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2015 NHRA Kansas Nationals Ticket Renewal Important Dates

POSTED ON November 18th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, News

Ticket renewals for the 2015 NHRA Kansas Nationals are schedule to begin Jan 15th. The deadline to renew will be Feb 26th, with the public on sale date scheduled to start March 5th.

*We will be sending renewal packets in the mail, along with emails reminders as the renewal date approaches.

*If you have had any changes in  contact information,  please contact us at 800-884-NHRA so we may update your account.

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2015 NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series Schedule Announced

POSTED ON November 18th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, News

Officials from NHRA and Harley-Davidson today announced the 2015 NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series schedule. The popular series, highlighted by the Top Fuel and Pro Fuel classes, brings high-energy motorcycle racing to fans nationwide.

The NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series will compete at tracks across the country and will hold at least one race in each of the seven NHRA divisions. The majority of the events will take place in conjunction with NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events with competition in Top Fuel Harley being expanded to four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events with stops in Pomona, Las Vegas, Topeka and Bristol.

These two-wheeled rockets will race at five new tracks in the Lucas Oil Series as they visit Montgomery Motorsports Park in Montgomery, Alabama; Route 66 Raceway outside Chicago; No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, Louisiana; Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Sonoma Raceway just north of San Francisco.  

Tommy Grimes and Damian Cownden are locked in a battle for the 2014 Top Fuel Harley Championship entering this weekend’s 2014 final event, while Johnny Vickers has already wrapped up the 2014 Pro Fuel Harley title with four wins on the season.  Top Fuel Harley, Pro Fuel Harley, Pro Gas, Draggin’ Bagger, Street Pro, Hot Street and Screamin’ Eagle Performance will all take to the track this weekend in Las Vegas and at events in 2015.

The racers will vie for an exclusive NHRA Wally® Trophy awarded to winners in each category during winner’s circle activities.   The season-ending champion in Top Fuel and Pro Fuel will receive a specially designed Wally Trophy as well as a year-end bonus. The best seven of 10 races will count for points toward the year-end championship.

“The NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series has been phenomenally successful in raising the visibility of Sportsman Harley drag racers among a large and diverse audience and showcasing the Screamin’ Eagle performance products that allow them to demonstrate their speed and talent at venues around the country,” said Harley-Davidson Racing Manager Kris Schoonover.  “We’re happy to be involved and look forward to another great year in 2015.”

2015 NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series Schedule

Feb. 5-8 Auto Club Raceway at Pomona (Top Fuel only) Pomona, Calif.
March 20-22 No Problem Raceway Belle Rose, La.
April 10-12 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Top Fuel only) Las Vegas
April 17-19 Montgomery Motorsports Park (Non Top Fuel event) Montgomery, Ala.
April 24-25 Virginia Motorsports Park (Non Top Fuel event) Dinwiddie, Va.
May 15-17 Summit Motorsports Park Norwalk, Ohio
May 22-24 Heartland Park Topeka (Top Fuel only) Topeka, Kan.
June 5-7 Route 66 Raceway Joliet, Ill.
June 12-14 Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park Tulsa, Okla.
June 19-21 Bristol Dragway (Top Fuel only) Bristol, Tenn.
June 19-21 Bandimere Speedway (Non Top Fuel event) Denver
July 24-26 Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, Calif.
Aug. 21-23 Pacific Raceways (Non Top Fuel event) Seattle
Nov. 5-8 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas

Enders-Stevens, Hagan crown championship years with Finals wins

POSTED ON November 17th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, News

Erica Enders-Stevens became the first woman to win an NHRA Pro Stock world championship title Sunday when she defeated her closest points rival, Jason Line, in the final round of the Auto Club NHRA Finals.

In other racing, Matt Hagan claimed the Funny Car world championship in dramatic fashion over John Force and also won the season-ending race, and Andrew Hines took the Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship by racing to a first-round victory. Morgan Lucas earned the Top Fuel race victory, and Hector Arana Jr. captured the Pro Stock Motorcycle win.

Enders-Stevens raced to her sixth victory of the season when Line fouled at the start in the winner-take-all final-round meeting at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. She is the third woman to win a world championship in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, joining three-time Top Fuel champion Shirley Muldowney and three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Angelle Sampey.

