WHAT: 27th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals, 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 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Heartland Park Topeka. 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.
COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 980 feet above sea level; Track direction is north to south.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, May 22-24
FRIDAY, May 22 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4:30 and 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, May 23 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1:30 and 4 p.m.
SUNDAY, May 24 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 23, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 6 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, May 24, ESPN2 will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 10 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Saturday, May 23, 8:30 – 9 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 07C
Sunday, May 24, 6:30 – 7 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 07C
(3840 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.