Thunder at the Lakes winners crowned in Brainerd

5/29/2011


DIVISION 5
Brainerd Int'l Raceway
Brainerd, Minn., May 27-29, 2011 

Results will be posted as soon as they are available. For detailed results, go to Drag Race Central


Sunday

BRAINERD, Minn. (May 30, 2011) Richard Putz and Scott McVey took home big wins this weekend for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Thunder at the Lakes event at Brainerd International Raceway.

Putz, Earlville, Iowa, and defending West Central Division Champion, saved his best pass of the day for the final round in Top Alcohol Dragster where he faced off against Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind.  Putz's 5.380 second run at over 260 mph was too much for Dreher who clocked in at 5.530, 244.34.  Putz qualified 3rd and knocked out Scott Palmer, Marionville, Mo., and Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., in rounds 1 and 2 respectively.

McVey, Winnipeg, Manit., CAN., defeated the current West Central Division Champion Kirk Williams in the final of Top Alcohol Funny Car with a lap of 5.673 seconds, 254.09 mph to Williams' 5.929, 242.02.  MeVey's '06 Monte Carlo went quicker in each round beating Bruce Carlson, Prior Lake, Minn., in round 1 with a 6.328 and Kris Hool, Casper, Wyo., in round 2 at 5.693.

Pat Nahan won for the home state and St. Cloud, Minn., taking the title in Comp Eliminator with a pass of 7.469 seconds at 172.81 mph.  A number of Minnesota racers found the winner's circle including Greg Grundman also of St. Cloud, as he defeated Craig Pfanenstiel in Super Street with his '71 Camaro. Stock Eliminator saw Glen DeMenge, McGregor, Minn., hold off Ben Line, Cromwell, Minn., Mark Hovorka of Ramsey, Minn., won in Super Gas with his '81 Camaro against Bruce Johnson, Jordan, Minn., and Jason Clampitt, Lino Lakes, Minn., beat Mike Voss, Maplewood, Minn., in Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson.

Super Stock racer Justin Jenkins, Beatrice, Neb., took the win over Tim Mosbek, Andover, Minn., and division champion Gary Stinnett won in Super Comp out of Emporia, Kan.

Other winners in Brainerd were Monte Green in the division's Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman class and J.R. Lobner in Top Dragster.  Green, Haxtun, Colo., drove his '95 Probe to a run of 7.185 seconds, 191.73 for the win over William Goldammer and Lobner, Garner, Kan., went 6.986, 186.82 for the trophy.

West Central Division racers head to Bandimere Speedway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, June 17-19.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division Thunder at the Lakes:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
ROUND ONE
1) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.356, 245.54 was unopposed;

3) Richard Putz, Earlville, Iowa, 6.090, 260.31 def.
4) Scott Palmer, Marionville, Mo., 7.907, 194.88;

5) Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., 5.522, 243.33 def.
2) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.940, 271.46;

SEMIFINALS
Putz, 5.383, 262.90 def. Meyer, 5.650, 257.68;
Dreher, broke was unopposed;

FINALS
Putz, 5.380, 262.90 def. Dreher, 5.530, 244.34.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
ROUND ONE
1) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, '04 Camaro, 5.721, 249.35 was unopposed;

2) Scott McVey, Winnipeg, Manit., '06 Monte Carlo, 6.328, 238.30 def.
7) Bruce Carlson, Prior Lake, Minn., '06 Corvette, 22.846, 56.38;

3) Kris Hool, Casper, Wyo., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.845, 250.27 def.
6) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, '05 Firebird, 5.869, 247.61;

5) Wayne Butler, Forest City, Ill., '02 Firebird, 6.183, 224.10 def.
4) Vern Moats, Des Moines, Iowa, '10 Mustang, 13.369, 45.99;

SEMI-FINALS
McVey, 5.693, 253.28 def. Hool, 10.184, 85.50;
Williams, 13.391, 102.60 def. Butler, broke;

FINALS
McVey, 5.673, 254.09 def. Williams, 5.929, 242.02.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Pat Nahan, St. Cloud, Minn., dragster, E/D, 7.469, 172.81 def.
Matt Harris, Nebraska City, Neb., '04 Grand Am, E/A, 7.765, 174.73.

