GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2018) – The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, where the future stars of the sport earn their racing stripes, returns to action for an 18th year during the 2019 race season to compete at premier racing facilities across the country.

The 2019 season kicks off at Orlando Speed World Dragway, in Orlando, Fla. on Feb. 1-2. The schedule also includes a new location, as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series heads to Tucson Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. on March 1-3, also returning to Atlanta Dragway on April 12-13. During the year, the series will feature exciting doubleheader events at Texas Motorplex, Mission Raceway, Heartland Motorsports Park and Sonoma Raceway. The action-packed series will also feature two stops at Woodburn Dragstrip in Woodburn, Ore. and The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where the 2019 season will finish on Nov 7-10.  

The upcoming 2019 schedule includes 44 divisional events with a minimum of six in each of the seven divisions. Additionally, there will also be 26 regional events featuring the 260-mph Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes during the 2019 campaign.

“The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series offers some of the most intense competition in drag racing and we are excited to showcase this talented group of drivers at tracks across the country for another action-packed season,” said NHRA president Glen Cromwell. “The Lucas family has demonstrated incredible dedication to NHRA’s sportsman racers and we are thrilled to continue that partnership.”

"Lucas Oil is synonymous with the NHRA and we have supported the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series since 2001," said Morgan Lucas, senior vice president of sales. "We have enjoyed a fantastic relationship and are thrilled to continue our partnership in 2019."

Bonus programs available to competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series include the $100,000 JEGS Allstars. Individual divisions will also have additional bonus programs available to racers.

2019 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Schedule

Northeast Division
Maple Grove Raceway (Regional)                    May 24-26
Numidia Dragway                            June 7-9
Lebanon Valley Dragway (Regional)                June 28-30
Atco Dragway (Regional)                        Aug. 2-4
Cecil County Dragway                        Aug. 16-18
New England Dragway (Regional)                    Sept. 6-8
Virginia Motorsports Park (Regional)                Oct. 4-6

Southeast Division
Orlando Speed World Dragway                    Feb. 1-2
South Georgia Motorsports Park                    Feb 22-24
Gainesville Raceway (Regional)                    March 7-10
Atlanta Dragway                            April 12-13  
Galot Motorsports Park                        Sept. 27-28
Rockingham Dragway                        Oct. 18-19   
North Central Division
National Trail Raceway (Regional)                    May 3-5
Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park (Regional)        May 17-19
Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis (Regional)            July 5-7
Route 66 Raceway (Regional)                        July 12-14
Beech Bend Raceway Park (Regional)                   August 23-25
Gateway Motorsports Park (Regional)                 October 4-6
South Central Division
No Problem Raceway Park (Regional)                March 1-3        
Royal Purple Raceway                         March 22-24                     
Texas Motorplex (Regional April 4-6)                April 4-5
Texas Motorplex                            April 6-7
Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park    (Regional)            May 24-26
Thunder Valley Raceway Park                    July 12-14   
West Central Division
Bandimere Speedway (Regional)                                   June 14-15
Heartland Motorsports Park (Regional July 26-28)        July 25-26
Heartland Motorsports Park                     July 27-28
Brainerd International Raceway                     Aug. 10-11
Tri-State Raceway (Regional)                    Sept. 6-8
SRCA Dragstrip                            Sept. 20-22                    

Northwest Division
Firebird Raceway                        May 3-5           
Mission Raceway    (Regional June 21-23)                June 20-21
Mission Raceway                            June 22-23
Woodburn Dragstrip (Regional)                    July 12-14
Pacific Raceways (Regional)                    Aug. 16-18
Woodburn Dragstrip (Regional)                     Sept. 13-15
Pacific Division
Tucson Raceway                            March 1-3
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Regional)        April 12-14                
Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway                May 18-19                        
Sonoma Raceway (Regional July 19-21)                 July 18-19
Sonoma Raceway                            July 20-21
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park                Oct. 11-13        
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Regional)         Nov. 7-10           

Schedule subject to change