Thompson, Payne, Stinnett repeat at Heartland Park

8/28/2011


DIVISION 5
Heartland Park Topeka
Topeka, Aug. 26-27, 2011 

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


Saturday

TOPEKA, Kan. James Thompson, Jay Payne and Gary Stinnett each defended their event championship from a year ago taking wins at this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Heartland Championships at Heartland Park Topeka.

Thompson, Vernon, Texas, qualified No. 2 in Top Alcohol Dragster, defeated Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., and Gord Gingles, Winnipeg, Manit., in rounds 1 and 2, then outran No. 1 qualifier Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., in the final for the win.  Thompson ran 5.344 seconds at 267.75 mph to Whiteley's 5.380, 265.85.

Claremont, Calif., runner Payne, ran low E.T. (elapsed time) in each round of eliminations with runs of 5.68 seconds, 5.671, and 5.709 in the Top Alcohol Funny Car final against Roger Bateman, Grand Junction, Colo.  Payne defeated Billy Davis, Rogers, Ark., and multi-time division champion Vern Moats in rounds 1 and 2.

Stinnett grabbed his third West Central Division Super Comp win of the year to go along with his national event win last week in Brainerd, Minn.  The defending NHRA Lucas Oil National champion from nearby Emporia, Kan., beat fellow Kansas racer Kyle Fickler of Tonganoxie with a pass of 8.909 seconds at 175.48 mph.

In Comp Eliminator it was Lou Ficco Jr., Wheatridge, Colo., taking his second win of the year at Heartland Park.  Ficco defeated former national champion Bruno Massel with a lap of 8.496, 117.49 to go along with his win back in May at the NHRA Summer Nationals at HPT over David Billingsley.

Billy Graham won one for the home state in the Fineline Madcap Top Dragster class as the Manhattan, Kan., resident went 197.25 mph in 6.917 seconds over Tom Williams, Lenardville, Kan., while reigning West Central division champion Curtis Sprackin picked up his second win of the year in the Sportsman Motorcycle class presented by Harley Davidson downing Tom Gilligan, Fremont, Neb.

Joining in on the winner's circle celebration were Bryan Chaney, Claremore, Okla., in Super Stock; Brent Bratsen, LaMarque, Texas, in Stock; Kevin Moore, Litterton, Colo., in Super Gas; Ray Dew, League City, Texas, in Super Street; and Danny Leibham, Tomball, Texas, in the Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman series.

West Central Division racers head to Tri State Raceway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, Sept. 9-11.

final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division event at Heartland Park Topeka:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
ROUND ONE
4) Forrest Fair, Haughton, La., 5.611, 251.67 def. 5
) Eugene Tumbarello, Denver, Colo., broke;

6) Gord Gingles, Winnipeg, Manit., 5.624, 248.71 def.
3) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.599, 255.39;

2) James Thompson, Vernon, Texas, 5.360, 261.62 def.
7) Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., 5.807, 238.38;

1) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.420, 266.48 def.
8) Dean Dubbin, Royalton, Minn., foul;

SEMIFINALS
Whiteley, 5.336, 267.53 def. Fair, 5.616, 250.83;
Thompson, 5.338, 265.85 def. Gingles, 5.542, 252.47;

FINALS
Thompson, 5.344, 267.75 def. Whiteley, 5.380, 265.85.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
ROUND ONE
2) Roger Bateman, Grand Junction, Colo., '10 Mustang, 5.718, 251.95 def.
7) Kris Hool, Casper, Wyo., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.772, 253.56;

3) Dale Brand, Sully, Iowa, '10 Monte Carlo, 5.820, 249.90 def.
6) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, '05 Firebird, 6.147, 178.02;

5) Vern Moats, Des Moines, Iowa, '10 Mustang, 5.775, 251.16 def.
4) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, '04 Camaro, 5.853, 244.92;

1) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '10 Mustang, 5.681, 254.76 def.
9) Billy Davis, Rogers, Ark., '06 Avenger, 6.021, 242.45;

SEMIFINALS
Bateman, 5.749, 251.02 def. Brand, 5.797, 250.60;
Payne, 5.671, 255.92 def. Moats, 6.429, 185.36;

FINALS
Payne, 5.709, 255.48 def. Bateman, 5.812, 247.43.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Lou Ficco Jr., Wheatridge, Colo., '09 GXP, B/AP, 8.496, 117.49  def.
Bruno Massel, Woodridge, Ill.,'10 Cobalt, DD/AT, foul.

