WHAT: 46th 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 2015 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.
COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 60 feet above sea level; Track direction is northeast to southwest.
WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, June 4-7
THURSDAY, June 4 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
FRIDAY, June 5 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 3:30 and 5:45 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4 and 6:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, June 6 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD 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 7 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 6, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 11 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, June 7, ESPN2 will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 9 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Saturday, June 6, 6:30 – 7 p.m. (ET), SES 1/Transponder 23C
Sunday, June 7, 6:30 – 7 p.m. (ET), SES 1/ Transponder 23C
(4160 MHz, vertical; 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.
2014 EVENT WINNERS: Richie Crampton, Top Fuel; Cruz Pedregon, Funny Car; Jeg Coughlin, Pro Stock, Andrew Hines, Pro Stock Motorcycle.
MOST VICTORIES: Kenny Bernstein, 7, (4 FC, 3 TF); Joe Amato, 6, TF; Larry Dixon, 6, TF; Don Prudhomme, 6, FC; John Force, 4, FC; Greg Anderson,5, PS; Jeg Coughlin, 4,PS; Bob Glidden, 4, PS; Warren Johnson, 4, PS; John Myers, 4, PSM; Dave Schultz, 4, PSM.