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Fatheadz Signs on as Sponsor for Inaugural Hoosier Classic $100K Challenge

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 26, 2020) – Lucas Oil Raceway is proud to announce that Fatheadz Eyewear has been named the official sponsor for the inaugural Hoosier Classic Fatheadz Eyewear $100K Challenge. The 2021 Hoosier Classic will host a trifecta of open-wheel pavement racing, featuring Champion Sprint Cars (Friday), Champion Midgets (Saturday), and the USAC Silver Crown Series (Saturday). Set to take place in conjunction with Brickyard 400 Weekend on Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14, 2021, drivers will compete on The Oval at Lucas Oil Raceway for their shot at taking home the top prize of $100K.

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RT EPISODE 8: Is 2020 Over Yet?

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—No one could have predicted back in January that 2020 would one of the most eventful in recent memory. Through early-October, we have experienced global pandemics, social justice movements, and political turmoil not seen in decades. It seems like those face been the least of Joe Liguori’s concerns this year.

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RT EPISODE 7: No Other Car Like This One

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—All drag racing fans remember the legends of the sport. Their achievements. Their sponsors. The cars they drove. The thing is that seldom have multiple legends been behind the wheel of the same car. Almost never have dozens of legends jumped into the driver’s seat of the same car.

2020 Oval Fan Appreciation

Fan Appreciation Night Set for October 8

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.–Lucas Oil Raceway is set to host a final test session on the oval track October 8 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. The event will be open to silver crowns, sprint cars, and midgets. As a thank you to fans and their support of the 2020 oval schedule, Lucas Oil Raceway will host a Fan Appreciation Night during the test session.

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RT EPISODE 6: Roger Parks and the Drag Racing Community

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The racing community is as tight-knit as they come. Racers spend an entire spring, summer, and fall pitted next to each. They travel to the same tracks and race for the same trophies and payouts. Do not be mistaken, the competition is there, or racers would not devote so much to the sport. Take it from Roger Parks who loves the sport and knows the value of its community.

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RT EPISODE 5: Wes Wells’ Pro Stock Motorcycle Career

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind—Wes Wells is a name that most racers in the Lucas Oil Raceway Brown’s Oil ET Bracket Series presented by Comfort Suites will recognize. A current regular at the track, for more than a decade, Wells was also a regular on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

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RT EPISODE 4: A Dodge Challenger Was All it Took

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—A basketball is meant to go through a hoop. Baseball bats are made to be swung. You are supposed to kick a soccer ball. These are obvious facts that do not have to be explained. No one had to explain what Nathanael Stoners’ first Dodge Challenger was supposed to do when he made the purchase.

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RT EPISODE 3: From Juniors to Drag Racing’s Biggest Stage

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) is divided into seven divisions at the sportsman level. Racers compete within those divisions for championships and other perks like trips to national events. Division 3 (North Central Division) has produced a long list of championship drag racers. That list includes the name Devin Isenhower.

Third National Event in Indianapolis Added to Early NHRA Schedule

GLENDORA, Calif. – NHRA announced today a new NHRA Indy Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway set for August 6-9. Qualifying for the new Indy event will air on FS1 and final eliminations will air on the FOX Broadcast Network. The NHRA Indy Nationals will feature an extravaganza of professional and sportsman racing over four days, with limited spectators per Indiana guidelines.

Lucas Oil Raceway to Celebrate 60 Years of History

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Since the fall of 1960, Lucas Oil Raceway has been the stage for some of the most historic moments in drag racing. The facility has provided a jumpstart in some of the most legendary careers in motorsports. A 0.686-mile oval track, 2.5-mile road course, and a 4,400-foot have become a tradition for racing fans across the country. Beginning in the fall of 2020, Lucas Oil Raceway will celebrate 60 years of racing history.

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RT EPISODE 2: Alaia Wischmeyer is Just Beginning her Racing Career

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Most racers have been sitting in a driver’s seat for most of their lives. Some seasoned veterans have been taking the tree since their teenage years. Some racers grow up working crew for their dad or their friends and are now behind the wheel themselves. Some began racing a junior dragster as early as five or six years of age. Alia Wischmeyer does not fit in any of those categories.