SUPER STOCK
Justin Jenkins, Beatrice, Neb., '10 Cobalt, GT/CA, 10.527, 95.08 def.
Tim Mosbek, Andover, Minn., '73 Duster, SS/JA, foul.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Glen DeMenge, McGregor, Minn., '69 Camaro, E/SA, 11.112, 117.96 def.
Ben Line, Cromwell, Minn., '69 Mustang, C/SA, 10.680, 118.84.

SUPER COMP
Gary Stinnett, Emporia, Kan., dragster, 8.921, 185.33 def.
Mike Kritzky, St. Paul Park, Minn., dragster, foul.

SUPER GAS
Mark Hovorka, Ramsey, Minn., '81 Camaro, 9.862, 149.75 def.
Bruce Johnson, Jordan, Minn., '99 Camaro, foul.

SUPER STREET
Greg Grundman, St. Cloud, Minn., '71 Camaro, 10.894, 127.51 def.
Craig Pfanenstiel, Hays, Kan., '67 Camaro, 10.886, 137.86.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Monte Green, Haxtun, Colo., '95 Probe, 7.185, 191.73 def.
William Goldammer, Mitchell, S.D., '96 Cutlass, foul.

TOP DRAGSTER
J.R. Lobner, Garner, Kan., dragster, 6.986, 186.82 def.
Les Feist, Clearwater, Minn., dragster, 7.041, 188.86.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
Jason Clampitt, Lino Lakes, Minn., '79 Kawasaki, 9.165, 138.37 def.
Mike Voss, Maplewood, Minn., '09 Kawasaki, 9.042, 133.42.

LONG MOTORSPORTS SUPER COMP SHOOTOUT
Matthew Kreft, Council Bluffs, Iowa, dragster, 8.917, 166.70 def.
Kari Larson, Starbuck, Minn., dragster, foul.

LONG MOTORSPORTS SUPER GAS SHOOTOUT
Michael Miller, Santa Fe, N.M., '27 roadster, 9.894, 146.59 def.
Russ Ginger, Honolulu, Hawaii, '79 Aspen, 9.818, 160.12.

LONG MOTORSPORTS SUPER STREET SHOOTOUT
Keith Hildahl, Northfield, Minn., '64 Falcon, 10.918, 127.71 def.
Jeremy Lehrke, Omaha, Neb., '75 Vega, 10.914, 124.49.


Saturday

BRAINERD, Minn. Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car drivers made their final qualifying runs today for this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Thunder at the Lakes at Brainerd International Raceway.  Winners will take home their share of the prize money along with the coveted "NHRA Wally" trophy during winner's circle. 

Racing starts up at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning with round 1 of Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars set for noon.  Tickets are $20 for adults and children 5 and under are free with paid adult.  The track is located a few miles north of the Brainerd area off Highway 371, on the east side of the highway.  For more information please call BIR, (866) 444-4455 or visit www.BrainerdRaceway.com.

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series,West Central Division Thunder at the Lakes:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.288 seconds, 262.23 mph
2) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.300, 272.89
3) Richard Putz, Earlville, Iowa, 5.374, 263.72
4) Scott Palmer, Marionville, Mo., 5.463, 250.27
5) Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., 5.620, 243.50

First round TAD pairings
1) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.288 seconds, 262.23 mph vs. Bye
2) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.300, 272.89 vs. 5) Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., 5.620,
243.50
3) Richard Putz, Earlville, Iowa, 5.374, 263.72 vs. 4) Scott Palmer, Marionville, Mo., 5.463,
250.27

