Smiley, Tanksley lead winners in Baytown

10/13/2012


DIVISION 4
Royal Purple Raceway
Houston, Oct. 12-14, 2012 

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


Saturday

BAYTOWN, Texas Clark Smiley and Joey Tanksley lead the list of winners Saturday night at Royal Purple Raceway for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Texas Sportsman Shootout.  With unfavorable weather looking to move in on Sunday, officials made the decision to finish the race on Saturday night.

Smiley, Denver City, Texas, drove his '09 GXP Comp Eliminator entry to the win at 168.03 mph in 7.406 seconds over Chase Williams, also in a '09 GXP out of Carthage, Texas.  Tanksley, Baton Rouge, La., beat Brett Candies in a '10 Mustang in Super Stock.  Tanksley ran 9.942 seconds at 127.57 mph in his '66 Chevy II.

Brett's brother P.B. Candies closed the deal in Stock Eliminator over David Buckner.  Brett, Des Allemands, La., went 9.421 seconds at 149 mph in his '13 Mustang to Buckner's 9.772, 131.64.

Jeff Lopez had a great day going until he meet up with Archie Fruge and Tommy Phillips in the Finals.  Fruge, Lake Charles, La., outran the Bedford, Texas, racer in Super Comp posting a lap of 8.905 at 167.12.  Then Phillips, Forney, Texas, put Lopez on the trailer in Super Gas on a double breakout, 9.894 to a 9.893.

Lee Lightfoot outran former division champion Keith Raftery for the Sunset Racecraft Top Dragster trophy and Joseph Mohana knocked out Stewart Johnson in the Suburban Chevrolet Top Sportsman class.  Lightfoot, Odessa, Texas, covered the quartermile in 6.373 seconds at 218.58 mph to Raftery, Lake Charles, La., at 6.474, 204.98.  Mohana, Bourg, La., went 6.809 at 204.08 in his '70 Camaro to Johnson's '90 Beretta at 7.528, 187.34.

Larry Carter and Robert Sanders rounded out the winners for the Texas Sportsman Shootout as Carter took out Rick Huffman in Super Street and Sanders won in Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson.  Carter won in his '64 Nova while Sanders, Katy, Texas, was on a '04 Kawasaki to win over Mike Hudson, Broken Arrow, Okla.

This was the final event in the NHRA South Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series however racers can travel outside their division and continue to earn points toward national, regional and divisional championships.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Texas Sportsman Shootout at Royal Purple Raceway:

The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division NHRA Texas Sportsman Shootout at Royal Purple Raceway:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Clark Smiley, Denver City, Texas, '09 GXP, BB/A, 7.406, 168.03  def.
Chase Williams, Carthage, Texas, '09 GXP, E/A, 7.800, 154.02.

SUPER STOCK
Joey Tanksley, Baton Rouge, La., '66 Chevy II, SS/GA, 9.942, 127.57  def.
Brett Candies, Thibodaux, La., '10 Mustang, SS/DA, 9.629,
145.27.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
P.B. Candies, Des Allemands, La., '13 Mustang, AAA/SA, 9.421, 149.00  def.
David Buckner, New Waverly, Texas, '09 Challenger, CC/SA, 9.772, 131.64.

SUPER COMP
Archie Fruge, Lake Charles, La., dragster, 8.905, 167.12  def.
Jeff Lopez, Bedford, Texas, dragster, 8.966, 150.16.

SUPER GAS
Tommy Phillips, Forney, Texas, '57 Corvette, 9.894, 151.05  def.
Jeff Lopez, Bedford, Texas, '63 Corvette, 9.893, 159.21.

SUPER STREET
Larry Carter, Park Hill, Okla., '64 Nova, 10.915, 152.93  def.
Rick Huffman, Burleson, Texas, '69 Camaro, 10.879, 131.51.

TOP DRAGSTER
Lee Lightfoot, Odessa, Texas, dragster, 6.373, 218.58  def.
Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., dragster, 6.474, 204.98.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Joseph Mohana, Bourg, La., '70 Camaro, 6.809, 204.08  def.
Stewart Johnson, Paoli, Okla., '90 Beretta, 7.528, 187.34.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Robert Sanders, Katy, Texas, '04 Kawasaki, 10.626, 113.68  def.
Mike Hudson, Broken Arrow, Okla., '92 Kawasaki, 9.413, 141.79.



