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Heartland Park Releases E.T. Bracket and Junior Dragster Schedule

В Heartland Park Releases E.T. Bracket and Junior Dragster Schedule

TOPEKA, KS (January 27, 2010) – Bracket racing and the popular Jr. Dragster racing programs will return to the daytime in 2010 as Heartland Park Topeka (HPT) released their series schedule today. Eight events will be contested on the NHRA Championship quarter mile in a season spanning April through October. Bracket racers will also have the opportunity to compete in the Super Chevy Show returning to HPT in June and PINKS All Out in July. 

Working with Kansas City International Raceway and Kansas International Dragway, two NHRA member tracks in the area, HPT‘s goal was to minimize date conflicts to allow racers the opportunity to participate in multiple series.

“We have waited to release our schedule as we have been working with the two NHRA member tracks in the area, KCIR and KID, to minimize conflicts,” HPT Director of Events Jeremy Thoennes said. “While we have one conflict with KCIR, we have both agreed to require racers drop one points race from their season totals.”  

Several highlights of the 2010 schedule include:

В·В В В В В В В В  Local bracket racers will again have the chance to compete for a Wally during the National Dragster Challenge slated for September 11th. Junior drag racers will also be competing for a Wally that weekend in the Jr. Dragster Challenge.

В·В В В В В В В В  New for 2010 is an NHRA Kansas State Championship race. The best bracket racers in the area will face off for a Wally plaque and coveted title of NHRA State Champion.В В 

В·В В В В В В В В  The season will conclude with a double-header event slated for October 9th and 10th. The King of the Track will also be contested on the 10th pitting the class champions against each other in a single elimination race-off

The biggest change to the schedule is the combination of the Jr. Drag series with the E.T. Bracket program, which ran separately in 2009.

“A number of our Jr. Dragster competitors also have family competing in the E.T. Bracket series so combining the series into a single event will help reduce their travel and pit pass costs,” Thoennes stated.  “The changes we are making are a direct result of feedback received from the racers. We’re looking forward to a great 2010 season and can’t wait for it to get started.”

The E.T. Bracket Series and Jr. Dragster rules will be available shortly. For more information please visit www.HPT.com.

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2010 Heartland Park Topeka E.T. Bracket and Jr. Dragster Schedule
March 27 ETI—Drag Technical Inspection (9 a.m.—12 p.m.)
April 8 NHRA Drags - Street Legal Style #1

April 10 E.T. Bracket and Jr. Dragster Series Race #1


Gates open at 8:00 a.m.
Time Trials at 11:00 a.m.
May 6 NHRA Drags - Street Legal Style #2

May 8 E.T. Bracket and Jr. Dragster Series Race #2


Gates open at 9:30 a.m.
Time Trials at 11:00 a.m.
May 20-23 NHRA Summer Nationals

May 27 NHRA Drags - Street Legal Style #3

June 10 NHRA Drags - Street Legal Style #4

June 12 E.T. Bracket and Jr. Dragster Series Race #3


Gates open at 12:00 p.m.
Time Trials at 2:00 p.m.
June 18-20 Super Chevy Show

June 24 NHRA Drags - Street Legal Style #5

July 2-3 ADRL Independence Drags

July 16-17 PINKS All Out

July 22 NHRA Drags - Street Legal Style #6

July 24 E.T. Bracket and Jr. Dragster Series Race #4 w/ NHRDA


Gates open at 12:00 p.m.
Time Trials at 2:00 p.m.
August 5 NHRA Drags - Street Legal Style #7

August 7 E.T. Bracket and Jr. Dragster Series Race #5 – NHRA State Championships


Gates open at 12:00 p.m.
Time Trials at 2:00 p.m.
August 26-28 Lucas Oil Divisional Racing Series

September 9 NHRA Drags - Street Legal Style #8

September 11 E.T. Bracket and Jr. Dragster Series Race #6 – National Dragster & Jr. Dragster Challenge


Gates open at 9:30 a.m.
Time Trials at 11:00 a.m.
September 16 NHRA Drags - Street Legal Style #9 (Gates open at 12:00 p.m.)
September 17-19 Division 5 E.T. Finals

October 7 NHRA Drags - Street Legal Style #10

October 9 E.T. Bracket and Jr. Dragster Series Race #7


Gates open at 9:30 a.m.
Time Trials at 11:00 a.m.В В 
October 10 E.T. Bracket and Jr. Dragster Series Race #8 - King of the Track Finals


Gates open at 9:30 a.m.
Time Trials at 11:00 a.m.В В 
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