After a highly successful DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, the NHRA Pacific Division will keep things hot at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday through Sunday during a Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional event.

The event is one of 45 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships, as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.

The division's Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway open at 7 a.m. Pacific Time each day. Qualifying and time trials start Friday at 8 a.m. and continue Saturday at 8 a.m.

Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman classes qualify Friday at noon and 4 p.m., and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify Friday at 3 p.m. and noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Eliminations begin Saturday afternoon and continue on Sunday at 8 a.m. with round one of Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car at noon.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway are $25 each day. Children 6-14 are $5 each day, and kids 5 and under are free with a paid adult.

For more information call the track, (800) 644-4444, or visit www.LVMS.com.

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the second of six events in Pacific Division competition where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Track is located on Speedway Blvd, exit 54 off Interstate 15.

WHEN: Friday through Saturday, April 8-10

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, April 8 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator, and Top Sportsman qualify at noon and 4 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 3 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 9 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials continue at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator, and Top Sportsman qualify at 10:30 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at noon and 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 10 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Eliminations continue at 8 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car run first round of eliminations at noon.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $25 Friday, $25 Saturday, $25 Sunday, children 6 - 14 are $5 each day. Children 5 and under are free with paid adult. For more information call Las Vegas Motor Speedway, (800) 644-4444 or visit www.lvms.com.

2015 EVENT WINNERS: Chris Demke, Top Alcohol Dragster; Annie Whiteley, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Jeff Lane, Comp Eliminator; Jimmy DeFrank, Super Stock: Tina Summerton, Stock Eliminator; Justin Morgan, Super Comp; Dave Meziere, Super Gas; Brian Griffey, Super Street; Darryn O'Connor, Top Sportsman; Kyle Seipel, Top Dragster; Rick Newport, Sportsman Motorcycle.

BONUS PROGRAMS: NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2016 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional, regional and national champions. Regional awards include $10,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions with Divisional awards of $3,000 to the champions in both Competition and Super Stock; $2,000 each to the champions in Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The seven national champions will share a bonus of $135,000.

JEGS ALLSTARS: The best of the best from each of NHRA's seven divisions will compete for a share of the $124,000 point fund from Jegs High Performance. The 2016 Jegs Allstars event will culminate a year-long points battle between drivers in each of NHRA's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series' eight classes as well as Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. The top points earner in each category will qualify to represent his/her division at the 2016 Jegs Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.

The winning regional and division teams will share $25,000 and individual awards include $7,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions, $6,000 to champions in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock, $5,000 to Top Sportsman and Top Dragster champions, and $4,500 to the Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street champions. Runners-up in all categories will earn $2,000 apiece. Each Allstars competitor will also receive a share of a $25,000 towing fund to get to the event.

Event sponsor, Jegs High Performance, is offering a "double up" bonus to Jegs Allstars participants. Any 2016 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

NHRA SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE SERIES presented by HARLEY-DAVIDSON: The NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is 3 an opportunity for competitors in NHRA's Sportsman Motorcycle class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $14,000 champions' purse posted by Harley-Davidson will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers in NHRA divisions that host Sportsman Motorcycles.

PACIFIC DIVISION TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES: The Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, runs in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Pacific division's Top Sportsman class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $3,500 champions' purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

PACIFIC DIVISION TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: The Pacific Top Dragster Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Pacific division's Top Dragster class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $3,500 champions' purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.