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10th Annual HOT ROD Drag Week Draws Most Racers Yet

POSTED ON August 27th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, News

10th Annual HOT ROD Drag WeekTM Draws Most Racers Yet

HOT ROD Magazine revs up for Drag WeekSeptember 7-13


EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AUGUST 27, 2014) – With over 100 more entries than last year an unprecedented 340 cars will race in the biggest event yet when HOT ROD Drag Week2014 starts September 7th.


Competitors will be put to a grueling test over five days of drag racing and more than 1,000 miles covered in the same car, with the same engine, in the search for HOT ROD’s Fastest Street Car in America. Participants will register times at four drag strips. Some of the most amazing vehicles in the world will be on display, as a few will be looking to top 200 mph in the quarter-mile in less than seven seconds.


But it’s not just about clocking the lowest elapsed time on the strips; the racers will also have to drive their vehicles on a specified route from city to city. The crew at HOT ROD will require photographic evidence from each entry that drivers are adhering to the prescribed route. Thus, drivers will be on the clock for five straight days and must remain alert to all rules.


Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park will be open September 7th from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for tech inspection and “test n’ tune.” Spectators can see the field of competitors as they undergo tech inspection then take the track for some test time prior to the first day of racing.


For the first time ever the Heads-Up Shootout will take place September 13th. This is a real race, whereas Drag Week is essentially time trials. It’s the chance for the little guys to trounce the big guys if they can. Cars will race until a winner is announced.


Follow the action at HOT ROD Drag Week2014 on Twitter using #dragweek14. Learn more about Drag Week at www.hotrod.com.


Racing hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Tulsa Raceway on Friday.


Day 1                         Sep 8 – Osage Casino Raceway Park- Tulsa, OK

Day 2                       Sep 9 – Heartland Park- Topeka, KS

Day 3                        Sep 10 – Thunder Valley Raceway- Noble, OK

Day 4                      Sep 11 – SRCA Drag Strip- Great Bend, KS

Day 5                      Sep 12 – Osage Casino Raceway- Tulsa, OK


Admission is $10 for ages 13 and up Sunday through Thursday, and $15 for the finals on Friday and the Heads Up Challenge on Saturday. Kids 12 and under can attend free each day with paid adult. For VIP ticket pricing in Tulsa, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hot-rod-drag-week-tickets-12564240983.



About HOT ROD Magazine   

HOT ROD has been the most recognized brand in the world of high-performance cars since the iconic American magazine was founded in 1948. Today, the authoritative HOT ROD media footprint connects with more than 5 million individuals per month. The HOT ROD Network includes HOT ROD and HOT ROD Deluxe print and digital magazines; HOTROD.com and HOTRODProfessional.com; the two largest events of their kind, HOT ROD Power Tour and HOT ROD Drag Week; two monthly YouTube shows Roadkill (averaging a million-plus views per episode) and the new HOT ROD Garage; 2.2 million Facebook fans, plus multiple active Twitter and Instagram accounts; and broad licensing of HOT ROD branded products.  HOT ROD is part of TEN: The Enthusiast Network and its family of enthusiast brands.



About TEN: The Enthusiast Network

TEN: The Enthusiast Network LLC is the world’s premier network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Hot Rod, Surfer, Transworld and GrindTV. With more than 60 publications, 100 Web sites, the world’s largest automotive VOD channel, 800 branded products, 50+ events, TV and radio programs, TEN creates and delivers content that informs, entertains, inspires and connects with enthusiasts every day. For more information visit www.enthusiastnetwork.com

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HOT ROD Drag Week contact:

Jenny Schmitz




Media contacts:

Andy Wilson, Bohlsen Group




Emily Wilson, Bohlsen Group



Street Points Standings – 8-24-2014

POSTED ON August 25th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, Street
Car # Driver Hometown Body “A” Points
1 1970 Haywood Hodge Topeka, KS 05 Dodge 550
2 545E Elliot Smith Emporia, KS 13 Fusion 500
3 MB1 Kevin Webb Parker Field, KS 72 El Camino 250
4 D681 Chad Olinger Emporia, KS 96 T Bird 200
5 574 Brian Lippert Wamego, KS 88 Firebird 100
6 H066 Bradley Hogg Ottawa, KS 96 Mustang 100

