NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Schedule For 2008 Released


GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2007) – NHRA officials released its 2008 NHRA Lucas Oil
Drag Racing Series schedule today, which features 44 events, with a minimum of six
races conducted in each of NHRA’s seven divisions.

NHRA Lucas Oil Series drivers in eight categories compete for valuable points
leading to divisional and national championships and a share of the $561,000 purse.

The series also includes three sportsman-focused national events: the Jegs NHRA
Cajun SPORTSnationals in Belle Rose, La.; the Jegs NHRA Northern SPORTSnationals
in Columbus, Ohio; and the Jegs NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals in Fontana, Calif.

The 2008 season marks the seventh year of Lucas Oil’s support of NHRA sportsman
racers in a partnership that extends through 2009.

“Each of the seven NHRA divisions presents a great challenge to determine the 2008
NHRA Lucas Oil Series champions,” said Graham Light, NHRA senior vice president
of racing operations, NHRA. “We look forward to another very competitive and
exciting season.”

Headlined by the powerful Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes,
the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series allows racers to compete for a championship
close to home. Other categories that compete in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing
Series are Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super
Street. Some divisions also opt to run additional categories, including Top Sportsman,
Top Dragster and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson.
“We are extremely proud to be involved with the dedicated racers who compete each
weekend in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series,” said Forest Lucas, owner and
CEO of Lucas Oil Products. “We can’t wait to start another successful and memorable
racing season.”

Bonus programs available to competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
include the $100,000 Jegs Allstars, the NHRA Perfectly Strange Performance Award,
in which a total of $45,000 is up for grabs throughout, and the Sportsman Motorcycle
Series presented by Harley Davidson. Individual divisions may also have additional
bonus programs available to racers.

Some prominent graduates of the NHRA Lucas Oil Series who have gone on to
successful careers in the NHRA POWERade Series include Gary Scelzi, Brandon
Bernstein, Melanie Troxel, Jeg Coughlin, Morgan Lucas, Ashley Force, and Hillary

Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is one of the fastest-growing additive lines
in the consumer automotive industry. Through innovative product research and
development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has
established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry.

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the
sport of drag racing in the United States. It presents 23 national events through its
NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. NHRA has 80,000 members and 140 member
tracks. NHRA-sanctioned sportsman and bracket racing series provide competition
opportunities for drivers of all levels. NHRA develops the stars of tomorrow by
offering the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series and
the NHRA Street Legal Drags presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the O’Reilly Auto
Parts Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. For more information, please

On May 30, 2007, the NHRA entered into an agreement with HD Partners Acquisition
Corporation (AMEX: HDP) for the acquisition by HDP of the NHRA’s professional
drag racing assets, including the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, together
with a broad set of commercialization rights. The transaction is subject to HDP
shareholder approval. Interested persons are advised to read HDP’s preliminary
proxy statement on file at the SEC and the definitive proxy statement, when available.
More information about HDP and the agreement with the NHRA is also available at

May 2-4 Virginia Motorsports Park Petersburg, Va.
May 23-25 Maple Grove Raceway Reading, Pa.
June 13-15 Atco Raceway Atco, N.J.
July 4-6 Lebanon Valley Dragway West Lebanon, N.Y.
Aug. 22-24 Cecil County Dragway Rising Sun, Md.
Sept. 5-7 Old Bridge Township Raceway Park Englishtown, N.J.
Oct. 3-5 Atco Raceway* Atco, N.J.

Feb. 15-17 Bradenton Motorsports Park Bradenton, Fla.
Feb. 22-24 Gainesville Raceway Gainesville, Fla.
March 7-9 Orlando Speed World Dragway * Orlando, Fla.
April 18-20 South Georgia Motorsports Park Cecil, Ga.
Oct. 3-5 Atlanta Dragway Commerce, Ga.
Oct. 24-26 Silver Dollar Raceway Reynolds, Ga.

April 11-13 O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis Indianapolis
May 16-18 Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park Norwalk, Ohio
June 13-15 Route 66 Raceway Joliet, Ill.
July 12-13 Mid-Michigan Motorplex * Stanton, Mich.
July 25-27 National Trail Raceway Columbus, Ohio
Aug. 22-24 Beech Bend Raceway Park Bowling Green, Ky.

Feb. 15-17 No Problem Raceway Belle Rose, La.
March 7-9 Memphis Motorsports Park * Memphis, Tenn.
April 11-13 Texas Motorplex Ennis, Texas
May 16-18 Houston Raceway Park Baytown, Texas
Sept. 12-14 Red River Raceway Gilliam, La.
Oct. 17-19 Thunder Valley Raceway Park Noble, Okla.

April 25-27 SRCA Dragstrip Great Bend, Kan.
May 23-25 Brainerd International Raceway Brainerd, Minn.
June 13-15 Bandimere Speedway Morrison, Colo.
Aug. 1-2 Cordova Raceway Park Cordova, Ill.
Aug. 22-23 Heartland Park Topeka Topeka, Kan.
Sept. 5-7 Tri-State Raceway Earlville, Iowa

April 25-27 Firebird Raceway * Boise, Idaho
May 23-25 Mission Raceway Mission, B.C.
June 20-22 Pacific Raceways Kent, Wash.
July 11-13 Woodburn Dragstrip Woodburn, Ore.
Aug. 15-17 TBD
Sept. 19-20 Champion Raceway Eagle Point, Ore.

Feb. 29-March 2 Firebird International Raceway Chandler, Ariz.
March 7-8 Southwestern International Raceway Tucson, Ariz.
May 2-4 Auto Club Dragway at California Speedway Fontana, Calif.
June 14-15 Top Gun Raceway Fallon, Nev.
Aug. 1-3 Infineon Raceway Sonoma, Calif.
Sept. 12-13 Auto Club Famoso Raceway * Bakersfield, Calif.
Oct. 24-26 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas

April 4-6 Jegs NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals * Belle Rose, La.
June 7 Jegs Allstars Joliet, Ill.
Sept. 19-21 Jegs NHRA Northern SPORTSnationals * Columbus, Ohio
Oct. 3-5 Jegs NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals * Fontana, Calif.

* Top Alcohol classes not contested

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