Winners crowned at Tommy Costales Memorial Texas Sportsman Challenge

6/21/2015


DIVISION 4
Royal Purple Raceway
Baytown, Texas, June 19-21, 2015

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


Sunday

BAYTOWN, Texas The NHRA South Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Tommy Costales Memorial Texas Sportsman Challenge wrapped up at Royal Purple Raceway with a winner's circle celebration crowning champions in nine categories. Each winner pocketed a share of the event purse and contingency postings along with bragging rights and the champion's NHRA Wally trophy.

The event was the third in the South Central Division as racers head to No Problem Raceway Park in Louisiana for their next Lucas Oil Series event, July 17-19. 

Baytown racer Travis Salter led the list of Texan winners by going the distance in Super Gas. He paired up against Joseph Lokhaug, Burleson, Texas, in the final, who went red, handing the Wally to Salter. It was a battle of Cavaliers in the Super Stock final as Harvey Emmons III, Friendswood, Texas, added to his win at Texas Motorplex back in April. Emmons cut a great .003 light off the tree and recorded a 9.432 second, 126.85 mph pass to defeat Slate Cummings, Hammond, La., 8.787, 150.50.

 

The reigning Stock Eliminator national champion Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, once again put his '72 Duster back into the winner's circle when Brett Candies, Thibodaux, La., went red in the Stock final. This marks Williams' second victory of the year to go along with his NHRA Kansas Nationals win in May. Christian Patton of Highlands, Texas, picked up a holeshot victory thanks to his .003 reaction time over David Dale, Oyster Creek, Texas, in the Super Comp final. Patton clocked in at 8.926 seconds, 175.78 mph to grab the win over Dale's quicker 8.914 second, 175.96 mph pass.

 

Joey Tanksley, Greenwell Springs, La., the event's No.1 qualifier, came up just short in the Comp Eliminator final when he went red against Craig Bourgeois of Metairie, La. Bourgeois, racing out of the No. 2 position, laid down a 7.663 second, 124.63 mph pass to take the easy win as the sole non-Texan to reach the winner's circle. It was a battle of Rays in the double breakout Super Street final with Ray Dew, League City, Texas, coming out on top in his '70 Nova. Dew ran 10.883 seconds at 138.91 mph to defeat Ray Todd, Friendswood, Texas, 10.881, 134.39.

 

Jenifer White, Conroe, Texas, got off the line with a .009 reaction time and a huge starting line advantage but took too much stripe handing the win over to William Swann, Carrolton, Texas. Swann laid down a 6.299 second, 221.92 mph pass to defeat White's runner up 6.251 second, 214.01 mph effort. Top Sportsman's No.1 qualifier Allen Firestone of Velma, Okla., handed the win over in the final as he went red against Jim Thorp, Mertzon, Texas. Thorp powered his '14 GXP to a winning 7.165 second, 192.06 mph lap.

 

Rounding out the list of winners was Robert Sanders of Katy, Texas, grabbing the Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson title. Sanders rode his '82 Suzuki to a  9.546 second, 137.51 mph lap to defeat Derek Dorey, Kingwood, Texas.

 

The following are final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division NHRA Texas Sportsman Challenge:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Craig Bourgeois, Metairie, La., dragster, B/ND, 7.663, 124.63 def.
Joey Tanksley, Greenwell Springs, La., dragster, A/D, foul.

SUPER STOCK
Harvey Emmons III, Friendswood, Texas, '05 Cavalier, GT/BA, 9.432, 126.85 def.
Slate Cummings, Hammond, La., '03 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.787, 150.50.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, '72 Duster, F/SA, 11.951, 82.95 def.
Brett Candies, Thibodaux, La., '12 Camaro, FS/B, foul.

SUPER COMP
Christian Patton, Highlands, Texas, dragster, 8.926, 175.78 def.
David Dale, Oyster Creek, Texas, dragster, 8.914, 175.96.

SUPER GAS
Travis Salter, Baytown, Texas, '69 Camaro, 14.589, 59.92 def.
Joseph Lokhaug, Burleson, Texas, '00 Corvette, foul.

SUPER STREET
Ray Dew, League City, Texas, '70 Nova, 10.883, 138.91 def.
Ray Todd, Friendswood, Texas, '68 Chevy II, 10.881, 134.39.

