Booher, Drew win at Gateway Motorsports Park

8/8/2015


DIVISION 3
Gateway Motorsports Park
Madison, Ill., Aug. 7-8, 2015

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


Saturday

ST. LOUIS, Mo.

Brandon Booher and Ray Drew took the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division NAPA Auto Parts All American Hot Rod Showdown powered by Life on the Line Film at Gatesway Motorsports Park.

Local resident Brandon Booher, if Urbana, Ill., scored his 5th regional/divisional event win beating Megan Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan. in the final with a lap of 5.481 seconds at 268.22 mph to Meyer's 5.496, 264.03. 

Meyer made her competition debut here and made three good, consistent runs during eliminations, but Booher had a small advantage at the green and opened the gap over the first half of the track to take the win in Top Alcohol Dragster in his eighth final round.

Ray Drew, Hales Corners, Wis., picked up his second Top Alcohol Funny Car win outrunning Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, at 5.679, 253.22 in the final.  Drew had a great light, went right down the groove to take the win while Williams launched his car and struggled to make it through the lane. Drew had his first win last year, at the Division 3 opener at Indianapolis.

In Comp Eliminator Craig Bourgeois, Metarie, La., had a great light, but his car headed out toward the wall and he struggled trying to get it back in the groove. Meanwhile, Robert Bailey, Wabash, Ind. made his full pass in 6.727 seconds, at 183.87 mph, to break a long winning dry spell and grab his first divisional Comp Eliminator trophy since 2007. It's his fourth, in 16 final round appearances.

In Stock Eliminator it was the first-ever divisional final round for both drivers, ensuring a first-time winner. Tommy Pettigrew, Gallatin, Tenn., led at the light, as Tim Tosto, Wentzville, Mo., was late and Pettigrew earned his first-ever Stock trophy by a couple car lengths. 

In other racing events: Devin Isenhower, Lebanon, in his first-ever divisional final round, put together a nice 0.010 package to win the Super Comp; Drew Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., had a nice light, and a nice run to earn his sixth divisional win and his second in Super Stock; in Super Gas Steve Theodor, Columbus, Ohio, ran his tally up to six divisional wins; and Bob Schmidt, Grove City, Ohio, earned his second Super Street win in his second final round

In Top Dragster Mark Jones, Marrero, La., won the battle at the starting line, but took too much stripe and Tim Paap, Charleston, Ill, grabbed his first-ever trophy in his first-ever final round.  In Top Sportsman Jeffrey Barker, Kathleen, Ga., nabbed his 16th victory, in 22 final rounds, continuing the domination he showed with three straight wins in Division 2 to open the 2015 season.

The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series NAPA Auto Parts Presents All American Hot Rod Showdown Powered by Life on the Line Film at Gateway Motorsports Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
Brandon Booher, Urbana, Ill., 5.418, 268.22  def.
Megan Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.496, 264.03.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Ray Drew, Hales Corners, Wis., '14 Mustang, 5.679, 253.52  def.
Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, '04 Firebird, 14.228, 69.27.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Robert Bailey, Wabash, Ind., dragster, A/ED, 6.727, 183.87  def.
Craig Bourgeois, Metarie, La., dragster, B/ND, 7.600, 135.62.

SUPER STOCK
Drew Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '10 Mustang, FSS/E, 9.007, 141.33  def.
Larry Hodge, La Place, Ill., '86 Monte Carlo, SS/KA, 10.325, 127.04.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Tommy Pettigrew, Gallatin, Tenn., '77 Firebird, K/SA, 11.817, 111.54  def.
Tim Tosto, Wentzville, Mo., '69 Camaro, B/S, 10.635, 125.76.

SUPER COMP
Devin Isenhower, Lebanon, Ind., dragster, 8.907, 166.62  def.
Ryan Richardson, Greenbrier, Tenn., dragster, 8.908, 167.07.

SUPER GAS
Steve Theodor, Columbus, Ohio, '63 Corvette, 9.883, 158.99  def.
Jeremy Siffring, Arlington, Neb., '03 Corvette, 9.865, 159.99.

