LES SCHWAB TIRES CHALLENGE ROLLS INTO WOODBURN DRAGSTRIP
WOODBURN, Ore. – Woodburn Dragstrip will host the Les Schwab Tires Challenge NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event on July 12-14, 2013. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than a half a million dollars. The Northwest Division’s RH Racecars Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.
Gates at Woodburn Dragstrip open at 8 a.m. every day. Qualifying and time trials start Friday at 9 a.m. and continue Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will have a pair of test sessions on Friday at noon and 4 p.m. with three qualifying runs on Saturday, at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Eliminations start Sunday at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run first round at noon. An amazing pre-entry list of Top Alcohol Dragsters & Funny Cars are scheduled to attack the all concrete quarter-mile. Former Top Acohol Dragster National event winners: Joey Severance, Shawn Cowie, Duane Shields, Chris Demke, along with Ray Martin, Todd Ashwell, Gregg Lawrence, Megan McKernan, Greg Hunter, and Garrett Bateman. In Top Alcohol Funny Car former National event winners: John Lombardo, Jay Payne, Brian Hough, Doug Gordon, Steve Gasparrelli, Clint Thompson, Annie Whitely, Jirka Kaplan, Randy Parker, along with Terry Ruckman, Sean Bellemeur, Russ Parker, Dave Germain, and Shane Westerfield.
Tickets for the Les Schwab Tires Challenge event are $15 Friday, $25 Saturday and $25 Sunday. Children ages 6 to 14 are $5 each day and children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.
Woodburn Dragstrip is located at 7730 Highway 219, 1½ miles off I-5 at Woodburn exit 271. For more information call the track, (503) 982-4461, or visit www.WoodburnDragstrip.com.