TOP DRAGSTER
William Swann, Carrolton, Texas, dragster, 6.299, 221.92 def.
Jenifer White, Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.251, 214.01.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Jim Thorp, Mertzon, Texas, '14 GXP, 7.165, 192.06 def.
Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., '13 Camaro, foul.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Robert Sanders, Katy, Texas, '82 Suzuki, 9.546, 137.51 def.
Derek Dorey, Kingwood, Texas, '03 Trac Razor, 8.899, 145.55.


Saturday

BAYTOWN, Texas. Racers made final qualifying runs as the fields were set for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Tommy Costales Memorial Texas Sportsman Challenge at Royal Purple Raceway.  The event is the third 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.

Fans are treated to super-competitive drag racing in a number of different classes including: Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson, Sunset Performance Top Sportsman, and KPE Top Dragster.

Racers in Comp Eliminator, Top Sportsman, and the Top Dragster classes made three qualifying runs today setting the fields for Sunday's eliminations that are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Gates open at 7:30 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 Speedway, (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 Challenge:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Joey Tanksley, Greenwell Springs, La., dragster, A/D, 6.356 seconds, -0.624 (under index)
2) Craig Bourgeois, Metarie, La., dragster, B/ND, 6.992, -0.568
3) Clark Smiley, Denver City, Texas, '09 GXP, BB/A, 7.320, -0.540
4) Keith Hall, Ravenna, Texas, '05 Cavalier, E/SM, 8.462, -0.538
5) Kevin Duet, Raceland, La., dragster, A/ND, 6.899, -0.531
6) Keith Mawhee, Carrollton, Texas, '02 Cavalier, D/A, 7.720, -0.530
7) Adam Hickey, Ponchatoula, La., dragster, B/DA, 6.897, -0.493
8) Ray Goodman, Boerne, Texas, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.547, -0.273

SUPER STOCK
1) Tony Cowell, Hudson Oakes, Texas, '81 Camaro, GT/IA, 10.169 seconds, -1.031 (under index)
2) Korey Mawhee, Frisco, Texas, '95 Achieva, GT/EA, 9.690, -0.960
3) Chris Chaney, Claremore, Okla., '02 Cavalier, GT/DA, 9.548, -0.952
4) Jarrod Granier, Labadieville, La., '66 Nova, SS/F, 9.408, -0.942
5) Ed Wright, Sand Springs, Okla., '96 Trans Am, SS/JA, 10.072, -0.928
6) Stephen Bell, Shreveport, La., '15 Camaro, FSS/B, 8.318, -0.882
7) Norman Marsden, Santo, Texas, '66 Nova, GT/IA, 10.332, -0.868
8) Joel Covington, Center, Texas, '98 Grand Am, GT/BA, 9.405, -0.845
9) Val Harmon, Luling, La., '05 Cavalier, GT/BA, 9.407, -0.843
10) Brett Candies, Thibodaux, La., '10 Mustang, FSS/E, 9.208, -0.842

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Gary Emmons, Friendswood, Texas, '14 Mustang, FS/A, 8.679 seconds, -1.021 (under index)
2) Thomas Marlow, Mesquite, Texas, '10 Mustang, FS/G, 10.332, -1.018
3) Stephen Bell, Shreveport, La., '15 Camaro, FS/A, 8.707, -0.993
4) Brian Massingill, Houston, Texas, '15 Camaro, FS/C, 9.353, -0.947
5) Jerry Baker, Houma, La., '14 Camaro, FS/E, 10.018, -0.932
6) Harvey Emmons, Friendswood, Texas, '14 Mustang, FS/A, 8.783, -0.917
7) Ed Ridenhour, Kennedale, Texas, '78 Volare, H/SA, 11.266, -0.884
8) Jacob Pitt, Mansfield, Texas, '69 Barracuda, C/SA, 10.519, -0.881
9) Jimmy Hidalgo Sr., Donaldsonville, La., '91 Corvette, G/SA, 11.126, -0.874
10) Steven Hall, Sweeney, Texas, '88 Mustang, K/S, 11.679, -0.871

