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Auto-Plus® NHRA Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications





MOHNTON, Pa. --

The 28th annual Auto-Plus® NHRA Nationals, 21st of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and the fourth of six races in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship. The top 10 drivers in four categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle - earn points leading to 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, Pa. Track is located off the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Exit 298), 10 miles south of Reading, Pa.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 4-7

SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, Oct. 4- LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 8:45 a.m.

FRIDAY, Oct. 5- LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations at 8:45 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, Oct. 6- LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8:45 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, Oct. 7- Pre-race ceremonies, 10:00 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11:00 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, Oct. 6, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise 90 minutes of qualifying coverage starting at 10:30 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Oct. 7, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).
Tuesday, Oct. 9, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will re-air 90 minutes of eliminations coverage starting at 2:30 a.m. (ET).

2011 EVENT WINNERS: Spencer Massey, Top Fuel; Robert Hight, Funny Car; Jason Line, Pro Stock; Hector Arana Jr., Pro Stock Motorcycle.

MOSTVICTORIES: Tony Schumacher, TF, 4; John Force, FC, 6; Warren Johnson, PS, 4; Angelle Sampey, PSM, 6.

TRACK RECORDS:
Top Fuel -3.736 seconds by Del Worsham, Oct. '11; 327.90 mph by Worsham, Oct. '11
Funny Car - 4.010 seconds by Johnny Gray, Oct. '11; 319.22 mph by John Force,Oct. '11
Pro Stock - 6.477 seconds by Jason Line, Oct. '11; 213.13 mph by Greg Anderson, Oct. '11
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 6.781 seconds by Hector Arana Jr., Oct. '11; 197.97 mph by Eddie Krawiec, Oct. '11

NATIONAL RECORDS:
Top Fuel - 3.735 sec. by Del Worsham, Oct. '11, Reading, Pa.; 332.18 mph by Spencer Massey, April '12, Charlotte, N.C.
Funny Car - 3.995 sec. by Matt Hagan, Sept. '11, Charlotte, N.C.; 318.99 mph by Jack Beckman, Sept. '11, Charlotte, N.C.
Pro Stock - 6.477 sec. by Jason Line, Oct. '11, Reading, Pa.; 213.91 mph by Jason Line, April '12, Charlotte, N.C.
PS Motorcycle - 6.750 sec. by Eddie Krawiec, March '12, Gainesville, Fla.; 199.26 mph by Eddie Krawiec, March '11, Gainesville, Fla.

TICKETS: For tickets call (610) 856-7200. Tickets also are available at www.maplegroveraceway.com





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