Enders-Stevens led a major charge this season by female racers in NHRA that resulted in 14 victories by four drivers. She was joined in the winner’s circle during the year by Courtney Force and Alexis DeJoria in Funny Car and Angie Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Brittany Force raced to four runner-up finishes and three No.1 qualifying positions in Top Fuel.

Erica Enders-Stevens

“It’s awesome to be a part of this female movement in NHRA,” Enders-Stevens said. “I think it goes to show what we’re capable of and what a great platform NHRA gives all of us girls to climb the ladder and to get to where we want to go.

“To join two of my heroes, Shirley Muldowney and Angelle Sampey, who are both my friends now, as NHRA world champions, is simply unreal. The words of advice I’ve received from those two women means so much to me.”

Enders-Stevens, whose early life as an NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League competitor was the subject of a popular Disney Channel original movie in 2003, began pursuing this goal in 2005 when she made her Pro Stock debut. After advancing to six final rounds in her first eight seasons she broke through with her first victory in 2012 at Chicago. She challenged for the championship the last three seasons, finishing a career-best fourth in 2012.

This season she led the points standings for most of the season and overcame a slow start in the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship by rallying in the last four playoff races to post a pair of semifinal finishes in St. Louis and Reading and closed her championship run with back-to-back victories in Las Vegas and Pomona. She also posted six No. 1 qualifying positions, including four during the Countdown, at the controls of her Elite Motorsports Chevy Camaro.

“I was a little kid with a big dream,” Enders-Stevens said. “I started racing junior dragsters and then moved into sportsman racing and moved on up the ranks to the pro level and now 10 years later here I am in Pro Stock. It’s an awesome feeling and I feel so blessed.”

Matt Hagan

In Funny Car, Hagan claimed his second world championship title when he won his semifinal round over Tommy Johnson Jr. He then put an exclamation point on his title by racing to his fourth victory of the season and 14th of his career by defeating second place finisher John Force in the final round.

Hagan powered to a final round performance of 4.076 seconds at 310.77 mph in his Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger to hold off Force’s Castrol GTX Ford Mustang, which finished in 4.086 at 276.58.

“I think that the championship was really what we were after, and the race win was kind of icing on the cake,” Hagan said. “But it just solidifies that we had a great race car. To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best, and everybody says he’s the best, so we beat him, and that’s what’s cool about this deal. It was nice to finish it out here strong. We beat him here last year at this time, and we did it again this year. Hat’s off to him. They’ve got a great car, but we had a little better one today.”

Hagan, who earned his first world championship in 2011, scored four victories this season, including three in the Countdown playoffs to wrap up the championship after finishing the regular season in eighth place. Hagan, who moonlights as a cattle rancher in his southwest Virginia home, has finished first or second in the points in four of the last five seasons.

“There’s a lot of guys who have been out here their entire careers and haven’t won one of these so you never take any of it for granted,” Hagan said. “We gave these fans what they were waiting for and paid for, and hopefully, we can go out and win another one, but it’s just great to be in this experience and be a part of this.”

Morgan Lucas

Lucas took his second Top Fuel victory of the season and 11th of his career by posting two of the top three-quickest runs in category history to hold off newly-crowned Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher in the final round. Schumacher earned a record eighth Top Fuel world championship at the end of qualifying on Saturday.

Lucas, who ran a part-time schedule this season, raced to round wins over Billy Torrence, Shawn Langdon and Antron Brown in early rounds before defeating Schumacher in the final. He posted a 3.707 to win the semi match with Brown and then saved his best for last, posting a track record 3.704 to take the final-round win over Schumacher.

“I feel like I’m doing a better job behind the wheel on a part-time basis than I ever did racing full-time,” Lucas said. “The car was fast, and it was on a string. I almost didn’t have to steer it or do anything. It felt like I was strapped to a missile. I had a lot of fun today.”

Hines captured his fourth Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship and first since 2006 when he claimed the first-round win over Katie Sullivan. Hines raced to six victories during the season to earn his first championship in the Countdown era aboard his Screamin’ Eagle Vance and Hines Harley-Davidson.

