WHAT: Inaugural 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 2013 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: Thursday through Sunday, June 20-23
THURSDAY, June 20 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
FRIDAY, June 21 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations & MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4:45 and 6:45 p.m.
SATURDAY, June 22 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations & MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:15 and 2:15 p.m.
SUNDAY, June 23 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. & MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11a.m.
Saturday, June 22, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 8 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, June 23, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).