Saturday

BAYTOWN, Texas Day two is complete, fields were set and eliminations kicked off for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Texas Sportsman Shootout at Royal Purple Raceway. The event is the final event in the NHRA South Central Division with racers earning points toward both national and divisional championships along with their share of the event purse and contingency money.

Racers in Comp Eliminator, Top Sportsman and the Top Dragster classes ran round 1 of eliminations today with round 2 scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sunday.  Gates open at 8 a.m. on Sunday with racing set to begin at 9 a.m.  Tickets for the event are $20 for adults and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information call Royal Purple Raceway, (281) 383-7223, or visit www.RoyalPurpleRaceway.com.

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division NHRA Texas Sportsman Shootout at Royal Purple Raceway:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Clint Neff, Arvada, Colo., '23 roadster, K/A, 7.645 seconds, -0.715 (under index)
2) Duane Robison, Gardner, Kan., '09 GXP, C/A, 7.293, -0.637
3) Barry Forrester, Amarillo, Texas, '32 Bantam, K/AA, 7.676, -0.634
4) Raymond Martin, Mt Belvieu, Texas, '32 Bantam, K/AA, 7.692, -0.618
5) Clark Smiley, Denver City, Texas, '09 GXP, BB/A, 7.345, -0.615
6) Joey Tanksley, Greenwell Spgs, La., dragster, C/D, 6.753, -0.607
7) Don Thomas, Amarillo, Texas, dragster, C/ED, 7.272, -0.588
8) Dick Maris, Montgomery, Texas, dragster, C/DA, 6.976, -0.574
9) Chase Williams, Carthage, Texas, '09 GXP, E/A, 7.688, -0.572
10) Keith Hall, Ravenna, Texas, '05 Cavalier, E/SM, 8.513, -0.557

SUPER STOCK
1) Jeff Colvert, Arkadelphia, Ark., '69 Mustang, SS/F, 9.220 seconds, -1.130 (under index)
2) P.B. Candies, Des Allemands, La., '10 Challenger, SS/JA, 9.896, -1.104
3) Brett Candies, Thibodaux, La., '10 Mustang, SS/DA, 9.105, -1.095
4) Tony Cowell, Hudson Oakes, Texas, '81 Camaro, GT/JA, 10.328, -0.972
5) Korey Mawhee, Frisco, Texas, '95 Achieva, GT/DA, 9.541, -0.959
6) Norman Marsden, Santo, Texas, '66 Chevy II, SS/KA, 10.311, -0.939
7) Christopher Benham, La Grange, Texas, '67 Camaro, GT/FA, 9.879, -0.921
8) Slate Cummings, Ponchatoula, La., '05 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.793, -0.857
9) Dale Hulquist, Crosby, Texas, '98 Grand Am, GT/HA, 10.222, -0.828
10) Larry Stewart, Clinton, Miss., '10 Challenger, SS/IA, 9.911, -0.789

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) James Caro, Houma, La., '11 Challenger, BB/SA, 9.181 seconds, -1.119 (under index)
2) Jeff Teuton, Houma, La., '09 Challenger, F/SA, 10.746, -1.104
3) Fred Henson, Madisonville, Texas, '13 Mustang, AA/SA, 8.975, -1.025
4) Brett Candies, Thibodaux, La., '12 Mustang, BB/SA, 9.300, -1.000
5) Patrick Courts, New Iberia, La., '87 Trans Am, N/SA, 12.032, -0.968
6) R.J. Sledge, Boerne, Texas, '67 Fairlane, D/SA, 10.603, -0.947
7) Jonathan Womack, Houston, Texas, '05 Corvette, A/SA, 10.076, -0.924
8) Terry Emmons, League City, Texas, '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.332, -0.918
9) Jerry Davis, Santa Fe, Texas, '72 Duster, G/SA, 11.085, -0.915
10) Bill McClister, Shoreacres, Texas, '04 GTO, E/SA, 10.791, -0.909

SUPER COMP
1) Lyndon Rutland, Spring, Texas, dragster, S/C, 8.902 seconds, 0.002 (over index)
2) Wade Pennington, Ada, Okla., dragster, S/C, 8.903, 0.003
3) Heidi Robison, Gardner, Kan., dragster, S/C, 8.906, 0.006
4) Garrett McMillen, Mesquite, Texas, dragster, S/C, 8.911, 0.011
5) Tommy Phillips, Forney, Texas, dragster, S/C, 8.911, 0.011
6) William Swann, Carrollton, Texas, dragster, S/C, 8.913, 0.013
7) Archie Fruge, Lake Charles, La., dragster, S/C, 8.913, 0.013
8) Randy Himel, Thibodaux, La., dragster, S/C, 8.923, 0.023
9) Willam Kahrs, Lake Charles, La., dragster, S/C, 8.923, 0.023
10) Jim Jones, Lake Charles, La., dragster, S/C, 8.924, 0.024

