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NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications





CONCORD, N.C. --

The Fifth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, the fifth 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 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: zMAX Dragway- Track is located on Hwy 29 off I-85 at exit 49 (Speedway Blvd.) in the Concord, N.C. area.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, April 11-13

FORMAT: Qualifying sessions and elimination rounds will be conducted using four lanes in all Mello Yello Series classes; Lanes will be identified from left to right facing downtrack as 1-4; The standard Friday qualifying procedure of a top 12 format will not be in use; Two Christmas trees will be in use, one between each two lanes; The Compulink Autostart system will continue to be utilized and it will not activate until all four vehicles are pre-staged and one vehicle has staged; The ladder structure will feature Race A: qualifiers 1, 8, 9, 16, Race B: qualifiers 4, 5, 12, 13, Race C: qualifiers 2, 7, 10, 15, and Race D: qualifiers 3, 6, 11, 14; Race A and Race B will be on one side of the ladder, while Race C and Race D will be on the other; Lane choice for eliminations goes to the driver with the quickest E.T., then the second-quickest, and so on; The first two drivers in each elimination round to cross the finish line advance to the second round and final; In the final round, teams will finish in the order they cross the finish line (barring any red-light starts), with winner, runner-up and two semifinalists in that order.

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, April 11 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1:15 and 4:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 12 - LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1:15 and 4:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 13 - Pre-race ceremonies, 11 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at noon

TELEVISION:
Saturday, April 12, ESPN2HD will televise an hour of qualifying coverage at 9 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, April 13, ESPN2HD will televise three hours of elimination coverage starting at 8 p.m. (ET).

2013 EVENT WINNERS: Spence Massey, Top Fuel; Matt Hagan, Funny Car; Mike Edwards, Pro Stock: Hector Arana Jr., Pro Stock Motorcycle.

MOST VICTORIES: Spencer Massey, 2, TF; Greg Anderson, 2, PS; Mike Edwards, 2, PS.

TRACK RECORDS:
Top Fuel - 3.749 seconds by Tony Schumacher, Sept. '12; 332.18 mph by Spencer Massey, April '12.
Funny Car - 3.980 seconds by Cruz Pedregon, Sept. '12; 322.27 mph by Matt Hagan, Sept. '11.
Pro Stock - 6.471 sec. by Mike Edwards, April '13; 213.91 mph by Jason Line, April '12.
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 6.810 sec. by Eddie Krawiec, Sept. '11; 196.79 mph by Krawiec, Sept. '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 - 3.965 sec. by John Force, Feb. '14, Pomona, Calif.; 324.12 mph by J. Force, Feb. '14, Pomona, Calif.
Pro Stock - 6.471 sec. by Mike Edwards, April '13, Charlotte, N.C. .; 214.69 mph by Erica Enders-Stevens, March. '14, Gainesville, Fla.
PS Motorcycle - 6.728 sec. by Andrew Hines, Oct. '12, Reading, Pa.; 199.26 mph by Eddie Krawiec, March '11, Gainesville, Fla.

TICKETS: Order tickets by phone at (800) 455-FANS. Tickets also are available online at www.zmaxdragway.com.





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