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O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications

KENT, Wash. --

The 26th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries, the 16th 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: Pacific Raceways, Kent, Wash. The track is located 10 miles east of Interstate 5 on Highway 18. From I-5, use Exit 142A (Auburn exit) and travel east 10 miles on Highway 18, following the signs to the track. From other points, use Highway 18 and exit S.E. 304th St. or S.E. 312th St.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, Aug. 2-4.

FRIDAY, Aug. 2 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 2:45 and 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Aug. 3 - LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Aug. 4 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 3, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise 90 minutes of qualifying highlights at 10:30 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Aug. 4, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Steve Torrence, Top Fuel; Courtney Force, Funny Car; Erica Enders-Stevens, Pro Stock.

MOST VICTORIES: John Force, 7, FC; Bob Glidden, 6, PS; Joe Amato, 5, TF; Tony Schumacher, 4, TF; Warren Johnson, 4, PS.

Top Fuel - 3.802 seconds by Tony Schumacher, July '08; 322.19 mph by Schumacher, July '10.
Funny Car - 4.056 seconds by Robert Hight, July '08; 308.85 mph by John Force, Aug '11.
Pro Stock - 6.531 seconds by Jason Line, Aug '11; 211.69 mph by Allen Johnson, Aug '11.

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 NHRA at (800) 884-6472, or visit

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