NHRA

This weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series All-American Hot Rod Showdown at Gateway Motorsports Park postponed due to multiple-day excessive heat advisory for St. Louis area

MADDISON, IL – This weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series All-American Hot Rod Showdown at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., has been rescheduled due to a multiple-day excessive heat advisory for the St. Louis area. The event has been rescheduled for October 20-22.

Additional details for the new event will be released soon. The $20-per-car load coupons and ticket vouchers, originally valid for July 21-22,  will be honored on October 21-22.

From the National Weather Service St. Louis Office: “A major heat wave is expected to unfold on Tuesday and then grip the area through Saturday. Dangerous levels of heat are forecast with the most oppressive conditions occurring Thursday through Saturday when highs will range from 97 to 103 degrees, and afternoon/early evening heat index values will be from 105-113. The St. Louis metro region will experience the most dangerous heat levels throughout the area.” (July 17 — 5:15 a.m. CDT)

Continue reading

Share

NHRA PACIFIC DIVISION ARRIVES AT SONOMA RACEWAY FOR THE NHRA DIVISION 7 DRAG RACE PRESENTED BY KORBEL

SONOMA, CA – Sonoma Raceway will host the NHRA Division 7 Drag Race presented by Korbel on July 21-23. 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 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 Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series will run in conjunction with the event along with Pro Mod and Nostalgia A/Fuel Dragsters.  Tickets for Sonoma Raceway are $5 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

Continue reading

Share

NHRA NORTHEAST DIVISION LIGHTS UP NEW ENGLAND DRAGWAY WITH THE NIGHT OF FIRE

EPPING, NH – New England Dragway host the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Night of Fire on July 21- 23. 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 MXI/Magnaflux Top Dragster and Top Sportsman Series’ presented by Select Performance will also run in conjunction with the event along with the Ultimax Pro Stock Snowmobiles

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at New England Dragway are $15 Friday, $25 Saturday and $15 Sunday. Children 10 and under are admitted free with a paid adult

Continue reading

Share

Severance and DeFrank Lead Winner’s Circle in Woodburn

WOODBURN, OR – 2016 defending Lucas Oil World Champion Joey Severance and Jimmy DeFrank took home Wally trophies from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division Les Schwab Tires Challenge at Woodburn Dragstrip.

In Top Alcohol Dragster final round, Severance, Woodburn, Ore., continued his championship defense, against TAD rival Shawn Cowie, B.C. Severance got off the line first and continued to pull away for the win. Severance registered a winning pass of 5.227 seconds, 278.89 mph. Cowie followed up at 5.260 seconds, 278.29 mph.

Jimmy DeFrank, Thousand Oaks, Calif., continued his world title defense as well in the final round of Super Stock. And it was an easy day at the office as Dave Barcelon, Bremerton, Wash., triggered the red light yielding the victory to DeFrank. DeFrank made a winning pass of 9.293 seconds, 115.47 mph.

Continue reading

Share

SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION 4 LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES VENUE CHANGE

DALLAS – NHRA officials announced today that the fifth of six events scheduled for the 2017 South Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will be changing venues. The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event previously scheduled to take place at Thunder Road Raceway in Gilliam, La., on Sept. 15-17, 2017 has been relocated to the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. This event will now be conducted as a 2-day (Fri.-Sat.) event on the same weekend of Sept. 15-16, 2017.

The Texas Motorplex event will feature a track operated Test and Tune on Thursday, Sept. 14. Time trials and qualifying will take place on Friday followed by a single time trial and qualifying run on Saturday along with all rounds of eliminations for all classes.  Classes scheduled to run include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Sportsman Motorcycle.

Share

NHRA NORTHWEST DIVISION MAKES FIRST VISIT OF THE SEASON TO WOODBURN DRAGSTRIP

WOODBURN, OR – Woodburn Dragstrip will host the Les Schwab Tires Challenge NHRA Northwest Division event on July 14- 16. 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 JBS Top Sportsman Series, Rig Rentals Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series will also run in conjunction with the event.

Continue reading

Share

FLETCHER WINS 100TH NHRA NATIONAL EVENT

JOILET, IL – Many special moments were made this past weekend at Route 66 Raceway. Dan Fletcher and team celebrated in winner’s circle as Fletcher took home his 100th national event win. Mark McDonald took home national event wally trophies from both the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the JEGS ALLStars championship event.

Fletcher racing out of Churchville, N.Y. squared off against west coast rival Greg Ventura from Corona, Calif., in the Super Street final round. Ventura was a few ticks too quick on the tree and turned on the red light to giving Fletcher his 100th National event Wally. The New York driver recorded his victory lap at 11.681 seconds, 94.65 mph. He is only the third driver in NHRA history to win 100 National events, joining John Force (148) and Frank Manzo (105).

Continue reading

Share
Team/Series News