Indianapolis "Double-Up" Bonuses Announced

NHRA OFFERS 'DOUBLE-UP' BONUSES AT U.S. NATIONALS CLERMONT, Ind. -- The National Hot Rod Association will award bonuses to a Funny Car driver and a Pro Stock Motorcycle rider who win the U.S. Nationals and their respective special event...

NHRA OFFERS 'DOUBLE-UP' BONUSES AT U.S. NATIONALS CLERMONT, Ind. -- The National Hot Rod Association will award bonuses to a Funny Car driver and a Pro Stock Motorcycle rider who win the U.S. Nationals and their respective special event at Indianapolis Raceway Park. A Funny Car driver will earn a $50,000 bonus for winning the U.S. Nationals title Sept. 7 and the Big Bud Shootout special event Sept. 6. A Pro Stock Motorcycle rider will earn a $10,000 bonus for winning the U.S. Nationals and the NHRA Pro Bike Dash special event Sept. 5. The bonus helps to make the U.S. Nationals the richest event of the season in both categories. A Funny Car driver can earn about $235,000 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. The winner of the U.S. Nationals will earn approximately $85,000, and the Big Bud Shootout winner will receive $100,000. A Pro Stock Motorcycle rider can earn $35,000 at drag racing's most prestigious event. The winner of the U.S. Nationals will earn nearly $10,000, and the NHRA Pro Bike Dash winner will receive $15,000. The 1998 Big Bud Shootout will feature the eight NHRA Funny Car drivers who have accumulated the most points during qualifying at the 21 events preceding the Shootout. The 1998 NHRA Pro Bike Dash will feature the eight NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle riders who have amassed the most points during qualifying at the 13 bike events before the Dash. Four Funny Car drivers have swept the Big Bud Shootout and the U.S. Nationals. John Force in 1993 and 1996, Jim White in 1991, Don "The Snake" Prudhomme in 1989 and Kenny Bernstein in 1983. Jim Bernard won the NHRA Pro Bike Dash and the U.S. Nationals in 1991, the only rider to achieve the feat.

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Drivers Kenny Bernstein , John Force