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The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Hosts The NHRA Pacific Division


4/5/2016

The NHRA Pacific Division returns to the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on April 8-10. 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 Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway open at 7 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start Friday at 8 a.m. and continue Saturday at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify Friday at noon and 4 p.m., and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify Friday at 3 p.m. and noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Eliminations begin Saturday afternoon and continue on Sunday at 8 a.m. with round one of Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car at noon.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway are $25 Friday, $25 Saturday and $25 Sunday. Children 6-14 are $5 each day and kids 5 and under are free with a paid adult.

            The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is located on Speedway Blvd, exit 54 off interstate 15. For more information call the track, (800) 644-4444, or visit www.LVMS.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT:                 
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the second of six events in Pacific Division competition 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 Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE:               
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, . Track is located on , exit 54 off Interstate 15.

WHEN:  Friday through Saturday, April 8-10

SCHEDULE:       
FRIDAY, April 8 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator, and Top Sportsman qualify at noon and 4 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 3 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 9 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials continue at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator, and Top Sportsman qualify at 10:30 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at noon and 4 p.m. 

SUNDAY, April 10 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Eliminations continue at 8 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car run first round of eliminations at noon.

TICKETS:            
GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $25 Friday, $25 Saturday, $25 Sunday, children 6 - 14 are $5 each day. Children 5 and under are free with paid adult. For more information call Las Vegas Motor Speedway, (800) 644-4444 or visit www.lvms.com.

2015 EVENT       

WINNERS:           
Chris Demke, Top Alcohol Dragster; Annie Whiteley, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Jeff Lane, Comp Eliminator; Jimmy DeFrank, Super Stock: Tina Summerton, Stock Eliminator; Justin Morgan, Super Comp; Dave Meziere, Super Gas; Brian Griffey, Super Street; Darryn O’Connor, Top Sportsman; Kyle Seipel, Top Dragster; Rick Newport, Sportsman Motorcycle.

BONUS PROGRAMS:     
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND
: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2016 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional, regional and national champions.  Regional awards include $10,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions with Divisional awards of  $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 $124,000 point fund from Jegs High Performance.  The 2016 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 2016 Jegs Allstars.  Points are based on in-division races only. 

The winning regional and division teams will share $25,000 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 2016 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.

PACIFIC DIVISIONTOP SPORTSMAN SERIES:
The Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, runs in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Pacific division’s Top Sportsman class to earn points toward divisional championships.  The $3,500 champions’ purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

PACIFIC DIVISION TOP DRAGSTER SERIES:
The Pacific Top Dragster Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Pacific 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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Auto Club Dragway Hosts NHRA Pacific Division


5/16/2016

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series arrives at the Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway on May 20-22. The event is one of 45 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 division’s Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates open at 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials start Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m. Eliminations begin on Saturday at 2 p.m. with Top Sportsman and Top Dragster and continue on Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

Tickets for Auto Club Dragway are $20 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

The Auto Club Dragway is located on the grounds of Auto Club Speedway at 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana. For more information call the track, (909) 429-5067, or visit .

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT:
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, one of seven events in Pacific Division competition 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 division’s Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE:               
Auto Club Dragway, Fontana, Calif. Track is located on the grounds of Auto Club Speedway at 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana. The quarter-mile Auto Club Dragway is located in the parking lot on the north side of the Speedway.

WHEN:                 
Friday through Sunday, May 20-22

SCHEDULE:       
FRIDAY, May 20 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 8 a.m.

SATURDAY, May 21 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials continue at 8 a.m. Eliminations begin at 2 p.m. with Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. 

SUNDAY, May 22 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 8:30 a.m.

TICKETS:            
GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $20 Friday, $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under free with paid adult. For more information please call Auto Club Dragway, (909) 429-5067 or visit

2015 EVENT WINNERS:           
Justin Lamb, Comp Eliminator; Justin Lamb, Super Stock: Larry Gilley, Stock Eliminator; Justin Morgan, Super Comp; Greg Ventura, Super Gas; Bernie Polvadore, Super Street; Ed Olpin, Top Sportsman; Jesse Adams, Top Dragster; Bill Burkhart, Sportsman Motorcycle.

