Manners, Hool win at Texas Motorplex

4/19/2015


DIVISION 4
Texas Motorplex
Ennis, Texas, April 17-19, 2015

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


Sunday

ENNIS, Texas. In the final results from Texas Motorplex and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Michael Manners and Kris Hool took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.

Manners of Willis, Texas, defeated James Thompson from Vernon, Texas, to pick up his first win of the season in Top Alcohol Dragster. Thompson gained a large starting line advantage off the tree but slowed near half-track allowing Manners to blow by him with a winning 5.581 second, 249.26 mph pass.

Kris Hool, Evansville, Wyo., kept his '10 Monte Carlo Funny Car in front of the pack by reaching the winners circle from the No.1 qualifying position. Hool laid down a 5.672 second, 256.21 mph pass to defeat the red hot Jonnie Lindberg, Upplands Vausby, Sweden, in the final. Lindberg gave up the lead past half half-track and crossed the finish line at 5.734, 246.57. The Swede has already picked up national event wins this season at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., and the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, N.C.

Amarillo, Texas, native Don Thomas powered his dragster 7.314 seconds, 180.33 mph to defeat Craig Bourgeois, Metarie, La., and his pass at 8.236, 109.80. Bourgeois got out ahead with a .008 reaction time, but it was not enough to hold off Thomas for the Comp Eliminator victory. In Super Stock, is was a double breakout with a margin of victory of five inches, with Harvey Emmons, Friendswood, Texas, coming out on top. Emmons laid down a 9.376 second, 136.58 mph pass to defeat Gilbert Johnson of Lecompte, La.

The Stock Eliminator event title went to Jimmy Hidalgo Jr., Donaldsonville, La., as he defeated the defending Stock National Champion Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas. Hidalgo used a 11.067 second, 113.61 mph pass to edge out Williams runner up finish of 10.995, 111.02.

In the Super categories, Trene Cressonie of Raceland, La., pieced together a .009 package in his 8.902 second, 165.40 mph lap to grab the Super Comp trophy over William Carrell, Ardmore, Okla. The Super Gas title went to Tommy Phillips of Forney, Texas, defeating Tony Gray, Moore, Okla., and his '27 roadster. Frank Kohutek, Mesquite, Texas, wheeled his '77 Vega to a 10.882 second, 137.16 mph lap over Bryan Sandlin, Baytown, Texas, in the Super Street final.

Danny Nelson from Batesville, Ark., used a perfect reaction time and a remarkable .004 second total package to defeat Ross Laris, Raceland, La. Nelson's lap of 6.704 seconds, 198.44 mph in the KPE Top Dragster final secured the win over Laris' runner-up pass of 6.422, 208.33. Royce Freeman, Lindsay, Okla., cut a good light in the Sunset Performance Top Sportsman final but Vince Hoda of Biloxi, Miss., was able to drive around him and take the stripe with a winning 6.933 mph, 196.82 mph run.

In the Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson final, Rob Bennett of Lucas, Texas, rode to a winning lap of 8.038 seconds, 154.42 mph over Robert Sanders, Katy, Texas, and his 10.131 second, 124.83 mph pass.

 

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division event at Texas Motorplex:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Michael Manners, Willis, Texas, '14 , 5.581, 249.26 def.
James Thompson, Vernon, Texas, '09 , 5.813, 190.35.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Kris Hool, Evansville, Wyo., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.672, 256.21 def.
Jonnie Lindberg, Upplands Vausby, Sweden, '10 Monte Carlo, 5.734, 246.57.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Don Thomas, Amarillo, Texas, dragster, C/ED, 7.314, 180.33 def.
 Craig Bourgeois, Metarie, La., dragster, A/ND, 8.236, 109.80.

SUPER STOCK
Harvey Emmons, Friendswood, Texas, '05 Cavalier, GT/AA, 9.376, 136.58 def.
Gilbert Johnson, Lecompte, La., '91 Calais, GT/FA, 9.893, 135.51.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Jimmy Hidalgo Jr., Donaldsonville, La., '04 GTO, F/SA, 11.067, 113.61 def.
Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, '72 Duster, E/SA, 10.995, 111.02.