NHRA Adds Two National Events at Lucas Oil Raceway

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— NHRA drag racing will resume its 2020 season in July with back-to-back events at Lucas Oil Raceway with limited spectators allowed. The events will be run on July 11-12 and July 18-19 and admission offers will be extended to NHRA members and 2020 U.S. Nationals ticket holders.

Ticket Details Announced For Cleetus and Cars

Indianapolis, Ind.—Ticket details were announced on Monday afternoon for the upcoming Cleetus and Cars event at Lucas Oil Raceway on April 18. It will be the first trip to Indianapolis for the YouTube sensation, Cleetus McFarland, and his Cleetus and Cars event.

2020 Bracket Series Rule Book Released

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Lucas Oil Raceway has released the complete rule book for the 2020 Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Series Presented by Comfort Suites along with the complete and updated schedule. Summaries of major rules changes can be found below.

Preseason Test-and-Tune Details Announced

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Lucas Oil Raceway has announced the details for a pair of preseason test-and-tune set for the weekend of March 28-29. Saturday, March 28 will see a drag strip test-and-tune before a rotating practice session on the oval on Sunday, March 29.

Lucas Oil Raceway Hiring Part-Time Event Staff

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—In preparation for the 2020 season, Lucas Oil Raceway is looking to hire part-time, seasonal staff for a variety of positions. Descriptions for the available positions can be found below while interested applicants can apply HERE.

Class Champions Crowned After Saturday’s Bracket Races

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Six Lucas Oil Raceway class champion and an overall track champion was crowned after Saturday’s final Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Series Presented by Comfort Suites points race of 2019. Seven individuals won Saturday’s bracket races before the champions were honored at a celebration Saturday evening.

Fall Brawl up Next for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars This Weekend

Salem, IN. – The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will return to action this weekend in the 2019 CRA Fall Brawl Presented by Elwood Antique Mall & Flea Market at the famed Lucas Oil Raceway, located just outside of Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Indiana. The CRA Fall Brawl has become a very popular stock car racing event in central Indiana with each feature winner getting an event signature trophy that includes a pair of boxing gloves.

Lucas Oil Raceway Names ET Finals Roster

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Lucas Oil Raceway announced its roster for the National Hot Rod Association Division 3 Summit ET Finals set for September 12-15. The event will pit 16 drag strips and their teams against each other for the NHRA Division 3 crown.

Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Set to Celebrate 65th Anniversary

INDIANAPOLIS – A victory at the 65th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals is one that drivers covet the most, and all the stars in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will get their chance to perform on drag racing’s grandest stage during the marquee event, Aug. 28-Sept. 2 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis as they face their last chance to snag a spot in the Countdown to the Championship.

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Lucas Oil Raceway Announces ET Finals Roster

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Lucas Oil Raceway announced its roster for the National Hot Rod Association Division 3 Summit ET Finals set for September 12-15. The event will pit 16 drag strips and their teams against each other for the NHRA Division 3 crown. SUPER PRORay BoyerDan RichardsonCraig RichardsonTy DavisKevin LongJames MonroeRicky ShippBryce HuntZack GosnellAnthony SmithWesley WellsDan (Woot)…

Class Champions Crowned After Saturday’s Bracket Races

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Six Lucas Oil Raceway class champion and an overall track champion was crowned after Saturday’s final Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Series Presented by Comfort Suites points race of 2019. Seven individuals won Saturday’s bracket races before the champions were honored at a celebration Saturday evening.

Speed51 Super Select!

The second round of invitees for the Speed51 Super Select “Winner-Take-All” at Lucas Oil Raceway (IN) have been announced. On Friday, Speed51.com and Track Enterprises officials revealed six new drivers who will have the chance to race for a minimum of $10,000 on Saturday, September 8.

Red Bull Global Rallycross Unveils 2018 Event Schedule

Los Angeles, CA (January 4, 2017) – Red Bull Global Rallycross today unveiled its 2018 series schedule, featuring 12 rounds, eight events, and the series’ long-awaited return to Europe. The 2018 Red Bull Global Rallycross season will feature three distinct classes of racing, with Polaris RZR side-by-side competition joining the Supercar and GRC Lites championships.

