NHRA and South Georgia Motorsports Park officials have announced that based on the current weather conditions at South Georgia and the forecast this week leading up to the scheduled NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, the decision has been made to postpone the event until Sept. 7-8, 2018.
The mid-week forecast for the South Georgia area calls for continued thunderstorms through the week. Even if the weather system does break up by the weekend, the venue will be saturated to the point that racers will not receive the best experience that NHRA and South Georgia Motorsports Park want to provide to the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series participants and fans.
Looking at weather models throughout the summer, the best option is to move the event into our fall block of events with a new date of September 7-8. The daily schedule will remain the same.
CECIL, Ga. - The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division arrives at South Georgia Motorsports Park May 18-19. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series 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 Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Stott’s Ford Top Sportsman Series and Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series will also be run in conjunction with the event.
Gates at South Georgia Motorsports Park open at 8 a.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday. Qualifying and time trials start at 9 a.m. on Friday. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify Friday at noon, 3 and 6 p.m. Eliminations for all classes begin on Saturday at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman start eliminations at 11 a.m.
Tickets for South Georgia Motorsports Park are $20 on Friday and $25 on Saturday. Children 10 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.
South Georgia Motorsports Park is located at 2521 Hwy US-41, Adel, GA 31620. For more information call the track, (229) 896-7000, or visit www.gorecesgmp.com