WHAT: 27th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries, the sixth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock – earn points leading to 2014 NHRA Mello Yello 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 www.royalpurpleraceway.com.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, April 25-27
FRIDAY, April 25 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 6 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4 and 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, April 26 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 2 and 4:30 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:30 and 3 p.m.
SUNDAY, April 27 – PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES eliminations at 9:45 a.m. Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, April 26, ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 6 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, April 27, ESPN2HD will televise three hours of eliminations coverage at 7 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE: (Digital HD feed)
Friday, April 25, 10 – 10:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 22C
Saturday, April 26, 8:30 – 9 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 22C
Sunday, April 27, 7:30 – 8 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 22C
(4140 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.