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NHRA Carolina Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications





CONCORD, N.C. -

The 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals, the 19th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the first of six races in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Drivers in four categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle - earn points leading to 2016 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.

COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 630 feet above sea level.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, Sept. 15-17

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, Sept. 15
LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 2:and 4:30 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 2:45 and 5:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, Sept. 16
LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying and eliminations
NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at noon; first round of eliminations at 2:30 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:45 and 3:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, Sept. 17
Pre-race ceremonies, 11 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at noon

TELEVISION:
Friday, Sept. 15, FS1 will televise one hour of live qualifying coverage at 6 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Sept. 17, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 2 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, Sept. 17, FS1 will televise three hours of live finals coverage starting at 2:30 p.m. (ET).

2016 EVENT WINNERS: Antron Brown, Top Fuel; John Force, Funny Car; Jason Line, Pro Stock; Chip Ellis, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

TRACK RECORDS:
Top Fuel - 3.713 seconds by J.R. Todd, Mar. '15; 332.18 mph by Spencer Massey, April '12.
Funny Car - 3.851 seconds by Courtney Force, April '17; 333.91 mph by Robert Hight, April '17.
Pro Stock - 6.455 seconds by Jason Line, Mar. '15; 215.48 mph by Greg Anderson, Mar. '15.
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 6.792 seconds by Eddie Krawiec, April '17; 199.88 mph by Arana Jr., Mar. '15.
Pro Mod - 5.770 seconds by Troy Coughlin, April '17; 258.67 mph by Michael Bowman, Sept. '17

NATIONAL RECORDS:
Top Fuel - 3.640 sec. by Leah Pritchett, Aug. '17, Brainerd; 333.66 mph by Brittany Force, May '17, Topeka, Kan.
Funny Car - 3.793 sec. by Robert Hight, Aug. '17 Brainerd; 339.87 mph by Robert Hight, July '17, Sonoma, Calif.
Pro Stock - 6.455 sec. by Jason Line, March '15, Charlotte, N.C.; 215.55 mph by Erica Enders, May '14, Englishtown N.J.
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 6.728 sec. by Andrew Hines, Oct. '12, Reading, Pa.; 199.88 mph by Hector Arana Jr., March '15, Charlotte, N.C.

TICKETS: For tickets call (800) 455-FANS. Tickets also are available online at www.zMAXDragway.com.





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