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South Bend Clutch Renews as the Pro Stock Class Sponsor for the 2018 NHRDA Diesel Sled Pulling Series

The NHRDA is proud to announce South Bend Clutch has renewed as the Sled Pull Pro Stock Class sponsor for 2018. South Bend Clutch is one of the leading clutch companies in the diesel sled pulling world.  The relationship between the NHRDA and South Bend Clutch started over 7 years ago and continues to grow with each season.

“It is great to have a company like South Bend Clutch involved in the NHRDA and Diesel TV.  Peter and the guys are great to work with and we are looking forward to working with them again for the 2018 NHRDA Season.”  stated NHRDA President, Randy Cole.

“South Bend Clutch has been a proud sponsor of the NHRDA for the last 7 years, and we are looking forward to sponsoring the Pro Stock class for the 2018 NHRDA Diesel Sled Pulling Series.  South Bend Clutch will be present at several of the events across the nation this year and greatly appreciate the work that the NHRDA does in promoting the Diesel Industry via Diesel TV and their Facebook Live broadcasts,” said Delton Sensenig of South Bend Clutch

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Summit Motorsports Park Named Track of the Year

Summit Motorsports Park was named Track of the Year during the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) North Central Division Land of the Winners Awards Banquet, Dec. 9, 2017 at the Wyndham Indianapolis West in Indiana.

The event honoring the 2017 champions in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Summit Racing Series, Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series, Jegs Super Quick Series and Summit Racing Equipment Junior Drag Racing League was attended by hundreds of racers and race fans who enjoyed a meal and camaraderie while celebrating accomplishments.

This marks the eighteenth time Summit Motorsports Park has received Track of the Year honors, including eight times by the NHRA, three times by the National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) and seven times by the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA).

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LUCAS OIL EXTENDS NHRA SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT

GLENDORA, CA – Lucas Oil Products announced today that the organization is renewing its longstanding sponsor partnership with NHRA. This multi-year agreement includes Lucas Oil’s recent decision to sign on as the title sponsor for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series opener, the 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.

Most notably, Lucas Oil sponsors NHRA’s premier sportsman series, the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. More than 30,000 sportsman drivers compete in the series each year at venues across the nation. Additionally, this agreement includes Lucas Oil’s designation as the “Official Oil of NHRA.”

“We are thrilled that Lucas Oil is renewing its investment in NHRA drag racing,” said NHRA president Peter Clifford. “The passion that the Lucas Oil company and the Lucas family have for NHRA drag racing is felt throughout the sport.”

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COWIE, LOMBARDO LEAD WINNERS IN POMONA

POMONA, CA – Shawn Cowie and John Lombardo Jr. led the list of winners for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Cowie, Surrey, B.C., picked up career win number ten in Top Alcohol Dragster as he took out Julie Nataas of Santa Barbara, Calif., in the final round.  Nataas was out first but Cowie quickly made up the difference and raced to a 5.272 second lap at 274.72 mph.  Nataas qualified No. 1 with a great 5.115, 280.49 mph lap but slowed in the final clocking in at 5.481, 272.50.  The win was Cowie’s fourth of the year.

Brea, Calif., racer Lombardo grabbed his third win in 2017 by knocking out Annie Whiteley in the Top Alcohol Funny Car final. Lombardo won on a hole shot crossing the finish line in 5.420 seconds, 271.41 mph to the quicker Whiteley at 5.417, 273.22.

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CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN VEGAS

LAS VEGAS – The 2017 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series concluded its final regional event Sunday night at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, as champions celebrated with their teams in winner’s circle.

Several World championships were clinched this weekend along with all the 2017 NHRA  Lucas Oil Divisional and Regional Championships . After clinching the 2017 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Super Stock World championship at the resent Toyota NHRA Nationals, Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., clinched the Stock World championship to become just the third driver in NHRA history to win two world championships in the same season. Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, locked up the Super Comp World championship, and Lynn Ellison, Central City, Ky., captured the 2017 Top Dragster presented by Racing RV’s World championship.

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Dalrymple, Warr, and Borges win Postponed Rocky Mountain Raceway Event

LAS VEGAS – The postponed Pacific Division, Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Rocky Mountain Raceways was concluded yesterday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas. Michael Dalrymple, Bryan, Warr, and Chris Borges celebrated with their teams in winner’s circle.

Dalrymple, Sunnyside, Wash., cut a great light (.010 second), running 10.060 seconds, 156.66 mph to outpace Casey Plaizier, Edmonton, Alb., for the Super Gas divisional event Wally trophy. Plaizier ran 10.067 seconds, 142.49 mph.

Utah racer, Warr of Riverton, ran 7.111 seconds, 191.35 mph to edge out John Tiegen, Grand Praririe, Alb., 7.406 seconds, 180.50mph; in a competitive Top Sportsman final round.

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NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES PACIFIC DIVISION ENDS AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Las Vegas – The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on November 2-5, 2017. The event is one of 45 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 Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and the NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series will also run in conjunction with the event. In addition, the postponed Salt Lake City Divisional event from August will be completed on Wednesday prior to the final event.

The event also marks the final stop on the nationwide series to earn points toward regional and divisional championships for all classes and the second to last stop for NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series National Championship points.

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