Lonnie Grim Named Tech Director for DigNight Tuscon Jan. 12-13, 2018

For Immediate Release:

(Houston, Texas 11/20/2017) DigNight Street Racing and Tucson Dragway along with Arizona No Prep have hired Silver Level member of the NHRA tech and chassis certification team Lonnie Grim as the Director of Competition for DigNight Tucson. DigNight Tucson will be held at Tucson Dragway this January 12th & 13th, 2018.

Lonnie Grim is also the National Tech Director for the NMCA/NMRA, along with the Competition director for Car Craft Magazines Midnight Drags, Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week, LS Fest, ModNationals, RoadKill Nights, Engine Masters Challenge and the Middle East Pro Mod Winter Series in Doha, Qatar and owner of Lonnie Grim Motorsports in Arkansas.

Lonnie’s list of accomplishments also includes many years as professional traveling sportsman racer in the NHRA, along with his current list of responsibilities at events around the world and in the United States make Grim the perfect candidate for the world famous DigNight Street Racing events which have been seen on Discovery Channels popular Show Street Outlaws on Youtube and the popular Facebook page High Tech Corvette. DigNight has previously held events at venues like Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas and NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Jerrod Thompson and Doug Johnson have hosted and promoted events such as LoneStar Resurrection (the first official no prep at a NHRA National event track) which paid out over $140,000 in winnings. DigNight was also the first and only promotional company to put on a drag race competition in the parking lot of an official NFL stadium (NRG Stadium) along with events held on permitted and closed roads in the city limits of Houston and with Grim’s extensive background he is a great fit for DigNight Tucson.

“I met Lonnie at SGMP while announcing the ModNationals,” Said Doug Johnson. “We hit it off instantly and worked extremely well together during the event. I like Lonnie’s professional attitude towards the staff and racers and his previous relationship with Jim Hughes sealed the deal for me.”

Below on Page 2 is the tentive schedule of events with a list of all the classes at DigNight Tucson developed by Doug Johnson, Jerrod Thompson, Matt DeYoung and Lonnie Grim.

DigNight Tucson Race Schedule

Friday- January 12th, 2018

Racer Gates Open: 9:00am

Spectator Gates Open: 12:00pm

3:00pm: True Street Drivers Meeting

3:30pm: True Street Cruise Departs

4:15pm: True Street Cruise Arrives back at Tucson Dragway

4:45pm: Opening Ceremonies

5:00pm: Eliminations for All Classes on dragstrip (run order may change)

1.     True Street

2.     Factory Street

3.     Arizona vs The World Grudge & Test

4.     Stadium Tire (29.5x10.5 non-W and smaller)

5.     Big Tire

6.     Grudge as time allows


Saturday- January 13th, 2018

Gates Open at 8:00am

10:00am: First Round For all Classes on dragstrip

Arizona vs The World Grudge & Test

1.     9.0 Ford, Chevy, Mopar, Import

2.     10.0 Ford, Chevy, Mopar, Import

3.     11.00 Ford, Chevy, Mopar, Import

4.     7.0 index

5.     6.50 index

6.     5.80 index

7.     Arizona vs The World Grudge/testing (must have purchased a tech card to a class)

Car show 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Saturday night Beyond 1320 sponsored by Arizona No Prep

4:00pm: Beyond 1320 Drivers Meeting at Base of the Tower.

4:30pm: Secure No Prep Race Surface & Transition to Beyond 1320 Race Location at the top end of the track!

5:00pm: Beyond 1320 Race Begins

First round run order:

Big Tire

Small tire

True Street

Index racers shootout