Whiteleys complete consecutive Tulsa sweep

6/22/2013


DIVISION 4
Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park
Tulsa, Okla., June 21-23, 2013 

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


Saturday

TULSA, Okla. For the second year in a row, the husband-and-wife team of Jim and Annie Whiteley swept Top Alcohol honors at the Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park Lucas Oil Series Drag Racing Series event. Jim led the Top Alcohol Dragster contingent from wire to wire, and wife Annie overcame severe shake in the final round to outlast a tough Alcohol Funny Car class.

Jim's victory was his second in two weeks, including an equally dominant score in Denver. This time, he emerged victorious from a field comprised almost entirely of A/Fuelers; of 10 cars in attendance, the only one other than Whiteley's with a blown-alcohol setup belonged to Mark Taliaferro, who only recently made the switch back from injected-nitro.

Whiteley, who set low e.t. here last year with a 5.32, ran .40s and high .30s under tougher conditions this time for a commanding lead in the national standings. "There probably was room to run better," he said, "but we had a lot of stuff backed down. Those were tough, tough conditions. When it's 100 degrees out, the track is only going to take so much."

Whiteley wheeled his J&A Service/YNot Racing dragster to the top spot in qualifying with a 5.38 and ran a best of 5.37 in eliminations, but a 5.44 in the final was more than enough to take out Brandon Pierce, who smoked the tires off the line in Gene Snow's dragster. Whiteley beat David Brounkowski in the opening round and established low e.t. of the meet with a 5.378 in the semifinals against Randy Meyer in a rematch of last year's Tulsa final.

One pair earlier, Pierce won an all-Brandon matchup with Brandon Lewis, 5.40 to 5.65, making his best run of the weekend and keeping himself within striking distance of Whiteley going into the final. Whiteley got the best of that one after a 45-minute delay caused by Scott McVey's blown engine in the Top Alcohol Funny Car final that cost him the title against Annie Whiteley, who was in trouble almost immediately.

Whiteley shook and smoked the tires off the line, lifted, and tromped back on the throttle for a 6.17 at 241 mph only after noticing that McVey wasn't driving away from her. "I was just starting to push the clutch in, and thought, 'Oh, wait he's not there,'" she said. "I was kind of caught off guard. We made three test runs before the race, then two qualifying runs, then the first two rounds of eliminations, and it went right down there every time until the final."

Whiteley qualified No. 1 with a 5.66, just a hundredth of a second ahead of early season points leader John Lombardo, who was upset by Lance Van Hauen in the first round, and ran a smooth 5.69 against Texan Bryan Brown in the first round and a soft 5.78 opposite defending Central Region champ Kirk Williams in the semi's.

McVey was consistent through the first two rounds, with a 5.74 against Steve Burck and a 5.73 against Van Hauen, and appeared to have the final in hand until the engine let go. "I've never won a round like that," said Whiteley, who now has been to seven regional finals in the first year and a half of her career and has won all seven. "I've short-shifted my way out of shake before, but it was never like that. The car was in second gear for a long time I didn't think that shift-light was ever going to come on and it seemed to take forever for the finish line to get there, too."

Defending event champion Donald Thomas repeated his performance from a year ago taking home the Comp Eliminator trophy to Amarillo, Texas, as he beat out Scott Parks in a great race. Thomas took the early lead and held on at 7.285, 179.14 in his '09 dragster.

A pair of former NHRA Lucas Oil national champions took wins in Super Stock and Super Gas as Larry Stewart and Jimmy Lewis visited the winner's circle. Stewart, the '04 Super Stock Champion, won over Jeff Town in his '10 Challenger at 10.066, 127.45 and Lewis, the '98 champion, won on a hole shot to the quicker Shawn Carter. Lewis was runner-up at the last South Central event in Belle Rose, La.

Jacob Pitt matched up with Gary Emmons in an old school vs. new school pair of racecars with Pitt running 10.653 at 112.73 in his '69 Barracuda to Emmons' loosing efforts at 10.848, 128.47 in his '98 Firebird.