SUPER STOCK
Bryan Chaney, Claremore, Okla., '92 Camaro, GT/IA, 10.375, 126.90  def.
Mike Town, Paola, Kan., '84 Regal, GT/LA, 10.913, 119.61.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Brent Bratsen, LaMarque, Texas, '69 Camaro, H/SA, 11.800, 89.67  def.
Dan Fletcher, Churchville, N.Y., '69 Camaro, E/SA, 13.096, 73.94.

SUPER COMP
Gary Stinnett, Emporia, Kan., dragster, 8.909, 175.48  def. Kyle Fickler, Tonganoxie, Kan., dragster, 8.889, 158.35.

SUPER GAS
Kevin Moore, Litterton, Colo., '34 Chevrolet, 10.122, 129.72  def.
Ron Wojtkiewicz, Blair, Neb., '67 Nova, 10.245, 135.97.

SUPER STREET
Ray Dew, League City, Texas, '70 Nova, 10.900, 136.73  def.
Kyle Lawrence, Manhattan, Kan., '79 Cutlass Wgn, 10.915, 132.62.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Danny Leibham, Tomball, Texas, '01 Camaro, 7.195, 181.67  def.
Todd Stewart, Kilgore, Texas, '67 Camaro, 7.637, 168.09.

TOP DRAGSTER
Billy Graham, Manhattan, Kan., dragster, 6.917, 197.25  def.
Tom Williams, Leonardville, Kan., dragster, broke.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
Curtis Spracklin, Omaha, Neb., '05 Kawasaki, 8.799, 144.97  def.
Tom Gilligan, Fremont, Neb., '77 Kawasaki, foul.


Friday

TOPEKA, Kan. NHRA West Central division racers are at Heartland Park Topeka to kick off the weekend's action for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Division 5 Heartland Championships.  The event is the fifth of six West Central division events in the 2011 season where competitors will earn points toward both national and divisional championships.

Racers made initial qualifying and time trial runs today on the quarter-mile with racers in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car highlighting the day's action along with nearly 500 racers in eleven different classes.  The alcohol dragsters and funny cars made two qualifying pass today and will make one more tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. before eliminations.

Saturday's gates open at 7 a.m.  Time trials and qualifying will continue at 7:45 a.m.  The division's Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman, Fineline Madcap Top Dragster and Comp Eliminator drivers will make their final qualifying run at 10:30 a.m.  Eliminations are set to begin at noon and run into the night with Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car running round 1 at 6 p.m.

Tickets are FREE to the event when you visit a HPT Business Partner, a list can be found at www.HPT.com.  For more information please call Heartland Park Topeka, (800) 43-RACES or visit www.HPT.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division event at Heartland Park Topeka:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.398 seconds, 266.53 mph
2) James Thompson, Vernon, Texas, 5.428, 259.56
3) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.603, 260.21
4) Forrest Fair, Haughton, La., 5.634, 251.30
5) Gord Gingles, Winnipeg, Manit., 5.684, 251.67
6) Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., 5.778, 238.93
7) Dean Dubbin, Royalton, Minn., 5.809, 235.06
8) Eugene Tumbarello, Denver, Colo., 8.956, 93.60

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '10 Mustang, 5.702 seconds, 254.47 mph
2) Roger Bateman, Calgary, Alb., '10 Mustang, 5.744, 251.11
3) Dale Brand, Sully, Iowa, '10 Monte Carlo, 5.779, 250.32
4) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, '04 Camaro, 5.793, 248.48
5) Vern Moats, Des Moines, Iowa, '10 Mustang, 5.815, 250.37
6) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, '05 Firebird, 5.839, 243.59
7) Wayne Butler, Forest City, Ill., '02 Firebird, 6.019, 213.27
8) Billy Davis, Rogers, Ark., '06 Avenger, 6.034, 242.36
Not Qualified
9) Kris Hool, Casper, Wyo., '10 Monte Carlo, 6.048, 246.35
10) Bruce Carlson, Prior Lake, Minn., '97 Firebird, 6.131, 241.89

