WHAT: 58th Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus, 17th of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and the last race in the NHRA Full Throttle Series regular season. At the conclusion of this weather-delayed event, the top 10 drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – will be locked in to begin the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs, leading to 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Brownsburg, Ind. From I-465, exit Crawfordsville Road (Hwy. 136). Head west for four miles past downtown Clermont. The facility’s main entrance is on the left, one-half mile past Raceway Road. From Interstate 74 use exit 68 and go South on the Ronald Reagan Parkway and then turn West on U. S. 136.
COURSE: Championship dragstrip; Track elevation is 700 feet above sea level; Track direction is south to north.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9.
SATURDAY, Sept. 8 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying, time trials and eliminations, 8 a.m.
PRO MOD SERIES PRESENTED BY PROCARE RX qualifying at 2 p.m.; first round of eliminations at 4:35 p.m.
TRAXXAS SHOOTOUT (Funny Car) rounds at 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, Sept. 9 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations, 8:30 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
PRO MOD SERIES PRESENTED BY PROCARE RX eliminations continue at approximately 2:30 p.m
TELEVISION: Sunday, Sept. 9, ESPN2HD will televise five hours of coverage at 3 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE: Saturday, Sept. 8, 8-8:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 6/Transponder 12C
Sunday, Sept. 9, 8:30-9 p.m. (ET), AMC 6/Transponder 12C
(3940 MHz, horizontal; Data Rate: 40.461470554 Mbp; Symbol Rate: 29.27 Ms; FEC: 3/4; Bandwidth: 36 Mhz)