WHAT: 35th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil, the 19th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the first of six races in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, Pa. Track is located off the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Exit 298), 10 miles south of Reading, Pa.
COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 548 feet above sea level; Track direction is north to south.
WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 12-15
SCHEDULE: THURSDAY, Sept. 12 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
FRIDAY, Sept. 13 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 2:00 and 5:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, Sept. 14 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:45 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, Sept. 15 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 13, FS1 will televise an hour and a half of qualifying coverage at 7:00 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Sept. 15, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 1:00 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Sept. 15, FS1 will televise three hours of finals coverage starting at 2:00 p.m. (ET).
VICTORIES: John Force, FC, 7; Angelle Sampey, PSM, 6; Tony Schumacher, TF, 5; Jeg Coughlin, PS, 4; Warren Johnson, PS, 4.