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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications





MOHNTON, Pa. --

The 35th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil, the 19th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the first 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 2019 NHRA Mello Yello 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.

COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 548 feet above sea level; Track direction is north to south.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 12-15

SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, Sept. 12
LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying

FRIDAY, Sept. 13
LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 2:00 and 5:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, Sept. 14
LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:45 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, Sept. 15 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Friday, Sept. 13, FS1 will televise an hour and a half of qualifying coverage at 7:00 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Sept. 15, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 1:00 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Sept. 15, FS1 will televise three hours of finals coverage starting at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

2018 EVENT WINNERS: Steve Torrence, Top Fuel; J.R. Todd, Funny Car; Vincent Nobile, Pro Stock; Hector Arana, Jr., Pro Stock Motorcycle.

MOST VICTORIES: John Force, FC, 7; Angelle Sampey, PSM, 6; Tony Schumacher, TF, 5; Jeg Coughlin, PS, 4; Warren Johnson, PS, 4.

TRACK RECORDS:
Top Fuel - 3.688 sec. by Antron Brown, Oct. '16; 334.15 mph by Shawn Langdon, Oct. '12
Funny Car - 3.844 sec. and 339.02 mph by Robert Hight, Sept. '17
Pro Stock - 6.465 sec. by Erica Enders, Oct. '14; 214.59 mph by Greg Anderson, Oct. '15
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 6.728 sec. and 198.88 mph by Matt Smith, Sept. '18

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 - 6.720 sec. by Andrew Hines, March '19, Gainesville, Fla.; 201.76 mph by Matt Smith, March '19, Gainesville, Fla.

TICKETS: For tickets call (610) 856-9200. Tickets also are available at www.maplegroveraceway.com.





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