WHAT: 31st annual NHRA Keystone Nationals, the 21st of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the third 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 2015 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, Oct. 1-4
THURSDAY, Oct. 1 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
FRIDAY, Oct. 2 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1:15 and 4:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, Oct. 3 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 11:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
SUNDAY, Oct. 4 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 4, ESPN2 will televise 90 minutes of qualifying coverage at 6 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, Oct. 4, ESPN2 will re-air 90 minutes of qualifying coverage at 3 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Oct. 4, ESPN2 will televise three hours of coverage starting at 8 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Saturday, Oct. 3, 6:30 – 7 p.m. (ET), SES 3/Transponder 24C
Sunday, Oct. 4, 6:30 – 7 p.m. (ET), SES 3/ Transponder 24C
(4180 MHz, vertical; 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.