WHAT: 25th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries, the sixth of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Royal Purple Raceway, Baytown, Texas. From Interstate 10 take the State Hwy. 99 (Grand Parkway) exit, which is exit 799. Take a right on State Hwy. 99 and go to the first exit (2 miles) which is FM 565. Take a right on FM 565 and Royal Purple Raceway will be on your right. For additional information about directions please visit royalpurpleraceway.com.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, April 27-29
FRIDAY, April 27 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 8 a.m.
NHRA PRO MOD SERIES presented by ProCare Rx qualifying at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
SATURDAY, April 28 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
NHRA PRO MOD SERIES presented by ProCare Rx qualifying at 1:30p.m.; and first round of eliminations at 4 p.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
SUNDAY, April 29 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, April 28, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 6 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, April 29, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Friday, April 27, 10-10:30 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 22C
Saturday, April 28, 8:30 -9 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 22C
Sunday, April 29, 7:30-8 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 22C
(4140 MHz, vertical; Data Rate: 40.461470554 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.