WHAT: 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, the eighth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock – earn points leading to 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships. Competition also will be featured in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series, Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series and the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service.
WHERE: Heartland Motorsports Park, Topeka, Kansas. From Kansas City, take the Kansas Turnpike (I-70) to the Topeka Boulevard exit and travel south to the track. From Wichita, take the Kansas Turnpike (I-335) to the Topeka Boulevard exit and travel south to the track.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, May 18-20
FRIDAY, May 18 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
E3 SPARK PLUGS NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACInG SERIES qualifying at 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.SATURDAY, May 19 - LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
E3 SPARK PLUGS NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 1 and 4:00 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.SUNDAY, May 20 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
E3 SPARK PLUGS NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES eliminations begin at 9:30 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Friday, May 18, FOX Sports 1 (FS1) will televise one hour of qualifying at 10:30 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, May 20, FOX Sports 1 (FS1) will televise one hour of qualifying at 1 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, May 20, FOX Sports 1 (FS1) will televise three hours of live finals coverage at 2 p.m. (ET).
Media Note: Additional information is available at the following locations:
Scott "Woody" Woodruff
JEGS, Director of Media & Motorsports
Office: 800-345-4545 (ext. 1412)