WHAT: 24th annual Dollar General NHRA Summernationals, the eighth of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock – earn points leading to 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Heartland Park Topeka. From Kansas City, take the Kansas Turnpike (I-70) to the Topeka Boulevard exit and travel south to the track. From Wichita, take the Kansas Turnpike (I-335) to the Topeka Boulevard exit and travel south to the track.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, May 18-20
FRIDAY, May 18 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 8 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, May 19 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at noon and 2:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, May 20 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10:15 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 19, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 5 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, May 20, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Friday, May 18, 10:30-11 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 18C
Saturday, May 19, 7:30 -8 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 18C
Sunday, May 20, 7:30-8 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 18C
(4060 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.