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Mark your calendar for a two-day celebration honoring New England Dragway’s VP Race Fuels ET Series champions.  It all begins on Friday, January 29, 2016 with a special Racer Celebration featuring food, music and a return of the Reaction Time Winter Nationals presented by Power Technologies.  Cash and Trophies awarded to banquet ticket holders only. The winner of the reaction time event will be crowned King or Queen of the Banquet!   Then on Saturday night, January 30, it’s the annual New England Dragway Banquet and Awards Ceremony.  We’ll congratulate the 2015 champions for their hard work en route to claiming their respective number one spots, as well as those who campaigned throughout the season to make 2015 one of the most intense battles in track history.banquet pic

This year’s celebration moves back to the Radisson Hotel.  The hotel recently went through a multi-million dollar renovation and their entire staff is excited about hosting this year’s celebration.  As a thank you to New England Dragway guests they are offering a special rate for all overnight guests, with an extra discount for those booking a two-night stay.  Deadline for making your reservation is January 8, 2016.  You can book online at using the code NEDRAG or call them at (603) 888-9970.  Guests booking a two night stay also get a special Merrimack Premium Outlets VIP pass featuring tax free shopping.  Once you’re finished shopping you can visit Budweiser Brewery.  Their tours offer a unique look at the brewing process.  If you want something a bit more adventurous be sure to check out SkyVenture New Hampshire and their indoor wind tunnel where visitors can experience the thrill of skydiving.

Rotary Engine Rule Updates

Important Update for racers using Rotary Engines.New england Dragway
As outlined in the 2015 NHRA Rule Book 13.49 or quicker you must have an SFI 1.1 1.2 Flywheel and Clutch. Additionally 11.49 or quicker rotary engine cars must have a flywheel shield. For futher details and info refer the 2015 NHRA Rule Book.

2015 NHRA General Regulations

He is what many call a racing machine, A&B Tire Pro Eliminator Champion Mark Winterbottom.

Putting together a championship drive is tough.   Ask anyone who was lucky enough to come out on top and they likely will tell you it’s a daunting task.  That isn’t lost on Mark Winterbottom.  But, to see him week in and week out you wonder if ever fazes.  Mark WinterbottomHe is what many call a racing machine.  Mark captured his 9th A&B Tire Pro Eliminator championship this year in dramatic fashion.  Yet, even when he was locked into a tight, four-way battle with brothers Jared Kinson and Jason Mazzotta, and long time friend Joe Silva, Mark kept his cool.

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A Tale of Two Knights

New England Dragway Ray Knight

It doesn’t come as a startling revelation that capturing a championship in any category at New England Dragway is the result of determination, skill and hard work.  This year’s Indy Auto Parts Super Pro Champion Ray Knight is the epitome of those attributes.  Ray has been part of the New England Dragway racing community for decades, recognized by his peers as one of the toughest drivers on the track.  But, if you ask him about the most thrilling aspect of this year’s hard fought battle you will not hear stories about margins of victories measuring in the ten-thousandths or near perfect reaction times.  Instead he will tell you it’s the opportunity to share the podium with his son Steven who captured the E.C.O.P.E. Junior Dragster crown.

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Lucas Oil continues its commitment to NHRA Sportsman racing.

Lucas Oil continues its commitment to NHRA Sportsman racing as the sponsor of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.  “Having come through the Sportsman ranks myself, I know how important it is to have the support you need to compete,” said Morgan Lucas of Lucas Oil Products. “These are our people, these are our customers.

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2015 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Schedule Released

Glendora, CA

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns for a 14th season with premier events taking place across the country in all seven NHRA divisions it was announced today by NHRA officials. The 2015 schedule will feature 45 divisional events with a minimum of six in each of the seven divisions. There will also be 25 regional events featuring the 260-mph Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes.

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