WHAT: 34th annual NHRA Southern Nationals, the seventh 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: Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, Ga. I-85 to Exit 149 (Hwy 441).  After exiting the freeway, go north on Highway 441 to Steven Tanger Blvd. Take left on Tanger and then go right on Ridgeway Road.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, May 16-18

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, May 16 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 6 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, May 17- LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at noon and 2 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 18 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Saturday, May 17, ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 5:30 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, May 18, ESPN2HD will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE:

Friday, May 16, 9 – 9:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 07C

Saturday, May 17, 8 – 8:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 07C

Sunday, May 18, 7 – 7:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 07C     

(3840 MHz, horizontal; Data Rate: 40.46147055 Mbp; Symbol Rate: 29.27 Ms; FEC: 3Ž4; Bandwidth: 36 Mhz)

Video news release contains race action highlights each day and winners¹ interviews on Sunday.

(Digital HD feed)

 

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