BONUS PROGRAMS:     
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND
: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2016 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional, regional and national champions.  Regional awards include $10,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions with Divisional awards of  $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 $124,000 point fund from Jegs High Performance.  The 2016 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 2016 Jegs Allstars.  Points are based on in-division races only. 

The winning regional and division teams will share $25,000 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 2016 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.

PACIFIC DIVISIONTOP SPORTSMAN SERIES:
The Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, runs in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Pacific division’s Top Sportsman class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $3,500 champions’ purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

PACIFIC DIVISION TOP DRAGSTER SERIES:
The Pacific Top Dragster Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Pacific 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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NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Returns to Firebird Raceway


4/26/2016

Firebird Raceway will host the NHRA Northwest Division for the 46th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet Buick Cadillac on April 29 - May 1. 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. Additionally, the event will play host to the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series and the Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car class. 

Headlining the Ignitor will be the return of AA/Nitro Funny Cars in the Stinker Stores Nitro Knockout. As the oldest drag racing event in the Pacific Northwest when Don “the Snake” Prudhomme won the inaugural event back to 1971, the Ignitor is the second stop in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series. This year’s field includes the #1, #2, #3 and #5 ranked Funny Cars in the national standings, along with many of premiere teams in the west.
Lucas Oil categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Top Sportsman Series, Rig Rentals Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Firebird Raceway open at 8 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start Friday at 9 a.m. and continue Saturday at 9 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualifies at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday and at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Nostalgia Funny Car qualifies on Friday at 4 pm, and Saturday at 1 and 5 pm.  Eliminations Sunday at 9 a.m. Round 1 of Nostalgia Funny Car is Sunday at 1 p.m.

Tickets for the Ignitor are $15 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday for adults. Children 15 and under are admitted free.

For more information call Firebird Raceway, (208) 938-8986, or visit .

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT:                 
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series/ Hot Rod Heritage Series, 46th annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet Buick Cadillac, one of six events in Northwest Division competition 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 Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Top Sportsman Series, Rig Rentals Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE:               
Firebird Raceway, Boise, Idaho.  Track is located on Highway 16, five miles north of Highway 44.

WHEN:                 
Friday through Sunday, April 29 - May 1

SCHEDULE:       
FRIDAY, April 29 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nostalgia Funny Car qualify is at 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 30 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials continue at 9 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Nostalgia Funny Car qualify at 1 and 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 1 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations start at 9 a.m.  Round 1 of Nostalgia Funny Car is at 1 p.m.

TICKETS:            
GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $15 Friday, $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Children 15 and under are admitted free. For more information please call Firebird Raceway, (208) 938-8986 or visit .

2015 EVENT WINNERS:           
Jeff Lane, Comp Eliminator; Mark Faul, Super Stock; Scott Burton, Stock Eliminator; Mike Shannon, Super Comp; Mike Coltrin, Super Gas; Becky Lindsey, Super Street; Jake Neibauer, Top Sportsman; Dan Provost, Top Dragster; Rick Newport, Sportsman Motorcycle

BONUS PROGRAMS:      
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND
: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2016 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional, regional and national champions.  Regional awards include $10,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions with Divisional awards of  $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 $124,000 point fund from Jegs High Performance.  The 2016 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 2016 Jegs Allstars.  Points are based on in-division races only. 

The winning division and regional teams will share $25,000 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 2016 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.

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

RIG RENTALS 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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NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

 

WHAT:                 
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Nitro on the Bayou, one of six events in South Central Division competition 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 Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Sunset Performance Top Sportsman Series, KPE Top Dragster Series and NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also be run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE:               
No Problem Raceway Park, Belle Rose, Louisiana.  Track is located at 6470 Highway 996, just north of Highway 70 in Belle Rose, La.

