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Lucas Oil race this weekend


Racer and fan favorite Lynn Nickerson has been in the announcer’s booth at Texas Motorplex for several years, calling the racing action and chatting with friends and fans alike between rounds. His smooth, melodic voice has been the heart and soul of Division 4 racing. As Nickerson continues to battle cancer in an effort to one day get back on the microphone in the Race Control booth, fans and racers are preparing for a concert and fundraiser to help Nickerson cover extensive medical costs.

One of the ways racers and fans can support Nickerson is by attending a concert and buying raffle tickets during the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional meet this weekend, at Texas Motorplex.

More than 400 racers are on site, ready to compete for points, prize money and more. They are also here to support the voice of drag racing. Derek Larson and The Leavers will be performing on site following a full day of racing, Saturday, April 16. Click here for the event schedule.

Raffle tickets will go toward several prizes, including a ’57 Chevy golf cart, Jeg’s Mail Order items, LenMar Motorsports items, Smiley’s Racing Products, TNT Supercars, tickets to the NHRA national events at the Motorplex and at Houston’s Royal Purple Raceway and much more.  Jackie, Lynn & David Jones with Night Moves Racing will be providing the racer decals that people can make donations and receive a decal.  There will be special vendors too, with proceeds benefiting Nickerson.

“We’re so proud of the way the racers and the community have embraced this benefit to support Lynn,” Texas Motorplex GM Gabrielle Stevenson said. “Lynn has given so much to racing and we just want him back happy and healthy. The Derek Larson band and all the support coming together for Lynn is overwhelming and a tribute to how special Lynn is to everyone.”

Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, Texas Motorplex has been the place of many drag racing milestones and world record performances. The Billy Meyer-owned facility hosts a number of racing and car show events between March and November each year and also features the Champion’s Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.

 

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