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
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.
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).
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)