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IHRA Mr. Gasket Pro-Am Tour Heads to Tuscola Motorsports Park March 19-21 ...

IHRA Mr. Gasket Pro-Am Tour Heads to Tuscola Motorsports Park March 19-21 #Top Sportsman and Top Dragster Quick 8 Saturday and Sunday

NORWALK, Ohio (March 12, 2004) -- The first Division 4 event of the IHRA Mr. Gasket Pro-Am Tour will be held March 19-21 at Tuscola Motorsports Park in Lena, Miss.

This 1/8-mile race, sponsored by Glidewell Trailers, will feature the best of IHRA's Pro-Am competitors in Erson Cams Top Sportsman, Mallory Top Dragster, ACCEL DFI Super Stock, Hays Stock, ACCEL Quick Rod, Lakewood Super Rod and Hurst Hot Rod, consisting of dragsters and door cars. A purse of nearly $15,000 will be divided among the competitors, plus contingency postings. In addition to event winnings, competitors can gain vital points towards Mr. Gasket Pro-Am Tour championships and Hooters national championships.

Gates open Friday, March 19 at 12 noon, with Tech open from 1 -- 8 p.m. and Test and Tune for $20 from 6 -- 10 p.m. Gates and Tech open Saturday, March 20 at 8 a.m., with Time Trials and Qualifying beginning at 9 a.m. The Saturday night E.T. Bracket Race starts at 6 p.m. and consists of an Electronics and No Electronics class.

Saturday will feature the Quick 8 Shootout qualifying for the Top Sportsman/Top Dragster combo class at 4 and 5 p.m.

Gates open Sunday, March 21 at 8 a.m. There will be no Time Trials, but racers may enter the Pro-Am this day. Pro-Am elimination rounds begin at 10 a.m. Top Sportsman/Top Dragster Quick 8 Shootout eliminations will run Sunday.

Entry for competitors is $115 (car and driver, must have IHRA membership and license) and a two-day crewman pass is $35. A single day ticket is $20. Children under 12 admitted free.

The track is located at 624 Highway 487 West, Lena, MS 39094. Contact the track at 601-298-9990 or 601-507-1983. For more information check out or


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