WHAT: 26th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals,18th of 22 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and the second of six races in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship. The top 10 drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships. NHRA is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2011 and is paying tribute to the evolution of the hot rod and honoring its legendary racers as well as the sport’s current stars.
WHERE: Texas Motorplex, 7500 W. Hwy. 287, Ennis, Texas. Follow I-45 or I-35E to Hwy 287, then follow 287 to the track.
WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 22-25
THURSDAY, Sept. 22-LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 10 a.m.
FRIDAY, Sept. 23-LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations at 8:30 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 2:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, Sept. 24-LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, Sept. 25- Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 25, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise 45 minutes of qualifying highlights at 1:15 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, Sept. 25, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will re-air one hour of qualifying highlights at 2 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Sept. 25, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of race coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD Feed):
Friday, Sept. 23, 9:30 – 10 p.m. (ET), AMC 3 / Transponder 20C (4100 MHz, vertical)
Saturday, Sept. 24, 7 – 7:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 3 / Transponder 20C (4100 MHz, vertical)
Sunday, Sept. 25, 8 – 8:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 3 / Transponder 20C (4100 MHz, vertical)
(Downlink: 4100 MHz, vertical; Transmission: MPEG-2; HD: 720p; Data Rate: 40.461470554 Mbp; Symbol Rate: 29.27 Ms; FEC: ¾; Bandwidth: 36 Mhz)
Video news release contains race action highlights each day and winners’ interviews on Sunday.