WHAT: 28th 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 2015 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 24-26
FRIDAY, April 24 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 3:30 and 6 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4 and 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, April 25 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 2 p.m.; Round 1 of eliminations at 5 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, April 26 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m. NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES eliminations continue at 12:45 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 6 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, April 26, ESPN2 will televise three hours of live eliminations coverage at 2 p.m. (ET).
2014 WINNERS: Antron Brown, Top Fuel; Robert Hight, Funny Car; Erica Enders-Stevens, Pro Stock.
MOST WINS: John Force, 7, FC; Warren Johnson, 6, PS; Tony Pedregon, 4, FC; Jeg Coughlin, 4, PS; Kenny Bernstein, 3, TF; Larry Dixon, 3, TF; Cruz Pedregon, 3, FC; Mike Edwards, 3, PS; Bob Glidden, 3, PS.