Austin Williams and Charlie Owens each took their second division win of the year as Williams, Burleson, Texas beat Aaron Brown, Ardmore, Okla., in Super Comp and Owens, White Oak, Texas, won with a .010 package over Reggie Baudoin in Super Street. Both Williams and Owens won the Texas Motorplex divisional event back in April.

Other racers taking home wins this weekend were Kohlby Sasich, Bartonville, Texas, over Neal Schaffer, Tyrone, Okla., in the Orteq Top Sportsman Series; Jerry Holt, Collinsville, Okla., beat out Cody Moore also of Collinsville in the Sunset Racecraft Top Dragster class and Ricky Martin, Coweta, Okla., held on to beat Rob Bennett, Lucas, Texas, in the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson.

South Central Division racers head to Royal Purple Raceway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, Sept. 13-15. Next up for Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park is their Osage Casino Midnight Drags and Suburban Chevrolet bracket series Saturday, June 29.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Osage Casio Tulsa Raceway Park:


TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
ROUND ONE
7) Brandon Lewis, Broken Arrow, Okla., 5.627, 252.14 def.
2) Monroe Guest, Bixby, Okla., 9.586, 98.56;

4) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.596, 259.36 def.
 5) Mark Taliaferro, Odessa, Texas, 10.976, 69.76;

6) Brandon Pierce, Cypress, Texas, 5.468, 262.13 def.
3) James Thompson, Vernon, Texas, 5.473, 268.17;

1) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.431, 265.53 def.
8) David Brounkowski, Cypress, Texas, 6.045, 236.46;

SEMI-FINALS
Pierce, 5.403, 264.23 def. Lewis, 5.657, 250.46;
Whiteley, 5.378, 265.48 def. Meyer, 5.543, 256.26;

FINALS
Whiteley, 5.445, 262.44 def. Pierce, 16.602, 63.62.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
ROUND ONE
5) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, '02 Camaro, 5.744, 249.53 def.
9) Ro Yale, Houston, Texas, '98 Daytona, 6.846, 205.57;

3) Scott McVey, Winnipeg, Manit., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.744, 245.54 def.
6) Steve Burck, Corpus Christi, Texas, '02 Camaro, 5.804, 248.75;

7) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, '02 Camaro, 5.806, 244.60 def.
2) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 9.696, 92.36;

1) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '10 Mustang, 5.693, 252.43 def.
8) Bryan Brown, Gainesville, Texas, '06 Monte Carlo, 5.937, 233.36;

SEMI-FINALS
McVey, 5.737, 248.61 def. Van Hauen, 10.007, 153.77;
Whiteley, 5.785, 246.84 def. Williams, 18.129, 48.33;

FINALS
Whiteley, 6.174, 241.28 def. McVey, 7.566, 104.19.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Donald Thomas, Amarillo, Texas, dragster, C/ED, 7.285, 179.14  def.
Scott Parks, Burlingame, Kan., dragster, A/ND, 6.842, 192.44.

SUPER STOCK
Larry Stewart, Clinton, Miss., '10 Challenger, SS/IA, 10.066, 127.45  def.
Jeff Town, Spring Hill, Kan., '87 Somerset, GT/IA, foul.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Jacob Pitt, Mansfield, Texas, '69 Barracuda, C/SA, 10.653, 111.73  def.
Gary Emmons, Friendswood, Texas, '98 Firebird, C/SA, 10.848, 128.47.

SUPER COMP
Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, dragster, 8.912, 157.54  def.
Aaron Brown, Ardmore, Okla., dragster, 8.872, 169.36.

SUPER GAS
Jimmy Lewis, Forney, Texas, '58 Corvette, 9.947, 158.52  def.
Shawn Carter, Park Hill, Okla., '05 Cavalier, 9.930, 164.83.

SUPER STREET
Charlie Owens, White Oak, Texas, '67 Camaro, 10.909, 144.15  def.
Reggie Baudoin, Breaux Bridge, La., '82 S-10, 10.867, 142.85.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Kohlby Sasich, Bartonville, Texas, '00 Firebird, 7.399, 178.57  def.
Neal Schaffer, Tyrone, Okla., '89 Firebird, 7.549, 182.18.

