New Screamin’ Eagle Drag Racing Championship Series for 2013Mon, 06 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700
The NHRA today announced the formation of the Screamin’ Eagle Championship Motorcycle Series for 2013. The new series will feature five classes: Top Fuel, Pro Gas, Draggin’ Bagger, Street Pro and Hot Street. The 10-race series will compete at divisional events as part of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, in addition to the Sportsman ET Motorcycle class that currently competes at various NHRA divisional events. A full schedule will be announced with the completion of the full divisional racing schedule.
The Screamin’ Eagle series will offer a total purse of $152,800. Event winners in each category will also receive a Wally Trophy in the winner’s circle. The program also includes the crowning of a year-end champion in the Top Fuel category. The champion will receive a specially-designed Wally Trophy and year-end bonus.
“We are excited to expand our relationship with Harley-Davidson and bring this exciting racing to the divisional events in the Lucas Oil Series,” said Gary Darcy, senior vice president of sales and marketing, NHRA. “This series will be a feature attraction for the NHRA member tracks that will host the series. In addition, it allows Harley-Davidson the opportunity to reach NHRA’s grassroots community of fans and racers.”
“Being involved with an NHRA series at the divisional level allows Harley-Davidson to not only reach the broader NHRA fan and participation base, complementing our efforts at the NHRA Full Throttle Series level, but provides more opportunities and a national platform for the competitors in these five classes,” said Harley-Davidson Racing Manager Kris Schoonover. “This series strengthens our commitment to sportsman motorcycle drag racers by providing additional events and a national reach to those competitors currently competing in these classes.”
Further details on the program, venues and rules will be announced in the coming months on www.nhra.com.
By Tom Roderick
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