Jr. Drag 13-18 Points Standings – 8-24-2014

POSTED ON August 25th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, Jr. Drag 13-18
Car # Driver Hometown Body “A” Points
1 5054 Aidan Eckart Raytown, MO 12 MX2 2793
2 5398 Ruby DeGood Kansas City, MO 11 Halfscale 2228
3 5530 Blaine Miller Eudora, KS 01 Chillen 1998
4 521 Madelyn Stallbaumer Topeka, KS 04 Spitzer 1897
5 5577 Gaige Beasley Milford, KS 01 Halfscale 1796
6 5313 Sierra Bird Oak Grove, MO 00 Unknown 1495
7 5075 Andrew Martinez Topeka, KS 99 Spitzer 1339
8 5422 Bailey Crouse Kansas City, MO 06 McPhantom 1145
9 590X Wayne Gunnels Jr. Raymore, MO 04 MX3 1047
10 5171 Ashley Miller Eudora, KS 01 Chillen 1039
11 5093 Kaylee Duncan Richmond, MO 12 Motivational 887

Jr. Drag 10-12 Points Standings – 8-24-2014

POSTED ON August 25th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, Jr. Drag 10-12
Car # Driver Hometown Body “A” Points
1 5086 Adam Shinski Olathe, KS 05 Motivational 2087
2 5273 Cameron Beasley Milford, KS 01 Motivational 1913
3 513 Chandler Brandenburg Olathe, KS 08 Halfscale 1818
4 3998 Jake Metternich Grain Valley, MO 02 Halfscale 1641
5 5418 Trenna Whitmore Auburn, KS 10 Boss 1595
76 5016 Ethan Martinez Topeka, KS 00 Unknown 1241
7 5567 Clayton McGinnis Independence, MO 06 Halfsacle 1142
8 5120 Brady Stallbaumer Seneca, KS 11 MX2 902

Sportsman Points Standings – 8-24-2014

POSTED ON August 25th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, Sportsman
Car # Driver Hometown Body “A” Points
1 503X Korbynn Stallbaumer Wakarusa, KS 83 Chevrolet 2610
2 M555 Kelli Siebert Tecumseh, KS 89 Camaro 2273
3 M531 Jeremy McGhee Topeka, KS 81 Z28 2248
4 F515 JP Smith Topeka, KS 14 Corvette 2161
5 L573 Eugene Lamb Garnett, KS 70 Camaro 2061
6 N506 Eli Thorpe Topeka, KS 64 Falcon 1751
7 C541 Camryn Stallbaumer Wakarusa, KS 08 Chevrolet 1542
8 5915 Lee Cramer Raytown, MO 70 Chevelle 1092
9 C561 Cory Melton Wichita, KS 72 Chevelle 1060
10 T549 Gail Spencer Topeka, KS 66 Nova 604
11 6052 Doug Miller Linwood, KS 86 Unkown 100

Pro Points Standings – 8-24-2014

POSTED ON August 25th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, Pro
Car # Driver Hometown Body “A” Points
1 X547 Nick Siebert Wamego, KS 64 Skylark 2393
2 5021 Chris Livingood Olathe, KS 77 Vega 2228
3 T514 John Trimble Wichita, KS 72 Dart 2151
4 F515 JP Smith Topeka, KS 14 Corvette 1789
5 578 Shane Newland Independence, MO 66 Fairlane 1748
6 M533 Gary McKinzie Jr. Olathe, KS 79 Malibu 1641
7 H588 Alex Hefner Topeka, KS 87 Mustang GT 1595
8 L509 Lindsay Lippert Wamego, KS 88 Firebird 1448
9 D508 Daniel Anderson Kansas City, Mo 89 Ford 1306
10 5790 JR Lobner Gardner, KS 88 S11 959
11 D550 Dean Steward Topeka, KS 80 Capri 900
12 1 Stuart Miles Topeka, KS 12 Hayabusa 893
13 T560 TJ Tobler Kansas City, MO 93 Beretta 812
14 5290 Richard Walls Andover, KS 71 Vega 700
15 V096 Wayne Walls Carbondale, KS 97 Cobra 301
16 5557 Kyle Lawrence Manhattan, KS 79 Cutlass 250
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