TOP DRAGSTER
Jerry Holt, Colliersville, Okla., dragster, 6.472, 196.67  def.
Cody Moore, Collinsville, Okla., dragster, 7.343, 180.69.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Ricky Martin, Coweta, Okla., '80 Kawasaki, 9.714, 125.44  def.
Rob Bennett, Lucas, Texas, '85 Suzuki, 8.290, 152.57.




Friday

TULSA, Okla. Racing kicked off today for the NHRA South Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Osage Casio Tulsa Raceway Park with racers in eleven classes looking to battle the quarter mile. 

The 260 mph Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car classes made a pair of qualifying run today which set their fields for Saturday Night eliminations that will highlight the day's racing action.   The division's Sunset Racecraft Top Dragster and Orteq Top Sportsman classes also made a pair of runs and will make a final qualifying pass on Saturday at 2 p.m. followed by rounds 1 and 2 of eliminations at 5 and 8 p.m.  Super Stock, Super Gas and the rest of the classes in competition ran qualifying and time trials today, which will continue tomorrow, followed by all rounds of eliminations on Sunday. 

Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday with final qualifying and time trials set to begin at 9 a.m.  Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars will run elimination rounds at 4, 7, and 9 p.m. followed by their winner's circle celebration.  

Sunday kicks off at 9 a.m. with gates opening at 8 a.m.  Round three for Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman is set for 10 a.m.  Admission for the event is $20 for adults and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.   For more information call Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park (918) 437-7223 or visit www.tulsaracewaypark.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division Summer Showdown presented by Matco Tools:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Brandon Booher, Urbana, Ill., 5.417 seconds, 266.64 mph
2) Robin Samsel, Marion, Ind., 5.439, 258.96
3) Gord Gingles, Winnipeg, Manit., 5.501, 264.91
4) Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., 5.530, 254.18
5) Dave Hirata, Lowell, Ind., 5.544, 257.83
6) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.553, 252.24
7) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.555, 260.41
8) Paul Fishburn, Rensselaer, Ind., 5.686, 247.75

First round TAD pairings
1) Brandon Booher, Urbana, Ill., 5.417 seconds, 266.64 mph vs.
8) Paul Fishburn, Rensselaer, Ind., 5.686, 247.75

2) Robin Samsel, Marion, Ind., 5.439, 258.96 vs.
7) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.555, 260.41

3) Gord Gingles, Winnipeg, Manit., 5.501, 264.91 vs.
6) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.553, 252.24

4) Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., 5.530, 254.18 vs.
5) Dave Hirata, Lowell, Ind., 5.544, 257.83

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Dale Brand, Sully, Iowa, '06 Monte Carlo, 5.676 seconds, 253.95 mph
2) Andy Bohl, Racine, Wis., '08 Mustang, 5.730, 253.71
3) Frank Manzo, Mooresville, Ind., '13 Monte Carlo, 5.759, 252.85
4) Chris Foster, Davenport, Iowa, '11 Mustang, 5.807, 246.21
5) Ray Drew, Hales Corner, Wis., '04 Firebird, 5.816, 248.25
6) Wayne Butler, Forest City, Ill., '02 Firebird, 5.854, 244.87
7) Kevin Newburgh, Rock Falls, Ill., '06 Stratus, 5.969, 241.58
8) Todd Robertson, Harrison Twp., Mich., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.977, 232.55
Not Qualified
9) Dave Allison, Des Moines, Iowa, '10 Mustang, 6.205, 241.71

First round TAFC pairings
1) Dale Brand, Sully, Iowa, '06 Monte Carlo, 5.676 seconds, 253.95 mph vs.
8) Todd Robertson, Harrison Twp., Mich., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.977, 232.55

2) Andy Bohl, Racine, Wis., '08 Mustang, 5.730, 253.71 vs.
7) Kevin Newburgh, Rock Falls, Ill., '06 Stratus, 5.969, 241.58

3) Frank Manzo, Mooresville, Ind., '13 Monte Carlo, 5.759, 252.85 vs.
6) Wayne Butler, Forest City, Ill., '02 Firebird, 5.854, 244.87