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, '04 Camaro, 5.673 seconds, 252.85 mph
2) Scott McVey, Winnipeg, Manit., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.739, 252.57
3) Kris Hool, Casper, Wyo., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.767, 252.19
4) Vern Moats, Des Moines, Iowa, '10 Mustang, 5.770, 253.28
5) Wayne Butler, Forest City, Ill., '02 Firebird, 5.800, 249.81
6) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, '05 Firebird, 5.870, 244.12
7) Bruce Carlson, Prior Lake, Minn., '06 Corvette, 6.797, 213.37

First round TAFC pairings
1) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, '04 Camaro, 5.673 seconds, 252.85 mph vs. Bye
2) Scott McVey, Winnipeg, Manit., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.739, 252.57 vs. 7) Bruce Carlson, Prior Lake,
Minn., '06 Corvette, 6.797, 213.37
3) Kris Hool, Casper, Wyo., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.767, 252.19 vs. 6) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa,
'05 Firebird, 5.870, 244.12
4) Vern Moats, Des Moines, Iowa, '10 Mustang, 5.770, 253.28 vs. 5) Wayne Butler, Forest City, Ill.,
'02 Firebird, 5.800, 249.81

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Bruno Massel, Woodridge, Ill., '10 Cobalt, DD/AT, 7.041 seconds, -0.669 (under index)
2) Pat Nahan, St. Cloud, Minn., dragster, E/D, 7.411, -0.649
3) Clint Sallee, Glendive, Mont., dragster, B/D, 6.613, -0.627
4) Matt Harris, Nebraska City, Neb., '04 Grand Am, E/A, 7.747, -0.563
5) Bill Riemenapp, LaCrosse, Wis., '07 GTO, B/EA, 7.813, -0.507
6) Jim Greenheck, Schofield, Wis., '01 Camaro, C/AA, 7.518, -0.442
7) Brian Antony, Lonsdale, Minn., '00 Avenger, B/AP, 7.360, -0.430
8) Mike Holdridge, Seymour, Wis., '62 Impala, AA/AT, 6.651, -0.389
9) Bruce Schmiedl, Regina, Sask., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.475, -0.365
10) Tony Pontillo, Kenosha, Wis., dragster, B/DA, 7.086, -0.304

SUPER STOCK
1) Doug Engels, Watertown, S.D., '57 Corvette, SS/BX, 9.485 seconds, -1.065 (under index)
2) Randy Hopkins, Scandia, Minn., '10 Mustang, SS/AA, 8.705, -0.995
3) Michael Mans, Rogers, Minn., '00 Firebird, SS/CS, 9.347, -0.953
4) Larry DeForrest, Ramsey, Minn., '98 Firebird, SS/IA, 9.758, -0.942
5) Abe Loewen, Regina, Sask., '98 Grand Am, SS/FM, 9.684, -0.816
6) Justin Jenkins, Beatrice, Neb., '10 Cobalt, GT/CA, 9.617, -0.783
7) Terry Johnson, Maple Grove, Minn., '85 Mustang, SS/M, 10.874, -0.726
8) Ronald Roddel, Sioux Falls, S.D., '02 Grand Am, GT/LA, 10.867, -0.683
9) Jason DeForrest, Andover, Minn., '87 Camaro, GT/DA, 9.870, -0.630
10) Travis Sorokie, Sauk Rapids, Minn., '85 Camaro, GT/HA, 10.448, -0.602

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Lance Line, Cromwell, Minn., '69 Mustang, B/SA, 10.271 seconds, -0.979 (under index)
2) Chuck Lofgren, Cedar, Minn., '09 Challenger, A/SA, 10.036, -0.964
3) Charles Blossom, Woodbury, Minn., '04 Neon, AAF/S, 12.605, -0.895
4) Kari Findell, Zimmerman, Minn., '73 Duster, F/SA, 11.004, -0.846
5) Gene Mosbek, Elk River, Minn., '64 Savoy, A/SA, 10.201, -0.799
6) Stephen Hagberg, Berthoud, Colo., '64 Savoy, A/SA, 10.224, -0.776
7) William Prince, Foreston, Minn., '87 Cutlass, K/SA, 11.875, -0.775
8) Dan Jeska, Eagan, Minn., '72 Duster, E/SA, 10.939, -0.761
9) Jami Jones, Forest Lake, Minn., '86 Camaro, G/SA, 11.258, -0.742
10) Ron Glowa, St. Andrews, Manit., '71 Demon, D/SA, 10.811, -0.739