WHEN:                 
Friday through Sunday, April 8-10

SCHEDULE:       
FRIDAY, April 8- Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials starts at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 9 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials continue at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify at noon and 4:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 1 p.m. Eliminations start at 5:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 10 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Eliminations continue. Eliminations round 2 for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car are at noon.

TICKETS:            
GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $15 Friday, $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Children 10 years old and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call No Problem Raceway, (866) 50-RACING (72246), or visit www.NoProblemRaceway.com.

2015 EVENT

WINNERS:
Craig Bourgeois, Comp Eliminator; Slate Cummings, Super Stock; Austin Williams, Stock Eliminator; Austin Williams, Super Comp; Scooter Choate, Super Gas; Bryan Sandlin, Super Street, Jimmy Lewis, Top Sportsman; Brandon Chavin, Top Dragster; Derek Dorsey, Sportsman Motorcycle

BONUSPROGRAMS:      
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2016 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional, regional and national champions.  Regional awards include $10,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions with Divisional awards of  $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 $124,000 point fund from Jegs High Performance.  The 2016 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 2016 Jegs Allstars.  Points are based on in-division races only. 

The winning division and regional teams will share $25,000 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 2016 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

Sunset Performance Top Sportsman Series:
Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Top Sportsman class are vying for division championships.  The top points finisher will earn a year-end bonus of $1,500, the runner-up will get $1000 and the third place finisher will receive $500.  Top Sportsman racers may run the six South Central Division Lucas Oil events as well as three Lucas Oil Series races in the other NHRA divisions.

KPE TOP DRAGSTER SERIES:
Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Top Dragster class are vying for division championships. The top points finisher will earn a year-end bonus of $1,500, the runner-up will get $1000 and the third place finisher will receive $500.

MOSER SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT:
Drivers who compete in seven NHRA sportsman classes will be eligible to participate in the Moser Sportsman Shootout.  Moser Engineering Sportsman Shootout qualifying points will be earned by competitors in Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman at each South Central Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event.  The 2016 South Central Division Moser Sportsman Shootout will carry over to the 2017 season at Texas Motorplex in Dallas, with a posted purse of $15,000, with the winner taking home up to $5,000.

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.


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Due to the growing numbers of contestants, constraints on pit space and scheduling time, a certain criteria must be met before a driver may enter an NHRA National Event. The NHRA grading system determines who gains entry to the National Events and subsequently, rewards National Event aspirants who support Divisional activity.

Sportsman drivers receive one (1) grade point for participation at an NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Regional/Divisional event or National Open event (must pass technical inspection). Drivers are limited to one grade point per vehicle, per calendar week (Monday to Monday) except in the case of Doubleheader LODRS events where a driver will earn a grade point for each event (must pass technical inspection). The grade points earned in either the previous year, or the current year (whichever is greater), stand as the driver's "grade".

A driver who competes in multiple categories can combine grade points. For example, a driver competing in SG at two events then SC at two events will have a combined grade point of four and may register as a Grade 4 driver in any single NHRA Sportsman category. When combining grade points, this total cannot be divided for two separate categories (i.e. 10 grade points in Comp and 2 grade points in SC equal a combined grade of 12, but CANNOT be allocated where 6 grade points go to Comp and 6 grade points go to SC). Exception: Super Street Top Dragster and Top Sportsman drivers must earn grade points in their respective category to be eligible for National Event competition. A driver competing in one category at some events and another category at others should notify their Division Director of the situation so that all grade points are awarded to the driver.  Similarly, if a driver competes at an NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event outside his/her Division, it is that driver's responsibility to make sure that grade points for all events attended are awarded.