4) Chris Foster, Davenport, Iowa, '11 Mustang, 5.807, 246.21 vs.
5) Ray Drew, Hales Corner, Wis., '04 Firebird, 5.816,
248.25

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Bruno Massel, Woodridge, Ill., '10 Cobalt, DD/AT, 7.023 seconds, -0.597 (under index)
2) Mark Kirkman, Monmouth, Ill., dragster, A/DA, 6.540, -0.570
3) Jim Greenheck, Schofield, Wis., '12 Camaro, C/AA, 7.385, -0.525
4) David Billingsley, Decatur, Ill., '93 Cutlass, L/AA, 8.816, -0.494
5) Matt Harris, Nebraska City, Neb., '05 Grand Am, D/A, 7.787, -0.493
6) Scott Chamness, Bourbonnais, Ill., dragster, B/D, 6.759, -0.491
7) Chad Voges, St. Peters, Mo., '32 Bantam, K/AA, 7.812, -0.478

SUPER STOCK
1) Bill Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '13 Mustang, SS/BA, 8.924 seconds, -0.976 (under index)
2) Drew Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '12 Mustang, SS/AAA, 8.435, -0.965
3) Bill Dyer, Port Byron, Ill., '85 Mustang, SS/N, 11.015, -0.935
4) Ron Roddel, Sioux Falls, S.D., '02 Grand Am, GT/MA, 10.837, -0.913
5) Thomas Randall, Montgomery, Ill., '02 Cavalier, GT/CA, 9.512, -0.888
6) Michael Mans, Rogers, Minn., '00 Firebird, SS/AS, 8.714, -0.886
7) Jason Deforrest, Andover, Minn., '87 Camaro, GT/DA, 9.633, -0.867
8) Fred Bartoli, Elk Grove, Ill., '98 Firebird, SS/IA, 9.836, -0.864
9) Bill Rink, Naperville, Ill., '74 GTO, SS/LA, 10.590, -0.860
10) Kim Fritts, Greenup, Ill., '12 Mustang, SS/AAA, 8.556, -0.844

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Larry DeForrest, Ramsey, Minn., '10 Mustang, E/SA, 10.739 seconds, -0.961 (under index)
2) Bill Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '12 Cobra Jet, AA/SA, 9.047, -0.953
3) Charley Whittenburg, Spenser, Iowa, '13 Mustang, AA/SA, 9.067, -0.933
4) Mike Jeffrey, Lexington, Neb., '80 Diplomat, V/SA, 14.605, -0.895
5) Brad VanLant, Linn Creek, Mo., '71 Duster, D/SA, 10.688, -0.862
6) Marty Buth, Freeport, Ill., '84 Mustang, O/SA, 12.308, -0.842
7) Marion Stephenson, Williamsport, Tenn., '80 Cutlass, I/SA, 11.462, -0.838
8) Bob Gere, Salem, Wis., '72 Gran Sport, L/SA, 11.895, -0.805
9) Jami Haugaard, Vadnais Hgts., Minn., '86 Camaro, G/SA, 11.196, -0.804
10) Drew Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '12 Mustang, AAA/SA, 8.910, -0.790

TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY AEROMOTIVE
1) Rick Wilson, Independence, Mo., '69 Camaro, 6.598 seconds, 209.26 mph
2) Don Baxter, Granville, Ill., '08 Stratus, 6.735, 206.07
3) Rick Sojka, Montgomery, Ill., '02 Firebird, 6.828, 201.82
4) Curt Fredrich, Burlington, Wis., '68 Camaro, 6.836, 202.91
5) Rich Smith, Wentzville, Mo., '04 Cavalier, 6.923, 198.76
6) Tom Schmidt, Lindstrom, Minn., '63 Corvette, 6.930, 200.47
7) Tom Donovan, Wellsville, Kan., '67 Chevy II, 7.034, 194.27
8) David Keeling, Davenport, Iowa, '08 GTO, 7.055, 193.82
9) Brian Antony, Lonsdale, Minn., '08 Avenger, 7.070, 194.88
10) Michael Chitty, Ames, Iowa, '04 Cavalier, 7.075, 196.96

