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11th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications





CONCORD, N.C. -

The 11th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals, the 22nd of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the fourth 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: 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, Oct. 12-14

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, Oct. 12
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, Oct. 13
LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying and eliminations
NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at noon and 2:30 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:45 and 3:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, Oct. 14- Pre-race ceremonies, 11 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at noon

TELEVISION:
Friday, Oct. 12, FS1 will televise one hour of live qualifying coverage at 6 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Oct. 14, FS1 will televise three hours of live finals coverage starting at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

2017 EVENT WINNERS: Doug Kalitta, Top Fuel; Robert Hight, Funny Car; Tanner Gray, Pro Stock; Eddie Krawiec, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

TRACK RECORDS: Top Fuel - 3.689 seconds by Brittany Force, April '18; 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 - 6.765 seconds by Jerry Savoie, April '18; 199.88 mph by Arana Jr., Mar. '15.
Pro Mod - 5.726 seconds by Jose Gonzalez, April '18; 258.67 mph by Michael Bowman, Sept. '17

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 Stock Motorcycle - 6.728 sec. by Andrew Hines, Oct '12, Reading, PA.; 201.01 mph by Hector Arana Jr., March '18, Gainesville, Fla.
Pro Mod -
5.676 sec. by Mike Castellana, Sept. '18; 259.91 mph by Mike Bowman, Las Vegas, Oct. '18.

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





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