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Fri, 07 Mar 2014, 00:09 AM

South Georgia Motorsports Park Host Ultimate Sportman Weekend III
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing





ADEL, Ga. -

Ultimate Sportsman Weekend III returns to South Georgia Motorsports Park on March 7-9. The event is one of seven in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast division and one of 44 scheduled across the country 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.

Gates at South Georgia Motorsports Park open at 8 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Qualifying and time trials for the Sportsman Shootout are at 9 a.m. on Friday with eliminations at 1:30 p.m. Qualifying and time trials for the Lucas Oil Series event begin Friday at 11 a.m. and continue on Saturday at 9 a.m. Comp Eliminator, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster will qualify Friday at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1 and 4 p.m. Event Eliminations will begin Saturday afternoon and will continue on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

South Georgia Motorsports Park is located is located at 2521 Highway 41 North, Adel, Ga., 31620. For more information call the track, (229) 896-7000 or visit www.racesgmp.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES FACT SHEET

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Ultimate Sportsman Weekend III, one of seven events in Southeast Division where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Davis Golf Carts Top Sportsman Series and Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series will also be run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: South Georgia Motorsports Park, Adel, Ga. Track is located at 2521 Highway 41 North, Adel, Ga., 31620

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, March 7-9, 2014

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, March 7 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. for the Sportsman Shootout with eliminations at 1:30 p.m. Qualifying and time trials begin for the Lucas Oil event at 11 a.m. Comp Eliminator, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at 3:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, March 8 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Final qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Comp Eliminator, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at 1 and 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, March 9 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9 a.m.

TICKETS:
GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS: For more information please call South Georgia Motorsports Park, (229) 896-7000 or visit www.racesgmp.com.

2013 EVENT WINNERS: Terry Smith, Comp Eliminator; Peter Biondo, Super Stock; Robbie Shaw, Stock; Raymond Miller, Super Comp; John Taylor, Super Gas; Ed Pauley, Super Street; Bruce Thrift, Top Sportsman; Lauren Freer, Top Dragster

BONUS PROGRAMS:
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2014 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014 JEGS Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

DAVIS GOLF CARTS TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES: Run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Top Sportsman class are vying for division championships and a share in the year-end purse.

HICKORY ENCLOSED TRAILER SALES TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: Run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Top Dragster class are vying for division championships and a share in the year-end purse

MOSER SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT: Drivers who compete in seven NHRA sportsman classes will be eligible to participate in a new sportsman shootout program sponsored by Moser Engineering. 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 Southeast Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event. The Moser Sportsman Shootout will be held at the 2014 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Silver Dollar Raceway with a posted purse of $15,000, with the winner taking home up to $5,000.





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