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December 28, 2013

LOR announces 2014 dragstrip schedule

Officials with Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis recently announced the 2014 dragstrip schedule. The legendary dragstrip in Brownsburg will hold a variety of events from April through October.

“As NHRA’s flagship facility, we are committed to hosting an ambitious schedule of events with a wide ranging appeal to racers and race fans of all types,” LOR General Manager Randy Simpson said. “Our 2014 dragstrip schedule strikes a balance between weekly drag racing programs for our local racers as well as numerous fan favorite special events that continue to solidify Lucas Oil Raceway as a premier destination facility.”

LOR’s marquee event is the world’s biggest and most prestigious drag race, the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, held Labor Day weekend from Aug. 27 to Sept. 1. This milestone anniversary event will feature numerous special attractions in addition to the already supercharged schedule that includes such bonus races as the Traxxas Nitro Shootouts for Top Fuel and Funny Car, the Factory Stock Showdown and Mopar HEMI Challenge.

Opening day at Lucas Oil Raceway features the first of nearly 30 scheduled Wild Wednesday Test & Tune events beginning April 2. Wild Wednesdays offer open time trials for street cars and race cars.

The season long VP Racing Fuels ET Bracket Series begins on Sunday, April 13. Special ET Bracket Series races will include the NHRA National Dragster Challenge (May 4), NHRA Indiana Drag Racing State Championship (May 26), Summit Junior Drag Racing League Challenge (June 8) and Summit NHRA King of the Track (July 6). The top point earners qualify to represent team Lucas Oil Raceway at the NHRA Summit ET Finals that will be held at Lucas Oil Raceway from Sept. 12 to 14.

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition kicks-off in the NHRA North Central Division from April 25 to 27. The annual event features over 600 race cars ranging from 280 mph Top Alcohol and Injected Nitro Dragsters to wheels up Super Stock cars.

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