SUPER COMP
1) Leonard Greathouse, Lorena, Texas, dragster, S/C, 8.903 seconds, 0.003 (over index)
2) Scooter Choate, Hubbard, Texas, dragster, S/C, 8.904, 0.004
3) Jackson Collier, West Monroe, La., dragster, S/C, 8.905, 0.005
4) Derek Purvis, Edmond, Okla., dragster, S/C, 8.907, 0.007
5) Jay Bunce, Piedmont, Okla., dragster, S/C, 8.908, 0.008
6) Chris Le Blanc, Pearland, Texas, dragster, S/C, 8.912, 0.012
7) Christopher Dodd, Double Oak, Texas, dragster, S/C, 8.914, 0.014
8) Terry Pollard, Montgomery, Texas, dragster, S/C, 8.915, 0.015
9) Jeff Lopez, Bedford, Texas, dragster, S/C, 8.916, 0.016
10) Bart Nelson, La Porte, Texas, dragster, S/C, 8.917, 0.017

SUPER GAS
1) Steve Collier, Benton, La., '72 Vega, S/G, 9.902 seconds, 0.002 (over index)
2) Jim Cappiello, Willis, Texas, '10 Corvette, S/G, 9.908, 0.008
3) Travis Salter, Baytown, Texas, '69 Camaro, S/G, 9.920, 0.020
4) Keith Purvis, Pasadena, Texas, '02 Pontiac, S/G, 9.922, 0.022
5) Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., '68 Camaro, S/G, 9.922, 0.022
6) Don Johnson, Lufkin, Texas, '12 Corvette, S/G, 9.927, 0.027
7) Roger Warren, Jacksonville, Texas, '63 Corvette, S/G, 9.927, 0.027
8) Jerry Debusk, La Porte, Texas, '92 Probe, S/G, 9.927, 0.027
9) Koy Collier, Benton, La., '68 Camaro, S/G, 9.931, 0.031
10) Randy Blackwell, Highlands, Texas, '88 Fiero, S/G, 9.935, 0.035

SUPER STREET
1) Dennis Clark, Pasadena, Texas, '68 Camaro, S/ST, 10.901 seconds, 0.001 (over index)
2) Van Arnold, Houston, Texas, '67 Chevy P/U, S/ST, 10.902, 0.002
3) Greg Parson, Whitehouse, Texas, '77 Nova, S/ST, 10.903, 0.003
4) Clint Parker, Gilmer, Texas, '67 Camaro, S/ST, 10.905, 0.005
5) Ray Todd, Friendswood, Texas, '68 Chevy II, S/ST, 10.905, 0.005
6) Jason Owens, White Oak, Texas, '68 Camaro, S/ST, 10.923, 0.023
7) Cameron Fulfer, Weatherford, Texas, '68 Camaro, S/ST, 10.932, 0.032
8) Matt Exner, Baytown, Texas, '75 Nova, S/ST, 10.934, 0.034
9) Lyle Owens, White Oak, Texas, '02 Pontiac, S/ST, 10.935, 0.035
10) Tony Brown, Hallsville, Texas, '55 Chevy, S/ST, 10.937, 0.037

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., '13 Camaro, 6.520 seconds, 213.67 mph
2) Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., '68 Camaro, 6.528, 214.72
3) Chris Gulitti, Spring, Texas, '68 Camaro, 6.617, 214.11
4) Royce Freeman, Lindsay, Okla., '10 GXP, 6.704, 209.65
5) Trent Wilson, Castroville, Texas, '68 Camaro, 6.795, 204.32
6) Kamron Wright, Odesa, Texas, '13 GXP, 6.823, 202.33
7) Glenn Wright, Odessa, Texas, '12 Camaro, 6.827, 202.21
8) Mason Wright, Odessa, Texas, '07 Cobalt, 6.833, 201.64
9) Mario Boesch, Kenner, La., '03 Grand Am, 6.917, 204.79
10) Vince Hoda, Diamondhead, Miss., '68 Camaro, 6.928, 201.64

TOP DRAGSTER
1) William Kruse, Alvin, Texas, dragster, 6.082 seconds, 233.44 mph
2) William Swann, Carrolton, Texas, dragster, 6.282, 223.62
3) Jenifer White, Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.307, 216.58
4) Mario Boesch, Kenner, La., dragster, 6.353, 219.22
5) Mark Jones, Marrero, La., dragster, 6.389, 217.21
6) Ross Laris, Raceland, La., dragster, 6.410, 220.66
7) Michelle LeBleu, Lake Charles, La., dragster, 6.446, 212.56
8) Jimmy Thibodeaux, Lake Charles, La., dragster, 6.454, 208.75
9) James Ogden, League City, Texas, dragster, 6.462, 210.08
10) Chase Murray, Orange, Texas, dragster, 6.471, 214.28

