WHAT: Eighth 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 2014 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 3-6.

SCHEDULE:        

THURSDAY, July 3 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 9 a.m.

FRIDAY, July 4 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 4 and 6:30 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4:45 and 7:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 5 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 4 p.m.; First round of eliminations at 6:30 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4:45 and 7:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 6 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:      

Saturday, July 5, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 11 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, July 6, ESPN2 will televise three hours of elimination coverage starting at 9 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE: (Digital HD feed)

Friday, July 4, 10 – 10:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 01C

Saturday, July 5, 10:30 – 11 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 01C

Sunday, July 6, 7 – 7:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 01C         

(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.

 

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