WHAT: 53rd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries, the first 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 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Pomona, Calif. Track is located off I-10 at Fairplex Drive. Go north on Fairplex drive.
WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 14-17
THURSDAY, Feb. 14 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 2 p.m.
FRIDAY, Feb. 15 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 2 p.m.
SATURDAY, Feb. 16- LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at noon and 2 p.m.
SUNDAY, Feb. 17 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 10 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Feb. 17, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 8 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Friday, Feb. 15, 8 – 8:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 20C
Saturday, Feb. 16, 9:30 – 10 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 20C
Sunday, Feb. 17, 10 – 10:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 20C
(4100 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.