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NHRA announces revised Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series schedule, addition of second JEGS SPORTSnationals at New England Dragway

NHRA has announced a revised schedule for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series with a full slate of events across all seven divisions between June and November plus the addition of a JEGS SPORTSnationals event Aug. 21-22 at New England Dragway.
19 May 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Lucas Oil

After suspending racing in early March, the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series is poised to make a return this weekend along with a full slate of events across all seven divisions between June and November.

The series will return to action this weekend at Texas Motorplex with a Top Alcohol-only regional event.  Action will intensify early June at Atlanta Dragway and Tulsa Raceway Park as all categories restart their season. 

In addition to the full slate of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events, a JEGS SPORTSnationals event has been added at New England Dragway on August 21-22.  This is in addition to the JEGS SPORTSnationals “doubleheader” at National Trail Raceway on July 16-19.  Competitors attending the JEGS SPORTSnationals events will have an opportunity to earn national championship points and a grade point.

Due to the abbreviated season, the championship structure for national, regional, and divisional points has been adjusted.  

Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car

  • Alcohol National Championship – best 2 of 5 regional and best 5 of 7 national events
  • Alcohol Regional Championship – best 4 of 5 regional events.  No home regional event minimum requirement.

Comp, SS, STK, SC, SG, SST, TD, TS

  • National Championship – best 3 of 5 national events and best 5 of 7 divisional events
  • Division Championship – best 5 of 7 races.  Must enter a minimum of 2 home divisional events (need not claim home divisional events)

As officials built the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional/divisional schedule, careful consideration was taken on grade points for 2021.  At this time, no final decision has been made.  Once a decision has been made an announcement will follow.

This schedule is subject to change as the circumstances surrounding this pandemic continue to evolve. 


Division 1

New England Dragway(Regional)June 19-21
Lebanon Valley Dragway(Regional)July 3-5
Atco Raceway July 31-Aug 2
Numidia Dragway August 7-8
Cecil County Dragway August 14-16
New England DragwayJEGS SPORTSnationalsAugust 21-22
Maple Grove Raceway September 25-27
Virginia Motorsports Park(Regional)October 2-4

Division 2

Atlanta Dragway June 5-7
GALOT Motorsport Park June 26-27
Rockingham Dragway October 16-17

Division 3

National Trail Raceway(Regional)July 16-17
National Trail RacewayJEGS SPORTSnationalsJuly 18-19
Lucas Oil Raceway August 6-7
Lucas Oil Raceway(Regional)August 8-9
Beech Bend Raceway Park(Regional)August 28-30
World Wide Technology Raceway(Regional)October 9-11

Division 4

Texas Motorplex (TAD and TAFC Only)(Regional)May 22-23
Tulsa Raceway Park June 5-6
Houston Raceway Park June 19-20
Alamo City Motorplex July 3-4
Texas Motorplex September 17-18
Texas Motorplex September 19-20
Thunder Valley Raceway Park October 9-10

Division 5

Bandimere Speedway(Regional)June 19-20
Heartland Motorsports Park(Regional)July 23-24
Heartland Motorsports Park July 25-26
Brainerd International Raceway August 13-14
Tri-State Raceway(Regional)September 11-13
SRCA Dragstrip(Regional)September 25-27

Division 6

Pacific Raceways June 13-14
Pacific Raceways(TAD and TAFC only)August 7-8
Firebird Raceway August 14-16
Yellowstone Dragstrip(Regional)August 29-30
Woodburn Dragstrip(Regional)TBD
Mission Raceway September 17-18
Mission Raceway(Regional)September 19-20

Division 7

Sonoma Raceway July 16-17
Sonoma Raceway(Regional)July 18-19
Auto Club Dragway September 26-27
Wild Horse Pass Motorsport Park October 9-11
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway(Regional)TBD