WHAT: Ninth annual NHRA Norwalk Nationals, the 12th 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 2015 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.

COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 853 feet above sea level; Track direction is north to south.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, July 2-5

SCHEDULE:        

THURSDAY, July 2 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 9 a.m.

FRIDAY, July 3 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 4:15 and 7 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 5 and 7:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 4 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 4:15 p.m.; First round of eliminations at 7 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 5 and 7:45 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 5 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:      

Saturday, July 4, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 10 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, July 5, ESPN will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 1 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):      

Saturday, July 4, 10:30 – 11 p.m. (ET), SES 2/Transponder 14C

Sunday, July 5, 5:30 – 6 p.m. (ET), SES 2/ Transponder 14C             

(3980 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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