NHRA DRAG RACING RETURNS TO FAMED ROUTE 66 RACEWAY FOR THIS WEEKEND’S LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES EVENT
INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time since 2019 there will be drag racing at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns to the track for this weekend’s Division 3 race.
It marks the first racing action at the popular facility in three years, with more than 400 cars expected to take part in an event that starts on Friday and runs through Sunday. The North Central Division race will feature a full slate of sportsman racing and some of the top drivers in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, including standouts in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car, with each team excited to return to the standout Chicago-area facility.
“There’s so much excitement for this weekend and the passion that has been displayed by the staff and management at Route 66 has been truly impressive,” North Central Division Director William Tharpe said. “We’ve all dedicated a lot of time to this event, and we want everything to go well. We all have the same mindset and want to relish and enjoy this weekend and put our best foot forward.”
BRAINERD, MN – Known for its unique and memorable atmosphere, as well as plenty of thrilling racing action, Brainerd International Raceway is again set to host a key stop during the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season with the 40th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals on Aug. 18-21.
It is the 15th of 22 races during the 2022 NHRA campaign, marking the penultimate race of the regular season. That means plenty is on the line for the stars in the 11,000-horsepower, 330-mph Top Fuel and Funny Car classes as they get ready for the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
For four decades, Brainerd International Raceway has played host to remarkable racing action, some of the best camping on the NHRA tour and the famed “Zoo,” which provides something unique for fans and racers. This year, fans can enjoy two qualifying sessions on both Friday and Saturday, a specialty shootout in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, and then Sunday eliminations to cap off a weekend sure to be filled with incredible moments.
NORWALK, Ohio — Sunday’s final results from the 15th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. The race is the 10th of 22 in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series:
Top Fuel — Mike Salinas, 3.706 seconds, 333.58 mph def. Josh Hart, 3.783 seconds, 325.37 mph.
Funny Car — Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.944, 327.51 def. Bob Tasca III, Ford Mustang, 3.962, 330.63.
Pro Stock — Erica Enders, Chevy Camaro, 6.627, 207.88 def. Aaron Stanfield, Camaro, 6.658, 207.15.
Pro Stock Motorcycle — Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, 6.861, 197.13 def. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.928, 194.60.
Top Fuel — Justin Ashley, 3.813 seconds, 325.30 mph def. Shawn Langdon, 3.841 seconds, 320.51 mph.
Funny Car — Ron Capps, Toyota Supra, 3.984, 324.36 def. Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 4.075, 315.86.
Pro Stock — Aaron Stanfield, Chevy Camaro, 8.033, 184.98 def. Erica Enders, Camaro, 8.801, 103.98.
Pro Stock Motorcycle — Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.929, 194.30 def. Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, Foul – Red Light.
LUCAS OIL AND NHRA PARTNER TO OFFER A FREE ENTRY RAFFLE FOR RACERS AT ALL LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES EVENTS
SAN DIMAS, CA – Lucas Oil and NHRA have partnered together to offer an exciting incentive for racers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, which is home to the best and most decorated sportsman competitors in drag racing.
Racers at all NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events will have the opportunity to win a free entry at the race. After entering an event, competitors can meet with the onsite Lucas Oil representative to pick up an event decal and be automatically entered in the raffle at each event to earn a free entry.
The event-specific racer decals are a new addition to the Lucas Oil Drag Series in 2022 and will be available for competitors at all divisional and regional events.
“We at Lucas Oil are constantly looking at ways to help out the grassroots racer,” Lucas Oil Director of Partnership Marketing Brandon Bernstein said. “We feel this new promotion for the division racers will be fun and give back to the racer community. The raffle system in place gives everyone a chance to win and we have some pretty cool one-off decals to collect.”
SAN DIMAS, CA – The NHRA announced today that it will stream 30 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional races on either NHRA.tv or the NHRA YouTube page for free during the 2022 racing season. All 22 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events this year can also be viewed on NHRA.tv and is available for $139.99 for the entire season or $21.99 per national event.
