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NHRA professional drag racing speeds into Houston at 330 mph this weekend

HOUSTON – The top drag racing series in the world will be in action this weekend at Houston Raceway Park powered by Pennzoil, with NHRA professional drivers competing in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Mod and Top Fuel Harley.

Located in Baytown, just off the Grand Parkway, HRP is hosting the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil for the 32nd time. Widely regarded as one of the quickest tracks on the planet due to a near-sea level altitude, fans have come to expect big things at this event. This weekend should be no exception.

“We’re excited to welcome all of our racing family back to Baytown and to once again host our legion of fans that literally come from around the world,” track General Manager Seth Angel said. “Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran drag racing supporter, watching Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars go from a standing start to the finish line in just a few seconds at a speed of 330-plus mph is always a thrilling experience.

“We also have the excitement of Pro Mod cars this year, along with nitro-burning Top Fuel Harleys, and once you add in all the Sportsman action to the four professional classes, it’s going to be a full weekend of top-level racing.”

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CAPP CROWNED MOSER SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT CHAMPION

ENNIS, TX – Jim Rod Capp drove his Super Gas ’10 Corvette to the win in the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout this weekend during the South Central Division double-header event at Texas Motorplex.

A Houston-based driver, Capp qualified for the Moser Sportsman Shootout in Super Gas out of the year-long points battle during the 2018 NHRA racing season, and would face off with 15 other drivers from seven different NHRA classes in the eighth-mile race-within-a-race competition.

The following are round by round results from the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout at Texas Motorplex:

Round 1
Slate Cummings, Ponchatoula LA, ’00 Corvette,(0.035) 6.51 6.503 -0.007, def. Austin Williams, Waxahachie TX, ’72 Duster, (0.042) 7.04 7.013 -0.027
Norman Marsden, Santo TX, ’66 Chevy II,(0.027) 6.52 6.523 0.003, def. Craig Gualtiere, Amarillo TX, ’05 Cavalier, (0.036) 6.01 5.997 -0.013
Rick Legaux, Kenner LA, ’11 Mullis, (0.246) 6.05 6.037 -0.013, def. Max McGlothin, Frisco TX, ’68 Camaro, (-0.025 foul) 6.50 13.573 7.073

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STACKED FIELD TO BATTLE FOR MOSER SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT

Ennis, TX – The NHRA South Central Division Moser Sportsman Shootout is set to take place on Saturday, April 6 with a stacked field. The specialty event is contested in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series doubleheader weekend at Texas Motorplex.

Slate Cummings, Austin Williams, Henry Kindle, and Koy Collier will all be returning from last year to race once again for a chance at the title.

Through a season long point’s battle in 2018, the top two Moser Sportsman Shootout point’s earners in each of the seven classes in competition are slotted into the 16-car field while Max McGlothin and Rick Legaux will complete the ladder as the Moser Shootout Wild Card entries.

The Moser Sportsman Shootout is unique in that racers from seven entirely different class structures Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will be racing each other. Eliminations will be in a dial-in/breakout handicap format on an eighth-mile.

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STACKED FIELD TO BATTLE FOR MOSER SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT

Ennis, TX – The NHRA South Central Division Moser Sportsman Shootout is set to take place on Saturday, April 6 with a stacked field. The specialty event is contested in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series doubleheader weekend at Texas Motorplex.

Slate Cummings, Austin Williams, Henry Kindle, and Koy Collier will all be returning from last year to race once again for a chance at the title.

Through a season long point’s battle in 2018, the top two Moser Sportsman Shootout point’s earners in each of the seven classes in competition are slotted into the 16-car field while Max McGlothin and Rick Legaux will complete the ladder as the Moser Shootout Wild Card entries.

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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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