To accommodate certain hardship cases, as determined by NHRA, or a former racer returning to active competition, an average grade system has been developed. The average grade is calculated by combining the racer’s grade points from the three previous years and dividing that number by three (total number of years). For example, a racer who competed in one divisional event in 2017, five in 2016, and six in 2015 has a total of 12 points, which, when divided by 3, equals a grade point of 4A (“A” for the averaging calculation).

To accommodate foreign drivers, grade points will be issued for participation at select foreign events.  Those events include the FIA European Championship and Middle East Championship. Each entry application must include written confirmation of participation in the series from the host country’s ASN/FIA sanctioning organization.

Online event registration accepts entries ten weeks prior to each event for drivers with a Grade 8 or greater. Grade 7 racers can register one week later, Grade 6 racers a week after that, and so on until the category is filled.

The NHRA Competition Department handles the administration of the grading system. For additional information about the grading system, contact the Competition Department at (626) 250-2271.

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2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series

Sports season

The 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Season was announced on September 5, 2015.[1]

There were 24 Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock car events, and 16 Pro Stock Motorcycle events scheduled.

Schedule[edit]

2016 NHRA Mello Yello Schedule
Date Race Site TV Winners
Top Fuel Dragster Top Fuel Funny Car Pro Stock PS Motorcycle
February 11–14 Circle K NHRA WinternationalsPomona, CaliforniaFS1Steve Torrence (1) Ron Capps (1) Greg Anderson (1) N/A
February 26–28 CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Arizona NationalsPhoenix, ArizonaFS1 Leah Pritchett (1) Tim Wilkerson (1) Jason Line (1) N/A
March 17–20 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA GatornationalsGainesville, Florida. FS1 Brittany Force (1) Robert Hight (1) Greg Anderson (2) Eddie Krawiec (1)
April 1–3 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA NationalsLas Vegas, NevadaFS1 Antron Brown (1) Alexis DeJoria (1) Jason Line (2) N/A
April 22–24 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes FoodsConcord, North CarolinaFS1* Brittany Force (2) Tim Wilkerson (2) Jason Line (3) Andrew Hines (1)
April 29 – May 1 NHRA SpringNationalsHouston, TexasFS1 Doug Kalitta (1) Courtney Force (1) Greg Anderson (3) N/A
May 13–15 NHRA Southern NationalsAtlanta, GeorgiaFS1* Doug Kalitta (2) Matt Hagan (1) Jason Line (4) Eddie Krawiec (2)
May 20–22 NHRA Kansas NationalsTopeka, KansasFS1 Doug Kalitta (3) Matt Hagan (2) Jason Line (5) N/A
June 3–5 NHRA New England NationalsEpping, N.H. FS1* Antron Brown (2) Ron Capps (2) Greg Anderson (4) N/A
June 9–12 NHRA SummernationalsEnglishtown, New JerseyFS1* Steve Torrence (2) Ron Capps (3) Greg Anderson (5) Angelle Sampey (1)
June 17–19 NHRA Thunder Valley NationalsBristol, TennesseeFS1* Shawn Langdon (1) Tommy Johnson, Jr. (1) Jason Line (6) N/A
June 23–26 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA NationalsNorwalk, OhioFS2* Shawn Langdon (2) Ron Capps (4) Jason Line (7) Eddie Krawiec (3)
July 7–10 K&N Route 66 NHRA NationalsChicago, IllinoisFS1 Antron Brown (3) Jack Beckman (1) Greg Anderson (6) Andrew Hines (2)
July 22–24 Mopar Mile-High NHRA NationalsDenver, ColoradoFoxTony Schumacher (1) John Force (1) Allen Johnson (1) Andrew Hines (3)
July 29–31 Toyota NHRA Sonoma NationalsSonoma, CaliforniaFox J.R. Todd (1) John Force (2) Greg Anderson (7) L.E. Tonglet (1)
August 5–7 Protect The Harvest.com NHRA Northwest Nationals2Seattle, WashingtonFox Races abandoned after semifinals. N/A
August 18–21 Lucas Oil NHRA NationalsBrainerd, MinnesotaFS1* Antron Brown (4) Ron Capps (5) Drew Skillman (1) Andrew Hines (4)
Brittany Force (3) Del Worsham (1)
August 31 – September 5 Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. NationalsClermont, INFS1*/Fox Tony Schumacher (2) Matt Hagan (3) Aaron Strong (1) Andrew Hines (5)
Chris McGaha (1)
2016 Countdown to One
September 16–18 NHRA Carolina NationalsConcord, N.C. FS1 Antron Brown (5) John Force (3) Jason Line (8) Chip Ellis (1)
September 23–25 AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest NationalsSt. Louis, MissouriFS1 Shawn Langdon (3) Jack Beckman (2) Alex Laughlin (1) Jerry Savoie (1)
September 29 – October 2 Dodge NHRA NationalsReading, PennsylvaniaFS1 Antron Brown (6) Tommy Johnson, Jr. (2) Vincent Nobile (1) Eddie Krawiec (4)
October 13–16 AAA Texas NHRA Fall NationalsDallas, Texas FS1 Antron Brown (7) Matt Hagan (4) Drew Skillman (2) Eddie Krawiec (5)
October 27–30 NHRA Toyota NationalsLas Vegas, NevadaFS1 Steve Torrence (3) John Force (3) Shane Gray (1) Jerry Savoie (2)
November 10–13 Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA FinalsPomona, CaliforniaFS1 Doug Kalitta (4) Tommy Johnson, Jr. (3) Greg Anderson (8) Matt Smith (1)

