WHAT: Seventh annual NHRA Norwalk Nationals, the 13th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Norwalk Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio. The track is located at 1300 State Route 18, half way between Cleveland and Toledo; just an hour and a half north of Columbus. The Ohio Turnpike is less than 10 minutes away.
WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, July 4-7.
THURSDAY, July 4 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 9 a.m.
FRIDAY, July 5 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations, PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 4 and 6:30 p.m. and MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4:45 and 7:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, July 6 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations, PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 11 a.m.; First round of eliminations at 1:30 p.m. and MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 11:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
SUNDAY, July 7 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. and MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, July 6, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 6 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, July 7, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Friday, July 5, 9:30 – 10 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 06C
Saturday, July 6, 5:30 – 6 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 06C
Sunday, July 7, 6 – 6:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 06C
(3720 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.