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Fri, 07 Mar 2014, 00:09 AM

NHRA South Central Division Launches Season with Showdown at Sundown at Royal Purple
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing





BAYTOWN, Texas - Raceway

Royal Purple Raceway will kick off the NHRA South Central Division with the Showdown at Sundown presented by Woodforest National Bank on March 7-9, 2014. The event is 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.

The NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series will also be in competition for its first of ten events across the country. Classes include Top Fuel Harley, Pro Fuel, Pro Gas, Draggin' Bagger, Street Pro, Hot Street, and an Index Class. The series posts an event purse of nearly $20,000 with a total series purse of more than $200,000.

Gates at Royal Purple Raceway open at 7 a.m. Friday thru Sunday. Qualifying and time trials start at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify at 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 4 on Friday.

Saturday night's Showdown at Sundown will run at 5 and 9:30 p.m. The special feature includes the Top Alcohol Dragsters, Funny Cars and Nitro Harleys along with Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, Comp Eliminator and the Pro Fuel Harley-Davidson motorcycle class. Eliminations continuing Sunday at 8 a.m. Round one for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car start at noon.

Tickets for the Showdown at Sundown event at Royal Purple Raceway are $20 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 12 years old and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information call the track, (281) 383-7223, or visit www.RoyalPurpleRaceway.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES FACT SHEET

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Showdown at Sundown, the first 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 Orteq Energy Technologies Top Sportsman Series, Sunset RaceCraft Top Dragster Series and NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also be run in conjunction with the event.

The NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series will also be in competition for its first of ten events across the country. Classes include Top Fuel Harley, Pro Fuel, Pro Gas, Draggin' Bagger, Street Pro, Hot Street, and an Index Class. The series posts an event purse of nearly $20,000 with a total series purse of more than $200,000.

WHERE: Royal Purple Raceway, Baytown, Texas. Track is located at 2525 South FM 565. It is east of the Houston Metro area, just south of Interstate 10 and east of Highway 146

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

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, March 7 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Time Trials start at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify at 2:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, March 8 - SHOWDOWN AND SUNDOWN
Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Showdown at Sunday features at 5 and 9 p.m. and include: Jet Funny Car, Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car, Nitro Harleys, Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator.

SUNDAY, March 9 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Eliminations continue at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator begin at 10:30 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car run at noon.

TICKETS:
GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS -- $20 Friday, $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call Royal Purple Raceway, (281) 383-7223, or visit www.RoyalPurpleRaceway.com.

2013 EVENT WINNERS: Forrest Fair, Top Alcohol Dragster; Shane Westernfield, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Keith Hall, Comp Eliminator; Gilbert Johnson, Super Stock; Gary Emmons, Stock Eliminator; William Carrell, Super Comp; Jeff Lopez, Super Gas; Morgan Speranzo, Super Street, Bob Gulitti, Top Sportsman; Pete Vicari, Top Dragster; Michael Nash, 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 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 2013 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

ORTEQ 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.

SUNSET RACECRAFT 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.

NHRA HARLEY-DAVIDSON DRAG RACING SERIES: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, Classes include Top Fuel Harley, Pro Fuel, Pro Gas, Draggin' Bagger, Street Pro, Hot Street, and an Index Class. The series posts an event purse of nearly $20,000 with a total series purse of more than $200,000.

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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