Final Points for the 2017 Bracket Series

THIS IS THE FINAL POINTS UPDATE FOR THE 2017 SEASON

POINTS HERE

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS AND RACERS WHO PLACED THIS SEASON!

WINNERS ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW, TOP 5 IN PURPLE, AND TOP 15 IN ORANGE.

THE TOP 5 OF EACH CLASS WILL BE AWARDED AND RECOGNIZED AT THE LOR E.T. BRACKET SERIES

BANQUET ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16th. THE BANQUET BEGINS AT 5:30pm.

THANKS TO ALL BRACKET RACERS FOR AN AWESOME SEASON. WE LOOK FORWARD TO 2018!

Boyd Butcher to Represent Lucas Oil Raceway at Pomona Raceway

BROWNSBURG, IN (November 7, 2017) The NHRA North Central Division Summit Finals at Lucas Oil Raceway wrapped up on September 17th earlier this fall. From the bracket-racing-filled weekend, 4 Division 3 champions were crowned to advance to the national championship at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, California this coming weekend, on November 11-12th.

Final Points Update: 2017 Season

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS AND RACERS WHO PLACED THIS SEASON!WINNERS ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW, TOP 5 IN PURPLE, AND TOP 15 IN ORANGE.THE TOP 5 OF EACH CLASS WILL BE AWARDED AND RECOGNIZED AT THE LOR E.T. BRACKET SERIES BANQUET ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16th. THE BANQUET BEGINS AT 5:30pm.THANKS TO ALL BRACKET RACERS FOR AN AWESOME SEASON. WE LOOK FORWARD TO 2018!

Mazda Road to Indy Returns to Lucas Oil Raceway

Highlights of the schedule include all three MRTI levels concluding their seasons with doubleheader race weekends at Portland International Raceway on Labor Day weekend, as well as a return to the 0.686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway outside Indianapolis for the two lower-level series on the same race weekend as the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

NHDRO World Finals and Pro Street Shootout

America’s fastest growing motorcycle drag racing series faces a hectic and action-packed double schedule as staff and racers alike push though a two-race weekend that will decide season champions at the DME Racing / Pro-Stock Inc. World Finals at Brownsburg’s Lucas Oil Raceway. Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, also a little $5000-to-win McIntosh/Grayson Machine & Fabrication Pro Street Shootout will be run between the world’s quickest streetbikes on Saturday night.

2017 CRA Fall Brawl Results

Brian Campbell won the Fall Brawl 100 for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis on Sunday, picking up yet another pair of boxing gloves on what was an unseasonably warm day. Campbell inherited the lead on lap 53 after race-long leader Carson Hocevar dropped out with a broken fuel line, and never looked back on his way to the win.

2017 NMCA World Finals Results

In VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, fourteen of sixteen driversmotored to 3-second elapsed-times in qualifying, and while Jason Hamstra led the field with a 3.83 in his Camaro, his loss in the second round paved the way to the final that featured Steve Summers and his Camaro and his Mark Luton and his Mustang. There, Summers secured the win with a 3.80 to Luton’s 3.92, and took a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle.

Torrence Wins Top Fuel Traxxas Nitro Shootout

Steve Torrence piloted his Capco Contractors dragster to the Top Fuel NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout victory Saturday at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s biggest drag race, at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. In other racing, Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were the provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 18th of 24 events on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Torrence ran a 3.673-second pass at 329.50 mph to defeat Tony Schumacher’s 3.680 pass at 330.31 in his U.S. Army dragster during the specialty event final round to win the $100,000 prize.

Beckman Leads in Private Testing at Lucas Oil Raceway

Jack Beckman led the Funny Car category during the second and final day of testing for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Tony Schumacher improved upon his time from Wednesday to lead Top Fuel. Beckman, the 2015 event winner, ran a time of 3.827 seconds at 337.07 mph in his first run of the day. Beckman has two wins, two runner-up finishes on the season, and is using the test to prepare his Infinite Hero Foundation Charger R/T for the coming event.

