Drivers in the Top Sportsman and Top Dragster classes will be awarded points at various NHRA divisional events, the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals, and at selected NHRA national events toward the annual year-end Top Dragster national championship and the annual year-end Top Sportsman national championship.
In the program, each champion in the Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com and the Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs.com classes will earn $5,000 and the series runner-up will claim $2,500. The two champions will receive their championship bonus purse, championship jacket, championship Wally trophy and championship ring while being recognized during the annual NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series awards ceremony.
“It means the world to us to bring funding and recognition to the Top Dragster and Top Sportsman national championships," said Joe and Patty Fisher, owners of Racing RVs. “As a family racing business, we love to help racers. We are thrilled that NHRA has made the commitment to award both of these great classes with the opportunity to earn coveted NHRA national championships."
In addition, a special Top Sportsman Shootout and Top Dragster Shootout presented by RacingRVs.com will be held during the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals, May 27-29 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky. In those shootouts the winners in each class will earn $1,000 and the runner-up will get $500.
“We are pleased to welcome RacingRVs.com into the NHRA family of sponsors," said Graham Light, NHRA senior vice president of racing operations. “Their support of the Top Dragster and Top Sportsman categories will make a huge impact in the sportsman racing community. We look forward to some exciting racing in two very competitive classes as a result of this announcement.