WHAT: 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, the third of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.  Competition also will be featured in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series and the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Series.

WHERE: Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, Fla. The track is located on 11211 North County Road 225 in Gainesville.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, March 16-19

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, March 16 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 8:30 a.m.

FRIDAY, March 17 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at noon and 3:30 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:45 and 4:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, March 18 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 1:45 p.m. Round 1 of eliminations at 4:15 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at noon and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, March 19 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Sunday, March 19, FS1 will televise three hours of live finals coverage at 1 p.m. (ET).

 

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