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Mike Chitty, Ames, Iowa, '04 Cavalier, 6.721 seconds, 207.11 mph
2) Jim White, Haysville, Kan., '10 Cobalt, 6.831, 206.01
3) Rick Wilson, Independence, Mo., '69 Camaro, 7.036, 195.17
4) Dustin Long, Mitchell, S.D., '67 Camaro, 7.118, 196.64
5) Larry Demers, Carroll, Iowa, '06 Cobalt, 7.122, 190.59
6) Monte Green, Haxtun, Colo., '95 Probe, 7.147, 191.70
7) Tom Harger, Des Moines, Iowa, '96 Cutlass, 7.158, 178.38
8) J.J. Heber, Centennial, Colo., '06 Mustang, 7.176, 194.27
9) Ashton Premer, Pierce, Neb., '04 Escort, 7.182, 192.41
10) Tom Schmidt, Lindstrom, Minn., '63 Corvette, 7.321, 186.20

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., dragster, 6.547 seconds, 209.62 mph
2) Hank Brown, Muscatine, Iowa, dragster, 6.549, 204.70
3) Barbara Heggie, Laramie, Wyo., dragster, 6.809, 197.05
4) John Lobner, DeSoto, Kan., dragster, 6.905, 194.49
5) Les Feist, Clearwater, Minn., dragster, 6.917, 194.72
6) J.R. Lobner, Garner, Kan., dragster, 6.978, 182.72
7) Darren Stettner, Regina, Sask., dragster, 7.068, 185.72

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Curtis Spracklin, Omaha, Neb., '05 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.001 seconds reaction time
2) Toby Giese, Kandiyohi, Minn., '07 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.002
3) Jim Remington, Forest Lake, Minn., '92 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.002
4) Zach Schrupp, Mound, Minn., '07 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.004
5) Jeff Arpin, Winnipeg, Manit., '90 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.005
6) Donnie Durenberger, Dayton, Minn., '06 Buell, ETMX, 0.006
7) Robert Arpin, Winnipeg, Manit., '85 Suzuki, SMC, 0.007
8) Alex Barmettler, Maplewood, Minn., '78 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.008
9) Danielle Schrupp, Mound, Minn., '08 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.012
10) Ken Niesen, Brooklyn Park, Minn., '85 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.012


Friday

BRAINERD, Minn., The National Hot Rod Association returned to Brainerd International Raceway this weekend for West Central division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Thunder at the Lakes event.  Racing kicked off today with qualifying and time trials for more than 400 racers in eleven different classes battling it out on the quarter mile for both championship points and their share of the event purse and contingency payouts.

Racers in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Cars made their initial qualifying run today along with the rest of the classes in competition.  Qualifying and time trials will continue on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.   Highlighting Saturday's action will be all two rounds of qualifying for the alcohol classes at 1 and 4 p.m.  Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Comp Eliminator will run their final qualifying at 12 and 3 p.m. 

