Lucas Oil event postponed at Virginia Motorsports Park

Mother Nature got the best of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series this past weekend at Virginia Motorsports Park and the 2017 NHRA Northeast Division opener, postponing the event to August.
17 Apr 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Mother Nature got the best of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series this past weekend at Virginia Motorsports Park and the 2017 NHRA Northeast Division opener.

With weather forecasted for Sunday, NHRA and track officials altered the schedule and were hoping to run all rounds of eliminations on Saturday and complete the event. However, the wet weather came early, forcing officials to postpone the event, which has been rescheduled for August 26, back at Virginia Motorsports Park. Qualifying was completed, and all classes are closed to new entries except for the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League classes that are running in conjunction with the event.

When racing resumes on August 26, competitors will get one time run prior to the start of eliminations. Round one of Stock Eliminator was completed on Saturday prior to the rain putting a halt to the racing action. The track will be open on Friday, August 25, for a test ‘n’ tune day.

Northeast Division racers will head to Maple Grove Raceway, May 26-28, for their next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event.

PREVIEW

Petersburg, Va. - The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast Division arrives at Virginia Motorsports Park for the Power in the Park as the opening event in the NHRA Northeast Division. This Friday through Sunday, April 21-23, drivers will be racing to earn points leading to divisional 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 Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street. The Stock and Super Stock classes are presented by ATI performance products. A highlight for the event is the Jr. drag racers running qualifying, eliminations, and finals on Saturday only. 

In addition, the division’s Top Sportsman Shootout MX Industrial.com Magnaflux Series, the MX Industrial Top Dragster Challenge, and the Ultimax Pro Stock Snow Mobile classes will also be running in conjunction with the event. This a free event for all spectators! The schedule is as follows: 

FRIDAY, April 21 – FREE FOR SPECTATORS!
Gates open at 7:30 a.m.  
Qualifying and time trials begin at 8:30 a.m. 
Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car qualifying at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.  
Top Dragster, Comp and Top Sportsman qualifying at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Pro Stock Snowmobile Time Trial 5:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 22 – FREE FOR SPECTATORS!
Gates open at 8 a.m.  
Qualifying and time trials begin at 8:30 a.m. 
Junior Dragster Qualifying 8 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Top Dragster, Comp, Top Sportsman qualifying at 10 a.m. Eliminations begin at noon.
TAD & TAFC qualifying at 11:30 a.m., Eliminations 3, 5 and 7 p.m.
Pro Stock Snowmobile Qualifying noon, Eliminations 2:45 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 23 – FREE FOR SPECTATORS!
Gates open at 8 a.m.  
Eliminations continue at 10:00 a.m.  

For additional information please call Virginia Motorsports Park, 804-862-3174, or visit www.virginiamotorsports.com.