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY-DAVIDSON
1) Andy Millet, Denaham Springs, La., '86 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.001 seconds reaction time
2) Eddie Glaze, Houston, Texas, '10 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.002
3) Dave Gautreaux, River Ridge, La., '03 Suzuki GSXR, ETMX, 0.002
4) Micheal Nash, Texarkana, Texas, '12 Koenig, ETMX, 0.005
5) Derek Dorey, Kingwood, Texas, '03 Trac Razor, ETMX, 0.007
6) Brenda Kay, Humble, Texas, '92 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.008
7) Rickey Bobby Kay, Humble, Texas, '92 Kawasaki GPZ, ETMX, 0.012
8) Robert Sanders, Katy, Texas, '82 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.014
9) Lisa Bennett, Lucas, Texas, '95 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.016
10) Dwayne Tousand, Lake Charles, La., '84 Suzuki GSXR, ETMX, 0.019


Friday

BAYTOWN, Texas - Racing kicked off today for the Tommy Costales Memorial NHRA Texas Sportsman Challenge presented by the NHRA South Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing event with upwards of 400 racers expected to battle the quarter mile this weekend at Royal Purple Raceway.

Racers in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series including Comp, KPE Top Dragster, and Sunset Performance Top Sportsman took to the track today for their opening round of qualifying that will be followed by a pair of qualifying rounds on Saturday evening.  Racers in the remaining classes of competition also ran qualifying and time trials today with final qualifying scheduled for Saturday that will set the fields for Sunday's elimination rounds.

Gates open at 7 a.m. on Saturday with Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series time trials set to begin at 9 a.m.  Comp, KPE Top Dragster, and Sunset Performance Top Sportsman Qualifying rounds at 1 and 4 p.m.  Tickets are $20 for adults, children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information call the 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, South Central Division NHRA Texas Sportsman Challenge:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Joey Tanksley, Greenwell Springs, La., dragster, A/D, 6.362 seconds, -0.618 (under index)
2) Craig Bourgeois, Metarie, La., dragster, B/ND, 6.992, -0.568
3) Clark Smiley, Denver City, Texas, '09 GXP, BB/A, 7.320, -0.540
4) Kevin Duet, Raceland, La., dragster, A/ND, 6.899, -0.531
5) Keith Hall, Ravenna, Texas, '05 Cavalier, E/SM, 8.483, -0.517
6) Keith Mawhee, Carrollton, Texas, '02 Cavalier, D/A, 7.746, -0.504
7) Adam Hickey, Ponchatoula, La., dragster, B/DA, 6.915, -0.475
8) Ray Goodman, Boerne, Texas, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.558, -0.262

SUPER STOCK
1) Korey Mawhee, Frisco, Texas, '95 Achieva, GT/EA, 9.726 seconds, -0.924 (under index)
2) Jarrod Granier, Labadieville, La., '66 Nova, SS/F, 9.427, -0.923
3) Tony Cowell, Hudson Oakes, Texas, '81 Camaro, GT/IA, 10.291, -0.909
4) Stephen Bell, Shreveport, La., '15 Camaro, FSS/B, 8.318, -0.882
5) Norman Marsden, Santo, Texas, '66 Nova, GT/IA, 10.360, -0.840
6) Harvey Emmons III, Friendswood, Texas, '05 Cavalier, GT/BA, 9.426, -0.824
7) Jonathan Womack, Houston, Texas, '05 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.832, -0.818
8) Joel Covington, Center, Texas, '98 Grand Am, GT/BA, 9.437, -0.813
9) Brett Candies, Thibodaux, La., '10 Mustang, FSS/E, 9.240, -0.810
10) Hagen Gary, Pearland, Texas, '02 Camaro, GT/GA, 10.092, -0.808

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Thomas Marlow, Mesquite, Texas, '10 Mustang, FS/G, 10.332 seconds, -1.018 (under index)
2) Stephen Bell, Shreveport, La., '15 Camaro, FS/A, 8.725, -0.975
3) Brian Massingill, Houston, Texas, '15 Camaro, FS/C, 9.373, -0.927
4) Gary Emmons, Friendswood, Texas, '14 Mustang, FS/A, 8.811, -0.889
5) Ed Ridenhour, Kennedale, Texas, '78 Volare, H/SA, 11.277, -0.873
6) Steven Hall, Sweeney, Texas, '88 Mustang, K/S, 11.679, -0.871
7) J Allen Sherman, Donaldsonville, La., '00 Corvette, C/SA, 10.534, -0.866
8) Sammy La Porte, New Iberia, La., '87 Pontiac, M/SA, 11.986, -0.864
9) Heather Park, Aubrey, Texas, '67 Mustang, C/SA, 10.540, -0.860
10) Ron Segura, New Iberia, La., '70 GTX, B/SA, 10.396, -0.854