1 The rules for the 4-Wide Nationals differ from other races:

  • All cars will qualify on each lane as all four lanes will be used in qualifying.
  • Three rounds with cars using all four lanes.
  • In Rounds One and Two, the top two drivers (of four) will advance to the next round.
  • The pairings are set as follows:
    • Race One: 1, 8, 9, 16
    • Race Two: 4, 5, 12, 13
    • Race Three: 2, 7, 10, 15
    • Race Four: 3, 6, 11, 14
    • Semifinal One: Top two in Race One and Race Two
    • Semifinal Two: Top two in Race Three and Race Four
    • Finals: Top two in Semifinal One and Semifinal Two
  • Lane choice determined by times in previous round. In first round, lane choice determined by fastest times.
  • Drivers who advance in Rounds One and Two will receive 20 points for each round advancement.
  • In Round Three, the winner of the race will be declared the race winner and will collect 40 points. The runner-up will receive 20 points. Third and fourth place drivers will be credited as semifinal losers.

2 Races at Pacific Raceway abandoned after semifinals because of rain and could not be finished because of ordinances in county. There were two Top Fuel and Funny Car finals at Brainerd, and two Pro Stock finals at the U. S. Nationals (the NHRA and the two finalists agreed to conduct it at Clermont). The first winner listed is the Saturday race, while the second winner is the Sunday (Brainerd) or Monday (U. S. Nationals) race.

  • * Finals televised on tape delay. Otherwise, finals will be televised live. Note at Norwalk, the first two rounds were televised live on Fox Sports 1, and the remainder aired on tape delay on Fox Sports 2 after the NASCAR race, as Fox Sports 1 had coverage of the 2016 Copa America final. The first Brainerd Top Fuel and Funny Car, and the first Lucas Oil Raceway Pro Stock (car) final aired on tape delay (FS1). The Pro Stock (car and motorcycle) and the second Top Fuel and Funny Car finals at Brainerd aired live. At the U. S. Nationals, the Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock Motorcycle finals and the second Pro Stock (car) finals will air on Fox live.[2]

Notable events[edit]

