The contribution to Australian Top Fuel by Santo Rapisarda over decades has been enormous and as a stirring and emotional tribute to the 20th Anniversary of Louie Rapisarda’s tragic passing, Sydney Dragway would like to announce in conjunction with Santo and his family – a Top Fuel tribute incentive, with $20,000 prizemoney up for grabs.
Over the next three ANDRA Pro Series Top Fuel events in Sydney – the Summernationals this Friday & Saturday, the Nitro Champs in May and concluding with the Australian Nationals in September, racers will vie for the cash bounty via qualifying efforts.
“Louie liked to help other racers, I am the same and I really hope this Tribute will help some of the teams who battle through events and I want these events in Sydney because of my family’s long standing and close friendship with Jim Read and our connection here. Jim and his family played an enormous part in starting Louie in Top Fuel,” Santo explained in relation to his motivation for this personally endorsed financial commitment to the Tribute.
“I know we all are humbled by Santo’s offer of a Louie Rapisarda Top Fuel tribute and this is befitting of Louie and a family that has enormous passion for the sport and the passion lives on more than ever today,” remarked Sydney Dragway MD Tony Beuk.
To be held during qualifying at events.
Summernationals & Nitro Champs
Top Qualifier receives the Louie Rapisarda Top Qualifier Trophy & $2500 prizemoney.
Points allocated on both rounds based on qualifying performance:
Top Qualifier: 8 points
2nd: 7 points
3rd: 6 points
4th: 5 points
5th: 4 points
6th: 3 points
7th: 2 points
8th: 1 point
Outside Top 8: 0 points.
At the Australian Nationals:
Accumulated Top 8 point scorers, will be seeded in qualifying on the virtue of points attained at Summernationals and Nitro Champs, the Louie Rapisarda Top Fuel Tribute Shootout will commence and will be conducted within qualifying at this event.
If there is a tie in points coming in, the two highest Speed marks from both the Summers and Nitros – will be averaged out and used as a tie-breaker.
Winner: Louie Rapisarda Top Fuel Tribute Trophy $10,000
R/Up: Louie Rapisarda Top Fuel Tribute Trophy $5,000
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Friday, 12 February 2010 to Saturday, 13 February 2010
ANDRA Pro Series Rounds for Top Fuel, Top Doorslammer, 16-car Pro Stock & Top Alcohol.
Sydney Dragway Major Events Snapshot
2010 Nitro Champs
Friday, 30 April 2010 to Sunday, 2 May 2010
ANDRA Pro Series Rounds for Top Fuel, Top Alcohol, Top Doorslammer, Top Bike, Pro Stock & Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Rocket All Stars Series Round for all Sportsman Categories.
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