2012 LODRS Schedule

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  1. dlgerard

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: NHRA Communications, (626) 914-4761
    NHRA Media Center Online: http://media.nhra.com

    NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES TO FEATURE 43 EVENTS INCLUDING NEW REGIONAL LEVEL IN 2012

    GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2011) – NHRA released its 2012 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series schedule today, which features 43 events, with a minimum of five races conducted in each of NHRA’s seven divisions and four series specialty events.

    In its 11th year, the Lucas Oil Series also includes the addition of a newly created Regional level of events that will feature the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car categories. There will be four Regions: East, North Central, Central and West with a total of 23 Regional events across the country.

    Returning to the schedule in 2012 will be Orlando Speedworld Dragway with an event on Feb. 10-12 and the addition of a second stop at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March.
    NHRA Lucas Oil Series drivers in seven categories compete for valuable points leading to regional, divisional and national championships and a share of over $500,000 purse. The series also includes three sportsman-focused national events: the JEGS NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals in Belle Rose, La.; the JEGS NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals in Fontana, Calif.; and the JEGS NHRA Northern SPORTSnationals in Columbus, Ohio.

    Other categories that compete in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series are Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. Some divisions also opt to run additional categories, including Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson.

    "Sportsman racing is the core of our sport and the people that compete at this level are not only our customers, but our friends,” said Forrest Lucas, owner and CEO of Lucas Oil Products. “It gives us great pride to support the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and we’re excited about a promising 2012 season.”

    Bonus programs available to competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series include the $100,000 JEGS Allstars, the NHRA Perfectly Strange Performance Award, in which a total of $45,000 is up for grabs throughout, and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson. Individual divisions may also have additional bonus programs available to racers.
    Some prominent graduates of the NHRA Lucas Oil Series who have gone on to successful careers in the NHRA Full Throttle Series include Brandon Bernstein, Morgan Lucas, Shawn Langdon, Alexis DeJoria, and Jeg Coughlin.

    Headquartered in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products was founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket. The Lucas Oil product line features engine oils, greases, gear lubes and problem-solving additives for everyday cars and trucks. In addition, Lucas Oil continues to be directly involved in the American racing industry at all levels through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing events. More information on Lucas Oil Products can be found by visiting www.LucasOil.com.

    Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2011. As the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States, NHRA presents 22 national events featuring the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

    2012 NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES SCHEDULE

    NORTHEAST DIVISION
    April 20-21 Virginia Motorsports Park Dinwiddie, Va. **
    May 25-27 Maple Grove Raceway Mohnton, Pa. **
    June 22-24 Lebanon Valley Dragway West Lebanon, N.Y. **
    July 20-22 New England Dragway Epping, N.H. **
    Aug. 3-5 Atco Raceway Atco, N.J.
    Aug. 17-19 Cecil County Dragway Rising Sun, Md. **
    Sept. 7-9 Old Bridge Township Raceway Park Englishtown, N.J.

    SOUTHEAST DIVISION
    Feb. 10-12 Orlando Speedworld Dragway Orlando, Fla.
    Feb. 17-19 Gainesville Raceway Gainesville, Fla. **
    March 2-4 South Georgia Motorsports Park Valdosta, Ga.
    June 22-23 Atlanta Dragway Commerce, Ga.
    Sept 28-30 Bristol Dragway Bristol, Tenn.
    Oct. 12-14 Silver Dollar Raceway Reynolds, Ga.

    NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION
    April 27-29 Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis Indianapolis **
    May 18-20 Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park Norwalk, Ohio **
    June 8-10 Route 66 Raceway Joliet, Ill. **
    July 20-22 National Trail Raceway Hebron, Ohio **
    July 28-29 Mid-Michigan Motorplex Stanton, Mich.
    Aug. 24-26 Beech Bend Raceway Park Bowling Green, Ky. **

    SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION
    March 2-4 Royal Purple Raceway Park Baytown, Texas
    April 20-22 Texas Motorplex Ennis, Texas
    June 1-3 No Problem Raceway Belle Rose, La.
    June 22-24 Tulsa Raceway Park Tulsa, Okla. **
    Sept. 14-16 Thunder Valley Raceway Park Noble, Okla. **
    Oct. 12-14 Royal Purple Raceway Park Baytown, Texas

    WEST CENTRAL DIVISION
    May 5-6 SRCA Dragstrip Great Bend, Kan.
    June 2-3 Brainerd International Raceway Brainerd, Minn.
    June 15-17 Bandimere Speedway Morrison, Colo. **
    Aug. 10-11 Cordova Raceway Park Cordova, Ill. **
    Aug. 24-25 Heartland Park Topeka Topeka, Kan. **
    Sept. 7-9 Tri-State Raceway Earlville, Iowa **

    NORTHWEST DIVISION
    May 4-6 Firebird Raceway Boise, Idaho
    May 25-27 Mission Raceway Mission, B.C. **
    June 22-24 Spokane County Raceway Spokane, Wash.
    July 13-15 Woodburn Dragstrip Woodburn, Ore. **
    Aug. 17-18 Pacific Raceways Kent, Wash.
    Sept. 7-9 Woodburn Dragstrip Woodburn, Ore. **

    PACIFIC DIVISION
    Feb. 24-26 Firebird International Raceway Chandler, Ariz.
    March 23-25 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas **
    June 9-10 Top Gun Raceway Fallon, Nev.
    July 20-22 Infineon Raceway Sonoma, Calif. **
    Nov. 2-4 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas **

    NHRA LUCAS OIL SERIES SPECIAL EVENTS
    March 16-18 JEGS NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals Belle Rose, La.
    TBA JEGS NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals Fontana, Calif.
    June 30 JEGS Allstars Joliet, Ill.
    Sept. 21-23 JEGS NHRA Northern SPORTSnationals Hebron, Ohio

    ** Denotes Regional events with Top Alcohol classes

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  2. Greg Schenck

    Greg Schenck Well-Known Member

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    No alcohol for Louisiana or Texas.
     
  3. Steve Bowers

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    hmmmm.no bakersfield..what happend??
     
  4. div1compguru

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    wow no alcohol for E-TOWN OR ATCO
     
  5. Charlie Yannetti

    Charlie Yannetti Well-Known Member

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    It's hard for me to believe that NHRA would have Alcohol at Lebanon Valley and Cecil County instead of Atco and E-Town.. I guess safety wasn't a consideration..

    And I thought that Cecil County was done as a D1 track with year after year of water problems and no safety updates.. but there I go thinking again..

    And I would hate to be a D2 Alcohol guy looking at driving from Florida to New Hampshire for a Regional race.. will they be allowed Out of Region races??
     
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