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April 5, 2013

Racing season begins at LOR

BROWNSBURG — Racing action begins this coming week at Lucas Oil Raceway, kicking off its 2013 season. Dating back to 1960, the raceway has hosted many great events and that tradition continues.

Sitting on 267 acres of land, LOR includes a .686-mile oval, quarter-mile dragstrip, and 2.5-mile, 15-turn road course. The facilities give a range of motorsports the opportunity to compete from amateurs to the best professionals in the world.

“We’re very excited opening week is upon us, especially after the long cold winter,” Sales and Marketing Manager Craig Emsweller said. “All the snow we had has given everyone a little more excitement over spring and the opening of Lucas Oil Raceway. We’re ready to hear the roar of racecars instead of snow plows!”

Probably best known for hosting the NHRA U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend, the raceway is home to many other quality events throughout the year.

For a full schedule click here.

Running April 14 to open the oval will be the third annual Cabin Fever Championships presented by CRA. Four divisions — Late Model Sportsman, Street Stocks, Modifieds and Compacts — will compete with pits opening at 8 a.m., practice beginning at 11 a.m., qualifying set to start at 12:30 p.m., and racing set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for younger children.

The Summit Racing Equipment ET Bracket Series starts things off April 14 as well, at LOR’s dragstrip. Cars from the Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Pro Bike, and Junior (majors and minors) divisions will all compete.

“The Summit Racing Equipment ET Bracket Series is a highly competitive series, and we are thrilled to have them back at Lucas Oil Raceway,” Emsweller said. “The series is a blast to watch all summer long.”

Gates open at 7 a.m. with qualifying at 9 a.m. and eliminations to follow.

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