SUPER STREET
Bob Schmidt, Grove City, Ohio, '67 Chevy II, 11.313, 102.45  def.
Michelle Furr, Galax, Va., '68 Camaro, 11.416, 111.44.

TOP DRAGSTER
Tim Paap, Charleston, Ill., dragster, 6.379, 201.64  def.
Mark Jones, Marrero, La., dragster, 6.352, 209.10.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Jeffrey Barker, Kathleen, Ga., '06 Cobalt, 6.681, 200.32  def.
Marco Abruzzi, Warren, Ohio, '68 Camaro, 7.011, 197.08.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division NAPA Auto Parts Presents All American Hot Rod Showdown Powered by Life on the Line Film (Top Alcohol final qualifying from Friday, August 7):

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Mia Tedesco, Pittsburg, Pa., 5.270 seconds, 275.84 mph
2) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.336, 269.19
3) Robin Samsel, Marion, Ind., 5.364, 270.97
4) Tripp Tatum, Germantown, Md., 5.376, 271.95
5) Brandon Booher, Urbana, Ill., 5.409, 266.21
6) Megan Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.436, 264.96
7) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.457, 264.60
8) Gary Cooper, Wichita, Kan., 5.475, 261.52
Not Qualified
9) Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., 5.537, 265.38
10) Noah Condo, Monticello, Ind., 5.647, 254.81
11) Don Nolan, Manchester, Ky., 5.770, 239.61

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Steve Harker, Gainesville, Ga., '15 Camaro, 5.555 seconds, 256.45 mph
2) Andy Bohl, Racine, Wis., '08 Mustang, 5.651, 256.21
3) Mark Billington, Prosper, Texas, '05 Monte Carlo, 5.784, 252.19
4) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, '04 Firebird, 5.816, 249.07
5) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, '15 Camaro, 5.864, 246.26
6) Ray Drew, Hales Corners, Wis., '14 Mustang, 5.928, 216.17
7) Ro Yale, Bellaire, Texas, '96 Daytona, 6.064, 212.29
8) Steve Franke, Indianapolis, Ind., '04 Camaro, 7.163, 196.27
Not Qualified
9) Todd Robertson, Harrison Twp., Mich., '12 Monte Carlo, 7.643, 129.93

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Greg Kamplain, Brownsburg, Ind., dragster, B/ED, 6.848 seconds, -0.622 (under index)
2) Ray Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., dragster, B/EA, 7.612, -0.608
3) Bruno Massel, Woodridge, Ill., '10 Cobalt, DD/AT, 7.012, -0.608
4) Troy Galbraith, Indianapolis, Ind., dragster, B/DA, 6.776, -0.604
5) Chad Voges, St. Peters, Mo., '32 Bantam, K/AA, 7.651, -0.599
6) Robert Bailey, Wabash, Ind., dragster, A/ED, 6.614, -0.596
7) Craig Bourgeois, Metarie, La., dragster, B/ND, 6.983, -0.577
8) Rick Brown, Lebanon, Ohio, '00 S-10, B/TA, 8.210, -0.570
9) Jim Greenheck, Schofield, Wis., '12 Camaro, C/AA, 7.317, -0.553
10) Brian Browell, Lafayatte, Ind., dragster, D/D, 7.224, -0.536

SUPER STOCK
1) Drew Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '10 Mustang, FSS/E, 8.934 seconds, -1.116 (under index)
2) Bill Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '10 Mustang, FSS/E, 8.974, -1.076
3) William Dyer, Granite City, Ill., '85 Mustang, SS/N, 10.996, -0.954
4) David Dupps, Germantown, Ohio, '08 Cobalt, GT/EA, 9.707, -0.943
5) Todd Frantz, Louisville, Ky., '88 Beretta, GT/EA, 9.725, -0.925
6) Allen Wade, Rochester, Ind., '69 Camaro, SS/DA, 9.297, -0.903
7) Craig Sullivan, Avon, Ind., '89 Mustang, FGT/F, 9.699, -0.901
8) Tom Randall, Montgomery, Ill., '02 Cavalier, GT/CA, 9.510, -0.890
9) Dan Kyle, Laurenceburg, Ind., '87 Firebird, GT/GA, 10.021, -0.879
10) Michael Bryant, New Orleans, La., '08 G5, GT/FA, 9.929, -0.871

