The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will return to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a pair of Pacific Division events again in 2018.

The iconic drag strip will host Pacific Division events April 13-15 and again Nov. 1-4, with the November event once again concluding the LODRS season.

The LODRS season kicks off at Orlando Speed World Dragway, in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 23-24. During the year, the series will feature doubleheader events at Heartland Park Topeka, Mission Raceway Park, Texas Motorplex and Rocky Mountain Raceways.

The upcoming 2018 schedule will feature 44 divisional events with a minimum of six in each of the seven divisions. There will also be 26 regional events featuring the 260-mph Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes. 

"The competition in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series is intense at tracks across the country and showcases the racers during the course of a busy season," NHRA President Peter Clifford said. "The Lucas family has long been a staunch proponent of the NHRA and the sportsman racers, and we appreciate their dedication."

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

"We are pleased to once again express our support of the competitors across the country in the series," said Morgan Lucas, senior vice president of sales and marketing of Lucas Oil. "Sportsman competitors are one of the keys to the success of NHRA drag racing, and we look forward to the coming season."

Graduates of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series include Morgan Lucas, Brandon Bernstein, Shawn Langdon, Courtney Force, Erica Enders, Brittany Force, Alexis DeJoria and Jeg Coughlin.

  

2018 NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES SCHEDULE

Pacific Division
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park (Regional), March 2-4                 
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Regional), April 13-15                
Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway, May 18-20                        
Sonoma Raceway, July 20-22
Rocky Mountain Raceways, Aug. 23-24
Rocky Mountain Raceways, Aug. 25-26
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Regional), Nov. 1-4

Northeast Division
Virginia Motorsports Park (Regional), April 20-22
Maple Grove Raceway (Regional), May 25-27
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, June 15-17
Lebanon Valley Dragway (Regional), June 29-July 1
Atco Dragway (Regional), Aug. 3-5
Cecil County Dragway (Regional), Aug. 17-19
New England Dragway (Regional), Sept. 7-9

Southeast Division
Orlando Speed World Dragway, Feb. 23-24 
Gainesville Raceway (Regional), March 9-10
Galot Motorsports Park, April 13-14 
South Georgia Motorsports Park, May 19-20
Silver Dollar Raceway, Sept. 28-29
Rockingham Dragway, Oct. 26-27   

North Central Division
National Trail Raceway (Regional), May 4-6
Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park (Regional), May 18-20
Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis (Regional), July 6-8
Route 66 Raceway (Regional), July 13-15
Beech Bend Raceway Park (Regional), Aug. 24-26
Gateway Motorsports Park (Regional), Oct. 19-21

South Central Division
No Problem Raceway Park (Regional), March 2-4
Royal Purple Raceway, March 23-25                     
Texas Motorplex (Regional April 12-14), April 12-13
Texas Motorplex, April 14-15
Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, June 8-10
Thunder Valley Raceway Park (Regional), Oct. 12-14        

West Central Division
Bandimere Speedway (Regional), June 15-16
Heartland Park Topeka (Regional 26-28), July 26-27
Heartland Park Topeka, July 28-29 
Brainerd International Speedway, Aug. 11-12
Tri-State Raceway (Regional), Sept. 7-9
SRCA Dragstrip, Sept. 28-30         

Northwest Division
Firebird Raceway, May 4-6           
Mission Raceway, June 14-15
Mission Raceway (Regional June 15-17), June 16-17
Woodburn Dragstrip (Regional), July 13-15
Pacific Raceways (Regional), Aug. 17-19
Woodburn Dragstrip (Regional), Sept. 14-16

*Schedules are subject to change.