WHAT: Second annual Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals, the 11th 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: New England Dragway, The track is on Route 101 off Exit 8, an hour north of Boston and just 20 minutes from Manchester and the New Hampshire sea coast. From I-95, take Exit 2 in New Hampshire. Travel west on Route 101 to Exit 8, then turn right. From I-93, take Exit 7 in New Hampshire. Travel east on Route 101 to Exit 8, then turn left, and the track is straight ahead. From I-495, take Exit 51-B to Route 125 north. Travel east on Route 101 to Exit 8, then turn left, and the track is straight ahead.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, June 19-22
THURSDAY, June 19 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
FRIDAY, June 20 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4:15 and 6:45 p.m.
SATURDAY, June 21 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:15 and 2:45 p.m.
SUNDAY, June 22 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11a.m.
Saturday, June 21, ESPN2HD will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 7 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, June 22, ESPN2HD will televise three hours of elimination coverage starting at 2 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Friday, June 20, 9:30 – 10 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 01C
Saturday, June 21, 6:30 – 7 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 01C
Sunday, June 22, 7 – 7:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 01C
(3720 MHz, horizontal; 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.