WHAT: 27th annual Auto-Plus® NHRA Nationals, 19th of 22 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and the third 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.
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, Sept. 29-Oct. 2
THURSDAY, Sept. 29 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 8:45 a.m.
FRIDAY, Sept. 30 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations at 8:45 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 2:00 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.
SATURDAY, Oct. 1 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8:45 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 11:15 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, Oct. 2 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise one hour and a half hours of qualifying coverage starting at 12:30 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, Oct. 2, ESPN3.com will televise of coverage of eliminations starting at 11 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, Oct. 2, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two and half hours of coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD Feed):
Friday, Sept. 30, 9 – 9:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 3 / Transponder 16C
Saturday, Oct. 1, 6 – 6:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 3 / Transponder 16C
Sunday, Oct. 2, 7 – 7:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 3 / Transponder 16C
(4020 MHz, vertical; Data Rate: 18.295441161 Mbp; Symbol Rate: 13.235 Ms; FEC: ¾; Bandwidth: 18 Mhz)
Video news release contains race action highlights each day and winners’ interviews on Sunday.