Whiteleys sweep Lucas Oil wins in Vegas

3/30/2013


DIVISION 7
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Las Vegas, March 29-30, 2013 

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


Saturday

LAS VEGAS For the second year in a row, Jim and Annie Whiteley's YNot Racing team swept the Las Vegas Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Regional, Jim in Top Alcohol Dragster and wife Annie in Top Alcohol Funny Car. Jim dominated the dragster contingent from wire to wire, setting low e.t. of all three qualifying sessions and two of three rounds of eliminations. Annie came from the No. 2 spot to defeat Doug Gordon in the Top Alcohol Funny Car final with low e.t. of the event, 5.59.

Jim Whiteley, who beat Chris Demke last season in a final that had to be rerun after something blew through the lights in Demke's lane as they approached the finish line the first time, was a winner before he passed the Tree this time on Don St. Arnaud's red-light. Arnaud, who had killed the Tree in the first two rounds, left too soon with a -.131 reaction time, but with a 5.343 (low e.t.), Whiteley would have been hard to get around regardless.

Whiteley qualified his Norm Grimes-tuned YNot dragster on top with an almost identical run, 5.344, eliminated Megan McKernan in a much-closer-than-expected first-round match, 5.40 to 5.43, and took out Joey Severance in the semifinals, 5.35 to an early-shutoff 5.59. Severance had a realistic shot at unseating him after running slightly quicker in his first-round win over Demke (5.401) than Whiteley had in his win over McKernan (5.408)

St. Arnaud put away Ray Martin, driving Canadian Hugh Ridley's car, in the other semifinal match, 5.40 to 5.46. Martin, who won the West Region opener at Firebird Int'l Raceway in Phoenix, still holds a commanding lead in the Jegs Allstars standings.

In the Top Alcohol Funny Car final, Annie Whiteley got a slight jump on Gordon with her best reaction time of the young season, .044, and outran his consistent 5.67 with the only run all weekend in the 5.50s, a 5.59. With the entire field separated by just six-hundredths of a second and a bump of 5.67, it was one of the toughest fields in regional/divisional event history. Jay Payne, who has the second-most wins in divisional history and won the 2013 opener in Phoenix, didn't qualify.

Three-time Division 7 champ Gordon was consistent all weekend with three runs in eliminations within 19-thousandths of a second, from 5.659 to 5.678. He ousted former Division 7 champ Terry Ruckman, who's making his return to Alcohol Funny Car this season with Alexis DeJoria's old equipment, in round one and 2011-2012 championship runner-up Tony Bartone in the semi's. Bartone red-lighted by just four-thousandths of a second, voiding low e.t. at the time (5.620) and preventing a Whiteley-Bartone rematch of last year's final.

Whiteley won the other semifinal bout when Houston Regional winner Shane Westerfield had an even closer red-light than Bartone's, a -.003. Westerfield shut down to a 6.32 while Whiteley drove her Roger Bateman-tuned YNot Funny Car to a second straight 5.67. She also ran 5.67 in the first round to eliminate perennial Top 10 player Steve Gasparrelli.

With both drivers coming off 5.67s and Gordon's reputation as one of the best leavers in the country, he seemed to have an excellent shot at his first divisional/regional win since 2010, but despite a solid .066 light and another 5.67, Whiteley had it all the way with a 5.59. She now has three wins in three career regional starts in Las Vegas after sweeping this race and the fall race there last year.

A pair of local racers went the distance as Robert Cruzen and Al Alguire both of Las Vegas took the wins in Super Stock and Super Street respectively.  Cruzen raced his '06 Cobalt past John Stock in 9.54 seconds as Stock left early with a red-light foul.  Cruzen recorded a perfect 0.000 second reaction time in round four to beat series hitter Dan Fletcher on his way to the final. Alguire and Steve Lowe were identical off the line with Alguire better at the finish running 11.053 on the 11.50 index in his '68 Barracuda.

