WHAT: 25th 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 2013 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.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, May 17-19
FRIDAY, May 17 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 5 and 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, May 18 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:15 and 2:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, May 19 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 18, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 5:30 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, May 19, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 8 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Friday, May 17, 10:30 – 11 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 05C
Saturday, May 18, 7:30 – 8 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 05C
Sunday, May 19, 7:30 – 8 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.