WHAT: 15th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, the 11th 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 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn. From Interstate 81 North, take Hwy. 11E. Take the Virginia Exit 3 and Hwy. 11E will take you directly to the dragway. From the I-81 South, take Tennessee exit 69 and go south on Hwy 394 directly to the dragway.
COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 1,475 feet above sea level; Track direction is southwest to northwest.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, June 19-21.
FRIDAY, June 19 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 4:30 and 6:45 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 5 and 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, June 20 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 2 p.m. Round 1 of eliminations at 4:30 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:30 and 3 p.m.
SUNDAY, June 21 – Pre-race ceremonies, 11 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at noon.
Saturday, June 20, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 8 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, June 21, ESPN will televise three hours of live eliminations coverage starting at 3 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Saturday, June 20, 6:30 – 7 p.m. (ET), SES 1/Transponder 23C
Sunday, June 21, 7 – 6:30 p.m. (ET), SES 1/ Transponder 23C
(4160 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.