SUPER COMP
Trene Cressonie, Raceland, La., dragster, 8.902, 165.40 def.
William Carrell, Ardmore, Okla., dragster, 8.897, 172.54.

SUPER GAS
Tommy Phillips, Forney, Texas, '68 Camaro, 9.892, 151.89 def.
Tony Gray, Moore, Okla., '27 roadster, 9.855, 160.86.

SUPER STREET
Frank Kohutek, Mesquite, Texas, '77 Vega, 10.882, 137.16 def.
Bryan Sandlin, Baytown, Texas, '78 Camaro, 10.852, 144.61.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Vince Hoda, Biloxi, Miss., '68 Camaro, 6.933, 196.82 def.
Royce Freeman, Lindsay, Okla., '10 GXP, 8.582, 90.10.

TOP DRAGSTER
Danny Nelson, Batesville, Ark., dragster, 6.704, 198.44 def.
Ross Laris, Raceland, La., dragster, 6.422, 208.33.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Rob Bennett, Lucas, Texas, '07 Suzuki, 8.038, 154.42 def.
Robert Sanders, Katy, Texas, '82 Suzuki, 10.131, 124.83.




Saturday

ENNIS, Texas. Racers made final qualifying runs today as the fields were set for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Texas Motorplex.

Racers in 11 classes of competition took to the track that included Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars, Stock and Super Stock, and Comp Eliminator.  Gates open at 8 a.m. on Sunday with racing scheduled to start at 9 a.m.  Tickets are $15 for adults, children 6-15 are $5 each day and children 5 and under are FREE with a paid adult. For more information please call Texas Motorplex (972) 878-2641 or visit www.texasmotorplex.com.

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division event at Texas Motorplex:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Gord Gingles, Winnipeg, Manit., 5.326 seconds, 269.56 mph
2) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.376, 270.86
3) Lee Callaway, Channelview, Texas, 5.378, 266.58
4) Chase Copeland, Gainesville, Texas, 5.387, 274.72
5) Michael Manners, Willis, Texas, 5.394, 260.06
6) Forrest Fair, Haughton, La., 5.395, 249.58
7) James Thompson, Vernon, Texas, 5.427, 232.71
8) Buddy Domingue, Port Neches, Texas, 5.431, 269.51
Not Qualified
9) David Brounkowski, Cypress, Texas, 5.508, 261.12
10) James Stevens, Gothenburg, Neb., 5.508, 260.36
11) Aaron Tatum, Oklahoma City, Okla., 5.597, 251.60
12) Karl Brounkowski, Magnolia, Texas, 5.904, 234.90

First round TAD pairings
1) Gord Gingles, Winnipeg, Manit., 5.326 seconds, 269.56 mph vs.
8) Buddy Domingue, Port Neches, Texas, 5.431, 269.51

2) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.376, 270.86 vs.
7) James Thompson, Vernon, Texas, 5.427, 232.71

3) Lee Callaway, Channelview, Texas, 5.378, 266.58 vs.
6) Forrest Fair, Haughton, La., 5.395, 249.58

4) Chase Copeland, Gainesville, Texas, 5.387, 274.72 vs.
5) Michael Manners, Willis, Texas, 5.394, 260.06

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Kris Hool, Evansville, Wyo., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.591 seconds, 258.52 mph
2) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.687, 255.53
3) Mark Billington, Prosper, Texas, '05 Monte Carlo, 5.865, 249.58
4) Jonnie Lindberg, Upplands Vausby, Sweden, '10 Monte Carlo, 5.934, 246.30
5) Bryan Brown, Gainesville, Texas, '06 Monte Carlo, 5.988, 243.41
6) Nancy Matter, Lewisville, Texas, '02 Camaro, 6.385, 217.32

First round TAFC pairings
1) Kris Hool, Evansville, Wyo., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.591 seconds, 258.52 mph vs.
6) Nancy Matter, Lewisville, Texas, '02 Camaro, 6.385, 217.32

2) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.687, 255.53 vs.
5) Bryan Brown, Gainesville, Texas, '06 Monte Carlo, 5.988, 243.41

3) Mark Billington, Prosper, Texas, '05 Monte Carlo, 5.865, 249.58 vs. Bye

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Clark Smiley, Denver City, Texas, '09 GXP, BB/A, 7.283 seconds, -0.577 (under index)
2) Todd Patterson, Augusta, Kan., '10 Cobalt, A/SMA, 7.881, -0.559
3) Kevin Self, Caddo, Okla., '32 Bantam, F/EA, 7.844, -0.556
4) Don Thomas, Amarillo, Texas, dragster, C/ED, 7.279, -0.551
5) Craig Bourgeois, Metarie, La., dragster, A/ND, 6.886, -0.544
6) Ken Hawkins, Poolville, Texas, dragster, B/ND, 7.043, -0.517
7) Joey Tanksley, Greenwell Springs, La., dragster, C/D, 6.876, -0.504
8) William West, Dumas, Texas, '02 Neon, D/A, 7.753, -0.497
9) Keith Hall, Ravenna, Texas, '05 Cavalier, E/SM, 8.520, -0.480
10) Barry Forrester, Amarillo, Texas, dragster, C/ED, 7.371, -0.459

SUPER STOCK
1) Steve Kent, Lottie, La., '66 Corvette, SS/B, 8.906 seconds, -0.994 (under index)
2) Jonathan Womack, Houston, Texas, '05 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.671, -0.979
3) Jarrod Granier, Labadieville, La., '66 Chevy II, SS/F, 9.416, -0.934
4) Korey Mawhee, Frisco, Texas, '95 Achieva, GT/EA, 9.721, -0.929
5) Tony Cowell, Hudson Oakes, Texas, '81 Camaro, GT/IA, 10.294, -0.906
6) Aaron Stanfield, Bossier City, La., '87 Camaro, GT/EA, 9.749, -0.901
7) Pete Peery, Bowie, Texas, '91 Oldsmobile, GT/EA, 9.753, -0.897
8) Stephen Bell, Shreveport, La., '14 Camaro, FSS/B, 8.332, -0.868
9) Hagen Gary, Pearland, Texas, '99 Camaro, GT/GA, 10.051, -0.849
10) Gilbert Johnson, Lecompte, La., '91 Calais, GT/FA, 9.965, -0.835

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Todd Patterson, Augusta, Kan., '14 Camaro, FS/C, 9.192 seconds, -1.108 (under index)
2) Stephen Bell, Shreveport, La., '14 Camaro, FS/A, 8.688, -1.012
3) Sam Pourciau, Walker, La., '99 Camaro, B/SA, 10.259, -0.991
4) Thomas Marlow, Mesquite, Texas, '10 Mustang, FS/H, 10.524, -0.976
5) Ryan Montford, Wichita, Kan., '13 Camaro, FS/C, 9.326, -0.974
6) Brian Massingill, Houston, Texas, '15 Camaro, FS/C, 9.347, -0.953
7) Jeff Lopez, Bedford, Texas, '14 Camaro, FS/C, 9.348, -0.952
8) Gary Emmons, Friendswood, Texas, '14 Mustang, FS/A, 8.779, -0.921
9) Slate Cummings, Ponchatoula, La., '00 Corvette, B/SA, 10.361, -0.889
10) Kyle Ratcliff, Denton, Texas, '98 Firebird, B/SA, 10.366, -0.884

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., '13 Camaro, 6.521 seconds, 215.58 mph
2) Chris Gulitti, Spring, Texas, '68 Camaro, 6.588, 210.08
3) Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., '68 Camaro, 6.625, 213.40
4) Greg Lair, Canyon, Texas, '15 Camaro, 6.688, 209.49
5) Royce Freeman, Lindsay, Okla., '10 GXP, 6.710, 209.07
6) Glenn Wright, Odessa, Texas, '12 Camaro, 6.840, 200.59
7) Mario Boesch, Kenner, La., '03 Grand Am, 6.845, 205.85
8) Vince Hoda, Biloxi, Miss., '68 Camaro, 6.918, 199.91
9) Jimmy Lewis, Forney, Texas, '12 GXP, 6.927, 201.79
10) Trent Wilson, Castroville, Texas, '68 Camaro, 6.968, 196.53