  • NHRA and ESPN mutually agreed to end their television coverage agreement following the 2015 season. The 2016 season was to be the final year of a five-year rights extension deal that took effect in 2012.[3]
  • NHRA and Fox Sports jointly announced that starting in 2016 the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will be televised by Fox Sports 1 (FS1). The channel will provide coverage of Friday and Saturday qualifying and Sunday eliminations for each NHRA Mello Yello Series event, with a minimum of 16 Sunday eliminations shows to be presented in a live coverage format. The Western Swing and the U. S. Nationals will be broadcast live on the Fox broadcast network, whose broadcasts will be labeled as Fox NHRA. All tape-delayed races will air as same-day delays after FS1 NASCAR coverage.[4]
  • NHRA and Fox Sports jointly announced the TV schedule for 2016, although with the addition of the Topeka race in December (the NHRA was legally unable to announce the Topeka race until new ownership group was confirmed), the television schedule for the Kansas round, which does not have a NASCAR conflict, it is expected to be live.[5]
  • The NHRA will cease offering points for setting a national record elapsed time, and will no longer require a run to be backed up within one percent in order to set the record, as points are not offered for such records.[6]

Final standings[edit]

Pos.DriverPointsPoints BackChassis
1Antron Brown2663DSR (MG)
2Doug Kalitta2533−130Kalitta
3Steve Torrence2482−181MLR
4J.R. Todd2455−208Kalitta
5Shawn Langdon2443−220DSR (MG)
6Brittany Force2399−264Force
7Leah Pritchett2389−274DSR (MG)
8Tony Schumacher2387−276DSR (MG)
9Richie Crampton2279−384MLR
10Clay Millican2264−399Hadman
Pos.DriverPointsPoints BackMake
1Ron Capps2605Dodge
2Tommy Johnson, Jr.2553−52Dodge
3Matt Hagan2493−112Dodge
4John Force2486−119Chevrolet
5Jack Beckman2480−125Dodge
6Courtney Force2414−191Chevrolet
7Del Worsham2406−199Toyota
8Robert Hight2368−237Chevrolet
9Tim Wilkerson2314−291Ford
10Alexis DeJoria2184−421Toyota
Pos.DriverPointsPoints BackMake
1Jason Line2639Chevrolet
2Greg Anderson2636−3Chevrolet
3Shane Gray2492−147Chevrolet
4Bo Butner III2453−186Chevrolet
5Vincent Nobile2449−190Chevrolet
6Drew Skillman2424−215Chevrolet
7Chris McGaha2327−312Chevrolet
8Allen Johnson2277−362Dodge
9Erica Enders-Stevens2239−400Dodge
10Jeg Coughlin, Jr.2208−431Dodge
Pos.DriverPointsPoints BackMake
1Gerald Savoie2595Suzuki
2Eddie Krawiec2571−24Harley-Davidson
3Andrew Hines2564−31Harley-Davidson
4Angelle Sampey2495−100Buell
5Chip Ellis2415−180Buell
6Matt Smith2389−206Victory
7L.E. Tonglet IV2372−223Suzuki
8Hector Arana, Jr.2315−280Buell
9Cory Reed2312−283Stinnett
10Hector Arana2279−316Buell

References[edit]

  1. ^"NHRA unveils 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule". NHRA.com. National Hot Rod Association. September 5, 2015. Archived from the original on November 13, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  2. ^"FOX NHRA TV schedule". NHRA.com. National Hot Rod Association. Archived from the original on November 30, 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  3. ^"NHRA and ESPN announce television changes". NHRA.com. National Hot Rod Association. July 14, 2015. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  4. ^"NHRA enters long-term partnership with FOX Sports". NHRA.com. National Hot Rod Association. July 14, 2015. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  5. ^"NHRA on FOX television schedule headlined by 17 live Sunday finals shows; four on Fox broadcast network". NHRA.com. National Hot Rod Association. November 17, 2015. Archived from the original on November 19, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  6. ^"Back-up Run Certifications No Longer Required". NHRA.com. National Hot Rod Association. January 25, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  7. ^ abcd"NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series points". nhra.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-21. Retrieved 11 February 2016.

