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Jeff Lutz Pulls Out of Drag Week 2015

HOT ROD Drag Week 2015 Presented by Gear Vendors and Co-Sponsored By Eastwood

Brandan Gillogly Sep 15, 2015
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After running what would have been a Drag Week record for both speed and e.t. with Day one’s 6.051-second at 251-mph run, Jeff Lutz has pulled out of Drag Week 2015. The Pro Mod Camaro, which Lutz has used to make dozens of 5-second passes in NMCA competition, had problems during a 6.05-second Drag Week 2015 Test-’n’-Tune pass on Sunday, September 13, 2015, that led to an engine teardown and inspection. After the engine was buttoned back up everything looked good up until the starter began acting up. Unfortunately, the starter continued to be an issue and fuel pump problems cropped up on Monday night, September 14, 2015, and persisted into Tuesday morning September 15, 2015. All of the issues kept Lutz from getting any sleep and he has decided to leave competition.

That means Drag Week 2013 champion Tom Bailey has moved to first place, with only the slightest of leads over Bryant Goldstone’s 1973 AMC Javelin.


Dates and Locations

Sunday, September 13, 2015 – Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison IL (Tech registration and Test ‘n’ Tune runs after 4 p.m.)
Monday, September 14, 2015 – Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, IL (Day 1)
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 – Lucas Oil Raceway, Indianapolis, IN (Day 2)
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 – Great Lakes Dragaway, Union Grove, WI (Day 3)
Thursday, September 17, 2015 – Cordova International Raceway, Cordova, IL (Day 4)
Friday, September 18, 2015 – Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, IL (Day 5)
Saturday, September 19, 2015 – Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, IL (HOT ROD Drag Week Heads-Up Event)

For spectators who are 13-and-older and want to watch Monday through Thursday’s competition, it’s $10 per day for a ticket. Friday’s Finals and the Saturday’s HOT ROD Heads-Up Shootout are $15 a day for 13-and-older. Kids, you guys get a break and get in for FREE. See HOT ROD Drag Week 2015 in person. Prices, dates, locations, and driving routes.

See More HOT ROD Drag Week 2015:

See Every Drag Week 2015 Photo, Get Daily Results, and Watch All The Videos HERE!

Get Your Tickets to Drag Week 2015 and Sit In the Grandstands: Here’s How

Watch HOT ROD Drag Week 2015 LIVE!

Day 1: HOT ROD Drag Week 2015 LIVE from Madison, IL, on 9/14 @ 8am Central
Day 2: HOT ROD Drag Week 2015 LIVE from Indianapolis, IL, on 9/15 @ 8am Central
Day 3: HOT ROD Drag Week 2015 LIVE from Union Grove, WI, on 9/16 @ 8am Central
Day 4: HOT ROD Drag Week 2015 LIVE from Cordova, IL, on 9/17 @ 8am Central
Day 5: HOT ROD Drag Week 2015 LIVE from Madison, IL, on 9/18 @ 8am Central

HOT ROD Drag Week 2015 is Sponsored By:

Gear Vendors – Presenting Sponsor

Eastwood – Co-Sponsor and Live Stream Video

Eastwood will be giving away tools every-other Friday for 14 weeks, kicking off September 11, 2015. To sign up, head on over to BestofEastwood.com to register for the sweepstakes.

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