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Hank Brown, Muscatine, Iowa, dragster, 6.527 seconds, 207.11 mph
2) Ryan Smith, Kenosha, Wis., dragster, 6.591, 205.57
3) Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., dragster, 6.592, 208.20
4) Troy Galbraith, Indianapolis, Ind., dragster, 6.643, 202.70
5) Matt Driskell, Wellsville, Kan., dragster, 6.661, 200.50
6) Jeff Koron, Hays, Kan., dragster, 6.663, 204.17
7) Kerrie Mae Smith, Holland, Mich., dragster, 6.710, 174.41
8) Mark Grame, Overland Park, Kan., dragster, 6.833, 195.31
9) Donald Speer, Davenport, Iowa, dragster, 6.839, 193.93
10) David Harrington, Shawnee Mission, Kan., dragster, 6.848, 197.22

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Tom Klemme, Davenport, Iowa, '73 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.003 seconds reaction time
2) Kyle Olsen, Moorland, Iowa, '12 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.004
3) David Cozad, Davenport, Iowa, '77 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.004
4) Andy Sanquist, Sherrard, Ill., '73 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.004
5) Joe Klemme, Davenport, Iowa, '75 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.010
6) Mike Voss, Maplewood, Minn., '10 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.012
7) Erik Close, Coal Valley, Ill., '79 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.017
8) Schaun Schnathorst, Huron, S.D., '06 Harley, ETMX, 0.017
9) Toby Giese, Kandiyohi, Minn., '00 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.020
10) Jason Bennett, Pella, Iowa, '09 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.024

TOP FUEL HARLEY
1) Doug Horne, Aberdeen, Md., '10 Harley, 6.329 seconds, 222.47 mph
2) Bob Malloy, Elkton, Md., '10 Harley, 6.353, 203.74
3) Jay Turner, Julian, N.C., '07 Weekend, 6.422, 222.73
4) Tommy Grimes, Clemmon, N.C., '12 Harley, 6.447, 227.61
5) Mike Scott, Blind Bay, B.C., '13 American, 6.488, 218.48
6) Larry Brancaccio, Nutley, N.J., '01 Weekend, 6.555, 206.04
7) Steve Dorn, Milwaukee, Ore., '06 Harley, 6.773, 203.19
8) Kevin Boyer, Edmonton, Alb., '10 American, 7.971, 185.92
9) Alvin Kobernausz, Manly, Iowa, '02 Weekend, 8.615, 151.31

PRO DRAGSTER HARLEY
1) Dale Nilles, Purlear, N.C., '11 Derringer, 7.364 seconds, 175.37 mph
2) Janette Thornley, Sacramento, Calif., '11 Harley, 7.538, 172.54
3) David Larson, Topeka, Kan., '12 Fast Cat, 7.600, 160.52
4) Gary Stroud, Valparaiso, Ind., '12 Harley, 7.982, 162.37

PRO GAS HARLEY
1) Frank Capone, Wakefield, Mass., '01 Harley, 8.477 seconds, 157.87 mph
2) Ryan Oehler, Bloomington, Ill., '12 Harley, 8.726, 148.41

PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
1) Louie Wirbel, Marion, Mich., '04 Ski Doo, 8.375 seconds, 154.51 mph
2) Ron Bray, Anoka, Minn., '12 Ski Doo, 8.461, 149.91
3) Ed Illgen, Rockford, Ill., '10 Ski Doo, 8.592, 150.10
4) Nick Washburn, Watertown, N.Y., '12 Ski Doo, 8.705, 145.85

SUPER COMP SHOOTOUT
1) Ed Shaughnessy, Coleraine, Minn., dragster, S/C, 8.902 seconds, 0.002 (over index)
2) Rose Richardson, Woodburn, Ind., dragster, S/C, 8.905, 0.005
3) Steve Mikus, Ashley, Mich., dragster, S/C, 8.908, 0.008
4) Luke Bogacki, Carterville, Ill., dragster, S/C, 8.908, 0.008
5) Jim Gerakaris, Batavia, Ill., dragster, S/C, 8.909, 0.009
6) Dave Dahlem, Tremont, Ill., dragster, S/C, 8.919, 0.019
7) Stephen Geiger, , , dragster, S/C, 8.921, 0.021
8) L Rosenberry, , , dragster, S/C, 8.924, 0.024

