WHAT: 28th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals, the 16th 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: Pacific Raceways, Kent, Wash. The track is located 10 miles east of Interstate 5 on Highway 18. From I-5, use Exit 142A (Auburn exit) and travel east 10 miles on Highway 18, following the signs to the track. From other points, use Highway 18 and exit S.E. 304th St. or S.E. 312th St.
COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 280 feet above sea level; Track direction is east to west.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, Aug. 7-9
FRIDAY, Aug. 7 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, Aug. 8 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1 and 4 p.m.
SUNDAY, Aug. 9 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 8, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 11 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Aug. 9, ESPN2 will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 9 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Saturday, Aug. 8, 9:30 – 10 p.m. (ET), SES 1/Transponder 22C
Sunday, Aug. 9, 9 – 9:30 p.m. (ET), SES 1/ Transponder 22C
(4140 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.