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NHRA ANNOUNCES 2020 LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES SCHEDULE

GLENDORA, CA – The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, where the future stars of the sport earn their racing stripes, returns to action for the 2020 race season to compete at premier racing facilities across the country.

The action-packed series kicks off at Orlando Speed World Dragway, in Orlando, Fla. on Jan. 31 – Feb. 2.

New this season, National Trail Raceway will feature double the sportsman racing action as it hosts a Division 3 points meet July 16-17 directly followed by the iconic JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals, July 18-19.

The 2020 season will conclude for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series in Las Vegas, November 5-8.

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HOUSTON RACEWAY PARK HOSTS THE NHRA SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION TEXAS SPORTSMAN CHALLENGE

BAYTOWN, TX – Houston Raceway Park will host the NHRA South Central Division race of the 2019 season on March 23-24 with the NHRA Texas Sportsman Challenge. The event is one 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. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street. The NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series will run in conjunction with the event along with the Division’s SDPC Raceshop Top Sportsman and Top Dragster classes.

Gates at Houston Raceway open at 7 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Qualifying and time trials start at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday with round 1 to follow in some classes. Eliminations will continue Sunday at 9a.m.

Tickets for Houston Raceway are $20 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 12 years old and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

For more information call Houston Raceway, (281) 383-7223, or visit www.HoustonRaceway.com.

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THE BABY GATORS HOSTED AT GAINESVILLE RACEWAY

GAINESVILLE, FL – The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division arrives at Gainesville Raceway for The Baby Gators on March 7-10. The event is 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, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Stott’s Ford Top Sportsman Series and Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series will also be run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Gainesville Raceway open at 8 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday. The event begins Thursday at noon with qualifying rounds for Stock and Super Stock. Qualifying and time trials continue at 8 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify Friday at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify Friday at noon, 3:30 and 7 p.m. with all three rounds of eliminations set for Saturday beginning at 11:00 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. Final eliminations for all other classes will continue Sunday at 9 a.m.

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NO PROBLEM RACEWAY HOST NHRA SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION FOR NITRO ON THE BAYOU

BELLE ROSE, LA – NHRA South Central Division goes to No Problem Raceway for Nitro on the Bayou on March 1-3. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 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, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s SDPC Raceshop Top Sportsman and Top Dragster Series and NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series will also be run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at No Problem Raceway will open at 8 a.m. on each day. Qualifying and time trials start at 9 a.m. Friday and continues Saturday at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify Friday at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. and Saturday at noon and 4:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 1 and 6:00 p.m. Eliminations start Saturday afternoon and continue on Sunday. Round 1 of eliminations for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car is scheduled to begin at noon on Sunday.

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SOUTH GEORGIA MOTORSPORTS PARK HOSTS THE NHRA LUCAS OIL DIVISIONAL

CECIL, GA – The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division arrives at South Georgia Motorsports Park February 21st-24th. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series 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 Stott’s Ford Top Sportsman Series and Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series will also be run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at South Georgia Motorsports Park open at 8 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Qualifying and time trials start at 9 a.m. on Friday. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify Friday at 2 and 5 p.m along with one additional qualifying run Saturday at noon. Eliminations for all classes begin on Saturday at 1 p.m. and will continue on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

Tickets for South Georgia Motorsports Park are $20 on Friday, $25 on Saturday and just $15 on Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

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THE SOUTHEAST DIVISION OPENS WITH THE RPM WINTER WARM-UP

ORLANDO, FL – The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division arrives at Orlando Speed World Dragway for the Winter Warm-Up on February 1st-2nd. The event is one 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. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. Stott’s Ford Top Sportsman Series and Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series will also be run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Orlando Speed World Dragway open at 8 a.m. each day. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify Friday at 11 a.m., 2:30 and 6:00 p.m. Elimination rounds for all classes will begin on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and will continue throughout the day. Round 1 for Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman is set for 11:00 a.m.

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Oakley Motorsports Extends Sponsorship of Division 3 Top Dragster and Top Sportsman

The NHRA North Central Division along with Oakley Motorsports and Diamond Piston are proud to announce that they have extended their sponsorship of the North Central Divisions Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes for 2019.

2018 marked the first season of the sponsorship for the Oakley Motorsports Top Sportsman and Top Dragster Classes. Phillip Oakley, owner of Oakley Motorsports could not be happier with the results of 2018. During this past season some of the quickest Top Dragster and Top Sportsman events were held at the North Central Divisions Lucas Oil Series, with competitors from all over the country attending events. The bar has been set for 2019 to be one of the most competitive seasons ever. And with the continuation of support from Oakley Motorsports and Diamond Pistons, the North Central Division should once again be the home of the quickest and fastest Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes in the country.

Oakley Motorsports is based in Ownesboro, Ky., and has been providing winning high-performance horsepower for Drag Racing, Circle Track, Tractor Pulling and Street Cars for over a decade. Phillip Oakley takes pride in every motor that leaves his shop. And the support given to the customers is second to none in the industry. He will take the time to make sure his customers reach their performance goals. When you combine the services level provided from Oakley Motorsports with quality of Diamond Pistons you have a winning combination. Proof of that is the 2018 Oakley Motorsports Top Dragster Champion Ed Dudley who used a Oakley Motorsports combination.

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