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Lou Ficco Jr., Wheatridge, Colo., '09 GXP, B/AP, 7.283 seconds, -0.507 (under index)
2) Matt Harris, Nebraska City, Neb., '05 Grand Am, E/A, 7.812, -0.498
3) Clint Neff, Arvada, Colo., '23 roadster, K/A, 7.917, -0.493
4) Pat Nahan, Sartell, Minn., dragster, E/D, 7.498, -0.492
5) Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, '23 roadster, A/AA, 6.627, -0.483
6) Clint Sallee, Glendive, Mont., dragster, B/D, 6.775, -0.465
7) William Hatcher, Satanta, Kan., dragster, A/DA, 6.636, -0.464
8) Scott Parks, Burlingame, Kan., dragster, A/ND, 6.975, -0.445
9) Travis Gusso, Sioux Falls, S.D., '10 Cobalt, D/SM, 8.540, -0.440
10) Steve Matusek, Olathe, Kan., '10 Mustang, AA/PM, 6.369, -0.431

SUPER STOCK
1) Todd Patterson, Augusta, Kan., '10 Cobalt, SS/BS, 8.616 seconds, -1.034 (under index)
2) Bryan Chaney, Claremore, Okla., '92 Camaro, GT/IA, 10.292, -0.908
3) Ron Roddel, Sioux Falls, S.D., '02 Grand Am, GT/MA, 10.903, -0.847
4) Bill Rink, Naperville, Ill., '74 GTO, SS/MA, 11.008, -0.842
5) Chris Chaney, Claremore, Okla., '02 Cavalier, GT/EA, 9.808, -0.842
6) Mike Cotten, Broken Arrow, Okla., '70 Barracuda, SS/JA, 10.159, -0.841
7) Larry DeForrest, Ramsey, Minn., '05 Cavalier, GT/AA, 9.267, -0.833
8) Chad Holzman, Wichita, Kan., '10 Mustang, SS/A, 8.885, -0.765
9) Gene Bichlmeier, Norfolk, Neb., '66 Chevy II, GT/I, 10.195, -0.755
10) Jeff Town, Spring Hill, Kan., '87 Somerset, GT/HA, 10.333, -0.717

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Jimmy Holzman, Wichita, Kan., '08 Mustang, AA/SA, 9.673 seconds, -0.927 (under index)
2) Bob Johnson, Aurora, Colo., '67 Mustang, D/SA, 10.645, -0.905
3) Paula Cotten, Broken Arrow, Okla., '73 Duster, G/SA, 11.125, -0.875
4) Stan Kopejtka, Atkinson, Neb., '87 Charger, EF/S, 16.588, -0.862
5) Mike Jeffrey, Lexington, Neb., '80 Diplomat, V/SA, 14.649, -0.851
6) Amanda Matusek, Olathe, Kan., '08 Mustang, AA/SA, 9.792, -0.808
7) Tom Moock, Eagle, Neb., '83 Malibu Wgn, O/SA, 12.345, -0.805
8) Carson Pedigo, Andover, Kan., '70 Chevelle, C/SA, 10.622, -0.778
9) Alan Schoenenberger, Keenesburg, Colo., '10 Challenger, A/SA, 10.223, -0.777
10) Steve Couch, Sidney, Neb., '09 Challenger, F/SA, 11.078, -0.772

