NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Maple Grove Raceway hosts the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series NHRA Northeast division on May 26-28 highlighted by the Showdown at Sundown on Saturday. The event is one of 46 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.
A great start to the 2017 season has a chance to get even better for John Labbous Jr. at the upcoming JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals, which takes place May 26-28 at Beech Bend Raceway Park.
Shawn Cowie and John Lombardo Jr. raced to victory at the 29th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Park Topeka.
David Rampy picked up his 94th career national event win to headline the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series portion of the Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Former Top Fuel world champ Larry Dixon made his Top Alcohol Funny Car debut a memorable one, joining John Paul Gutierrez as alcohol-class winners at the Cavalcade of Stars event in Division 3.
David Rampy doubled up at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division at Atlanta Dragway. Rampy won in both Comp and Super Stock at the event, the fifth of the seven events in the division.
Seven California racers took home wins from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division event at Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway over the weekend. Racers from all over the state were represented in the final rounds, making this a golden weekend for NHRA racing in California.
NHRA has announced a change to the structure in which racers earn points toward a berth in the popular JEGS Allstars program. Beginning with the 2018 JEGS Allstars event, racers will now count their best five in-division events toward their JEGS Allstars points total.
Three-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon will make his Top Alcohol Funny Car debut May 19-21 at Summit Motorsports Park. The event is part of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series for Division 3.