BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 3, 2012) - NHRA officials called off Monday's championship eliminations due to inclement weather and decided to complete the U.S. Nationals next Saturday and Sunday at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis.
NHRA announced at 9:30 a.m. Monday that the combination of a persistent morning drizzle and a saturated racing surface forced postponement of the year's most prestigious event to next weekend.
NHRA also will re-open qualifying on Saturday with two sessions on Saturday that will run in conjunction with the inaugural Traxxas Nitro Shootout for Funny Cars, when eight Funny Cars, including three from Don Schumacher Racing, will compete for a $100,000 first-place prize in an all-star race.
That decision reversed the status of qualifying NHRA detailed on Sunday when it declared qualifying for the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series professional categories had been set after the two sessions were washed out on Sunday.
Although Don Schumacher Racing's Spencer Massey currently is the No. 1 qualifier and would have started Monday from the pole, he is not locked into that spot pending next Saturday's qualifying.
And in Funny Car, had racing been held on Monday then DSR's Ron Capps and the NAPA Shocks team would have clinched the regular season points lead because Robert Hight, who is second to Capps, would not have been qualified for eliminations. But Hight will get two chances on Saturday to qualify for the rescheduled championship eliminations on Sept. 9.
DSR SPONSOR NOTIFICATION FOR MONDAY HOSPITALITY
All NHRA event tickets are subject to the NHRA Ticket Policy. All inquiries regarding tickets should be made to the Lucas Oil Raceway/NHRA Ticket Department at (800) 884-NHRA.
DSR will serve Monday (Sept. 3) Hospitality guests that have Hospitality Credentials from that day on Sunday (Sept. 9), and unredeemed Sunday (Sept. 2) Hospitality Credentials on Saturday (Sept. 8). An unredeemed Hospitality Credential from Sept. 2 is one that has not been hole-punched.
Questions regarding Hospitality Credentials can be directed to Kim Kries at email@example.com or (317) 858-0356.
About Don Schumacher Racing
Don Schumacher Racing, headquartered in Brownsburg, Ind., consists of seven professional NHRA teams: in Top Fuel, the U.S. Army dragster driven by seven-time world champion Tony Schumacher, the FRAM/Prestone dragster of Spencer Massey and the Matco Tools dragster of Antron Brown; and in Funny Car, 2011 NHRA Funny Car champion Matt Hagan in the Aaron's Dream Machine/Mopar Dodge Charger R/T, Valvoline NextGen Dodge piloted by Jack Beckman, the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge of Ron Capps and the Service Central Dodge of Johnny Gray. DSR has won 190 NHRA national event titles and nine world championships.
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