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Big O Tires NHRA Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications
The 12th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals, 22nd of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing
Series and the fifth of six playoff races in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship.
The top 10 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.
WHERE: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Track is located approximately 15
miles north of Las Vegas off I-15.
WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 25-28.
THURSDAY, Oct. 25- LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 8 a.m.
FRIDAY, Oct. 26- LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 8 a.m.
PRO MOD SERIES PRESENTED BY PROCARE RX qualifying at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at noon and 3 p.m.
SATURDAY, Oct. 27- LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
PRO MOD SERIES PRESENTED BY PROCARE RX qualifying at 10:30 a.m.; first round of eliminations
at 4 p.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
SUNDAY, Oct. 28- Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
PRO MOD SERIES PRESENTED BY PROCARE RX second round at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise 90 minutes of qualifying highlights at
10:30 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Oct. 28, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 8
2011 EVENT WINNERS: Del Worsham, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; Mike Edwards, Pro Stock;
Eddie Krawiec, Pro Stock Motorcycle.
MOST VICTORIES: Greg Anderson, PS, 4; Tony Schumacher, TF, 4; Ron Capps, FC, 3; Andrew
Hines, PSM, 3.
Top Fuel - 3.779 sec. by Antron Brown, April '12; 326.08 mph by Brown, April '12
Funny Car - 4.030 sec. by Matt Hagan, Oct. '09; 315.49 mph by Ron Capps, Oct. '11
Pro Stock - 6.594 sec. by Mike Edwards, Oct. '11; 208.84 mph by Edwards, Oct. '11
PS Motorcycle - 6.879 sec. by Hector Arana Jr., Oct. '11; 196.56 mph by Eddie Krawiec, Oct.
Top Fuel - 3.701 sec. by Antron Brown, Oct. '12, Reading, Pa.; 332.18 mph by Spencer Massey,
April '12, Charlotte, N.C.
Funny Car - 3.986 sec. by Jack Beckman, Oct. '12, Reading, Pa.; 320.58 mph by Beckman, Oct.
'12, Reading, Pa.
Pro Stock - 6.477 sec. by Jason Line, Oct. '11, Reading, Pa.; 214.35 mph by Line, Oct. '12,
PS Motorcycle - 6.728 sec. by Andrew Hines, Oct. '12, Reading, Pa.; 199.26 mph by Eddie
Krawiec, March '11, Gainesville, Fla.
TICKETS: For tickets call The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway at (800) 644-4444, or visit
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