ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. --
Wed, 17 May 2017, 11:29 AM
NHRA Summernationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications
The 48th annual NHRA Summernationals, the tenth 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 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships. Competition in the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Series and the NHRA Lucas Oil Series also will be featured at this event.
WHERE: Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, N.J. From the North, take N.J. Turnpike South to Exit 9, follow the signs to Rt. 18 South. Go six miles to the Englishtown exit. Take Rt. 527 South five miles. Make a left onto Pension Rd. Go ¼ mile, track entrance on left. From the South, take N.J. Turnpike north to Exit 8 to Route 33 east. Go eight miles to the Englishtown exit. Take Rt. 527 north. Go through Englishtown. Make a right onto Gordons Corner Rd. Go ¼ mile. Make a left onto Pension Rd. Got two miles. Track entrance is on the right.
COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 60 feet above sea level; Track direction is northeast to southwest
WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, June 8-11, 2017
THURSDAY, June 8
LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
FRIDAY, June 9
LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 3 and 5:30 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 3:45 and 6:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, June 10
LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 3:30 p.m.; Round 1 of eliminations at 6 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1:45 and 4:15 p.m.
SUNDAY, June 11 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Friday, June 9, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 10 p.m. (ET).
Saturday, June 10, FS1 will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 2 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, June 11, FS1 will televise three hours of finals coverage at 6 p.m. (ET).
2016 EVENT WINNERS: Steve Torrence, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; Greg Anderson, Pro Stock, Angelle Sampey, Pro Stock Motorcycle.
MOST VICTORIES: Greg Anderson,7, PS; Kenny Bernstein, 7, (4 FC, 3 TF); Joe Amato, 6, TF; Larry Dixon, 6, TF; Don Prudhomme, 6, FC; John Force, 4, FC; Jeg Coughlin, 4, PS; Bob Glidden, 4, PS; Warren Johnson, 4, PS; John Myers, 4, PSM; Dave Schultz, 4, PSM.
Top Fuel - 3.725 sec. by Antron Brown, June ’15; 329.91 mph by Massey, June ’12.
Funny Car – 3.870 sec. by Ron Capps, June ‘16; 326.71 by Matt Hagan, June 16.
Pro Stock - 6.464 sec. and 215.55 mph by Erica Enders, June ’14.
PS Motorcycle - 6.747 sec. by Eddie Krawiec, June ’14; 199.37 mph by Hector Arana Jr., June ’15.
Pro Mod - 5.772 seconds by Melanie Troxel, June '11, 258.71 mph by Troxel, June '11, Englishtown.
Top Fuel - 3.658 sec. by Leah Pritchett, Feb. '17, Phoenix; 333.66 by Brittany Force, May '17, Topeka, Kan.
Funny Car - 3.802 by Matt Hagan, May '17, Topeka, Kan.; 338.85 mph by Hagan, May '17, Topeka, Kan.
Pro Stock - 6.455 sec. by Jason Line, March '15, Charlotte, N.C.; 215.55 mph by Erica Enders, May '14, Englishtown N.J.
PS Motorcycle - 6.728 sec. by Andrew Hines, Oct. '12, Reading, Pa.; 199.88 mph by Hector Arana Jr., March '15, Charlotte, N.C.
Pro Mod - 5.685 sec. by Mike Castellana, April 17, Baytown, Texas; 258.71 by Melanie Troxel, June '11, Englishtown, N.J .
TICKETS: For tickets call Old Bridge Township Raceway Park at (732) 446-7800. Tickets also are available online at www.etownraceway.com.
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