WHAT: Fifth annual NHRA New England Nationals, the ninth 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 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships. The race also will feature competition in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series.
WHERE: New England Dragway, Epping, N.H., the track is on Route 101 off Exit 8, an hour north of Boston and just 20 minutes from Manchester and the New Hampshire sea coast. From I-95, take Exit 2 in New Hampshire. Travel west on Route 101 to Exit 8, then turn right. From I-93, take Exit 7 in New Hampshire. Travel east on Route 101 to Exit 8, then turn left, and the track is straight ahead. From I-495, take Exit 51-B to Route 125 north. Travel east on Route 101 to Exit 8, then turn left, and the track is straight ahead.
COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 90 feet above sea level. Track direction is southwest to northeast
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, June 2-4
FRIDAY, June 2 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4:30 and 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, June 3- LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1:30 and 4 p.m.
SUNDAY, June 4 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
FRIDAY, June 2, FS1 will televise one hour of live qualifying at 7:30 p.m. (ET)
SATURDAY, June 3, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying highlights at 12:30 a.m. (ET)
SUNDAY, June 4, FS1 will televise three hours of finals coverage at 4:30 p.m. (ET)