Tickets are $20 for adults and children 5 and under are free with paid adult.  For more information please call BIR, (866) 444-4455 or visit www.BrainerdRaceway.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division Thunder at the Lakes:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Pat Nahan, St. Cloud, Minn., dragster, E/D, 7.476 seconds, -0.584 (under index)
2) Matt Harris, Nebraska City, Neb., '95 Cutlass, E/A, 7.747, -0.563
3) Bill Riemenapp, LaCrosse, Wis., '07 GTO, B/EA, 7.813, -0.507
4) Jim Greenheck, Schofield, Wis., '01 Camaro, C/AA, 7.518, -0.442
5) Bruce Schmiedl, Regina, Sask., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.512, -0.328
6) Tony Pontillo, Kenosha, Wis., dragster, B/DA, 7.086, -0.304
7) Travis Gusso, Sioux Falls, S.D., '04 Mustang, E/SM, 8.914, -0.156
8) Mike Holdridge, Seymour, Wis., '62 Impala, AA/AT, 7.130, 0.090
9) Clint Sallee, Glendive, Mont., dragster, B/D, 11.152, 3.912

SUPER STOCK
1) Randy Hopkins, Scandia, Minn., '10 Mustang, SS/AA, 8.705 seconds, -0.995 (under index)
2) Larry DeForrest, Ramsey, Minn., '98 Firebird, SS/IA, 9.758, -0.942
3) Doug Engels, Watertown, S.D., '57 Corvette, SS/BX, 9.615, -0.935
4) Michael Mans, Rogers, Minn., '00 Firebird, SS/CS, 9.412, -0.888
5) Abe Loewen, Regina, Sask., '98 Grand Am, SS/FM, 9.684, -0.816
6) Justin Jenkins, Beatrice, Neb., '10 Cobalt, GT/CA, 9.617, -0.783
7) Ronald Roddel, Sioux Falls, S.D., '02 Grand Am, GT/LA, 10.867, -0.683
8) Jason DeForrest, Andover, Minn., '87 Camaro, GT/DA, 9.873, -0.627
9) Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., '69 Camaro, SS/DA, 9.599, -0.601
10) Jim Langer, Forest Lake, Minn., '72 Mustang, SS/J, 10.203, -0.597

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Lance Line, Cromwell, Minn., '69 Mustang, B/SA, 10.271 seconds, -0.979 (under index)
2) Chuck Lofgren, Cedar, Minn., '09 Challenger, A/SA, 10.036, -0.964
3) Kari Findell, Zimmerman, Minn., '73 Duster, F/SA, 11.004, -0.846
4) Charles Blossom, Woodbury, Minn., '04 Neon, AAF/S, 12.671, -0.829
5) Gene Mosbek, Elk River, Minn., '64 Savoy, A/SA, 10.201, -0.799
6) Stephen Hagberg, Berthoud, Colo., '64 Savoy, A/SA, 10.224, -0.776
7) William Prince, Foreston, Minn., '87 Cutlass, K/SA, 11.875, -0.775
8) Dan Jeska, Eagan, Minn., '72 Duster, E/SA, 10.939, -0.761
9) Jami Jones, Forest Lake, Minn., '86 Camaro, G/SA, 11.258, -0.742
10) Ron Glowa, St. Andrews, Manit., '71 Demon, D/SA, 10.811, -0.739

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Mike Chitty, Ames, Iowa, '04 Cavalier, 6.721 seconds, 207.11 mph
2) Dustin Long, Mitchell, S.D., '67 Camaro, 7.139, 196.16
3) Monte Green, Haxtun, Colo., '95 Probe, 7.147, 191.46
4) Tom Harger, Des Moines, Iowa, '96 Cutlass, 7.158, 178.38
5) Ashton Premer, Pierce, Neb., '04 Escort, 7.193, 192.41
6) Rick Wilson, Independence, Mo., '69 Camaro, 7.205, 189.66
7) Tom Schmidt, Lindstrom, Minn., '63 Corvette, 7.321, 186.20
8) Gary Loeffelholz, Shafer, Minn., '04 Mustang, 7.369, 183.62
9) Jeremy Bonczek, St. Francis, Minn., '03 Cavalier, 7.425, 187.50
10) Doug Woody, Independence, Mo., '67 Camaro, 7.485, 182.95

