WHAT: 45th annual Toyota NHRA Summernationals, the ninth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, N.J. From the North, take N.J. Turnpike South to Exit 9, follow the signs to Rt. 18 South. Go six miles to the Englishtown exit. Take Rt. 527 South five miles. Make a left onto Pension Rd. Go ¼ mile, track entrance on left.
WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, May 29 – June 1
THURSDAY, May 29 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
FRIDAY, May 30 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 3:30 and 5:45 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4 and 6:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, May 31 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 2:30 p.m. Round 1 of eliminations at 5 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:45 and 3:15 p.m.
SUNDAY, June 1 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 31, ESPN2HD will televise 90 minutes of qualifying coverage at 4:30 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, June 1, ESPN2HD will televise three hours of elimination coverage starting at 4 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Friday, May 30, 9 – 9:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 2 / Transponder 11C
Saturday, May 31, 6:30 – 7 p.m. (ET), AMC 2 / Transponder 11C
Sunday, June 1, 7:30 – 8 p.m. (ET), AMC 2 / Transponder 11C
(3920 MHz, horizontal; Data Rate: 40.46147055 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.