August 5, 2015 – St. Louis Region –NAPA Auto Parts Presents All American Hot Rod Showdown Powered by Life on the Line Film and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Gateway Motorsports Park on August 7-8, 2015. The event is the one of six events in the North Central Division and one of 45 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman Series and Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster Series will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Gateway Motorsports Park open at 7 a.m. both days. Qualifying and time trials are Friday at 9 a.m. and continue on Saturday at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify Friday at 3 and 8 p.m. and Saturday at noon. Eliminations for Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator begin Saturday at 4 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify Friday at 6 and 9 p.m. with eliminations on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Gateway Motorsports Park are $19 Saturday and $19 Sunday. Children 15 years and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For tickets call (618) 215-8888, or visit the web site at www.GatewayMotorsportsPark.com.

 

The vision for the new Gateway Motorsports Park is to create a racing lifestyle that attracts enthusiasts, professionals, amateurs and car lovers by harnessing the energy and passion of the thousands of racing fans in the heart of the Midwest. 

 

Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering nearly 200 acres, Gateway is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the region, encompassing a ¼ mile NHRA-sectioned drag strip, 1.25 mile NASCAR Speedway, 1.6 mile road course, a state-of-the-art Karting facility and a new 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue.www.gatewaymsp.com

 

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

 

WHAT:                 NAPA Auto Parts presents All American Hot Rod Showdown Powered by Life on the Line Film, one of six events in North Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman Series and Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster Series will also run in conjunction with the event.

 

WHERE:               Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Ill. 700 Raceway Blvd., Madison, IL 62060

(618) 215-8888.  Gateway Motorsports Park is located five minutes from downtown St. Louis at the intersection of Interstates 55/70 and Ill. Route 203 (Exit 4).

 

WHEN:                Friday through Saturday, Aug. 7-8, 2015

 

FRIDAY, Aug. 7 – Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify at 3 & 8 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 6 & 9 p.m.

 

SATURDAY, Aug. 8 – Qualifying and time trials continue at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify at noon with eliminations at 4 p.m. Eliminations for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car are at 6 p.m.

 

TICKETS:               GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS – $19 Friday, $19 Saturday. Children 15 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information call Gateway Motorsports Park at (618)215-8888, or visit www.gatewaymsp.com.

 

2014 EVENT 

 

WINNERSJared Dreher, Top Alcohol; Steve Harker, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Shaun Vincent, Comp Eliminator; Ricky Decker, Super Stock; Chuck Weber, Stock Eliminator; Edmond Richardson, Super Comp; Luck Bogacki, Super Gas; Scotty Rienschield, Super Street; Scott Haas, Top Sportsman; Christopher Carrico, Top Dragster.

BONUS 

 

PROGRAMS: NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2015 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional, regional and national champions. Regional awards include $10,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions with Divisional awards of $3,000 to the champions in both Competition and Super Stock; $2,000 each to the champions in Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The seven national champions will share a bonus of $135,000.

 

JEGS ALLSTARS: The best of the best from each of NHRA’s seven divisions will compete for a share of the $124,000 point fund from Jegs High Performance. The 2016 Jegs Allstars event will culminate a year-long points battle between drivers in each of NHRA’s Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series’ eight classes as well as Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. The top point earner in each category will qualify to represent his/her division at the 2016 Jegs Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.

 

The winning regional and division teams will share $25,000 and individual awards include $7,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions, $6,000 to champions in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock, $5,000 to Top Sportsman and Top Dragster champions, and $4,500 to the Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street champions. Runners-up in all categories will earn $2,000 apiece. Each Allstars competitor will also receive a share of a $25,000 towing fund to get to the event.

 

Event sponsor, Jegs High Performance, is offering a “double up” bonus to Jegs Allstars participants. Any 2016 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

 

DRAW/RFC Super Eliminator Shootouts presented by Moser Engineering: The top 8 qualifiers in Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street compete in special Shootouts presented by Moser Engineering that benefit DRAW (Drag Racing Association of Women) and RFC (Racers For Christ). Qualifying and eliminations take place on Friday.