WHAT:

18th annual O’Reilly Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil, the 17th of 23 events in the $50 million POWERade Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2005 NHRA POWERade world championships. Sportsman competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2005 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE:

Memphis Motorsports Park, Millington, Tenn. Track is located at 5500 Taylor Forge Road. From I-240, drive north on Highway 51. Turn right on Barrett Parkway, turn right on Raleigh-Millington Road, turn right on Fite Road and then right on Taylor Forge Road.


WHEN:

Friday through Sunday, Aug. 19-21.


EVENT SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, Aug. 19 — Sportsman qualifying and time trials begin at 9:30 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 4:30 and 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, Aug. 20 — Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 9 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3:30 and 6 p.m.

SUNDAY, Aug. 21 — Pre-race ceremonies, 2 p.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 3 p.m.


NHRA on TV:

Saturday, Aug. 20, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 8 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Aug. 21, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of eliminations at 10 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Aug. 21, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will broadcast NHRA 2Day, a 30-minute weekly news magazine show, at 11:30 a.m. (ET).


SATELLITE:

Friday, Aug. 19, 10:30-11 p.m. (ET) – SBS 6 / Transponder 17 K (12117 MHz, horizontal)

Saturday, Aug. 20, 10:30-11 p.m. (ET) – SBS 6 / Transponder 17 K (12117 MHz, horizontal)

Sunday, Aug. 21, No feed available; please roll on ESPN2 telecast, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. (ET)


TRACK RECORDS:

Top Fuel — 4.533 sec. by David Baca, Sept. 2003; 327.90 mph by Doug Kalitta, Sept. 2003

Funny Car — 4.824 sec. by John Force, Sept. 2001; 322.42 mph by Gary Scelzi, Sept. 2003

Pro Stock — 6.748 sec. by Jeg Coughlin, Sept. 2003; 204.23 mph by Greg Anderson, Sept. 2003

Pro Stock Motorcycle — 7.096 sec. by Angelle Sampey, Sept. 2003; 188.46 mph by Reggie Showers, Sept. 2003





--30--

Media Note: Additional information is available at the following locations:
teamjegs.com
jegs.com
Facebook - JEGS Performance
Twitter - TeamJEGS
Twitter - JEGS Performance

Media Contact:
Scott "Woody" Woodruff
JEGS, Director of Media & Motorsports
Office: 800-345-4545 (ext. 1412)
Direct: 614-737-3617
Mobile: 614-595-1820
Fax: 740-362-5507
Email: woody@jegs.com