WHAT: Fourth annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, the 17th of 22 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and the first of six races in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship. The top 10 drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: zMAX Dragway – Track is located on Bruton Smith Blvd., off I-85 at exit 49 in the Concord, N.C. area.
THURSDAY, Sept. 15- LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 9 a.m.
GET SCREENED AMERICA PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 3:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, Sept. 17- LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8:30 a.m.
GET SCREENED AMERICA PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 1 p.m.; first round of eliminations at 3:30 p.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 11:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
SUNDAY, Sept. 18- Pre-race ceremonies, 11 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at noon.
Saturday, Sept. 17, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 11 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Sept. 18, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours and 30 minutes of eliminations coverage at 10 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD Feed):
Friday, Sept. 16, 9:30 – 10 p.m. (ET), AMC 3 / Transponder 04C (3780 MHz, vertical)
Saturday, Sept. 17, 7 – 7:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 3 / Transponder 04C (3780 MHz, vertical)
Sunday, Sept. 18, 7 – 7:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 3 / Transponder 04C (3780 MHz, vertical)
(Downlink: 3780 MHz, vertical; Transmission: MPEG-2; HD: 720p; 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.