External links[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_NHRA_Mello_Yello_Drag_Racing_Series

Now discussing:

Top Fuel team owner Morgan Lucas was in a no-win situation on the eve of the NHRA’s inaugural Countdown to the Championship in 2007.

The cutoff race—the last one before the pro fields of title-eligible drivers were set—was at Reading, Pa.’s Maple Grove Raceway. And his first-round draw for eliminations was Lucas Oil Dragster teammate Melanie Troxel.

That first year was the only one in which the pool in each pro class was limited to eight racers; it has been 10 ever since. And Troxel had a chance to make the cut as the No. 8-ranked driver—if she defeated Lucas in that first round at Reading.

Lucas was faced with the dilemma of whether to allow Troxel to beat him and get both of the team’s cars in the chase for the championship or to make her earn her berth in it. They discussed it beforehand and decided to race heads-up and see what happened. Lucas beat her, dashing her chances to compete for the title.

Richard H Shute

He received substantial criticism for not advancing his team’s interests—but he knew he would have received equal amounts of it if he had taken a dive. Troxel said she had wanted to earn a place in the Countdown rather than having it handed to her. She shrugged off the results, remarking that it was next to impossible to win, anyway, from the No. 8 position.

Her prediction has proven true. No one in any of the four professional classes (Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle) has won the championship from a No. 8 start. But being the No. 1-ranked racer heading into the Countdown hasn’t been a guarantee. Ask former Top Fuel driver “Hot Rod” Fuller or Doug Kalitta or Funny Car’s Tim Wilkerson—racers who were in the catbird seat to start a Countdown but couldn’t parlay it into a title.

However, Robert Hight, in the Funny Car class, is the only racer to come back from as far back as 10th. He did it in 2009, claiming the first of his three championships and forever giving back-marker drivers hope.

Thanks to the NHRA recalculating points and bunching up the Countdown-qualified drivers by separating them by 10-point increments (with the top driver having a 20-point advantage that can erode in a flash), Hight won the first two playoff races (at Charlotte and Dallas) and immediately was in command.

Bob Szelag

That manipulation of the standings, which includes a points-and-a-half system at the Finals at Pomona, Calif., arguably is the trigger point among anti-Countdown racers and fans. Plenty of racers through the years have expressed displeasure with the exclusive format, but at this point, they all appear to have resigned themselves to the reality that the NHRA isn’t considering abandoning the Countdown.

The NHRA did, however, suspend the playoff system in 2020 because of pandemic-related scheduling chaos.

Inside the Numbers

•The NHRA has completed 13 Countdowns (none in pandemic-marred 2020).

• And as this 14th approaches, the top-seeded driver has become the class champion 21 times out of a possible 52 times (40.4%).

• Put another way, the regular-season champion has failed to become the series champion 31 times in 52 chances (59.6%).

• No. 2 seeds have claimed titles six times (out of a possible 52 times).

• Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Eddie Krawiec (2008) and L.E. Tonglet (2010) and Funny Car’s Matt Hagan (2014) all earned championships after entering the Countdown in seventh place.

• Brittany Force (Top Fuel, 2017) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle, 2018) stormed to titles from the No. 6 position in the standings.

JERRY FOSS NHRA/NATIONAL DRAGSTER

Top-Seeded Drivers Who Won Championships

Top Fuel: Tony Schumacher (2008), Larry Dixon (2010), Del Worsham (2011), Antron Brown (2012, 2016), Shawn Langdon (2013), Steve Torrence (2018, 2019). That's six different drivers, eight times.

Funny Car: John Force (2010), Ron Capps (2016), Robert Hight (2019). That's three drivers, three times.

Pro Stock: Allen Johnson (2012), Erica Enders (2015), Jason Line (2016), Bo Butner (2017), Tanner Gray (2018). That's five different drivers, five times.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Matt Smith (2007), Eddie Krawiec (2011, 2012), Andrew Hines (2014, 2019). That's three different drivers, five times.

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