WHAT: 27th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals, the 15th 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: Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. The track is located at the intersection of Highways 37 and 121
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, July 25-27.
FRIDAY, July 25 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4:15 and 6:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, July 26 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. MIRAMONTE RECORDS PRO BIKE BATTLE at 12:45, 3:15 and 4:40 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:55 and 3:20 p.m.
SUNDAY, July 27 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, July 26, ESPN will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 7 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, July 27, ESPN2 will televise three hours of elimination coverage starting at 9 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE: (Digital HD feed)
Saturday, July 26, Midnight – 12:30 a.m. (ET), AMC 2 / Transponder 18C
Saturday, July 26, 8:30 – 9 p.m. (ET), AMC 2 / Transponder 18C
Sunday, July 27, 9:30 – 10 p.m. (ET), AMC 2 / Transponder 18C
(4060 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.