MADISON, Ill. --
Wed, 19 Sep 2018, 00:16 AM
AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications
The Seventh annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, the 20th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello
Yello Drag Racing Series and the second 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 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Ill. - located five minutes from downtown St.
Louis at the intersection of Interstates 55/70 and Ill. Route 203 (Exit 4).
COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 445 feet above sea level; Track
direction is south to north.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, Sept. 21-23
FRIDAY, Sept. 21
LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
E3 SPARK PLUGS NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 3:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4 and 6:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, Sept. 22
LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
E3 SPARK PLUGS NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 1:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 2:15 p.m. and 5 p.m.
SUNDAY, Sept. 23 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 21, FS1 will televise two hours of live qualifying coverage at 7 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Sept. 22, FS1 will televise one hour of coverage at 9 a.m.
Three hours of live finals coverage starting at 2 p.m. (ET).
2017 EVENT WINNERS: Steve Torrence, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; Greg Anderson, Pro
Stock; LE Tonglet., Pro Stock Motorcycle.
MOST VICTORIES: Antron Brown, 5, TF; Gary Scelzi, 4, TF and FC; Ron Capps, 4, FC; John
Force, 3, FC; Kurt Johnson, 3, PS; Doug Kalitta, 3, TF; Warren Johnson, 3, PS; Angelle Sampey, 3,
Top Fuel - 3.631 sec. by Clay Millican, Sept. '17; 332.75 mph by Leah Pritchett, Sept.
Funny Car - 3.830 seconds by Robert Hight, Sept. '17; 338.60 mph by Hight, Sept. '17
Pro Stock - 6.492 sec. by Greg Anderson, Sept. '15; 213.47 mph by Jason Line, Sept. '12
PS Motorcycle - 6.769 sec. and 198.58 mph by Hector Arana, Sept. '13
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 Stock Motorcycle - 6.728 sec. by Andrew Hines, Oct '12, Reading, PA.; 201.01 mph by
Hector Arana Jr., March '18, Gainesville, Fla.
TICKETS: For tickets call (855) RACE-TIK (722-3845). Tickets are also available at www.gatewaymsp.com.
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