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Michael Kile, Westlake, La., dragster, 6.100 seconds, 230.65 mph
2) Jenifer White, Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.149, 222.07
3) William Kruse, Alvin, Texas, dragster, 6.165, 229.59
4) Wade Pennington, Ada, Okla., dragster, 6.165, 227.50
5) Kevin Ramey, Marlow, Okla., dragster, 6.210, 220.37
6) David Sheetz, Lake Jackson, Texas, dragster, 6.276, 221.31
7) Jeff Koron, Hays, Kan., dragster, 6.351, 215.03
8) Mallori Rodgers, Mcalester, Okla., dragster, 6.392, 209.65
9) William Swann, Carrolton, Texas, dragster, 6.393, 216.13
10) Mario Boesch, Kenner, La., dragster, 6.396, 217.07

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Patrick Roetto, Wichita, Kan., '09 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Robert Sanders, Katy, Texas, '82 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.000
3) Rickey Bobby Kay, Humble, Texas, '92 GSXR, ETMX, 0.002
4) Derek Dorey, Kingwood, Texas, '03 Trac/Razor, ETMX, 0.003
5) Micheal Nash, Texarkana, Texas, '12 Koenig, ETMX, 0.004
6) Brenda Kay, Humble, Texas, '92 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.005
7) Ricky Martin, Coweta, Okla., '80 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.006
8) Larry Eperjesi, Lake Dallas, Texas, '00 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.007
9) Dave Gautreaux, River Ridge, La., '03 GSXR1000, ETMX, 0.012
10) Rob Bennett, Lucas, Texas, '07 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.019



Friday

ENNIS, Texas. The NHRA South Central Division and the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series kicked off today at Texas Motorplex as nearly 500 racers took to the track for opening day qualifying and time trials.

Highlighting the day's action was the Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car classes who made a single qualifying run as did the racers in Comp Eliminator, KPE Top Dragsters and the Sunset Performance Top Sportsman.  Each of these classes will make a pair of qualifying runs on Saturday that will set the fields for Sunday's eliminations.

Saturday's racing action gets underway at 9 a.m. for final time trials and qualifying in all classes.  The alcohol classes are set to make their final qualifying runs at 1 and 4 p.m.  Eliminations are scheduled to begin Saturday afternoon for a few classes and continue on Sunday.

Tickets are $15 for adults, children 6-15 are $5 each day and children 5 & under are FREE with a paid adult.  For more information please call Texas Motorplex (972) 878-2641 or visit www.texasmotorplex.com<http://www.texasmotorplex.com>

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Texas Motorplex:


TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Gord Gingles, Winnipeg, Manit., 5.326 seconds, 269.56 mph
2) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.376, 269.62
3) Lee Callaway, Channelview, Texas, 5.378, 266.58
4) Chase Copeland, Gainesville, Texas, 5.387, 274.72
5) Michael Manners, Willis, Texas, 5.394, 260.06
6) Forrest Fair, Haughton, La., 5.395, 249.58
7) David Brounkowski, Cypress, Texas, 5.508, 261.12
8) James Stevens, Gothenburg, Neb., 5.508, 260.36
Not Qualified
9) Buddy Domingue, Port Neches, Texas, 5.541, 240.77
10) Aaron Tatum, Oklahoma City, Okla., 5.597, 251.60
11) Karl Brounkowski, Magnolia, Texas, 5.904, 234.90

