WHAT: 45th 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 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville, Gainesville, Fla. The track is located on 11211 North County Road 225 in Gainesville.
WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, March 13-16
THURSDAY, March 13 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
FRIDAY, March 14 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 1:45 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at noon and 2:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, March 15 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at noon and 2:15 p.m.
SUNDAY, March 16 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Sunday, March 16, ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 1 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, March 16, ESPN2HD will re-air 90 minutes of qualifying highlights at 7:30 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, March 16, ESPN2HD will televise two hours of eliminations coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Friday, March 14, 5 – 5:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 22C
Saturday, March 15, 6:30 – 7 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 22C
Sunday, March 16, 6:30 – 7 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 22C
(4140 MHz, vertical; Data Rate: 40.46147055 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.