WHAT: 28th annual Auto-Plus® NHRA Nationals, 21st of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and the fourth of six races in the Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s playoffs. The top 10 drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, Pa. Track is located off the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Exit 298), 10 miles south of Reading, Pa.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 4-7

 

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Oct. 4 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 8:45 a.m.

FRIDAY, Oct. 5 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations at 8:45 a.m. FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, Oct. 6 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8:45 a.m. FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

SUNDAY, Oct. 7- Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

 

TELEVISION:

Sunday, Oct. 7, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise one hour of qualifying coverage starting at 12:30 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, Oct. 7, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise one hour of qualifying coverage starting at 6 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Oct. 7, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).

Thursday, Oct. 11, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will re-air two hours of eliminations coverage starting at 4 a.m. (ET).

 

SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):

Friday, Oct. 5, 7:30 – 8 p.m. (ET), AMC 6 / Transponder 5C

Saturday, Oct. 6, 6:30 – 7 p.m. (ET), AMC 6 / Transponder 5C

Sunday, Oct. 7, 7 – 7:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 6 / Transponder 5C

(3800 MHz, vertical; 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.

 

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