WHAT: 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, the 14th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Bandimere Speedway, Morrison, Colo. The track is 10 miles west of Denver, just north of the historic town of Morrison. From Denver, take Interstate 70 west to C-470 and travel south to the Morrison Road exit. Take Morrison Road west to Rooney Road and go north to the track.
COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 5,860 feet above sea level; Track direction is south to north.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, July 24-26
FRIDAY, July 24 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 5 and 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, July 25 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4 and 6:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, July 26 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, July 25, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 11 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, July 26, ESPN2 will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 9 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Saturday, July 25, 11:30 p.m. – Midnight (ET), SES 2/Transponder 05C
Sunday, July 26, 8 – 8:30 p.m. (ET), SES 2/ Transponder 05C
(3800 MHz, horizontal; Data Rate: 40.46147055 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.