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Rachelle Thibert, Louisburg, Kan., '81 Malibu, K/SA, 11.646 seconds, -1.004 (under index)
2) Bill Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '14 Mustang, FS/A, 8.735, -0.965
3) Drew Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '12 Mustang, FS/B, 9.042, -0.958
4) Bob Gere, Salem, Wis., '72 Gran Sport, L/SA, 11.781, -0.919
5) David Walther, Lanesville, Ind., '66 Chevy II, F/S, 10.889, -0.911
6) Ellis Buth, Warrensburg, Ill., '76 Pinto Wgn, W/S, 15.491, -0.909
7) Travis Morgan, Brazil, Ind., '75 Malibu, M/SA, 11.945, -0.905
8) Tommy Pettigrew, Gallatin, Tenn., '77 Firebird, K/SA, 11.787, -0.863
9) Donnie Beeler, Elizabethtown, Ky., '91 Corvette, I/S, 11.346, -0.854
10) Tim Weinzapfel, Mount Vernon, Ind., '66 Belair WGN, R/S, 13.099, -0.851

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Mick Snyder, De Motte, Ind., '63 Corvette, 6.322 seconds, 220.22 mph
2) Jeffrey Barker, Kathleen, Ga., '06 Cobalt, 6.356, 221.52
3) Benjamin Board, East Peoria, Ill., '12 Camaro, 6.519, 212.69
4) Lester Johnson, Cynthiana, Ky., '55 Belair, 6.599, 210.44
5) Rick Corn, Benton, Ill., '12 Avenger, 6.609, 186.33
6) Kynon Dinkel, Terre Haute, Ind., '04 Cavalier, 6.640, 209.69
7) Andy Horne, Delaware, Ohio, '10 Mustang, 6.640, 204.88
8) Brandon Baxter, Granville, Ill., '08 Stratus, 6.719, 207.02
9) Tom Harger, Des Moines, Iowa, '96 Cutlass, 6.778, 208.55
10) Mark McDonald, Boonville, Ind., '67 Mustang, 6.780, 200.41

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Richard Edwards, Terre Haute, Ind., 'on MAN, 6.045 seconds, 229.12 mph
2) Shanna Snyder, Elkhart, Ind., dragster, 6.085, 234.90
3) Tom Elliott, Brooks, Ky., dragster, 6.150, 225.75
4) Craig Sullivan, Avon, Ind., dragster, 6.182, 220.91
5) Mike Wharram, Morton, Ill., dragster, 6.184, 228.50
6) Robert Moser, Portland, Ind., dragster, 6.250, 224.02
7) Kyle Dvorak, McHenry, Ill., dragster, 6.263, 217.39
8) John Scali Sr., Chicago, Ill., dragster, 6.274, 219.76
9) Lindsey Barker, Kathleen, Ga., dragster, 6.286, 216.03
10) Joe Hessling, Toledo, Ohio, dragster, 6.289, 224.85



Friday

ST. LOUIS, Mo. The NAPA Auto Parts presents All American Hot Rod Showdown Powered by Life on the Line Film and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series kicked off today at Gateway Motorsports Park.  The event is the fifth of six events that run through August where competitors will earn points toward national, regional, and divisional championships.

Racers in 10 different classes made qualifying and time trial runs today with eliminations in all classes scheduled for Saturday. The Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars made a pair of qualifying runs and head into eliminations with round 1 at 6 p.m. Saturday evening.  The division's Spitzer Racers Race Cars Top Dragsters and Brodix/Steve Schmidt Competition Engines Top Sportsman series are also in action this weekend with a final qualifying pass Saturday at noon before beginning eliminations.

