BAYTOWN, Texas --
Wed, 24 Apr 2013, 10:12 AM
O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications
The 26th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries, the
sixth 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 2013 NHRA Mello Yello
Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Royal Purple Raceway, Baytown, Texas. From Interstate 10 take the State Hwy. 99
(Grand Parkway) exit, which is exit 799. Take a right on State Hwy. 99 and go to the first exit (2
miles) which is FM 565. Take a right on FM 565 and Royal Purple Raceway will be on your right. For
additional information about directions please visit www.royalpurpleraceway.com.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, April 26-28
FRIDAY, April 26 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 3 and 5:15 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 3:30 and 5:45 p.m.
SATURDAY, April 27 - LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 1:45 p.m. and eliminations at 4 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at noon and 2:15 p.m.
SUNDAY, April 28 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11a.m.
Saturday, April 27, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 3
Sunday, April 28, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage at 2 p.m. (ET).
2012 EVENT WINNERS: Morgan Lucas, Top Fuel; Mike Neff, Funny Car; Vincent Nobel, Pro
Stock; Andrew Hines, Pro Stock Motorcycle.
MOST VICTORIES: John Force, 6, FC; Warren Johnson, 5, PS; John Myers, 4, PSM; Angelle
Sampey, 4, PSM
Top Fuel - 3.772 seconds by Larry Dixon, April '10; 327.74 mph by Morgan Lucas, April '12.
Funny Car - 4.021 seconds by John Force, April '10; 316.08 mph by Force, April '10.
Pro Stock - 6.539 seconds by Mike Edwards, April '10; 212.43 mph by Edwards, April '10.
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 6.846 seconds by Hector Arana Jr., April '12; 197.83 mph by Eddie
Krawiec, April '12.
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 - 3.986 sec. by Jack Beckman, Oct. '12, Reading, Pa.; 320.58 mph by Beckman, Oct.
'12, Reading, Pa.
Pro Stock - 6.471sec. by Mike Edwards, April '13, Concord, N.C.; 214.35 mph by Jason Line,
Oct. '12, Reading, Pa.
Pro Stock 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 Royal Purple Raceway at (281) 383-RACE (7223) or visit www.royalpurpleraceway.com.
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