SUPER GAS SHOOTOUT
1) Alan Bush, Erie, Ill., '77 Nova, S/G, 9.902 seconds, 0.002 (over index)
2) Jeff Southerland, Andover, Ill., '98 Cutlass, S/G, 9.906, 0.006
3) Sean Fahey, Nebraska City, Neb., '98 Cutlass, S/G, 9.906, 0.006
4) Jarod Bowman, Marion, Iowa, '00 Corvette, S/G, 9.907, 0.007
5) Dave Johnson, Edwards, Ill., '09 Mustang, S/G, 9.909, 0.009
6) Randy Nygaard, Watertown, S.D., '90 Cavalier, S/G, 9.910, 0.010
7) Shawn Anderson, Eau Claire, Wis., '34 Roadster, S/G, 9.910, 0.010
8) Jim Davis, Shakopee, Minn., '02 Camaro, S/G, 9.914, 0.014
9) Al Gavlovsky, Bemidji, Minn., '63 Corvette, S/G, 9.917, 0.017

SUPER STREET SHOOTOUT
1) Brandon Bergschneider, Waverly, Ill., '70 Super Bee, S/ST, 10.900 seconds, 0.000 (over index)
2) Donnie Durenberger, Dayton, Minn., '68 Camaro, S/ST, 10.902, 0.002
3) Keith Hildahl, Northfield, Minn., '64 Falcon Wgn, S/ST, 10.904, 0.004
4) Bill Worby, Dwight, Ill., '88 Camaro, S/ST, 10.904, 0.004
5) Sean Kruse, Port Byron, Ill., '70 Maverick, S/ST, 10.915, 0.015
6) James Wilson, Milan, Ill., '64 Nova, S/ST, 10.927, 0.027
7) Larry Rzepczynski, Valparaiso, Ind., '70 Barracuda, S/ST, 10.928, 0.028
8) Roger Hayward, Ankeny, Iowa, '67 Fairlane, S/ST, 10.932, 0.032



Preview

TULSA, Okla. NHRA South Central Division arrives at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park for the fourth event in the division on June 21-23, 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.

Gates at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park open at 8 a.m. each day. Sunset Racecraft Top Dragster, Orteq Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify twice on Friday at 2 and 6 p.m. and once on Saturday at 2 p.m.  Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator start eliminations on Saturday at 5 and 8 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify twice on Friday at 4 and 8 p.m. and eliminations Saturday at 4, 7 and 9 p.m.  Eliminations resume Sunday at 9 a.m. with Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator at 10 a.m.

Tickets for Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park are $20 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under are free with paid adult.

For more information call the track, (918) 437-7223, or visit www.TulsaRacewayPark.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the fourth 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 Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Orteq 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: Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, 3101 N. Garnett Rd., Tulsa, Okla. (northeast of downtown Tulsa)

WHEN:  Friday through Sunday, June 21-23, 2013

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, June 21 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Time Trials start at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualifies at 2 and 6 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 4 and 8 p.m.   

SATURDAY, June 22 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Time Trials start at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify at 2 p.m. with two rounds of eliminations at 5 and 8 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car run eliminations at 4, 7 and 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 23 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9 am. Round 3 for Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator begin at 10 a.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $20 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under are free with paid adult. For more information call Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, (918) 437-7223 or visit www.TulsaRacewayPark.com.

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Jim Whiteley, Top Alcohol Dragster; Ann Marie Whiteley, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Donald Thomas, Comp Eliminator; Slate Cummings, Super Stock; Slate Cummings, Stock Eliminator; Scooter Choate, Super Comp; Rustin Mayse, Super Gas; Ted Ash, Super Street, Danny Leibham, Top Sportsman; Rob McKinley Jr., Top Dragster; Mike McCullah, 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 and regional teams 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.

ORTEQ 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 first-, second-, and third-place points finishers in NHRA divisions that host Sportsman Motorcycles.

 


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