Richard Okerman held on to beat Chris Newman in Top Sportsman while Geneva Nash won over Dan Slatten in the Top Dragster class.  Okerman, Torrance, Calif., used a big starting line advantage to hold off Newman, Lancaster, Calif., tripping the clocks at 173 mph in 7.41 seconds in his '89 Beretta.  Nash, Visalia, Calif., covered the quarter-mile in 7.00 seconds at 192.28 mph.

Dean Carter lead the rest of the winners defeating Scott McClay in Comp Eliminator; Tony DeFrank defeated Las Vegas resident Dwight Machael in Stock; Matt Constant nipped Val Torres at the line in Super Comp; Luke Bogacki won on a double breakout in Super Gas over Tanner Haitt; and John Widmann, Garberville, Calif., ran better on both ends of the track to take the trophy in Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson.

Pacific Division racers return to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this coming weekend, April 5-7 for the Summitracing.com NHRA Nationals where they will be joined by the NHRA Mello-Yello Drag Racing Series.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
ROUND ONE
3) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.534, 264.18 def.
6) Greg Hunter, Sheridan, Wyo., 5.601, 257.43;

2) Don St. Arnaud, Edmonton, Alb., 5.455, 261.22 def.
7) Garrett Bateman, Albany, Ore., foul;

5) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.401, 262.90 def.
4) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.418, 264.65;

1) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.408, 266.58 def.
8) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.430, 255.39;

SEMI-FINALS
Whiteley, 5.357, 267.06 def. Severance, 5.592, 211.56;
St. Arnaud, 5.405, 262.03 def. Martin, 5.465, 264.03;

FINALS
Whiteley, 5.343, 267.00 def. St. Arnaud, foul.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
ROUND ONE
5) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '11 Mustang, 5.659, 253.95 def.
4) Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '06 Monte Carlo, foul;

3) Shane Westerfield, Lake Forest, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.707, 254.66 def.
6) Jason Rupert, Yorba Linda, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 9.156, 95.67;

2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '10 Mustang, 5.677, 255.39 def.
7) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 11.976, 119.34;

1) Tony Bartone, Long Island City, N.Y., '09 Mustang, 5.711, 257.92 def.
 8) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '09 Mustang, 6.890, 170.02;

SEMI-FINALS
Whiteley, 5.674, 254.71 def. Westerfield, foul;
Gordon, 5.678, 252.99 def. Bartone, foul;

FINALS
Whiteley, 5.590, 256.16 def. Gordon, 5.673, 253.14.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Dean Carter, Glendale, Ariz., dragster, B/ND, 7.212, 159.23  def.
Scott McClay, Tehachapi, Calif., dragster, C/ED, foul.

SUPER STOCK
Robert Cruzen, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Cobalt, GT/AA, 9.542, 125.37  def.
John Stock, Sandusky, Ohio, '92 Cutlass, GT/MA, foul.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Tony DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '68 Camaro, B/SA, 10.389, 118.29  def.
Dwight Machael, Las Vegas, Nev., '62 Fury, B/SA, 10.608, 124.08.

SUPER COMP
Matt Constant, Stockton, Calif., dragster, 9.061, 170.41  def.
Val Torres, Valinda, Calif., dragster, 9.075, 166.19.

SUPER GAS
Luke Bogacki, Carterville, Ill., '63 Corvette, 10.042, 155.99  def.
Tanner Hiatt, Sparks, Nev., '02 Corvette, 10.031, 152.43.

SUPER STREET
Al Alguire, Las Vegas, Nev., '68 Baracuda, 11.053, 152.02  def.
Steve Lowe, Langley, B.C., '68 Camaro, 11.072, 135.86.

TOP DRAGSTER
Geneva Nash, Visalia, Calif., dragster, 7.001, 192.28  def.
Dave Slatten, Ft. Collins, Colo., dragster, foul.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Richard Okerman, Torrance, Calif., '89 Beretta, 7.413, 173.78  def.
 Chris Newman, Lancaster, Calif., '08 Cobalt, 7.009, 198.79.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
John Widmann, Garberville, Calif., '97 Kawasaki, 8.778, 132.97  def.
 Jay Thompson, Whittman, Ariz., '73 Kawasaki, 9.991, 129.10.




