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The latest update as of February 14, 2011

The NHRA drag racing season got underway over the weekend in southern Florida at Bradenton Motorsports Park. It was the first of two back-to-back Division Two Lucas series races, with the second occuring at Gainesville this coming weekend. It's a great opportunity for the Division Two racers, and any interested tourists from the frozen north, to knock the rust off the rides - or shake down new ones, and get in two races in ten days.

So, despite all those "valuable" Lucas points up for grabs, there were only 11 "Top Alcohol" - actually, six injected nitro dragsters, two blown alky dragsters and just three blown alky floppers, to headline the Bradenton event. The car counts in the supporting sportsman categories were reasonable, with 55 Top Dragster - Top Sportsman entries, and more than half (31) of them in the 6-second zone, for a total of 274 cars on the grounds. But the traditionally light fields in the top alcohol fields, especially the funny cars, has to be a source of continuing concern for the NHRA division staff, and even more so, for the promoters that feature them in their Lucas Series programs.

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