WHAT: Third annual NHRA New England Nationals, the 10th 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: 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.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, June 12-14

SCHEDULE:        

FRIDAY, June 12 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4:30 and 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, June 13 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:30 and 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 14 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:      

Saturday, June 13, ESPN2 will televise two and a half hours of qualifying coverage at 7:30 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, June 14, ESPN2 will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 5 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):      

Saturday, June 13, 6:30 – 7 p.m. (ET), SES 1/Transponder 23C

Sunday, June 14, 6:30 – 7 p.m. (ET), SES 1/ Transponder 23C        

(4160 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.

 

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