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Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties Fact Sheet
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TOPEKA, Kan. --

The 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, the eighth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock - earn points leading to 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships. Competition also will be featured in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series, Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series and the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service.

WHERE: Heartland Motorsports Park, Topeka, Kansas. From Kansas City, take the Kansas Turnpike (I-70) to the Topeka Boulevard exit and travel south to the track. From Wichita, take the Kansas Turnpike (I-335) to the Topeka Boulevard exit and travel south to the track.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, May 18-20

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, May 18
LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
E3 SPARK PLUGS NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, May 19
LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
E3 SPARK PLUGS NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 1 and 4:00 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 20
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES eliminations begin at 9:30 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Friday, May 18, FOX Sports 1 (FS1) will televise one hour of qualifying at 10:30 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, May 20, FOX Sports 1 (FS1) will televise one hour of qualifying at 1 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, May 20, FOX Sports 1 (FS1) will televise three hours of live finals coverage at 2 p.m. (ET).

2017 EVENT WINNERS: Antron Brown, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; Tanner Gray, Pro Stock.

MOST WINS: John Force, 9, FC; Scott Kalitta, 6, TF; Warren Johnson, 5, PS; Ron Capps, 4, FC; Cruz Pedregon, 4, FC;.Greg Anderson, 4, PS; Tony Pedregon, 3, FC; Mark Oswald, 3, FC; Allen Johnson, 3, PS; Scott Geoffrion, 3, PS; Darrell Alderman, 3, PS;

TRACK RECORDS:
Top Fuel - 3.660 seconds by Tony Schumacher, May '17; 333.66 mph by Brittany Force, May '17.
Funny Car - 3.802 seconds by Matt Hagan, May '17; 338.85 mph by Hagan, May '17.
Pro Stock - 6.515 seconds by Erica Enders, May '15; 211.43 mph by Enders, May '15.
Pro Mod - 5.698 seconds by Mike Castellana, May '17; 258.32 mph by Shane Molinari, May '17.
Top Fuel Harley - 6.193 seconds by Jay Turner May '17; 230.57 mph by Tommy Grimes, May '15.

NATIONAL RECORDS:
Top Fuel - 3.628 sec. by Clay Millican, Feb. '18, Pomona, Calif.; 336.57 mph by Tony Schumacher, Feb. '18, Phoenix
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 Mod - 5.685 sec. by Mike Castellana, April '17, Baytown, Texas; 259.91 mph by Mike Bowman, Oct. '17, Las Vegas
Top Alcohol Dragster - 5.103 sec. Bill Reichert, April '07, Baytown, Texas; 285.83 mph by Donald St.Arnaud, Nov. '16, Pomona, Calif.
Top Alcohol Funny Car - 5.361 sec. by Jonnie Lindberg, March '15, Charlotte; 275.34 mph by Ann Whiteley, March '18, Gainesville, Fla., LODRS 2-2
Top Fuel Harley - 6.161 sec. by Jay Turner, June '17, Epping, N.H.; 234.66 mph by Tommy Grimes, April '14, Dinwiddie, Va., LODRS 1-1

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





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