Sometimes Mother Nature really knows how to rain on a parade. Yeah, I was out there with the rest of you watching raindrops instead of cars on the track at the 2012 Mac Tools U.S. Nationals this past weekend. The only good news is we get two weekends for the price of one this year after the event was postponed to this weekend. So, if you are planning to return to Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind., for the conclusion of this amazing event, here is what you need to know regarding your tickets:
  • Ticket holders from Sunday, Sept. 2, and Monday, Sept. 3, can bring their tickets to Lucas Oil Raceway on Saturday and Sunday for the conclusion of the race. If you need your tickets reprinted, visit the spectator ticket plaza starting Saturday.
  • If you can’t make it back this weekend, you should retain your tickets to use toward ticket purchases for next year’s Mac Tools U.S. Nationals.
  • If you didn’t have a ticket for this past weekend but would like to go this weekend, tickets are available and can be purchased online by clicking here or by phone at (800) 884-6472.
As for this weekend’s schedule, think of it as if this Saturday is like a typical Sunday of Nationals and this Sunday is like the typical Monday of Nationals. Confused? Let me simplify… Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Saturday with time trials for Stock and Super Stock beginning at 8 a.m. (weather permitting). Other schedule highlights for Saturday include:
  • 11 a.m. – Pro Stock qualifying session including motorcycles and cars.
  • 12:15 p.m. – Traxxas Shootout driver introductions immediately followed by the first round of the Traxxas Shootout.
  • 12:45 p.m. – Nitro Funny Car and Top Fuel qualifying session. 2012 Mac Tools U.S. Nationals
  • 2:30 p.m. – Pro Stock qualifying session.
  • 3:30 p.m. – Second round of the Traxxas Shootout.
  • 3:40 p.m. – Nitro Funny Car and Top Fuel qualifying session.
  • 4:30 p.m. – Final round of the Traxxas Shootout.
On Sunday, gates once again open at 7:30 a.m. with action on the track beginning at 8:30 a.m. with the Sportsman eliminations. Pre-race ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. and final eliminations begin at 11 a.m. I’m crossing my fingers that Mother Nature will cooperate this weekend. For more information about the 2012 Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, you can read previous posts on this blog by clicking here; you can go to the Lucas Oil Raceway website; or you can call the ticket office toll free at (800) 884-6472.