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Kris Hool, Evansville, Wyo., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.591 seconds, 258.22 mph
2) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.687, 255.53
3) Mark Billington, Prosper, Texas, '05 Monte Carlo, 5.865, 249.58
4) Jonnie Lindberg, Upplands Vausby, Sweden, '10 Monte Carlo, 5.934, 246.30
5) Bryan Brown, Gainesville, Texas, '06 Monte Carlo, 6.469, 224.73
6) Nancy Matter, Lewisville, Texas, '02 Camaro, 22.293, (no speed)

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Clark Smiley, Denver City, Texas, '09 GXP, BB/A, 7.283 seconds, -0.577 (under index)
2) Todd Patterson, Augusta, Kan., '10 Cobalt, A/SMA, 7.884, -0.556
3) Craig Bourgeois, Metarie, La., dragster, A/ND, 6.886, -0.544
4) Kevin Self, Caddo, Okla., '32 Bantam, F/EA, 7.860, -0.540
5) Don Thomas, Amarillo, Texas, dragster, C/ED, 7.300, -0.530
6) William West, Dumas, Texas, '02 Neon, D/A, 7.753, -0.497
7) Keith Hall, Ravenna, Texas, '05 Cavalier, E/SM, 8.520, -0.480
8) Joey Tanksley, Greenwell Springs, La., dragster, C/D, 6.923, -0.457
9) Barry Forrester, Amarillo, Texas, dragster, C/ED, 7.398, -0.432
10) Ken Hawkins, Poolville, Texas, dragster, B/ND, 7.155, -0.405

SUPER STOCK
1) Steve Kent, Lottie, La., '66 Corvette, SS/B, 8.906 seconds, -0.994 (under index)
2) Jonathan Womack, Houston, Texas, '07 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.684, -0.966
3) Aaron Stanfield, Bossier City, La., '87 Camaro, GT/EA, 9.749, -0.901
4) Korey Mawhee, Frisco, Texas, '95 Achieva, GT/EA, 9.753, -0.897
5) Pete Peery, Bowie, Texas, '91 Oldsmobile, GT/EA, 9.755, -0.895
6) Jarrod Granier, Labadieville, La., '66 Chevy II, SS/F, 9.460, -0.890
7) Tony Cowell, Hudson Oakes, Texas, '81 Camaro, GT/IA, 10.319, -0.881
8) Stephen Bell, Shreveport, La., '14 Camaro, FSS/B, 8.332, -0.868
9) Hagen Gary, Pearland, Texas, '99 Camaro, GT/GA, 10.075, -0.825
10) Gilbert Johnson, Lecompte, La., '91 Calais, GT/FA, 9.979, -0.821

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Todd Patterson, Augusta, Kan., '14 Camaro, FS/C, 9.192 seconds, -1.108 (under index)
2) Stephen Bell, Shreveport, La., '14 Camaro, FS/A, 8.688, -1.012
3) Sam Pourciau, Walker, La., '99 Camaro, B/SA, 10.259, -0.991
4) Thomas Marlow, Mesquite, Texas, '10 Mustang, FS/H, 10.524, -0.976
5) Brian Massingill, Houston, Texas, '15 Camaro, FS/C, 9.347, -0.953
6) Jeff Lopez, Bedford, Texas, '14 Camaro, FS/C, 9.348, -0.952
7) Ryan Montford, Wichita, Kan., '13 Camaro, FS/C, 9.359, -0.941
8) Kyle Ratcliff, Denton, Texas, '98 Firebird, B/SA, 10.371, -0.879
9) Paul Candies, Des Allemands, La., '13 Mustang, FS/A, 8.829, -0.871
10) Sheila Holt, Houston, Texas, '66 Nova, D/S, 10.634, -0.866

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., '13 Camaro, 6.586 seconds, 213.70 mph
2) Chris Gulitti, Spring, Texas, '68 Camaro, 6.588, 210.08
3) Greg Lair, Canyon, Texas, '15 Camaro, 6.688, 209.17
4) Royce Freeman, Lindsay, Okla., '10 GXP, 6.710, 208.68
5) Mario Boesch, Kenner, La., '03 Grand Am, 6.845, 205.85
6) Glenn Wright, Odessa, Texas, '12 Camaro, 6.848, 200.38
7) Jimmy Lewis, Forney, Texas, '12 GXP, 6.927, 201.79
8) Vince Hoda, Biloxi, Miss., '68 Camaro, 6.927, 199.61
9) Trent Wilson, Castroville, Texas, '68 Camaro, 6.968, 196.39
10) Daniel Leibham, Tomball, Texas, '01 Camaro, 7.014, 195.87