“I’ve been waiting a long time to be able to write ‘4x’ next to my name,” Hines said. “It was nice to finally get it done, but also to get it done with a win. I didn’t really want to have to be the guy who waited for someone else to lose to clinch it. It’s great to get that big trophy and that big check, but the biggest trophies I have are my wife, Tanya, and my kids, Declan and Rion.”

Hector Arana Jr,

Arana Jr. went on to claim the race victory on his Lucas Oil Buell, taking his second win of the season and ninth of his career by outrunning Hines’ teammate Eddie Krawiec in the final round.

“I popped the clutch and never saw Eddie,” Arana Jr. said. “My bike went straight down the track and it was an amazing feeling. This is going to be a good off-season. I’m glad we got the win for the team. This is a good confidence booster. It’s good for our morale for the next four months.”

The 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season begins Feb. 5-8 at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona (Calif.).


Detailed coverage and features from the Auto Club NHRA Finals can be found on NationalDragster.net.

 

2014 NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES STANDINGS
Updated 11/16/2014 (Following the final of 24 events; Season victories in parentheses)
TOP FUEL
Place Driver Points
1. Tony Schumacher, Austin, Texas, U.S. Army dragster (5) 2594
2. J.R. Todd, Indianapolis, Optima/Advance Auto Parts dragster (1) 2463
3. Spencer Massey, Fort Worth, Texas, Red Fuel dragster (3) 2430
4. Shawn Langdon, Indianapolis, Al-Anabi Racing dragster (1) 2419
5. Doug Kalitta, Ypsilanti, Mich., Mac Tools dragster (2) 2407
6. Steve Torrence, Kilgore, Texas, Capco Contactors dragster 2406
7. Antron Brown, Indianapolis, Matco Tools dragster (6) 2405
8. Khalid alBalooshi, Los Angeles, Al-Anabi Racing dragster (2) 2326
9. Richie Crampton, Indianapolis, GEICO/Lucas Oil dragster (2) 2299
10. Brittany Force, Yorba Linda, Calif., Castrol Edge dragster 2249
FUNNY CAR
1. Matt Hagan, Christiansburg, Va., Mopar/Rocky Boots Dodge Charger (4) 2628
2. John Force, Yorba Linda, Calif., Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang (3) 2585
3. Tommy Johnson Jr., Avon, Ind., Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger (1) 2442
4. Courtney Force, Yorba Linda, Calif., Traxxas Ford Mustang (4) 2421
5. Robert Hight, Yorba Linda, Calif., Auto Club Ford Mustang (5) 2414
6. Del Worsham, Villa Park, Calif., DHL Toyota Camry (1) 2393
7. Alexis DeJoria, Austin, Texas, Patron XO Cafe Toyota Camry (3) 2382
8. Ron Capps, Carlsbad, Calif., NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger (2) 2375
9. Tim Wilkerson, Springfield, Ill., Levi, Ray & Shoup Ford Mustang 2310
10. Cruz Pedregon, Brownsburg, Ind., Snap-on Tools Toyota Camry (1) 2244
PRO STOCK
1. Erica Enders-Stevens, New Orleans, Elite Motorsports Chevy Camaro (6) 2639
2. Jason Line, Mooresville, N.C., Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro (4) 2600
3. Dave Connolly, Mooresville, N.C., Charter Chevy Camaro (3) 2481
4. Shane Gray, Mooresville, N.C., Gray Manufacturing Chevy Camaro (1) 2463
5. Jeg Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, JEGS.com/Mopar Dodge Dart (2) 2445
6. Allen Johnson, Greeneville, Tenn., Team Mopar Dodge Dart (4) 2403
7. Jonathan Gray, Mooresville, N.C., Gray Motorsports Chevy Camaro (1) 2385
8. Vincent Nobile, Dix Hills, N.Y., Mountain View Tire Chevy Camaro (1) 2364
9. V. Gaines, Lakewood, Colo., Kendall Oil Dodge Avenger 2269
10. Chris McGaha, Odessa, Texas, Harlow Sammons of Odessa Chevy Camaro 2168
PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE (following the final of 16 events)
1. Andrew Hines, Brownsburg, Ind., Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson (6) 2689
2. Eddie Krawiec, Brownsburg, Ind., Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson (5) 2620
3. Hector Arana Jr, Milltown, Ind., Lucas Oil Buell (2) 2472
4. Matt Smith, King, N.C., Nitro Fish Buell 2416
5. Steve Johnson, Birmingham, Ala., South Point Hotel & Casino Suzuki (1) 2369
6. Scotty Pollacheck, Medford, Ore., Petrolhead Apparel Buell 2350
7. Hector Arana, Milltown, Ind., Lucas Oil Buell 2319
8. John Hall, Hamden, Conn., Matt Smith Racing Buell 2253
9. Angie Smith, King, N.C., Kandy Racing Buell (1) 2223
10. Michael Ray, New Braunfels, Texas, Michael Ray Buell 2144

