TOPEKA, Kan. --
Mon, 13 May 2013, 13:42 PM
NHRA Kansas Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications
The 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals, the eight of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing
Series. Drivers in three categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock - earn points leading to
2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Heartland Park Topeka. From Kansas City, take the Kansas Turnpike (I-70) to the
Topeka Boulevard exit and travel south to the track. From Wichita, take the Kansas Turnpike (I-335)
to the Topeka Boulevard exit and travel south to the track.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, May 17-19
FRIDAY, May 17 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 5 and 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, May 18 - LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:15 and 2:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, May 19 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 18, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 5
Sunday, May 19, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of eliminations coverage
starting at 8 p.m. (ET).
2012 EVENT WINNERS: David Grubnic, Top Fuel; Jack Beckman, Funny Car; Allen Johnson, Pro
MOST VICTORIES: John Force, 9, FC; Scott Kalitta, 6, TF; Warren Johnson, 5, PS, Cruz
Pedregon, 4, FC; Greg Anderson, 4, PS.
Top Fuel - 3.745 seconds by Morgan Lucas, May '12; 329.10 mph by Spencer Massey, May '12.
Funny Car - 4.046 seconds by Cruz Pedregon, May '12; 315.56 mph by Pedregon, May '12.
Pro Stock - 6.566 seconds by Jason Line, May '12; 211.30 mph by Greg Anderson, May '12.
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 - 6.471 sec. by Mike Edwards, April '13, Charlotte, N.C.; 214.35 mph by Jason
Line, Oct. '12, Reading, Pa.
TICKETS: For tickets call 785-682-RACE (7223). Tickets also available online at www.NHRATIX.com.
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