Spokane County Raceway Added to NHRA Lucas Oil Schedule
NHRA officials announced today the addition of Spokane County Raceway to the NHRA Northwest Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. The Northwest Thunderfest event, scheduled for July 29-August 1, will be the third in the series taking the total number of events to six in the division and 40 in the series.
Spokane County Raceway came on board as an NHRA Member Track last year and hosted its first ever Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event and the winners were: Shawn Cowie, Top Alcohol Dragster; Doug Lambeck, Comp Eliminator; Jody Lang, Super Stock; and Greg Kielman, Stock. All four drivers went on to win the NHRA Northwest Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series championship last year in their respective classes.
The track has also scheduled the Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car class along with exhibition jet cars scheduled to run on both Friday and Saturday night. Lucas Oil Racers will be vying for points toward both national and divisional championships. Spokane County Raceway is located at 750 N. Hayford Road in Airway Heights, Wash.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA has 80,000 members and 140 member tracks nationwide. As the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States, NHRA presents 23 national events featuring the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. Two NHRA-sanctioned brackets racing series provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels; the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter