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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications





GAINESVILLE, Fla. --

The 45th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, the third 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 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville, Gainesville, Fla. The track is located on 11211 North County Road 225 in Gainesville.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, March 13-16

SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, March 13 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying

FRIDAY, March 14 - LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 1:45 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at noon and 2:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, March 15 - LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at noon and 2:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, March 16 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Sunday, March 16, ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 1 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, March 16, ESPN2HD will re-air 90 minutes of qualifying highlights at 7:30 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, March 16, ESPN2HD will televise two hours of eliminations coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).

2013 EVENT WINNERS: Antron Brown, Top Fuel; Johnny Gray, Funny Car; Allen Johnson, Pro Stock, Hector Arana Jr., Pro Stock Motorcycle.

MOST VICTORIES: Warren Johnson, 9, PS; John Force, 7, FC; Don Prudhomme, 5, FC; Joe Amato, 4, TF; Kenny Bernstein, 4, FC/TF; Larry Dixon, 4, TF; Don Garlits, 4, TF; Jason Line, 4, PS; Ed McCulloch, 4, FC; Tony Schumacher, 4, TF; Dave Schultz, 4, PSM; Terry Vance, 4, PSM.

TRACK RECORDS:
Top Fuel - 3.749 seconds by Morgan Lucas, March '12; 326.87 mph by Lucas, March '12.
Funny Car - 4.026 seconds by Cruz Pedregon, March '12; 317.12 mph by Robert Hight, March '12.
Pro Stock - 6.473 seconds by Mike Edwards, March '12; 214.31 mph by Edwards, March '13.
PS Motorcycle - 6.750 seconds by Eddie Krawiec, March '12; 199.26 mph by Krawiec, March '11.

NATIONAL RECORDS:
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 - 3.965 sec. by John Force, Feb. '14, Pomona, Calif.; 324.12 mph by J. Force, Feb. '14, Pomona, Calif.
Pro Stock - 6.471 sec. by Mike Edwards, April '13, Charlotte, N.C.; 214.35 mph by Line, Oct. '12, Reading, Pa.
PS 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 (800) 884-NHRA (6472). Tickets also available online at www.NHRAtix.com.





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