New dates for Firebird Int’l national, divisional events
NHRA has rescheduled the conclusion of the NHRA Arizona
Nationals for most competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag
Racing Series to Monday, July 19, following the 23rd annual
Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma,
scheduled for July 16-18. In addition, NHRA announced multiple
locations for the rescheduling of the Lucas Oil Drag Racing
Series divisional event originally set for Feb. 26-28 at Firebird
presented by Int’l Raceway in Phoenix. Competitors in Top Dragster and Super Street will complete eliminations May
14-16 for the NHRA Arizona Nationals at the JEGS NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals presented by K&N
Filters at Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway, and racers in Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, and
Super Gas will finish in Sonoma.
Major renovation The LODRS event will be completed at the following Pacific Division LODRS events: Top Gun Raceway,
The ambitious repaving and renovation Fallon, Nev., June 11-13 (Top Dragster, Sportsman Motorcycle); Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, July 23-25
project at Maple Grove Raceway has (Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Super Stock, Stock); and Auto Club Famoso Raceway,
been completed, and the popular McFarland, Calif., Sept. 17-19 (Comp, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street).
Northeast Division track has officially “Keeping in mind the racers’ needs, along with phone calls to several competitors, we have decided to
opened its 2010 season. The $300,000 reschedule the events with the primary goal to assist the racers and make every effort to minimize the
project, which needed a snowplow to costs to conclude the affected events,” said NHRA Division 7 Director Mike Rice. NHRA and Firebird Int’l
begin on time March 4, was completed Raceway have spent the last few weeks deliberating the best possible solution for the racers as well as
when the last of the asphalt was put in identifying the damage to the track. For most of May, Firebird Int’l Raceway will be under construction to
place from the end of the extended repair the damage and make overall improvements to the racing surface.
concrete launchpad to 250 feet beyond the
finish line. The seven-week project
included extending the concrete Division 3 Lucas Series event rescheduled
launchpad by 300 feet to a total length of Wet weather got the best of the NHRA Lucas Oil Spring Spectacle of Speed at O’Reilly Raceway Park at
820 feet, milling the asphalt from the end Indianapolis April 23-25. The event has been rescheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 21-22.
of the new concrete pad by 2 inches, and Qualifying and time trials will take place Friday and are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Top
installing a new paving mix to 250 feet Dragster, Top Sportsman, and Comp racers will make qualifying runs at 1 and 4 p.m., and
past the finish line at the quarter-mile those in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run at 2 and 5 p.m.
mark. Cars were scheduled to run down Eliminations are set to begin Saturday at 9 a.m. Round one of Top Alcohol Dragster and
the strip for the first time this season Top Alcohol Funny Car is set for 1 p.m. following the pre-race ceremony. All tickets for
Saturday, May 1, for a grudge race/test ‘n’ April 25 will be honored for either of the rescheduled days.
tune. The Stauffer family, which has
owned the track since it opened in 1962,
has invested nearly $500,000 in track
improvements in the last year. Last
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