Cajun SPORTSnationals preview

JEG'S.COM NHRA CAJUN SPORTSNATIONALS TO SHOWCASE NHRA LUCAS OIL SERIES DRIVERS AT NO PROBLEM RACEWAY BELLE ROSE, La. -- NHRA will showcase NHRA Sportsman competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series when No...

JEG'S.COM NHRA CAJUN SPORTSNATIONALS TO SHOWCASE NHRA LUCAS OIL SERIES DRIVERS AT NO PROBLEM RACEWAY

BELLE ROSE, La. -- NHRA will showcase NHRA Sportsman competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series when No Problem Raceway Park hosts the second annual JEG'S.com NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals, April 22-24.

The JEG'S.com NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals will feature a guaranteed purse of more than $50,000 and competition in six NHRA Lucas Oil Series categories, including Competition Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. NHRA Lucas Oil Series national event points will be awarded to drivers in all categories except Super Street.

"With a new event sponsor in JEG'S mail order providing tremendous support, and an exciting race from last year to build on, the JEG'S.com NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals at No Problem Raceway Park is evolving into one of the premier NHRA sportsman events," said Len Imbrogno, NHRA Director of Sportsman Racing. "Many of the greatest racers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will be on hand to compete at the event, and we have some special events planned that will make the race one to remember."

While the focus of the event will be on competition in the core NHRA Sportsman categories, other special attractions include Super Stock and Stock Class eliminations, the Mopar Hemi Super Stock SS/AA Challenge, the U/SA Shootout and the Engine Builder's Cup for the Top Sportsman Class.

Racers in Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street will compete for bonus cash in the Best Package program and the King of the Bayou best package Shootout. There also will be a special JEG'S Gamblers Race on Saturday following the regularly scheduled event competition.

In addition, there will be professional racing as well, including competition in the thrilling AMS Pro Modified category, as well as exhibition racing featuring 7,000 horsepower Top Fuel dragsters.

NHRA reintroduced the SPORTSnationals last season at No Problem Raceway Park to rave reviews from racers and spectators. Prior to last season NHRA had hosted the SPORTSnationals from 1974-1986 at a trio of tracks, including Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky. (1974-'80; 1985-'86), the old Houston International Raceway (1981-'82) and Indianapolis Raceway Park (1982-'83). This season NHRA will host a second JEG'S SPORTSnationals event at National Trail Raceway near Columbus, Ohio, July 28-31.

General admission tickets are $20 each day. For ticket information, contact No Problem Raceway Park at (985) 369-3692. For additional information about the event, visit nhra.com or noproblemraceway.com.

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