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., dragster, 6.547 seconds, 209.62 mph
2) Hank Brown, Muscatine, Iowa, dragster, 6.549, 204.70
3) Les Feist, Clearwater, Minn., dragster, 6.917, 194.04
4) John Lobner, DeSoto, Kan., dragster, 6.934, 191.16
5) J.R. Lobner, Garner, Kan., dragster, 7.300, 182.72
6) Barbara Heggie, Laramie, Wyo., dragster, 7.435, 179.16
7) Darren Stettner, Regina, Sask., dragster, 8.844, 91.69

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Donnie Durenberger, Dayton, Minn., '06 Buell, ETMX, 0.006 seconds reaction time
2) Robert Arpin, Winnipeg, Manit., '85 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.007
3) Toby Giese, Kandiyohi, Minn., '07 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.012
4) Danielle Schrupp, Mound, Minn., '08 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.012
5) Mike Voss, Maplewood, Minn., '09 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.017
6) Jim Remington, Forest Lake, Minn., '92 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.026
7) Tom Gilligan, Fremont, Neb., '77 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.027
8) Jason Clampitt, Lino Lakes, Minn., '79 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.036
9) Ken Niesen, Brooklyn Park, Minn., '85 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.037
10) Curtis Spracklin, Omaha, Neb., '05 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.037


Preview

BRAINERD, Minn. - Thunder at the Lakes arrives to Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) for the NHRA West Central division's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on May 27-29, 2011.  The event is the second of six in the West Central division 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.  The division's Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, West Central Division Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at BIR open at 7 a.m. everyday.  Qualifying and time trials start Friday morning at 9 and continue Saturday at 9 a.m. as well.  Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Comp Eliminator will have qualifying runs at 1 and 3:30 p.m. on Friday and two sessions on Saturday at noon and 3 p.m.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will have one qualifying session on Friday at 4:30 p.m., and two on Saturday, at 1 and 4 p.m.  Eliminations start Sunday at 9 a.m.  Top Alcohol Dragsters and Top Alcohol Funny Cars will run first round at noon.

Tickets for the Thunder at the Lake at BIR are $20 each day.  Children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. 

For more information call the track, (866) 444-4455, or visit www.BrainerdRaceway.com.

THUNDER AT THE LAKES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: Thunder at the Lakes 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. This is the second of six events in the West Central Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. 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 Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, West Central Division Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, Minn. Track is located a few miles north of the Brainerd area off Highway 371. The track is located on the east side of the highway.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, May 27-29, 2011

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, May 27 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Comp Eliminator qualifying start at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying begins at 4:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, May 28 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Comp Eliminator qualifying is at 12 and 3 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car final qualifying sessions are at 1 and 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 29 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Eliminations begin at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car run first round of eliminations at noon.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS -- $20 Friday, $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Kids 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call BIR, (866) 444-4455 or visit www.BrainerdRaceway.com.

2010 EVENT WINNERS: Chris Demke, Top Alcohol Dragster; Kirk Williams, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Bruno Massel, Comp Eliminator; Michael Mans, Super Stock; Tyler Wudarczyk, Stock Eliminator; Kari Larson, Super Comp; Bill Cawsey, Super Gas; Rodger Sauder, Super Street; Dave Slatten, Top Sportsman, Tim Mazur, Top Dragster; Curtis Spraclin, Sportsman Motorcycle.

BONUS PROGRAMS:
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND
: a $561,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by the 2011 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 O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals in July, 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.

AEROMOTIVE LOW QUALIFIER BONUS: A $3,000 bonus fund paid to the low qualifiers in Comp Eliminator, Super Stock and Stock Eliminator at each of the division's six races. The best qualifying driver in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock will each get $200 per event, while the best qualifier in Stock Eliminator will get $100 per race.

JERRY HAAS RACE CARS TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES: The Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the West Central division's Top Sportsman class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $2,750 champions' purse posted by Jerry Haas Race Cars will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

WEST CENTRAL DIVISION TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: The West Central Division Top Dragster Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the West Central division's Top Dragster class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $2,750 champions' purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

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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