Free coverage of NHRA divisional races begins with this weekend’s Division 2 event at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, Ga., and will include action from all seven NHRA divisions throughout the course of the 2022 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series season. To watch the select divisional races for free, fans simply need to sign up for a complimentary account on NHRA.tv.
Coverage of the 30 divisional races is sponsored by Strange Engineering, Summit Racing Equipment, JEGS, Total Seal, Competition Products, Micro Strategies, Weldon Pumps and Moser Engineering and will give fans an exclusive glimpse into the thrilling NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series racing taking place throughout the country during the highly-anticipated 2022 campaign.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown announced today that longtime motorsports industry supporter, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has joined his team, AB Motorsports, as its official lubricants partner for the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
Lucas Oil has manufactured and distributed automotive oil, additives, and lubricants since it was founded by the husband-and-wife team, Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, in 1989, and has been a fixture in the NHRA community ever since. Brown has enjoyed a longtime relationship with the Lucas family for decades, and part of what spurred this new partnership between Lucas Oil and AB Motorsports was the family values shared by the owners on both sides.
Brown’s relationship with the Lucas family extends back to when he first embarked on his NHRA career in 1998 aboard a Pro Stock Motorcycle, and Lucas Oil signed on to support the young upstart. Brown credits Forrest and Charlotte for helping him to be able to compete on a full-time basis during his earliest NHRA years, stepping in to fulfill any open races on Brown’s schedule. Since that time, Lucas Oil has remained a part of the Brown family racing operation, having supported all three of Brown’s children’s Jr. Drag Racing careers, and Brown’s father, Al, and uncle Andre’s Super Comp team, all of which still proudly banner the Lucas Oil logo to this day.
Lucas Oil will share the primary sponsorship with Edelbrock on Frank Brandao’s record-setting Pro Nitrous 2018 Dodge Dart driven by standout driver Lizzy Musi, while the partnership will also extend into the engine shop for Pat Musi Racing Engines. The company has proudly used Lucas Oil’s proven products for more than a decade with an impressive track record.
“Lucas Oil is extremely proud to return in 2019 with Musi Racing and driver Lizzy Musi,” Lucas Oil Motorsports Manager Tom Bogner said. “We’re always looking for partners that can help us bring awareness to our products, and we enjoy working with Pat and the entire Musi family. Lizzy is a very talented driver who has already put together a number of exciting records using Lucas Oil products, and I’m looking forward to seeing the results on the dyno and on the track in 2019. We also like the strong connection with Edelbrock on her Dodge Dart and in Pat’s engine shop, putting us alongside another strong American performance aftermarket company.”
The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame is excited to announce that Lucas Oil Products has agreed to become its headline sponsor. Lucas Oil Products is an American manufacturer and distributor of automotive oil, additives, and lubricants and was founded by ex-trucker Forrest Lucas and his wife Charlotte in 1989.
In drag racing, Lucas sponsors several NHRA events and many drag racers in the US, Europe and Australia. It also sponsors other forms of motorsport with its marketing platform Team Lucas and, since 2011, has owned the cable network MAVTV, which it has transformed into a leading motorsports network Lucas Oil Racing TV. In Europe, Lucas has a network of retailers extending right across the continent.
Les Downey, Managing Director of Lucas Oil UK, said, ‘Since it was formed almost twenty years ago, Lucas Oil has been heavily involved in supporting UK and European Drag Racing. Our story has been built upon hard work, an unparalleled line of premium lubricants and fuel treatments and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. So we are proud as providers of premium products to be associated with the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame, which has grown into an organisation that honours the great champions of the sport.’
Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio is pleased to welcome Lucas Oil Products as an official sponsor.
As part of the three-year program, Lucas Oil Products will be the title sponsor of the highly-anticipated Lucas Oil Products Super 64 presented by McIlvain Race Cars, which will see the top 16 racers in Edelbrock Super Pro, Edelbrock Pro, Edelbrock Sportsman Delivered on Time by TFC Transportation and Wiseco/Cycle Tech Super Bike race for a chance to win $25,000 on Aug. 10, 2018 at Summit Motorsports Park.
Additionally, Lucas Oil Products is declared the Official Oil of Summit Motorsports Park.