Friday

LAS VEGAS The NHRA Pacific Division is at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first of two events in two weeks for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.  This weekend's Friday/Saturday 2-day event will be followed next weekend by the Summitracing.com NHRA Nationals when the Lucas Series will join the NHRA Mello Yello Drag racing Series, April 5-7. 

This weekend's event is one of seven in the division and one of 44 that will take place throughout the year from coast to coast. More than 500 of the best racers from the region took to the track today in hopes of grabbing valuable points leading toward national, regional and divisional championships.  Ray Martin and Jay Payne won the division opener in Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car respectively and look to add to their points lead this weekend.

Racers made qualifying and time trial runs today as the 260 mph Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars made three qualifying runs that set their fields for Saturday's eliminations.  The divisions Comp Eliminator, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes also set their fields and will begin eliminations on Saturday at noon.  The Top Alcohol classes run round 1 at 4 p.m. followed by their semifinal and final rounds Saturday night. 

Gates open at 7 a.m. on Saturday with the rest of the classes in competition receiving one final qualifying pass beginning at 8 a.m.  Tickets are $25 for adults, children 6-12 are just $5 and kids 5 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information call the track at (800) 644-4444 or visit www.LVMS.com.

The following are Friday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.344 seconds, 268.76 mph
2) Don St. Arnaud, Edmonton, Alb., 5.368, 271.52
3) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.397, 266.32
4) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.421, 265.12
5) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.426, 261.47
6) Greg Hunter, Sheridan, Wyo., 5.463, 264.60
7) Garrett Bateman, Albany, Ore., 5.465, 260.61
8) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.467, 263.10
Not Qualified
9) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5.526, 253.95
10) Michael Carroll, Flagstaff, Ariz., 5.611, 255.24
11) William Litton, La Jolla, Calif., 5.864, 251.86
12) Derik Milanesio, Strathmore, Calif., 6.792, 153.21

First round TAD pairings
1) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.344 seconds, 268.76 mph vs.
8) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.467, 263.10

2) Don St. Arnaud, Edmonton, Alb., 5.368, 271.52 vs.
7) Garrett Bateman, Albany, Ore., 5.465, 260.61

3) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.397, 266.32 vs.
6) Greg Hunter, Sheridan, Wyo., 5.463, 264.60

4) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.421, 265.12 vs.
 5) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.426, 261.47

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Tony Bartone, Long Island City, N.Y., '09 Mustang, 5.642 seconds, 258.27 mph
2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '10 Mustang, 5.652, 257.53
3) Shane Westerfield, Lake Forest, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.664, 254.66
4) Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.670, 255.48
5) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '11 Mustang, 5.672, 252.47
6) Jason Rupert, Yorba Linda, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.674, 255.10
7) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.676, 253.42
8) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '09 Mustang, 5.709, 253.04
Not Qualified
9) Mark Woznichak, Ontario, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.710, 251.95
10) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '11 Mustang, 5.738, 252.99
11) Nick Januik, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.793, 249.12
12) Bernie Harrington, Apple Valley, Calif., '02 Firebird, 5.883, 243.68
13) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '08 Mustang, 5.892, 249.58
14) Dave Germain, Toledo, Wash., '06 Monte Carlo, 6.019, 240.21
15) Mike Drake, Arcadia, Calif., '01 Avenger, 6.249, 235.47
16) Hannes Wernhart, Bakersfield, Calif., '10 Mustang, 6.567, 188.17

First round TAFC pairings
1) Tony Bartone, Long Island City, N.Y., '09 Mustang, 5.642 seconds, 258.27 mph vs.
8) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '09 Mustang, 5.709, 253.04

2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '10 Mustang, 5.652, 257.53 vs.
7) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.676, 253.42

3) Shane Westerfield, Lake Forest, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.664, 254.66 vs.
 6) Jason Rupert, Yorba Linda, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.674, 255.10

4) Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.670, 255.48 vs.
5) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '11 Mustang, 5.672, 252.47

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Mike DePalma, Glendale, Ariz., '89 Trans Am, I/SM, 9.089 seconds, -0.601 (under index)
2) Scott Hedlund, Anaheim Hills, Calif., '10 Cobalt, A/SM, 7.876, -0.594
3) Dean Carter, Glendale, Ariz., dragster, B/ND, 7.070, -0.580
4) John Edwards, La Verne, Calif., '99 Neon, C/AA, 7.435, -0.575
5) Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, '23 roadster, A/AA, 6.645, -0.575
6) Joshua Lee, Palmdale, Calif., '32 Bantam, H/EA, 9.205, -0.575
7) Tyler Hogan, Santa Maria, Calif., dragster, C/DA, 7.122, -0.568
8) Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., '01 S-10, C/TA, 8.619, -0.551
9) Scott McClay, Tehachapi, Calif., dragster, C/ED, 7.422, -0.548
10) Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., '05 Cavalier, B/T, 8.337, -0.543

SUPER STOCK
1) Don Kennedy, Mesa, Ariz., '05 Sunfire, GT/AA, 9.323 seconds, -0.947 (under index)
2) Ken Etter, Jurupa Valley, Calif., '93 Shadow, GT/IA, 10.462, -0.928
3) Robert Cruzen, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Cobalt, GT/AA, 9.350, -0.920
4) Mike Cotten, Broken Arrow, Okla., '70 Barracuda, SS/JA, 10.291, -0.899
5) Ray Menard, Scottsdale, Ariz., '90 Ciera, SS/CS, 9.582, -0.898
6) Eric Bell, Chandler, Ariz., '70 Challenger, SS/EA, 9.641, -0.889
7) John Stock, Sandusky, Ohio, '92 Cutlass, GT/MA, 11.077, -0.873
8) Tom Nolan, Lacombe, Alb., '09 G5, GT/BA, 9.602, -0.828
9) Darren Smith, Palmdale, Calif., '68 Dart, SS/FA, 9.828, -0.802
10) Larry Zavala, Montebello, Calif., '91 Calais, GT/CA, 9.790, -0.790

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Eric Reyes, Petaluma, Calif., '12 Camaro, BB/SA, 9.407 seconds, -1.073 (under index)
2) Mark Kirby, Bakersfield, Calif., '73 Duster, F/SA, 11.106, -0.954
3) Dave Bridgewater, Devore, Calif., '12 Camaro, CC/SA, 9.854, -0.926
4) Scott Burton, Golden, Colo., '70 Firebird, B/SA, 10.531, -0.909
5) Jack Foshee, Taylor, Ariz., '80 Pickup, K/SA, 11.964, -0.906
6) John Calvert, Lancaster, Calif., '10 Mustang, A/SA, 10.287, -0.903
7) John Schloe, Garden Grove, Calif., '69 Firebird, D/SA, 10.856, -0.894
8) Michael Brand II, Thornton, Colo., '73 Firebird, F/SA, 11.178, -0.882
9) Mick Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.325, -0.865
10) Tony DeFrank, Thousand Oaks, Calif., '68 Camaro, B/SA, 10.588, -0.852

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Joe Roubicek, Westlake Village, Calif., '68 Camaro, 6.658 seconds, 207.62 mph
2) Bill Chinn Jr, Topeka, Kan., '07 Mustang, 6.676, 207.78
3) Greg Lair, Canyon, Texas, '13 Camaro, 6.730, 207.21
4) Justin Linares, Grantsville, Utah, '69 Camaro, 6.773, 204.54
5) Gary Ross, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., '05 Grand Am, 6.796, 204.05
6) Ted Carli, Temecula, Calif., '09 Cobalt, 6.808, 204.29
7) Jerry Jahsen, Sacramento, Calif., '69 Camaro, 6.921, 199.08
8) Mike Grady, Farmington, N.M., '12 Camaro, 6.943, 200.62
9) Raul Perez, La Mirada, Calif., '05 Grand Am, 6.995, 198.41
10) Chris Newman, Lancaster, Calif., '08 Cobalt, 6.999, 198.29

