2013 DATES ANNOUNCED FOR INAUGURAL NHRA SCREAMIN’ EAGLE CHAMPIONSHIP MOTORCYCLE SERIES

by Royal Purple Raceway
November 10,2012
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Harley Davidson Screamin Eagle

GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2012) – The race dates for the highly anticipated NHRA Screamin’ Eagle Championship Motorcycle Series have been announced for the 2013 season. The newly formed race series will compete 10 times during the course of the season in conjunction with select NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events held across the country.

At least one high-energy NHRA Screamin’ Eagle Championship Motorcycle Series event will be held in each of the seven NHRA divisions during the year. At every event Top Fuel, Pro Gas, Draggin’ Bagger, V-Rod, and Hot Street will compete during the course of the weekend. The NHRA Screamin’ Eagle Championship Motorcycle Series will offer a total purse of $152,800 among the five classes.

The winners in each category at every event will be awarded a coveted Wally® Trophy and will participate in the race winner circle activities. The program also includes the crowning of a year-end champion in Top Fuel with the champion receiving a specially-designed Wally trophy and year-end bonus.  The best seven of 10 races will count for points toward the year end championship.

“The NHRA Screamin’ Eagle Championship Motorcycle Series greatly expands Harley-Davidson’s commitment to supporting grassroots drag racers with great Screamin’ Eagle performance products, more contingency payouts, and expanded opportunities to race on a national stage,” said Harley-Davidson Racing Manager Kris Schoonover.   “We’re very excited to partner with the NHRA’s strong divisional Sportsman series to raise the visibility of this exciting form of motorcycle racing at a wide range of great racing venues around the country.”

Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit www.harley-davidson.com.

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 23 national events featuring the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by ProCare Rx. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

2013 NHRA Screamin’ Eagle Championship Motorcycle Series Schedule

March 1-3                            Royal Purple Raceway                                                    Baytown, Texas

April 12-13                           Virginia Motorsports Park                                            Petersburg, Va.

May 17-19                           Summit Motorsports Park                                            Norwalk, Ohio

May 25-26                           Atlanta Dragway                                                               Commerce, Ga.

June 14-16                          Bandimere Speedway                                                   Denver

June 21-22                          Cordova Dragway Park                                                  Cordova, Ill.

July 19-21                            New England Dragway                                                   Epping, N.H.

Aug. 17-18                           Pacific Raceways                                                              Kent, Wash.

Sept. 20-21                         Bristol Dragway                                                                 Bristol, Tenn.

Oct. 31-Nov. 3                   The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway                Las Vegas