National: Phoenix events make-up schedule announced

LUCAS OIL SERIES PORTION OF NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS AND LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES DIVISIONAL EVENT AT FIREBIRD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY ARE RESCHEDULED GLENDORA, Calif. -- NHRA has rescheduled the conclusion of the NHRA Arizona Nationals for most...

LUCAS OIL SERIES PORTION OF NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS AND LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES DIVISIONAL EVENT AT FIREBIRD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY ARE RESCHEDULED

GLENDORA, Calif. -- NHRA has rescheduled the conclusion of the NHRA Arizona Nationals for most competitors in the 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 Int'l Raceway in Phoenix.

"Keeping in mind the racers' needs, along with phone calls to several competitors, we have decided to reschedule the events with the primary goal to assist the racers and make every effort to minimize the costs to conclude the affected events," said Mike Rice, NHRA Division 7 Director. NHRA and Firebird Int'l Raceway have spent the last few weeks deliberating the best possible solution for the racers as well as identifying the damage to the track. For most of May, Firebird Int'l Raceway will be under construction to repair the damage and make overall improvements to the racing surface.

Given the complexities of the rescheduled events, below is a chart outlining the rescheduled events and corresponding classes competing:

NHRA Arizona Nationals
Original Date: Feb. 19-21, 2010
Original Location: Firebird Int'l Raceway, Phoenix

Rescheduled Event

JEGS SPORTSnationals
Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway
Fontana, Calif.
May 14-16, 2010

Classes Competing
Top Dragster, Super Street

Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals
Infineon Raceway
Sonoma, Calif.
Monday, July 19, 2010

Classes competing
Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas

*** Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Divisional Event
Original Date: Feb. 26-28, 2010
Original Location: Firebird Int'l Raceway, Phoenix
June 11-13, 2010

Rescheduled Event

Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Divisional Event

Top Gun Raceway
Fallon, Nev.
June 11-13, 2010

Classes Competing
Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Motorcycle

Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Divisional Event
Infineon Raceway
Sonoma, Calif.
July 23-25, 2010

Classes Competing
Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Stock, Super Stock

Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Divisional Event
Auto Club Famoso Raceway
McFarland, Calif.
Sept. 17-19, 2010

Classes Competing
Comp, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street

At the rescheduled divisional event, competition will occur during qualifying sessions and after each vehicle has made one pass down the dragstrip. Per the NHRA Rulebook, drivers unable to return but still eligible for competition will be granted an automatic withdrawal, earning no points, and the event will not be charged to their event quota. Points are awarded in the chronological order a driver completes each event. For example, if event A is postponed until after event B, those drivers still eligible for competition at the rescheduled event will be awarded points for event B prior to event A. Drivers losing in event A prior to postponement will have event A points awarded prior to event B.

-source: nhra

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