WHAT: 25th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries, the 15th of 23 events in the 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock- earn points leading to NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Pacific Raceways, Kent, Wash. The track is located 10 miles east of Interstate 5 on Highway 18. From I-5, use Exit 142A (Auburn exit) and travel east 10 miles on Highway 18, following the signs to the track. From other points, use Highway 18 and exit S.E. 304th St. or S.E. 312th St.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, Aug. 3-5.
FRIDAY, Aug. 3- LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 9:15 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, Aug. 4- LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 9:15 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at noon and 3 p.m.
SUNDAY, Aug. 5- Pre-race ceremonies at 10 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 4, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise 90 minutes of qualifying coverage at 10:30 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Aug. 5, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 6 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Saturday, Aug. 4, Midnight – 12:30 a.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 10C
Saturday, Aug. 4, 10 – 10:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 10C
Sunday, Aug. 5, 10:30 – 11 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 10C
(3720 MHz, horizontal; 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.