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NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pa.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: NHRA Field Marketing, (626) 914-4761

MAPLE GROVE TO HOST LUCAS OIL SHOWDOWN AT SUNDOWN

READING, Pa. - Maple Grove Raceway hosts the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series NHRA Northeast division on May 26-28 highlighted by the Showdown at Sundown on Saturday. The event is one of 46 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 MXI/Magnaflux Top Dragster and Top Sportsman Series' presented by Select Performance will also run in conjunction with the event.

Saturday night features the Showdown at Sundown with Jet Funny Cars, along with the Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Car eliminations once the sun sets beginning at 5 p.m. See schedule below for details on run times.  Pricing for each day is $20 per day, children 12 and under are free with paid adult.  A special $25 per car load price is offered on Saturday after 3 p.m.

FRIDAY, May 26 - $20 single day admission
Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Time trials begin at 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualifying is at noon and 4:30 p.m.
Comp Eliminator qualify at 5:30 p.m.
Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify 1 and 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, May 27 - $20 single day admission
Gates open at 8 a.m.
Time trials continue at 8:30 a.m.
Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at 12:30 p.m.
Comp Eliminator qualify at 1 and 4 p.m.
Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at noon.
Showdown at Sundown - Featuring Jet Funny Cars along with Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car run eliminations at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Two rounds of eliminations for Top Dragster and Top Sportsman are at 6 and 8 p.m. Round one of eliminations for Comp Eliminator is at 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 28 - single day admission
Gates open at 8 a.m.
Eliminations continue at 9 a.m.
Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator resume at 10:30 a.m.

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