WHAT: 24th annual FRAM / Autolite NHRA Nationals, the 13th of 22 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. 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. NHRA is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2011 and will pay tribute to the evolution of the hot rod and honor its legendary racers as well as the sport’s current stars.
WHERE: Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. The track is located at the intersection of Highways 37 and 121
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, July 29-31.
FRIDAY, July 29 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 8:15 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 3:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, July 30 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, July 31 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, July 30, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise one and a half hours of qualifying coverage at 5:30 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, July 31, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two and a half hours of eliminations coverage starting at 11 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD Feed):
Saturday, July 30, 1 – 1:30 a.m. (ET), AMC 3 / Transponder 22C (4140 MHz, vertical)
Saturday, July 30, 7 – 7:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 3 / Transponder 22C (4140 MHz, vertical)
Sunday, July 31, 9:30 – 10 p.m. (ET), AMC 3 / Transponder 22C (4140 MHz, vertical)
(Downlink: 4140 MHz, vertical; Transmission: MPEG-2; HD: 720p; 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.
2010 EVENT WINNERS: Larry Dixon, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; Jeg Coughlin, Pro Stock; Michael Phillips, Pro Stock Motorcycle.