SUPER GAS
1) Kohlby Sasich, Bartonville, Texas, '00 Firebird, S/G, 9.901 seconds, 0.001 (over index)
2) Tommy Phillips, Forney, Texas, '57 Corvette, S/G, 9.901, 0.001
3) Travis Salter, Baytown, Texas, '67 Camaro, S/G, 9.902, 0.002
4) Jeff Lopez, Bedford, Texas, '63 Corvette, S/G, 9.908, 0.008
5) Jason Richey, N. Richland Hills, Texas, '63 Corvette, S/G, 9.909, 0.009
6) Alan Savage, Mexia, Texas, '57 Corvette, S/G, 9.912, 0.012
7) Jim Cappiello, Willis, Texas, '68 Camaro, S/G, 9.913, 0.013
8) David Schnautz, Batson, Texas, '34 Chevy, S/G, 9.914, 0.014
9) Ryan Baudoin, Breaux Bridge, La., '67 Camaro, S/G, 9.914, 0.014
10) Shawn Carter, Park Hill, Okla., '05 Cavalier, S/G, 9.919, 0.019

SUPER STREET
1) Michael Johnson, Baytown, Texas, '88 Camaro, S/ST, 10.902 seconds, 0.002 (over index)
2) Keith Purvis, Pasadena, Texas, '65 GTO, S/ST, 10.904, 0.004
3) Tony Jones, Gilmer, Texas, '67 Camaro, S/ST, 10.908, 0.008
4) Rick Huffman, Burleson, Texas, '69 Camaro, S/ST, 10.910, 0.010
5) Larry Carter, Park Hill, Okla., '64 Nova, S/ST, 10.915, 0.015
6) Ernie Salter, Baytown, Texas, '55 Chevy, S/ST, 10.915, 0.015
7) Ray Martinez, Laporte, Texas, '76 Nova, S/ST, 10.916, 0.016
8) Jimmy Johnson, W. Monroe, La., '69 Barracuda, S/ST, 10.918, 0.018
9) Chris LeBlanc, Pearland, Texas, '67 Corvette, S/ST, 10.920, 0.020
10) Van Arnold, Houston, Texas, '67 Chevy P/U, S/ST, 10.922, 0.022

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., '68 Camaro, 6.484 seconds, 214.59 mph
2) Jerry Tucker, Lindsay, Okla., '12 Camaro, 6.522, 214.04
3) Greg Lair, Canyon, Texas, '12 Camaro, 6.728, 207.69
4) Royce Freeman, Lindsay, Okla., '10 GXP, 6.748, 211.49
5) Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., '01 S-10, 6.792, 203.09
6) Joseph Mohana, Bourg, La., '70 Camaro, 6.803, 204.45
7) Jim White, Haysville, Kan., '09 Cobalt, 6.807, 206.51
8) Keith Sasich, Bartonville, Texas, '07 GTO, 6.857, 203.34
9) Tom Schmidt, Lindstrom, Minn., '63 Corvette, 6.893, 203.61
10) Trent Wilson, Castroville, Texas, '68 Camaro, 6.940, 199.94

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Rob McKinley Jr., Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.026 seconds, 234.09 mph
2) Douglas Barnhart, Katy, Texas, dragster, 6.202, 226.51
3) Lee Lightfoot, Odessa, Texas, dragster, 6.347, 220.87
4) Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., dragster, 6.449, 207.82
5) John Angelle, Breaux Bridge, La., dragster, 6.490, 206.99
6) Jenifer White, Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.533, 207.15
7) Michelle LeBleu, Lake Charles, La., dragster, 6.548, 210.87
8) Mallori Rodgers, McAlester, Okla., dragster, 6.554, 206.45
9) William Kruse, Alvin, Texas, dragster, 6.558, 208.01
10) Keith McCullar, McAlester, Okla., dragster, 6.575, 203.89

