WHAT: 28th 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 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.  The event will also showcase the NHRA Pro Bike Battle at Sonoma Raceway, a special race-within-a-race for qualified Pro Stock Motorcycle teams.

WHERE: Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. The track is located at the intersection of Highways 37 and 121

COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 15 feet above sea level; Track direction is north to south.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, July 31 – Aug. 2

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, July 31 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4:15 and 6:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, Aug. 1 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1:10 and 4:15 p.m. NHRA PRO BIKE BATTLE AT SONOMA RACEWAY at 1, 3 and 4:55 p.m.

SUNDAY, Aug. 2 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:      

Saturday, Aug. 1, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 8 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Aug. 2, ESPN2 will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 9 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):      

Saturday, Aug. 1, 9 – 9:30 p.m. (ET), SES 1/Transponder 08C

Sunday, Aug. 2, 9 – 9:30 p.m. (ET), SES 1/ Transponder 08C           

(3860 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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