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Michael Kile, Westlake, La., dragster, 6.155 seconds, 222.07 mph
2) Wade Pennington, Ada, Okla., dragster, 6.165, 227.50
3) William Kruse, Alvin, Texas, dragster, 6.189, 227.08
4) Kevin Ramey, Marlow, Okla., dragster, 6.210, 214.31
5) Jenifer White, Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.223, 219.97
6) Jeff Koron, Hays, Kan., dragster, 6.351, 214.35
7) David Sheetz, Lake Jackson, Texas, dragster, 6.369, 213.81
8) Mario Boesch, Kenner, La., dragster, 6.396, 217.07
9) Ross Laris, Raceland, La., dragster, 6.416, 217.04
10) James Ogden, League City, Texas, 'ke BOS, 6.438, 210.60

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Patrick Roetto, Wichita, Kan., '09 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Micheal Nash, Texarkana, Texas, '12 Koenig, ETMX, 0.004
3) Ricky Martin, Coweta, Okla., '80 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.006
4) Larry Eperjesi, Lake Dallas, Texas, '00 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.007
5) Dave Gautreaux, River Ridge, La., '03 GSXR1000, ETMX, 0.012
6) Rickey Bobby Kay, Humble, Texas, '92 GSXR, ETMX, 0.012
7) Brenda Kay, Humble, Texas, '92 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.017
8) Rob Bennett, Lucas, Texas, '07 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.019
9) Robert Sanders, Katy, Texas, '82 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.024
10) Mike Hudson, Broken Arrow, Okla., '77 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.025



Preview

ENNIS, Texas - NHRA South Central Division heads to Texas Motorplex on April 17-19. The event is one of 44 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 Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Sunset Racecraft Top Sportsman Series, KPE Top Dragster Series and NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Texas Motorplex open at 8 a.m. each day. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify at noon and 3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify Friday at 5 p.m., and 1 and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Eliminations start Sunday at 9 a.m.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Texas Motorplex are $15 Friday, $15 Saturday and $15 Sunday. Children 6 to 15 years old are $5 each day and kids 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.  For more information contact Texas Motorplex at 972-878-2641 or visit www.texasmotorplex.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the first 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 Sunset RaceCraft Top Sportsman Series, KPE Top Dragster Series and NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also be run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas. Track is located on Hwy. 287, two miles west of Ennis, between Interstates 35 and 45. From Dallas, take I-45 to Hwy. 287 west to the track, or take I-35E to Hwy. 287 east to the track. From Fort Worth, take Hwy. 287 east to Waxahachie toward the track.

WHEN:  Friday through Sunday, April 16-19

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, April 17 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Time Trials start at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualifies at noon and 3:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 5 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 18 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Time Trials continue at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify at noon and 3:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 1 and 4 p.m.  SUNDAY, April 19 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9 a.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $15 Friday, $15 Saturday, $15 Sunday. Children 6 to 15 years old are $5 Friday, $5 Saturday, $5 Sunday. Children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call Texas Motorplex, (972) 878-2641, or visit www.TexasMotorplex.com.

2014 EVENT WINNERS: Keith Hall, Comp Eliminator; Justin Jenkins, Super Stock; Austin Williams, Stock Eliminator; Jeff Lopez, Super Comp; Keith Raftery, Super Gas; Val Harmon, Super Street, Bob Gulitti, Top Sportsman; Jimmy Arabie, Top Dragster; Lisa Bennett, 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 2015 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 $124,000 point fund from Jegs High Performance. The 2015 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 2015 Jegs Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.

The winning division and regional teams will share $25,000 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 2015 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

SUNSET RACECRAFT 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.

KPE 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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