Gates open Saturday at 7 a.m. with final racing scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.  Tickets are $19 Saturday. Children 15 years and under are admitted free with a paid adult

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division NAPA Auto Parts Presents All American Hot Rod Showdown Powered by Life on the Line Film:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Mia Tedesco, Pittsburg, Pa., 5.270 seconds, 275.84 mph
2) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.336, 269.19
3) Robin Samsel, Marion, Ind., 5.364, 270.97
4) Tripp Tatum, Germantown, Md., 5.376, 271.95
5) Brandon Booher, Urbana, Ill., 5.409, 266.21
6) Megan Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.436, 264.96
7) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.457, 264.60
8) Gary Cooper, Wichita, Kan., 5.475, 261.52
Not Qualified
9) Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., 5.537, 265.38
10) Noah Condo, Monticello, Ind., 5.647, 254.81
11) Don Nolan, Manchester, Ky., 5.770, 239.61

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Steve Harker, Gainesville, Ga., '15 Camaro, 5.555 seconds, 256.45 mph
2) Andy Bohl, Racine, Wis., '08 Mustang, 5.651, 256.21
3) Mark Billington, Prosper, Texas, '05 Monte Carlo, 5.784, 252.19
4) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, '04 Firebird, 5.816, 249.07
5) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, '15 Camaro, 5.864, 246.26
6) Ray Drew, Hales Corners, Wis., '14 Mustang, 5.928, 216.17
7) Ro Yale, Bellaire, Texas, '96 Daytona, 6.064, 212.29
8) Steve Franke, Indianapolis, Ind., '04 Camaro, 7.163, 196.27
Not Qualified
9) Todd Robertson, Harrison Twp., Mich., '12 Monte Carlo, 7.643, 129.93

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Greg Kamplain, Brownsburg, Ind., dragster, B/ED, 6.848 seconds, -0.622 (under index)
2) Ray Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., dragster, B/EA, 7.612, -0.608
3) Bruno Massel, Woodridge, Ill., '10 Cobalt, DD/AT, 7.012, -0.608
4) Troy Galbraith, Indianapolis, Ind., dragster, B/DA, 6.776, -0.604
5) Chad Voges, St. Peters, Mo., '32 Bantam, K/AA, 7.651, -0.599
6) Robert Bailey, Wabash, Ind., dragster, A/ED, 6.614, -0.596
7) Craig Bourgeois, Metarie, La., dragster, B/ND, 6.983, -0.577
8) Rick Brown, Lebanon, Ohio, '00 S-10, B/TA, 8.210, -0.570
9) Jim Greenheck, Schofield, Wis., '12 Camaro, C/AA, 7.317, -0.553
10) Brian Browell, Lafayatte, Ind., dragster, D/D, 7.224, -0.536

SUPER STOCK
1) Drew Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '10 Mustang, FSS/E, 8.934 seconds, -1.116 (under index)
2) Bill Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '10 Mustang, FSS/E, 8.974, -1.076
3) William Dyer, Granite City, Ill., '85 Mustang, SS/N, 10.996, -0.954
4) David Dupps, Germantown, Ohio, '08 Cobalt, GT/EA, 9.707, -0.943
5) Allen Wade, Rochester, Ind., '69 Camaro, SS/DA, 9.297, -0.903
6) Craig Sullivan, Avon, Ind., '89 Mustang, FGT/F, 9.699, -0.901
7) Tom Randall, Montgomery, Ill., '02 Cavalier, GT/CA, 9.510, -0.890
8) Todd Frantz, Louisville, Ky., '88 Beretta, GT/EA, 9.769, -0.881
9) Dan Kyle, Laurenceburg, Ind., '87 Firebird, GT/GA, 10.021, -0.879
10) Michael Bryant, New Orleans, La., '08 G5, GT/FA, 9.929, -0.871

