MADISON — NAPA Auto Parts Presents All American Hot Rod Showdown powered by Life on the Line Film and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Gateway Motorsports Park on August 7-8.
The event is one of six events in the North Central Division and one of 45 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 $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.
Gates at Gateway Motorsports Park open at 7 a.m. both days. Qualifying and time trials are Friday at 9 a.m. and continue on Saturday at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify Friday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Saturday at noon. Eliminations for Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator begin Saturday at 4 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify Friday at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. with eliminations on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m.
The division’s Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman Series and Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster Series will also run in conjunction with the event.
2014 event winners include Jared Dreher in the Top Alcohol division. Steve Harker was the Top Alcohol Funny Car winner. Shaun Vincent took top rights in Comp Eliminator while Ricky Decker dominated Super Stock. Chuck Weber claimed bragging rights in Stock Eliminator with Edmond Richardson owning Super Comp. Luck Bogacki, Super Gas; Scotty Rienschield, Super Street; Scott Haas, Top Sportsman and Christopher Carrico in Top Dragster were also winners.
Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Gateway Motorsports Park are $19 Friday and $19 Saturday. Children 15 years and under are admitted free with a paid adult. Gateway Motorsports Park is located five minutes from downtown St. Louis at the intersection of Interstates 55/70 and Ill. Route 203.