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Wed, 30 Apr 2014, 22:12 PM

Atlanta Dragway Rumbles with NHRA Division 2 Double Header
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing





COMMERCE, Ga. -

NHRA Southeast Division arrives at Atlanta Dragway on May 1-4, 2014 with NHRA Division 2 Double Header. The double header is two of 44 events 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.

Gates at Atlanta Dragway open at 9 a.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday for the first of two events. Qualifying and time trials start Thursday at 10 a.m. round 1 of eliminations set to begin on Friday at 9 a.m. The Hickory Enclosed Trailer Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Davis Golf Cart Top Sportsman will qualify on Thursday at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. and begin eliminations on Friday at 10 a.m.

On Saturday gates open at 8:30 a.m. for the second event of the double header weekend. Qualifying and time trials start Saturday at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Eliminations begin Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman start eliminations on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Atlanta Dragway are $10 Thursday, $20 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.

Atlanta Dragway is located at 500 E. Ridgeway Road in Commerce, approximately 60 miles NE of Atlanta near the intersection of I-85 and Highway 441 in Banks Crossing. For more information call the track, (706) 335-2301, or visit www.AtlantaDragway.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES FACT SHEET

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Division 2 Double Header, 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 event is the first of seven in Southeast Division competition. 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: Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, Ga. Track is located at 500 E. Ridgeway Road in Commerce, approximately 60 miles NE of Atlanta near the intersection of I-85 and Highway 441 in Banks Crossing.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, May 1-4

SCHEDULE:
RACE 1
THURSDAY, May 1 - Gates open at 9 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 10 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, May 2 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations start at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman eliminations at 10 a.m.

RACE 2
SATURDAY, May 3 - Gates open at 8:30 a.m. Qualifying and time trials are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman have qualifying at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Eliminations begin at 3:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 4 - Eliminations continue at 9 a.m. with Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman running round 1 at 10 a.m.

TICKETS:
GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $10 Thursday, $20 Friday, $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under free with paid adult. For more information please call Atlanta Dragway, (706) 335-2301 or visit www.AtlantaDragway.com.

PURSE: The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitors will vie for cash and contingency awards of more than $150,000, as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $560,000.

2013 EVENT WINNERS:
RACE 1 - David Latino, Super Stock; Jeff Strickland, Stock; Lauren Freer, Super Comp; Billy Upton, Super Gas; Troy Williams Jr, Super Street; Jeffrey Barker, Top Sportsman; Ray Miller III, Top Dragster

RACE 2 - David Rampy, Comp Eliminator; Jake Sealey, Super Stock; Bo Butner, Stock; Robert Wolcott Jr, Super Comp; Mia Tedesco, Super Gas; Lamar Stevenson, Super Street; Bob Mandell Jr, Top Sportsman; Mark Jones, 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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