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Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications





GAINESVILLE, Fla. --

The 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals, the third 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 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville, Gainesville, Fla. The track is located on 11211 North County Road 225 in Gainesville.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, March 14-17

SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, March 14 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying

FRIDAY, March 15 - LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 1:45 and 4 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at noon and 2:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, March 16 - LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 11:30 a.m. and eliminations at 1:45 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at noon and 2:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, March 17 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Sunday, March 17, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise 90 minutes of qualifying highlights at 1:30 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, March 17, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Morgan Lucas, Top Fuel; Robert Hight, Funny Car; Mike Edwards, Pro Stock, Eddie Krawiec, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

MOST VICTORIES: Warren Johnson, 9, PS; John Force, 7, FC; Don Prudhomme, 5, FC; Joe Amato, 4, TF; Kenny Bernstein, 4, FC/TF; Larry Dixon, 4, TF; Don Garlits, 4, TF; Jason Line, 4, PS; Ed McCulloch, 4, FC; Tony Schumacher, 4, TF; Dave Schultz, 4, PSM; Terry Vance, 4, PSM.

TRACK RECORDS:
Top Fuel - 3.749 seconds by Morgan Lucas, March '12; 326.87 mph by Lucas, March '12.
Funny Car - 4.026 seconds by Robert Hight, March '12; 317.12 mph by Hight, March '12.
Pro Stock - 6.486 seconds by Allen Johnson, March '12; 213.57 mph by Erica Enders, March '11.
PS Motorcycle - 6.750 seconds by Eddie Krawiec, March '12; 199.26 mph by Krawiec, March '11.

NATIONAL RECORDS:
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, Reading, Pa.
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 (800) 884-NHRA (6472). Tickets also available online at http://www.NHRATIX.com.





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