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Rachelle Thibert, Louisburg, Kan., '81 Malibu, K/SA, 11.646 seconds, -1.004 (under index)
2) Bill Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '14 Mustang, FS/A, 8.735, -0.965
3) Drew Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '12 Mustang, FS/B, 9.042, -0.958
4) Bob Gere, Salem, Wis., '72 Gran Sport, L/SA, 11.781, -0.919
5) David Walther, Lanesville, Ind., '66 Chevy II, F/S, 10.889, -0.911
6) Ellis Buth, Warrensburg, Ill., '76 Pinto Wgn, W/S, 15.491, -0.909
7) Travis Morgan, Brazil, Ind., '75 Malibu, M/SA, 11.945, -0.905
8) Tommy Pettigrew, Gallatin, Tenn., '77 Firebird, K/SA, 11.787, -0.863
9) Donnie Beeler, Elizabethtown, Ky., '91 Corvette, I/S, 11.346, -0.854
10) Tim Weinzapfel, Mount Vernon, Ind., '66 Belair WGN, R/S, 13.099, -0.851

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Mick Snyder, De Motte, Ind., '63 Corvette, 6.322 seconds, 212.16 mph
2) Jeffrey Barker, Kathleen, Ga., '06 Cobalt, 6.356, 221.52
3) Benjamin Board, East Peoria, Ill., '12 Camaro, 6.519, 212.69
4) Lester Johnson, Cynthiana, Ky., '55 Belair, 6.599, 210.44
5) Rick Corn, Benton, Ill., '12 Avenger, 6.609, 186.33
6) Andy Horne, Delaware, Ohio, '10 Mustang, 6.640, 204.88
7) Kynon Dinkel, Terre Haute, Ind., '04 Cavalier, 6.647, 209.56
8) Brandon Baxter, Granville, Ill., '08 Stratus, 6.719, 207.02
9) Mark McDonald, Boonville, Ind., '67 Mustang, 6.780, 200.41
10) Mike Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, '13 Camaro, 6.788, 206.83

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Richard Edwards, Terre Haute, Ind., 'on MAN, 6.071 seconds, 229.12 mph
2) Shanna Snyder, Elkhart, Ind., dragster, 6.085, 234.90
3) Tom Elliott, Brooks, Ky., dragster, 6.150, 225.75
4) Craig Sullivan, Avon, Ind., dragster, 6.182, 220.91
5) Mike Wharram, Morton, Ill., dragster, 6.201, 226.43
6) Robert Moser, Portland, Ind., dragster, 6.250, 224.02
7) Kyle Dvorak, McHenry, Ill., dragster, 6.263, 217.39
8) John Scali Sr., Chicago, Ill., dragster, 6.274, 219.76
9) Lindsey Barker, Kathleen, Ga., dragster, 6.286, 216.03
10) Joe Hessling, Toledo, Ohio, dragster, 6.289, 224.85

The following are Friday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division NAPA Auto Parts Presents All American Hot Rod Showdown Powered by Life on the Line Film:

DRAW/RFC SUPER COMP SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY MOSER ENGINEERING
Tyler Caheely, Rock Spring, Ga., dragster, 8.988, 151.04  def.
Craig Schultz, Winona, Minn., dragster, foul.

DRAW/RFC SUPER GAS SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY MOSER ENGINEERING
Dirk Sutton, Wentzville, Mo., '92 Camaro, 9.953, 147.44  def.
Rob Kropfeld, Hamilton, Ohio, '63 Corvette, 9.942, 141.18.

DRAW/RFC SUPERSTREET SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY MOSER ENGINEERING
Bitsy Satterly, Lawrenceburg, Ky., '68 Camaro, 10.913, 132.95  def.
Larry Carter, Park Hill, Okla., '64 Nova, 10.979, 140.05.