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Mike Hudson, Broken Arrow, Okla., '92 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Rich Gentili, Humble, Texas, '83 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.001
3) Robert Sanders, Katy, Texas, '04 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.001
4) Christos Theodoridis, Spring, Texas, '05 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.002
5) Paul W. Holman, Houston, Texas, '86 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.007
6) Derek Dorey, Kingswood, Texas, '03 Razor, ETMX, 0.007
7) John H. Stephens Jr., Pasadena, Texas, '00 Victory, ETMX, 0.010
8) Chris LeBouef, Lafayette, La., '06 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.012
9) Rob Bennett, Lucas, Texas, '83 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.012
10) Jerry Pomilla, Conroe, Texas, '85 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.013


Friday

BAYTOWN, Texas Racing kicked off today for the NHRA South Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Texas Sportsman Shootout at Royal Purple Raceway with more than 400 racers in nine classes expected to battle the quarter mile this weekend. 

Racers in Comp Eliminator took to the track today for two qualifying session along with the Top Sportsman and Top Dragster classes.  All three classes will have a final qualifying session on Saturday at noon, setting the fields for round 1 of eliminations scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Saturday evening.  Eliminations continue on Sunday at 9 a.m.

Gates open at 9 a.m. on Saturday for final qualifying and time trials.  Tickets are $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday.  Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.  For more information call Royal Purple Raceway, (281) 383-7223, or visit www.RoyalPurpleRaceway.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Texas Sportsman Shootout at Royal Purple Raceway:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Clint Neff, Arvada, Colo., '23 roadster, K/A, 7.645 seconds, -0.715 (under index)
2) Duane Robison, Gardner, Kan., '09 GXP, C/A, 7.293, -0.637
3) Barry Forrester, Amarillo, Texas, '32 Bantam, K/AA, 7.681, -0.629
4) Raymond Martin, Mt Belvieu, Texas, '32 Bantam, K/AA, 7.692, -0.618
5) Joey Tanksley, Greenwell Spgs, La., dragster, C/D, 6.753, -0.607
6) Don Thomas, Amarillo, Texas, dragster, C/ED, 7.289, -0.571
7) Dick Maris, Montgomery, Texas, dragster, C/DA, 6.982, -0.568
8) Keith Hall, Ravenna, Texas, '05 Cavalier, E/SM, 8.513, -0.557
9) Chase Williams, Carthage, Texas, '09 GXP, E/A, 7.717, -0.543
10) Adam White, Houston, Texas, dragster, A/ND, 6.890, -0.530

SUPER STOCK
1) Jeff Colvert, Arkadelphia, Ark., '69 Mustang, SS/F, 9.220 seconds, -1.130 (under index)
2) Brett Candies, Thibodaux, La., '10 Mustang, SS/DA, 9.105, -1.095
3) P.B. Candies, Des Allemands, La., '10 Challenger, SS/JA, 9.951, -1.049
4) Tony Cowell, Hudson Oakes, Texas, '81 Camaro, GT/JA, 10.328, -0.972
5) Norman Marsden, Santo, Texas, '66 Chevy II, SS/KA, 10.317, -0.933
6) Christopher Benham, La Grange, Texas, '67 Camaro, GT/FA, 9.879, -0.921
7) Korey Mawhee, Frisco, Texas, '95 Achieva, GT/DA, 9.581, -0.919
8) Dale Hulquist, Crosby, Texas, '98 Grand Am, GT/HA, 10.222, -0.828
9) Larry Stewart, Clinton, Miss., '10 Challenger, SS/IA, 9.911, -0.789
10) John Covington, Center, Texas, '98 Grand Am, GT/EA, 9.871, -0.779

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Jeff Teuton, Houma, La., '09 Challenger, F/SA, 10.746 seconds, -1.104 (under index)
2) Fred Henson, Madisonville, Texas, '13 Mustang, AA/SA, 8.975, -1.025
3) Brett Candies, Thibodaux, La., '12 Mustang, BB/SA, 9.300, -1.000
4) Patrick Courts, New Iberia, La., '87 Trans Am, N/SA, 12.032, -0.968
5) Terry Emmons, League City, Texas, '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.332, -0.918
6) Jerry Davis, Santa Fe, Texas, '72 Duster, G/SA, 11.085, -0.915
7) Jonathan Womack, Houston, Texas, '05 Corvette, A/SA, 10.094, -0.906
8) Sam Pourciau, Walker, La., '02 Camaro, B/SA, 10.376, -0.874
9) R.J. Sledge, Boerne, Texas, '67 Fairlane, D/SA, 10.696, -0.854
10) James Hubbs, Webster, Texas, '78 Malibu, Q/SA, 12.960, -0.840

