WHAT: 43rd annual Toyota NHRA SuperNationals, the ninth of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships. The race also will feature competition in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by ProCare Rx.
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 31-June 3
THURSDAY, May 31 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 9 a.m.
FRIDAY, June 1 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 9:30 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 3:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
PRO MOD SERIES presented by ProCare RX qualifying at 3:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, June 2 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations continue at 10:15 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at noon and 2:30 p.m.
PRO MOD SERIES presented by ProCare RX qualifying at 1:45 p.m. and first round of eliminations at 4:15 p.m.
SUNDAY, June 3 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
PRO MOD SERIES presented by ProCare RX eliminations continue at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 2, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise 90 minutes of qualifying coverage at 4:30 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, June 3, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours and 30 minutes of race coverage starting at 4:30 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Friday, June 1, 9-9:30 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 18C
Saturday, June 2, 6:30 -7 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 18C
Sunday, June 3, 7:30-8 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 18C
(4060 MHz, vertical; 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.