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., '13 Camaro, 6.566 seconds, 213.67 mph
2) Chris Gulitti, Spring, Texas, '68 Camaro, 6.617, 214.11
3) Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., '68 Camaro, 6.658, 210.73
4) Royce Freeman, Lindsay, Okla., '10 GXP, 6.726, 208.59
5) Trent Wilson, Castroville, Texas, '68 Camaro, 6.795, 203.83
6) Glenn Wright, Odessa, Texas, '12 Camaro, 6.829, 201.31
7) Kamron Wright, Odesa, Texas, '13 GXP, 6.831, 202.30
8) Mario Boesch, Kenner, La., '03 Grand Am, 6.917, 204.79
9) Vince Hoda, Diamondhead, Miss., '68 Camaro, 6.928, 201.64
10) Joe Pigford, Pasadena, Texas, '13 Camaro, 7.110, 194.60

TOP DRAGSTER
1) William Kruse, Alvin, Texas, dragster, 6.082 seconds, 233.20 mph
2) Jenifer White, Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.307, 216.58
3) Mario Boesch, Kenner, La., dragster, 6.358, 218.72
4) Mark Jones, Marrero, La., dragster, 6.389, 217.21
5) Ross Laris, Raceland, La., dragster, 6.410, 217.35
6) Jimmy Thibodeaux, Lake Charles, La., dragster, 6.454, 208.75
7) James Ogden, League City, Texas, dragster, 6.462, 210.08
8) Elie Mc GEE, Gray, La., dragster, 6.479, 216.79
9) Pete Vicari, Harvey, La., dragster, 6.481, 215.55
10) Michael Kile, Westlake, La., dragster, 6.484, 221.60

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY-DAVIDSON
1) Eddie Glaze, Houston, Texas, '10 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.002 seconds reaction time
2) Dave Gautreaux, River Ridge, La., '03 Suzuki Gsxr1000, ETMX, 0.002
3) Micheal Nash, Texarkana, Texas, '12 Koenig, ETMX, 0.005
4) Derek Dorey, Kingwood, Texas, '03 Trac Razor, ETMX, 0.007
5) Rickey Bobby Kay, Humble, Texas, '92 Kawasaki GPZ, ETMX, 0.012
6) Robert Sanders, Katy, Texas, '82 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.014
7) Lisa Bennett, Lucas, Texas, '95 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.016
8) Andy Millet, Denaham Springs, La., '86 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.058
9) Stephen Trosclair, Walker, La., '83 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.059
10) Dean LeBlanc, New Iberia, La., '09 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.134


Preview

BAYTOWN, Texas - Royal Purple Raceway will host the NHRA South Central Division on June 19-21. The event is one of 45 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.  Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Sunset Performance 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.

Gates at Royal Purple Raceway open at 7 a.m. Friday thru Sunday. Qualifying and time trials start at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify at 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 1 and 4 p.m. Eliminations start Sunday at 8 a.m. Round one for Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator start at 10:30 a.m.

Tickets for Royal Purple Raceway are $20 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday.  Children 12 years old and under are admitted free with a paid adult.  

For more information call Royal Purple Raceway, (281) 383-7223, or visit www.RoyalPurpleRaceway.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Texas Sportsman Challenge, one 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 Sunset Performance 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: 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, June 19-21

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, June 19 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Time Trials start at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify at 3 p.m.

SATURDAY, June 20 Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify at 1 and 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 21 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Eliminations start at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator begin at 10:30 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.

2014 EVENT WINNERS: Duane Shields, Top Alcohol Dragster; Jay Payne, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Adam Hickey, Comp Eliminator; Jerry Emmons, Super Stock; Deborah Ridenhour, Stock Eliminator; Dan Foley, Super Comp; We Neely, Super Gas; Clint Parker, Super Street, Leslie Dugas, Top Sportsman; Michelle LeBleu, 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 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 Performance 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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