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ADDITIONAL ELITE DRIVERS JOIN THE LINEUP AT PRO DRAG RACING’S PRE-SEASON TEST

Monday, December 17, 2012
Morgan Lucas Racing and Head Racing will join the lineup for the 2013 PRO Winter Warmup. Morgan Lucas will be testing his GEICO/Lucas Oil Top Fuel dragster, pictured above. Morgan Lucas Racing and Head Racing will join the lineup for the 2013 PRO Winter Warmup. Morgan Lucas will be testing his GEICO/Lucas Oil Top Fuel dragster, pictured above.

Jupiter, Fla. (December 17, 2012) Palm Beach International Raceway announced today that Morgan Lucas Racing and Head Racing will join the lineup of professional drag racers testing at the PRO Winter Warmup on January 18-19, 2013. This will bring the total number of drivers to twenty-two who will race side-by-side at the only pre-season event open to the public.

This will be the first time that both teams will test at Palm Beach International Raceway. Morgan Lucas, Top Fuel driver and team owner, will be racing the GEICO/Lucas Oil Top Fuel dragster at the PRO Winter Warmup. Lucas had finished seventh in the 2012 season and was top qualifier four times, a career-best mark. Lucas will be joined by teammate, Brandon Bernstein, who will be racing the MAVTV/Lucas Oil Racing Top Fuel dragster. Bernstein claimed fifth place last season.

As of recent, Chad Head has assumed full ownership of the team Head Racing. Chad will now drive the Head Racing Funny car in the January testing at the PRO Winter Warmup.

In addition to Morgan Lucas Racing and Head Racing, other professional drag racing teams already committed to the event include: LATEST: Morgan Lucas and Brandon Bernstein of Morgan Lucas Racing. Chad Head of Head Racing. John Force, the 15 time NHRA Funny Car champion and his daughter Courtney Force, who went on to be named the 2012 “Rookie of the Year” after racing against her father for the first time ever at the PRO Winter Warmup in January, 2012. Also in the staging lanes will be Tony Schumacher, a 7 time NHRA Top Fuel Champion and son of racing legend and team owner, Don Schumacher. Reigning 2012 Top Fuel Champion, Antron Brown and 2012 Funny Car Champion Jack Beckman will both make a return to PBIR. Other drivers participating include John Force Racing’s teammates Robert Hight and Mike Neff, Don Schumacher Racing’s drivers Ron Capps, Matt Hagan and Johnny Gray, Kalitta Motorsports drivers Doug Kalitta, Dave Grubnic, Del Worsham and Alexis DeJoria. Additional elite drivers include Bob Tasca III, Cruz Pedregon, Terry McMillen and Bob Vandergriff Jr.

The two-night event will feature side-by-side runs and a shootout between the two quickest Top Fuel Dragsters and two quickest Funny Cars. For more information on the PRO Winter Warmup and to purchase advance tickets, please go to RACEPBIR.com. For all of the latest PRO Winter Warmup updates, follow Palm Beach International Raceway on Twitter at @RacePBIR or on Facebook.com/PalmBeachIntlRaceway. All media inquiries can be sent to Stacey Federico, Marketing & Communications Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last modified on Monday, December 17, 2012
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