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Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis has announced the dates for the weekly drag racing events to be held at the historic facility for the upcoming 2012 season.

The Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis ET Racing Series of events will include the National Dragster Challenge, Junior Dragster Challenge and the and the King of the Track series of races during the course of the year.

The Wild Wednesday events are highly popular for both fans of street legal racing and the slick tire races in the area as they can test and tune on the Lucas Oil Raceway dragstrip.

“Drag racers from across Central Indiana relish racing at Lucas Oil Raceway due to the excellently prepared track conditions they race on during the course of the summer,” said Kurt Johnson, director of racing operations. “Our entire drag crew takes pride in how the track is groomed and we strive to make the conditions equal each time we hold an event.”

Dates are as follows:

Wild Wednesdays (Street Legal and Slick Tire Test & Tune):

April: 4, 11, 18, 25

May: 2, 16, 23,

June: 6, 13, 20, 27

July: 18

Aug.: 1, 15

Sept: 12, 19, 26

Oct.: 3, 10, 17, 24

Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis ET Racing Series:

April: 15 (Open Test Day), 22

May: 6, 20, 28*

June: 3**

July: 1, 8, 15***, 22

Aug.: 5, 12

Sept.: 9

(*May 28 -Nat’l Dragster Challenge, **June 3- Jr. Dragster Challenge; *** July 15-King of the Track)

A full 2012 schedule of events for both the dragstrip and the oval will be released in the coming weeks. Schedule is subject to change.

One of five drag racing facilities owned and operated by the National Hot Rod Association, Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis was built in 1960 and has presented organized racing events since 1961. From March through October, the facility hosts more than 120 dates of racing on three tracks, a quarter-mile drag strip, a .686-mile paved oval and a 2.5-mile road course.

Home to drag racing’s biggest event, the NHRA Mac Tools U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend, the drag strip runs more than 50 days of point-to-point action, from national events to street legal community programs.

The oval track draws racing’s biggest events including USAC, ARCA and CRA races. The road course provides a home for several racing sanctions, while providing an ideal resource for driving schools, corporate outings and open-road tests for professional drivers.

 

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