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Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications





COMMERCE, Ga. --

The 34th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals, the seventh 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: Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, Ga. I-85 to Exit 149 (Hwy 441). After exiting the freeway, go north on Highway 441 to Steven Tanger Blvd. Take left on Tanger and then go right on Ridgeway Road.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, May 16-18

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, May 16 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 3:45 and 6 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, May 17- LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at noon
PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES round one eliminations 2:45 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 18 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, May 17, ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 5:30 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, May 18, ESPN2HD will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).

2013 EVENT WINNERS: Antron Brown, Top Fuel; Johnny Gray, Funny Car; Mike Edwards, Pro Stock.

MOST VICTORIES: Dave Schultz, 8, PSM; John Force, 7, FC; Warren Johnson, 5, PS; Kenny Bernstein, 4, TF/FC; Larry Dixon, 4, TF; Angelle Sampey, 4, PSM; Greg Anderson, 4, PS; Lee Shepherd, 4, PS.

TRACK RECORDS:
Top Fuel - 3.761 seconds by Brandon Bernstein, May '13; 325.61 mph by Doug Kalitta, May '13.
Funny Car - 4.067 seconds by Matt Hagan, May '13; 314.90 mph by Chad Head, May '13.
Pro Stock - 6.557 seconds by Greg Anderson, April '09; 211.26 mph by Warren Johnson, April '09.
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 6.863 seconds by Hector Arana, May '12; 195.70 mph by Eddie Krawiec, May '12.

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: For tickets call (800) 884-NHRA (6472). Tickets also available online at www.NHRAtix.com





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