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Denny Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., dragster, 6.223 seconds, 219.19 mph
2) Lyle Burnham, Henderson, Nev., dragster, 6.465, 210.87
3) Gary Campbell, Mesa, Ariz., dragster, 6.466, 216.17
4) Andy Spiegel, Acton, Calif., dragster, 6.663, 202.45
5) Russell Suyenaga, Bellflower, Calif., dragster, 6.689, 207.11
6) Bob Ross, Pueblo, Colo., dragster, 6.701, 203.40
7) Bobby Ray McMahan, Lodi, Calif., dragster, 6.715, 201.04
8) Steve Will, Fortuna, Calif., dragster, 6.729, 201.70
9) Anita Pulliam, Grand Junction, Colo., dragster, 6.738, 202.70
10) Mera Silvia, Upland, Calif., dragster, 6.739, 201.88

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Chris Phipps, Phoenix, Ariz., '06 Hyabusa, SMC, 0.005 seconds reaction time
2) Dave Phillips, Las Vegas, Nev., '77 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.006
3) Jay Thompson, Whittman, Ariz., '73 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.008
4) Rick Newport, Buffalo, Utah, '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.015
5) Tom Medlin, La Mirada, Calif., '93 Suzuki, SMC, 0.016
6) Gary Oaks, Las Vegas, Nev., '78 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.016
7) Terry Turner, Bakersfield, Calif., '99 Suzuki, SMC, 0.018
8) Colton Chamberlin, Las Vegas, Nev., '80 Suzuki, SMC, 0.018
9) John Widmann, Garberville, Calif., '97 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.027
10) Denny Alves, El Cerrito, Calif., '78 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.028


Preview

Las Vegas The second stop of the NHRA Pacific Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will be hosted by The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 29-30, 2013.  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 event will feature drivers in eleven categories, Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car as well as the Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson.

Qualifying and time trials start Friday morning at 8 a.m. and continue at 8 a.m. Saturday.  Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman will qualify Friday, at 11:30 a.m., 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., and begin eliminations Saturday at noon. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will qualify Friday, at 3, 6 and 9 p.m.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car run eliminations beginning at 4p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway are $25 Friday and $25 Saturday. Children 6-12 are $5 each day and kids 5 and under are free.

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is located on Speedway Blvd, exit 54 off interstate 15.  For more information call the track, (800) 644-4444, or visit www.LVMS.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the second of seven events in Pacific 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 Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Track is located on Speedway Blvd, exit 54 off Interstate 15.

WHEN: Friday through Saturday, March 29-30, 2013

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, March 29 - Qualifying and time trials begin at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator, and Top Sportsman qualifying sessions are scheduled for 11:30 a.m., 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 3, 6 and 9 p.m.  SATURDAY, March 30 - Final qualifying and time trials begin at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator, and Top Sportsman start eliminations at noon. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car run eliminations at 4 p.m.

 TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $25 Friday, $25 Saturday, children 6-12 are $5 each day. For more information please call Las Vegas Motor Speedway, (800) 644-4444 or visit www.lvms.com.

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Jim Whiteley, Top Alcohol Dragster; Ann Marie Whiteley, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Adam Bowdish, Comp Eliminator; Don Kennedy, Super Stock: Jim Meador, Stock Eliminator; Butch Belair, Super Comp; Chad Langdon, Super Gas; Austin Downing, Super Street; Joe Roubicek, Top Sportsman; Kevin Kleineweber, Top Dragster; Tom Medlin 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 2013 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.

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.

PACIFIC DIVISION TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES: The Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, runs in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Pacific division's Top Sportsman class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $3,500 champions' purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

PACIFIC DIVISION TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: The Pacific Top Dragster Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Pacific division's Top Dragster class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $3,500 champions' purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

 


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