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., '68 Camaro, 6.484 seconds, 214.59 mph
2) Jerry Tucker, Lindsay, Okla., '12 Camaro, 6.522, 214.04
3) Greg Lair, Canyon, Texas, '12 Camaro, 6.728, 207.69
4) Jim White, Haysville, Kan., '09 Cobalt, 6.807, 206.20
5) Joseph Mohana, Bourg, La., '70 Camaro, 6.815, 204.23
6) Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., '01 S-10, 6.829, 202.30
7) Keith Sasich, Bartonville, Texas, '07 GTO, 6.858, 203.09
8) Tom Schmidt, Lindstrom, Minn., '63 Corvette, 6.899, 203.22
9) Trent Wilson, Castroville, Texas, '68 Camaro, 6.940, 199.94
10) Luis Vela, Mission, Texas, '02 Grand Am, 6.980, 199.79

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Rob McKinley Jr., Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.026 seconds, 234.09 mph
2) Douglas Barnhart, Katy, Texas, dragster, 6.202, 226.51
3) Lee Lightfoot, Odessa, Texas, dragster, 6.347, 220.87
4) Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., dragster, 6.474, 206.64
5) John Angelle, Breaux Bridge, La., dragster, 6.490, 206.99
6) Jenifer White, Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.535, 207.15
7) Michelle LeBleu, Lake Charles, La., dragster, 6.554, 210.87
8) William Kruse, Alvin, Texas, dragster, 6.558, 208.01
9) Keith McCullar, McAlester, Okla., dragster, 6.575, 203.89
10) Mallori Rodgers, McAlester, Okla., dragster, 6.587, 204.79

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Mike Hudson, Broken Arrow, Okla., '92 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Rich Gentili, Humble, Texas, '83 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.001
3) Robert Sanders, Katy, Texas, '04 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.001
4) Paul W. Holman, Houston, Texas, '86 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.007
5) Derek Dorey, Kingswood, Texas, '03 Razor, ETMX, 0.007
6) John H. Stephens Jr., Pasadena, Texas, '00 Victory, ETMX, 0.010
7) Chris LeBouef, Lafayette, La., '06 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.012
8) Rob Bennett, Lucas, Texas, '83 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.013
9) Jerry Pomilla, Conroe, Texas, '85 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.014
10) Dave Gautreaux, River Ridge, La., '03 GSXR1000, ETMX, 0.022


Preview

BAYTOWN, Texas - The NHRA South Central Division rolls into Royal Purple Raceway for the last of six events, the NHRA Texas Sportsman Shootout, on October 12-14, 2012. The event is one of 43 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. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Suburban Chevrolet Top Sportsman Series, Sunset Racecraft Top Dragster Series and NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Royal Purple Raceway open at noon on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Qualifying and time trials start at 9 a.m. Friday and continue at 9 a.m. Saturday. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify at noon and 4 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify at noon with round one of eliminations starting at 5 p.m. Eliminations continue Sunday at 9 a.m. with  round two for Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator starting at 10 a.m.

Tickets for the NHRA Texas Sportsman Shootout event at Royal Purple Raceway are $20 each day for adults.  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 NHRA TEXAS SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series NHRA Texas Sportsman Shootout, the last 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 Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Suburban Chevrolet 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.

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, Oct. 12-14, 2012.

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, Oct. 14 - Gates open at noon. Time Trials run throughout the day. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify at noon and 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, Oct. 15 - Gates open at 9 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator final qualifying is at noon. Eliminations begin at 2 p.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator run round one at 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, Oct. 16 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9 a.m. Round two for Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator is at 10 a.m.

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.

2011 EVENT WINNERS: Aaron Tatum, Top Alcohol Dragster; Chris Foster, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Scott Cashio, Comp Eliminator; Jerry Emmons, Super Stock; Slate Cummings, Stock Eliminator; Bart Nelson, Super Comp; Rustin Mayse, Super Gas; Maxwell McGlothin, Super Street, Michael Mims, Top Sportsman; Mark Jones, Top Dragster; Robert Sanders, 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 2012 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 $119,000 point fund from Jegs High Performance. The 2013 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 2013 Jegs Allstars. 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 2013 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

SUBURBAN CHEVROLET 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 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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