2: Miracle Ride Event - Motorcyclists Benefitting Riley Hospital June 8 -9: NDHRA (National Diesel Hot Rod Association.Drags/Sled Pull) June 20 - 23: JEGS U.S. Open Bracket Championship June 28 - 30: Monster Mopar July 12 - 14 NHDRO (No Hatin' Drag Racing Organization) Aug 2 - 3: Camaro5 Fest Aug 16 - 18: NHDRO (No Hatin' Drag Racing Organization) Aug. 28 - Sept. 2: NHRA U.S. Nationals Sept 13 - 15: NHRA Summit Racing Series Division 3 Finals Sept 19 - 22: TBA Sept 27-29: NHDRO (No Hatin' Drag Racing Organization) Oct. 11 - 13: 12th Annual FueLab NMCA World Street Finals (NMCA) October 18 - 20: NHRA Sportsman Fall Classic Wild Wednesdays (Street Legal and Slick Tire Test & Tune) April: 3, 10, 17, 24 May: 8, 15, 22, 29 June: 5, 12, 19, 26 July: 10, 24 August: 14 Sept: 18, 25 Oct.: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 **Saturday Night Socials (Street Bike & Car Heads Up Shootout /Slicks Test & Tune, Music & Drifting) May 4, July 20, August 10 Bracket Series April: 7 (Open Test Day), 14, 21 May: 5, 27* June: 9, 16** July: 21*** Aug.: 4, 11 Sept.: 8 (*May 27 -Nat'l Dragster Challenge, **June 16- Jr. Dragster Challenge; *** July 21-King of the Track) Oval Special Events May 18: Hall of Fame Classic (USAC Silver Crown Race) May 25: Night Before the 500 (USAC Midget Series, Pro Mazda & USF2000) June 15 - 16 Slamology (Car show and music festival) June 29: Must See Racing (Winged Sprint Car Series) July 26: TBA July 27: USAC Midget/Silver Crown Sept. 22: CRA Fall Brawl Rusty Wallace Driving Experience April: 13-14, 20-21 June: 21-23 July: 12-14, 19-21 August: 16-18 September : 14-15 October: 5-6 ***For more information on the Rusty Wallace Driving Experience, visit www.RaceWithRusty.com or call 855-22-RUSTY All dates subject to change.
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