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Lucas Oil Series heats up Top Gun

Staff Report
The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series hits the strip Saturday and Sunday at Top Gun Raceway.
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The Lucas Oil Series roars back into Fallon Saturday and Sunday at Top Gun Raceway.

Piggybacking off the seventh annual Octane Fest, the drag racing event features drivers from the Pacific Division and is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships.

The year-end purse is more than $519,000. 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.

This weekend’s event will feature drivers in nine categories including Comp Eliminator and Super Stock as well as the Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series.

The motorcycle and Pacific divisions of Top Sportsman and Dragster series each run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. It is an opportunity for competitors in NHRA’s Sportsman Motorcycle class to earn points toward divisional championships.

The $14,000 champions purse posted by Harley-Davidson will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers in NHRA divisions that host Sportsman Motorcycles.

The Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series allows competitors in the Pacific division’s Top Sportsman class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $3,500 champions’ purse will be paid to first-, second- and third-place points finishers.

Drivers in the Pacific Top Dragster Series, meanwhile, also earn points toward divisional championships. The $3,500 champions’ purse will be paid to first-, second- and third-place points finishers.

Gates at Top Gun Raceway open at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Qualifying and time trials start at 8 a.m. Saturday. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday. Eliminations start Sunday at 9 a.m.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Top Gun Raceway are $10 both days and children a 5 and under are free with a paid adult.

Top Gun Raceway is located approximately 15 miles south of Fallon on the west side of the Schurz Highway (Hwy. 95). For information call the track at 775-867-3019 or visit http://www.TopGunRaceway.com