WHAT: 49th 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 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series.
WHERE: Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, Fla. The track is located on 11211 North County Road 225 in Gainesville.
Thursday through Sunday, March 15-18
THURSDAY, March 15 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 8:30 a.m.
FRIDAY, March 16 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
E3 SPARK PLUGS NHRA PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1:15 and 5 p.m.
SATURDAY, March 17 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
E3 SPARK PLUGS NHRA PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at noon and 3 p.m.
SUNDAY, March 18 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Friday, March 16, FOX Sports 1 (FS1), will televise one hour of qualifying at 8:30 p.m. (ET)
Saturday, March 17, FOX Sports 1 (FS1), will televise two hours of qualifying at 11 p.m. (ET)
Sunday, March 18, FS1 will televise three hours of live finals coverage at 7 p.m. (ET).