Article Re-posted from NHRA.com

2015 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series schedule announced

POSTED ON November 17th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, News

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns for a 14th season with premier events taking place across the country in all seven NHRA divisions. The 2015 schedule will feature 45 divisional events with a minimum of six in each of the seven divisions. There will also be 25 regional events featuring the 260-mph Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car classes.

The 2015 season will see a return to Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. and Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, N.C. The 2015 season will begin in Orlando Feb. 13-15, and concludes in Las Vegas, Nov. 5-8.

The new season will also include the addition of two doubleheader weekends at Heartland Park Topeka in Topeka, Kan., Aug. 13-16 and Rocky Mountain Raceways in West Valley, Utah, Sept. 24-27.

The ultra-competitive series will feature three sportsman-focused national events during the season, the JEGS SPORTSnationals events during the course of the racing season. The JEGS Cajun SPORTSnationals will be held at No Problem Raceway, March 20-22; the JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals, returns to Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway, May 29-31; and the JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals, Sept. 18-20 at National Trail Raceway. Regional, divisional and national championship points as well as a purse of more than $500,000 in seven categories will be up for grabs during the course of the racing season.

“Having come through the Sportsman ranks myself, I know how important it is to have the support you need to compete,” said Morgan Lucas of Lucas Oil Products. “These are our people, these are our customers. The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series is the core of our sport. I know I speak for everyone at Lucas Oil when I say that we’re honored to continue title sponsorship of this series.”

Bonus programs available to competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series include the $100,000 JEGS Allstars. Individual divisions may also have additional bonus programs available to racers.

Some prominent graduates of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series who have gone on to successful careers in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series include Brandon Bernstein, Morgan Lucas, Shawn Langdon, Courtney Force, Alexis DeJoria, and Jeg Coughlin.

