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Lucas Oil National Championship Points

Contestants in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series categories (Super Street is division only) compete for NHRA Sportsman -championship titles on the basis of total points earned at NHRA national, regional, and divisional events.

Regional and divisional events: Races feature NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series points competition within NHRA’s seven geographic divisions. Regional and divisional race dates and locations are determined by NHRA in cooperation with host tracks and are announced upon finalization in National Dragster, on NHRARacer.com, and in other publications.

Each Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car driver is eligible to compete for points at five regional and 10 national events. When a driver has competed in those five regional and 10 national events or the season ends at the Auto Club NHRA Finals, his or her best three regional and best seven national finishes will constitute the driver’s NHRA Sportsman championship points total.

Each driver in the remaining NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series categories is eligible to compete for points at eight divisional and six national events. When a driver has competed in those eight divisional and six national events or the season ends at the Auto Club NHRA Finals, his or her best five divisional and best three national finishes will constitute the driver’s NHRA Sportsman championship points total.

Once a driver has competed for points at a maximum number of national, regional, and/or divisional events, the driver may compete at -additional events but will not receive additional NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series points.

NHRA LUCAS OIL REGIONAL AND DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

To accommodate those NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series -racers who elect to concentrate activity closer to their homes, -separate regional and divisional -programs are conducted to honor the top points champions in each of NHRA’s four regions or seven geographic divisions. Standings for this series are based totally upon NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional and divisional events (national events do not apply).

At the first regional or divisional event a driver enters during the season, said driver must declare which of the four NHRA regions or seven NHRA divisions is to be his or her home division.

That region or division will become his or her home region or division for the season. Contestants are not permitted to be listed in more than one region or division in the same -category. Each Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car driver may compete for home-region NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series points at up to seven regional events and will be credited with points earned for their best five finishes including up to two out-of-region races. Each driver in the remaining NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series categories may compete for home-division NHRA Lucas Oil series points at up to eight divisional events and will be credited with the points earned for their best five finishes including up to two out-of-division races. A driver may earn points at -outside events even after a driver’s home-division schedule is -completed. To be eligible for official NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional and division points and subsequent -postseason awards, a contestant must -claim a minimum of three races within his or her home region or division.

TOP DRAGSTER AND TOP SPORTSMAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

The two classes are contested at NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals event and all Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.  Drivers are able to compete in eight (8) and five (5) National events.  When a driver has competed in those eight (8) Divisional and five (5) National events or the season ends at the Auto Club NHRA Finals, their best five (5) Divisional and best three (3) three National finishes will constitutes the driver's NHRA National Championship points total.  JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals will be counted as a National event, with drivers earning National event points.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS

In all NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series categories (including Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car), points are awarded at national, regional, and divisional events as follows:

Actual Field Size1st rd loss2nd rd loss3rd rd loss4th rd loss5th rd loss6th rd loss7th rd lossR/UWin
4 or less33      6485
5 to 83243     6485
9 to 16314253    6485
17 to 3230415263   7495
33 to 643040516273  84105
65 to 128304050617283 94105
129 plus30405060718293104115

All remaining event non-qualifiers or no-shows in eliminations will automatically receive 10 points. A minimum of 10 points will be awarded to all contestants upon completion of event tech inspection and registration. Points will not be awarded for qualifying positions in any NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series categories.

For tiebreaker procedures, contact your NHRA division office.