WHAT: 29th annual Mendards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, the eighth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock – earn points leading to 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships. The race also will feature competition in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series.
WHERE: Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, Kansas. 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 19-21
FRIDAY, May 19 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 3 and 6 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, May 20 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 1 and Round 1 of eliminations at 4 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, May 21 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m. NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES eliminations at 12:15 p.m.
Friday, May 19, FS1 will televise one hour of pre-recorded qualifying at 11 p.m. (EST).
Saturday, May 20, FS1 will televise one hour of live qualifying at 3 p.m. (EST).
Sunday, May 21, FS1 will televise three hours of live finals at 2 p.m. (EST).