STATESVILLE, N.C. (May 2, 2017) – After racing last weekend at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Shane Tucker and his Auzmet Architectural/Rob Tucker Racing team will travel a mere four hours down the road and compete for the first time at Atlanta Dragway for the 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals.
Last weekend, Tucker qualified No. 15 and competed in his first raceday of the 2017 season. Although he did not advance out of his first round quad, Tucker was on top of his game with his driving all weekend and is hoping his skills on track will translate into win lights on Sunday in Atlanta.
“The fact that we get to go straight to Atlanta after making such huge gains in Charlotte is huge for our team,” Tucker said. “Running our own stuff is a big deal for all of us at Rob Tucker Racing. I’m really happy with my driving too so I’m excited to head to Atlanta.”
Qualifying for the 37th annual NHRA Southern Nationals will be held on Friday, May 5th, at 4:15 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. Two more sessions will be on Saturday, May 6th, at 1:15 and 3:45 p.m. Eliminations begin at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 7th.
SHANE TUCKER – A BRIEF HISTORY
6.496 – career best elapsed time
213.94 – career best mph
Australian Jr. Dragster Champion at the age of 16
Race five races in 2016, qualified at four of them
This weekend will mark the first time Tucker competes at Atlanta Dragway
NHRA Southern Nationals Television Schedule:
Friday, May 5, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying highlights at 8 p.m. (ET).
Saturday, May 6, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying highlights at 1 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, May 7, FS1 will televise three hours of elimination highlights at 6 p.m. (ET).
NHRA Southern Nationals Race Schedule:
Friday, May 5: two qualifying runs at 4:15 and 7:15
Saturday, May 6: two qualifying runs at 1:15 and 3:45
Sunday, May 7: eliminations at 11:00 a.m.