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DragStory to cover NHRA Division 2 Lucas Oil Series

BRADENTON, Fl – This weekend is the start of the 2011 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing series with the season opening race at division two’s Bradenton Motorsports Park outside Bradenton FL. will be on hand to cover the event from the first round of qualifying on Friday through the finals on Sunday afternoon. 

DragStory will cover all 5 Division 2 events in 2011.  “Expanding our photo journalism to the Lucas series is a natural progression of what we do at”, stated editor Mark Walter.  “We are dedicated to providing the highest level of visibility for sportsman racers across the world of drag racing.” 

As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.  With over 1.6 million page views of their event photo coverage since the website came on line in June of 2009, the old adage appears to be true.

The event is one of 41 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 $560,000.

Gates at Bradenton Motorsports Park open at 8 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start at 10 a.m. Friday and continue Saturday at 9 a.m. Top Sportsman, Comp Eliminator and Top Dragster will have one qualifying run on Friday, starting at 4 p.m., and two rounds on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Top Alcohol Dragsters and Top Alcohol Funny Cars will have two qualifying passes on Saturday, at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Eliminations start Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run first round at 1 p.m.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series are $20 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. A three-day pass is $50. Children 11 and younger are admitted free with a paid adult.

Bradenton Motorsports Park is located at 21000 State Route 64, nine miles east of I-75.

For more information call the track, (941) 748-1320, or visit the web site,

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