Schumacher Leads Top Fuel Testing for 2017 U.S. Nationals

(BROWNSBURG, Ind.) Tony Schumacher led the Top Fuel category on Wednesday during the first of two days of testing for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Defending Funny Car event winner Matt Hagan led the Funny Car class. During the test session, Schumacher posted a run of 3.707 seconds at 327.19 mph in his U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster. Schumacher is the defending event winner, has 10 wins at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, and is the winningest driver in the history of the event. Schumacher, who has one win this year, is hoping the positive results at testing parlay into success next week.

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Tanner Foust claimed the championship lead for the first time in the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross season with a statement victory at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on Sunday. Foust, who finished second the day before to local favorite Steve Arpin, used a brilliant launch off the line to claim the victory and close out the doubleheader event, part of the Ottawa 2017 celebration of the 150thanniversary of the confederation of Canada.

Kody Swanson Seizes the Moment

Friday night’s “Carb Night Classic” at Lucas Oil Raceway was no exception as the Californian led all 100 laps from the pole to surpass J.J. Yeley and join the late, great Dave Steele for third on the all-time series win list with his 16th career triumph.

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Yuengling Named Official Beer of Lucas Oil Raceway

INDIANAPOLIS (May 9, 2017) D.G. Yuengling & Son has been named the official beer of Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, track officials announced today. Yuengling, which recently began a distributorship in Indiana, will have a season-long presence at the historic multi-purpose facility located on the west side of Indianapolis.

D3 Team Finalized

The Division 3 race team members have been finalized as shown in the picture below! Matt “Bubba” Mahurin and Michele Mahaurin will be named the team captains for this years finals. If you have been selected for the team but do not wish to compete. please contact Mike Walker or Michael Colgrove to let them know ASAP so the spot can be filled accordingly.

‘Big Chief’ to Race the U.S. Nationals

GLENDORA, Calif. – Justin “Big Chief” Shearer, star of Discovery Channel’s reality television series Street Outlaws, plans to compete in his Pro Mod car in the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Aug. 31-Sept. 5 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis.

NHRA Makes Live FOX TV Debut

GLENDORA, Calif. (July 19, 2016) – NHRA will reach a significant milestone on Sunday, July 24 when the FOX national broadcasting network televises the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series finals of the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals live from scenic Bandimere Speedway in Denver.

Q&A with NHRA Drivers!

The following Q&A puts the spotlight on NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series drivers Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) as the season heads into the famed Western Swing. Interview topics include the start of the season, their performances to date and their thoughts about the upcoming Western Swing. Audio of each interview can be found on the NHRA Media site.

M&K Sport Coach to Sponsor Pro E.T. Class

M&K Sport Coach, a division of M&K Truck Centers, is proud to become the 2016 sponsor the Pro ET Class as part of the Sunoco Race Fuels ET Bracket Series. M&K Sport Coach is based in Indianapolis and is a full-service dealer of Renegade luxury motor coaches, toterhomes and trailers.

Hunt and Sons Renews Super Pro Sponsorship

Hunt and Sons Memorials out of Danville, Indiana, have renewed their sponsorship of the Hunt and Sons Super Pro Class as part of the Lucas Oil Raceway ET Bracket Series. This is the second year that Hunt and Sons has partnered to sponsor the bracket program. Both Matt and Bryce Hunt are familiar competitors to the bracket program competing in the Super Pro class that bears their business’s name.

Lucas Oil Products Extend Naming Rights of Lucas Oil Raceway

GLENDORA, Calif. (March 8, 2016) – Lucas Oil Products, an industry leader in lubricants and fuel treatments, has extended the naming rights for the NHRA-owned and operated multi-purpose auto racing facility located just west of Indianapolis, officials from the world’s largest motorsports sanctioning organization announced today.

Top Eliminator Club Pavilion

GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2016) – Officials at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis have announced plans to construct a permanent Top Eliminator Club (TEC) building at the multi-use facility. Construction will begin in early 2016 and will be completed before the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event on Aug. 31-Sept. 5. The building will be located adjacent to the starting line of the drag strip on the west side of the track.

U.S. Nationals Winners!

Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the world’s most prestigious drag race and the final NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event of the regular season.

Beckman and Brown are Quickest in Testing

BROWNSBURG, Ind. – Funny Car points leader Jack Beckman and Top Fuel world championship challenger Antron Brown posted the quickest runs in their categories Thursday to close testing for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.


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