2015 NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES SCHEDULE
Northeast Division
April 24-25 Virginia Motorsports Park Petersburg, Va.
May 22-24 Maple Grove Raceway Reading, Pa.
June 26-28 Lebanon Valley Dragway West Lebanon, N.Y.
July 17-19 New England Dragway Epping, N.H.
July 31-Aug. 2 Atco Raceway Atco, N.J.
Aug. 14-16 Cecil County Dragway Rising Sun, Md.
Sept. 11-13 Old Bridge Twp. Raceway Park Englishtown, N.J.
Southeast Division
Feb. 13-15 Orlando Speed World Dragway Orlando, Fla.
Feb. 20-22 Auto Plus Raceway Gainesville, Fla.
March 6-8 South Georgia Motorsports Park Valdosta, Ga.
April 17-19 Montgomery Motorsports Park Montgomery, Ala.
May 29-31 Rockingham Dragway Rockingham, N.C.
Sept. 25-26 Bristol Dragway Bristol, Tenn.
Oct. 16-18 Silver Dollar Raceway Reynolds, Ga.
North Central Division
May 1-3 Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis Brownsburg, Ind.
May 15-17 Summit Motorsports Park Norwalk, Ohio
June 5-7 Route 66 Raceway Joliet, Ill.
July 24-26 National Trail Raceway Columbus, Ohio
Aug. 7-8 Gateway Motorsports Park St. Louis, Mo.
Aug. 28-30 Beech Bend Raceway Park Bowling Green, Ky.
South Central Division
March 6-8 Royal Purple Raceway Baytown, Texas
April 17-19 Texas Motorplex Ennis, Texas
May 29-31 No Problem Raceway Belle Rose, La.
June 12-14 Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park Tulsa, Okla.
Sept. 18-20 Thunder Road Raceway Park Gilliam, La.
Oct. 9-11 Thunder Valley Raceway Park Noble, Okla.
West Central Division
May 15-17 SRCA Dragstrip Great Bend, Kan.
June 6-7 Brainerd International Raceway Brainerd, Minn.
June 19-21 Bandimere Speedway Denver
Aug. 13-14 Heartland Park Topeka Topeka, Kan.
Aug. 15-16 Heartland Park Topeka Topeka, Kan.
Sept. 11-13 Tri-State Raceway Earlville, Iowa
Northwest Division
May 15-17 Firebird Raceway Boise, Idaho
June 5-7 Mission Raceway Mission, B.C.
June 27-28 Yellowstone Dragstrip Acton, Mont.
July 17-19 Woodburn Dragstrip Woodburn, Ore.
Aug. 21-23 Pacific Raceways Kent, Wash.
Sept. 18-20 Woodburn Dragstrip Woodburn, Ore.
Pacific Division
Feb. 27-Mar. 1 Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Chandler, Ariz.
April 17-19 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas
May 22-24 Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway Fontana, Calif.
July 24-26 Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, Calif.
Sept. 24-25 Rocky Mountain Raceways West Valley, Utah
Sept. 26-27 Rocky Mountain Raceways West Valley, Utah
Nov. 5-8 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas
JEGS SPORTSnationals
March 20-22 JEGS Cajun SPORTSnationals Belle Rose, La.
May 29-31 JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals Fontana, Calif.
Sept. 18-20 JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals Columbus, Ohio
2015 NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES REGIONAL SCHEDULE
East Region
Feb. 20-22 Auto Plus Raceway Gainesville, Fla.
April 24-25 Virginia Motorsports Park Petersburg, Va.
May 22-24 Maple Grove Raceway Reading, Pa.
June 26-28 Lebanon Valley Dragway West Lebanon, N.Y.
July 17-19 New England Dragway Epping, N.H.
July 31-Aug. 2 Atco Raceway Atco, N.J.
North Central Region
May 1-3 Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis Brownsburg, Ind.
May 15-17 Summit Motorsports Park Norwalk, Ohio
June 5-7 Route 66 Raceway Joliet, Ill.
July 24-26 National Trail Raceway Columbus, Ohio
Aug. 7-8 Gateway Motorsports Park St. Louis, Mo.
Aug. 28-30 Beech Bend Raceway Park Bowling Green, Ky.
Central Region
April 17-19 Texas Motorplex Ennis, Texas
June 12-13 Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park Tulsa, Okla.
June 19-21 Bandimere Speedway Denver
Aug. 13-15 Heartland Park Topeka Topeka, Kan.
Sept. 11-13 Tri-State Raceway Earlville, Iowa
Oct. 9-11 Thunder Valley Raceway Park Noble, Okla.
West Region
Feb. 27-Mar. 1 Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Chandler, Ariz.
April 17-19 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas
June 5-7 Mission Raceway Mission, B.C.
July 17-19 Woodburn Dragstrip Woodburn, Ore.
Aug. 21-23 Pacific Raceways Kent, Wash.
Sept. 18-20 Woodburn Dragstrip Woodburn, Ore.
Nov. 6-8 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas

 

Jr. Drag 13-18 Points Standings – 10-19-14

POSTED ON October 20th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, Jr. Drag 13-18
Car # Driver Hometown Body “A” Points
1 5054 Aidan Eckart Raytown, MO 12 MX2 3186
2 5398 Ruby DeGood Kansas City, MO 11 Halfscale 2730
3 5530 Blaine Miller Eudora, KS 01 Chillen 2291
4 521 Madelyn Stallbaumer Topeka, KS 04 Spitzer 2148
5 5577 Gaige Beasley Milford, KS 01 Halfscale 2143
6 5075 Andrew Martinez Topeka, KS 99 Spitzer 1849
7 5313 Sierra Bird Oak Grove, MO 00 Unknown 1791
8 5171 Ashley Miller Eudora, KS 01 Chillen 1442
8 5422 Bailey Crouse Kansas City, MO 06 McPhantom 1295
9 590X Wayne Gunnels Jr. Raymore, MO 04 MX3 1248
11 5093 Kaylee Duncan Richmond, MO 12 Motivational 887
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