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NHRA Divisional Series Arrives At Spokane County Raceway

On tap for both Friday and Saturday night is a special exhibition featuring Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars and Jet Cars. The Funny Cars will make two qualifying passes on Friday with three rounds of eliminations on Saturday night.


Courtesy: NHRA Media Realtions

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Raceway will host the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series July 30 – Aug. 1. The event is one of six events in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northwest Division where drivers across the country 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. The division’s Auto Max USA Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

On tap for both Friday and Saturday night is a special exhibition featuring Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars and Jet Cars. The Funny Cars will make two qualifying passes on Friday with three rounds of eliminations on Saturday night.

Gates at Spokane County Raceway open at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Qualifying and time trials begin Friday at noon and continue on Saturday at noon. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will have one qualifying run on Friday, at 7:30 p.m., and two on Saturday, at 5 and 8 p.m. Eliminations start Sunday at 10 a.m. The exhibition Funny Cars and Jets begin at 7:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday nights.

Tickets for the Spokane County Raceway event are $15 Friday, $20 Saturday and $15 Sunday. Pit Pass is $8 each day. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

Spokane County Raceway is located at

750 N. Hayford Road
, off I-90 at Airway Heights/Airport to Hwy 2 W exit 272. For more information call the track, (509) 244-3333, or visit www.SpokaneCountyRaceway.com.


NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event 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. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and

Super Street
. The event is the one of six in Northwest Division competition. The division’s Auto Max USA Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event. Special Exhibition Nostalgia Funny Cars and Jet Cars on Friday and Saturday nights.

WHERE: Spokane County Raceway, Airway Heights, WA. Track is located of the I-90

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, July 30- Aug. 1, 2010

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, July 30 - Gates open at 10 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at noon. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying are scheduled at 8:30 p.m. Exhibition classes: Nostalgia Nitro Funny cars run at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Jets cars run at 9:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 31 - Gates open at 10 a.m. Qualifying and time trials are scheduled to begin at noon. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying are scheduled at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nostalgia Funny Car elimination rounds at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. Jets cars run at 9 and 10:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Aug. 1 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 10 a.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS — $15 Friday, $20 Saturday, $15 Sunday. Pit Pass $ 8 each day. Children 12 under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call Spokane County Raceway, (509) 244-3333 or visit www.SpokaneCountyRaceway.com.

BONUS PROGRAMS:
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND — a $561,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which
 will be shared by 2010 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional champions and national champions. Divisional awards include $8,500 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions; $3,000 to the champions in both Competition and Super Stock; $2,000 each to the champions in Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and

Super Street
. The seven national champions will share a bonus of $135,000.

JEGS ALLSTARS: The best of the best from each of NHRA’s seven divisions will compete for a share of the $119,000 purse from Jegs High Performance. The 2011 Jegs Allstars event will culminate a year-long points battle between drivers in each of NHRA’s Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series’ eight classes as well as Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. The top points earner in each category will qualify to represent his/her division at the 2011 Jegs Allstars during the United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals in June, 2011. Points are based on in-division races only.

The winning division’s team will share $20,000 and individual awards include $7,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions, $6,000 to champions in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock, $5,000 to Top Sportsman and Top Dragster champions, and $4,500 to the Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and

Super Street
champions. Runners-up in all categories will earn $2,000 apiece. Each Allstars competitor will also receive a share of a $25,000 towing fund to get to the event.

Event sponsor, Jegs High Performance, is offering a “double up” bonus to Jegs Allstars participants. Any 2011 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

NHRA SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE SERIES presented by HARLEY DAVIDSON: The NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in NHRA’s Sportsman Motorcycle class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $14,000 champions’ purse posted by Harley Davidson will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers in NHRA divisions that host Sportsman Motorcycles.

AUTO MAX USA TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES: The Auto Max USA Top Sportsman Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Northwest division’s Top Sportsman class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $3,500 champions’ purse posted by Auto Max USA will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

NORTHWEST DIVISION TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: The Northwest Division Top Dragster Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Northwest division’s Top Dragster class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $3,500 champions’ purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.


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