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Charley Whittenburg, Spencer, Iowa, '68 Camaro, 6.737 seconds, 206.92 mph
2) Greg Lair, Canyon, Texas, '05 Grand Am, 6.818, 205.35
3) Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., '01 S-10, 6.827, 199.94
4) Jim Sackuvich, Raymore, Mo., '68 Camaro, 6.885, 201.76
5) Mike Chitty, Ames, Iowa, '04 Cavalier, 6.887, 201.34
6) Rick Wilson, Independence, Mo., '69 Camaro, 6.928, 202.85
7) Mitch Withers, Pratt, Kan., '07 GTO, 6.947, 198.09
8) J.J. Heber, Centennial, Colo., '06 Mustang, 6.976, 201.40
9) Rich Smith, Wentzville, Mo., '04 Cavalier, 7.021, 197.71
10) Dave Slatten, Ft. Collins, Colo., '05 Grand Am, 7.025, 197.68

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., dragster, 6.562 seconds, 208.81 mph
2) Hank Brown, Muscatine, Iowa, dragster, 6.614, 202.15
3) Brent Camerlinck, Leonardsville, Kan., dragster, 6.659, 200.53
4) Matt Driskell, Wellsville, Kan., dragster, 6.659, 198.38
5) Les Feist, Clearwater, Minn., dragster, 6.683, 199.85
6) Jeff Koron, Hays, Kan., dragster, 6.694, 204.51
7) Rodney Frazier, Sand Springs, Okla., dragster, 6.761, 204.94
8) Lance Town, Louisburg, Kan., dragster, 6.770, 197.19
9) Mark Grame, Overland Park, Kan., dragster, 6.850, 193.46
10) Tim Mazur, St. Joseph, Mo., dragster, 6.894, 194.30

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Mike McCullah, Houston, Texas, '00 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Raegan Gentili, Crosby, Texas, '83 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.000
3) Mike Hudson, Broken Arrow, Okla., '00 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.000
4) Tom Gilligan, Fremont, Neb., '77 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.000
5) Rob Bennett, Lucas, Texas, '07 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.000
6) Michael Guertin, Galatia, Kan., '05 Hayabusa, ETMX, 0.001
7) Jason Clampitt, Lino Lakes, Minn., '10 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.001
8) Curtis Spracklin, Omaha, Neb., '05 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.001
9) Kyle Olson, Moorland, Iowa, '02 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.004
10) Rich Gentili, Humble, Texas, '83 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.013

SUPER STREET SHOOTOUT
1) Richard Cantrell, Carbondale, Kan., '64 Falcon, S/ST, 10.900 seconds, 0.000 (over index)
2) Dan Clary, Mustang, Okla., '66 Nova, S/ST, 10.901, 0.001
3) Laurie Pederson-Duffield, Charles City, Iowa, '65 Chevy II, S/ST, 10.903, 0.003
4) Scott Turnbough, Mansfield, Texas, '63 Falcon, S/ST, 10.908, 0.008
5) John Dasher, Silver Lake, Kan., '68 Camaro, S/ST, 10.914, 0.014
6) Jeremy Johnson, Jordan, Minn., '73 Vega, S/ST, 10.914, 0.014
7) Micala Stallbaumer, Wakarusa, Kan., '75 Camaro, S/ST, 10.916, 0.016
8) Gregory Gilligan, Fremont, Neb., '66 Nova, S/ST, 10.917, 0.017

SUPER GAS SHOOTOUT
1) Todd Nielsen, Fremont, Neb., '90 Firebird, S/G, 9.901 seconds, 0.001 (over index)
2) Mike Meier, Center Point, Iowa, '92 Cutlass, S/G, 9.903, 0.003
3) Jimmy Lewis, Forney, Texas, '58 Corvette, S/G, 9.907, 0.007
4) Scott Udenberg, Two Harbors, Minn., '63 Plymouth, S/G, 9.910, 0.010
5) Kurt Potach, Austin, Minn., '97 Beretta, S/G, 9.912, 0.012
6) Jason McClure, Allen, Texas, '68 Camaro, S/G, 9.915, 0.015
7) Lanny Maples, Coweta, Okla., '90 Trans Am, S/G, 9.916, 0.016
8) Trevor Larson, Starbuck, Minn., '66 Nova, S/G, 9.918, 0.018