Preview

MADISON, Ill. NAPA Auto Parts Presents All American Hot Rod Showdown Powered by Life on the Line Film and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Gateway Motorsports Park on August 7-8. The event is the one of six events in the North Central Division and 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 Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman Series and Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster Series will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Gateway Motorsports Park open at 7 a.m. both days. Qualifying and time trials are Friday at 9 a.m. and continue on Saturday at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify Friday at 3 and 8 p.m. and Saturday at noon. Eliminations for Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator begin Saturday at 4 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify Friday at 6 and 9 p.m. with eliminations on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Gateway Motorsports Park are $19 Saturday and $19 Sunday. Children 15 years and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

Gateway Motorsports Park is located five minutes from downtown St. Louis at the intersection of Interstates 55/70 and Ill. Route 203.  For more information call the track, (618) 215-8888, or visit the web site at www.GatewayMotorsportsPark.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NAPA Auto Parts presents All American Hot Rod Showdown Powered by Life on the Line Film, one of six events in North Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 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 Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman Series and Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster Series will also run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Ill. Gateway International Raceway is located five minutes from downtown St. Louis at the intersection of Interstates 55/70 and Ill. Route 203 (Exit 4).

WHEN: Friday through Saturday, Aug. 7-8

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, Aug. 7 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify at 3 & 8 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 6 & 9 p.m.

SATURDAY, Aug. 8 - Qualifying and time trials continue at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify at noon with eliminations at 4 p.m. Eliminations for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car are at 6 p.m.

 TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $19 Friday, $19 Saturday. Children 15 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information call Gateway Motorsports Park at (618)215-8888, or visit www.gatewaymsp.com.

2014 EVENT WINNERS: Jared Dreher, Top Alcohol; Steve Harker, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Shaun Vincent, Comp Eliminator; Ricky Decker, Super Stock; Chuck Weber, Stock Eliminator; Edmond Richardson, Super Comp; Luck Bogacki, Super Gas; Scotty Rienschield, Super Street; Scott Haas, Top Sportsman; Christopher Carrico, Top Dragster.

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 2016 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 point earner in each category will qualify to represent his/her division at the 2016 Jegs Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.

The winning regional and division 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 2016 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

DRAW/RFC Super Eliminator Shootouts presented by Moser Engineering: The top 8 qualifiers in Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street compete in special Shootouts presented by Moser Engineering that benefit DRAW (Drag Racing Association of Women) and RFC (Racers For Christ). Qualifying and eliminations take place on Friday.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR BONUS: A $5,250 per event non-contingent round money bonus is awarded to Competition qualifiers by the following companies: Book Racing Enterprises; Browell Bellhousing; Bullet Racing Cams; Jim Butner Auto Sales; Coan Engineering; CTECH Aluminum Trailer Cabinets; G-Force; Indy Gear; Jax Wax Car Care Products; Kamplain Machine; Liberty's Gears; Miller Electric Mfg. Co.; Quick Fuel Technology; Ray Skillman.com; T&E Auto Haulers; TL Smith Construction; Total Seal Piston Rings. Plus a year-end Spitzer Race Cars/Indy Gear Competition Eliminator Shootout presented by Indy Gear to be held Saturday, August 29 at NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky.

SPITZER RACE CARS TOP DRAGSTER CLASS: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster class are vying for division championships and a share in the $3,200 event purse as well as points leading to a divisional championship. Top Dragster racers may earn points at the six North Central Division Lucas Oil events. Points may also be earned at other NHRA division Top Sportsman series events.

BRODIX/STEVE SCHMIDT TOP SPORTSMAN CLASS: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman Class are vying for division championships and a share in the $4,400 event purse plus contingency awards as well as points leading to a divisional championship and a year-end purse of $4,500. Top Sportsman racers may earn points at the six North Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events as well as the NHRA Doorslammer National Open. Points may also be earned at other NHRA out-of-division Top Sportsman series events.

MOSER SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT: Drivers who compete in seven NHRA sportsman classes will be eligible to participate in a new sportsman shootout program sponsored by Moser Engineering. Moser Engineering Sportsman Shootout qualifying points will be earned by competitors in Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman at each North Central Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event. The Moser Sportsman Shootout will be held at the 2015 JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals with a posted purse of $15,000, with the winner taking home up to $5,000.


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