SUPER COMP SHOOTOUT
1) Brock Green, Penrose, Colo., dragster, S/C, 8.904 seconds, 0.004 (over index)
2) Kevin Lawrence, Manhattan, Kan., dragster, S/C, 8.905, 0.005
3) Greg Sesti, St. Charles, Mo., dragster, S/C, 8.906, 0.006
4) Brandon Lynch, Hickman, Neb., dragster, S/C, 8.907, 0.007
5) Steven Michaels, Anoka, Minn., dragster, S/C, 8.908, 0.008
6) Terry Sullivan, Richardson, Texas, dragster, S/C, 8.909, 0.009
7) Travis Nygaard, Watertown, S.D., dragster, S/C, 8.910, 0.010
8) Lance Trujillo, Gillette, Wyo., dragster, S/C, 8.913, 0.013

The following are Friday's final results from the Long Motorsposts Super Shootouts at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division event at Heartland Park Topeka:

SUPER STREET SHOOTOUT
Scott Turnbough, Mansfield, Texas, '63 Falcon, 10.930, 137.83  def.
Laurie Pederson-Duffield, Charles City, Iowa, '65 Chevy II, 10.972, 120.58.

SUPER GAS SHOOTOUT
Trevor Larson, Starbuck, Minn., '00 Corvette, 9.909, 159.46  def.
Jimmy Lewis, Forney, Texas, '58 Corvette, 9.926, 158.97.

SUPER COMP SHOOTOUT
Greg Sesti, St. Charles, Mo., dragster, 8.925, 166.79  def.
Kevin Lawrence, Manhattan, Kan., dragster, 8.917, 174.30.


Preview

TOPEKA, Kan.  Heartland Park will host the Division 5 Heartland Championships for the NHRA West Central division's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on August 26-27, 2011.  The event is one 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 Heartland Park open at 7 a.m. both days.  Qualifying and time trials kick off Friday at 9 a.m. and continue Saturday at 7:45 a.m.  Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Comp Eliminator will have two qualifying runs starting at 3:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. on Friday and one session on Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will have two qualifying session on Friday starting at 5 and 7:30 p.m., and one on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.  Eliminations start at noon on Saturday.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car will run first round at 6 p.m.   

Tickets for the Heartland Championships event are FREE when you visit a HPT business partner location today.  A list of locations can be found at www.HPT.com.  All tickets include a pit pass.

Heartland Park is located at7530 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66619.  For more information call the track, (800) 43-RACES, or visit www.HPT.com.

Division 5 Heartland Championships: Fact Sheet

WHAT:  NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 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 fifth of six events in the West Central Division where 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:  Heartland Park, Topeka, Kan.  Track is located at 7530 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66619

WHEN:    Friday through Saturday, August 26-27, 2011

SCHEDULE:  FRIDAY, Aug. 26 - Gates open at 7 a.m.  Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m.  Comp Eliminator, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster qualifying starts at 3:45 and 6:15 p.m.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying begins at 5 and 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Aug. 27 - Gates open at 7 a.m.  Qualifying and time trials are scheduled to continue at 7:45 a.m.  Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Comp Eliminator final qualifying start at 10:30 a.m.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car final qualifying sessions are at 11:30 a.m.  Round 1 of eliminations begin at noon, except for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car which begin at 6 p.m.

TICKETS:  GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS Free tickets Friday and Saturday when you visit a HPT Business Partner location listed at www.HPT.com.  For more information please call Heartland Park, (800) 43-RACES or visit www.HPT.com.

2010 EVENT WINNERS:  James Thompson, Top Alcohol Dragster; Jay Payne, Top Alcohol Funny Car; William Hatcher, Comp Eliminator; Steve Brack, Super Stock; Jimmy Holzman, Stock Eliminator; Gary Stinnett, Super Comp; Terry Sullivan, Super Gas; Mark Hackett, Super Street; Allen Firestone, Top Sportsman, Phil Unruh, Top Dragster; Mike McCullah, 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 2012 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 2012 Jegs Allstars during the O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals in July, 2012.  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 2012 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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