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Fri, 18 Apr 2014, 12:38 PM

O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Springnationals presented by Super Start Batteries Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications





BAYTOWN, Texas --

The 27th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries, the sixth 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 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Royal Purple Raceway, Baytown, Texas. From Interstate 10 take the State Hwy. 99 (Grand Parkway) exit, which is exit 799. Take a right on State Hwy. 99 and go to the first exit (2 miles) which is FM 565. Take a right on FM 565 and Royal Purple Raceway will be on your right. For additional information about directions please visit www.royalpurpleraceway.com.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, April 25-27

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, April 25 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 6 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4 and 6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 26 - LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 2 and 4:30 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:30 and 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 27 - PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES eliminations at 9:45 a.m.
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, April 26, ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 6 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, April 27, ESPN2HD will televise three hours of eliminations coverage at 7 p.m. (ET).

2013 EVENT WINNERS: Bob Vandergriff, Top Fuel; Cruz Pedregon, Funny Car; Jason Line, Pro Stock

MOST VICTORIES: John Force, 7, FC; Warren Johnson, 6, PS; Tony Pedregon, 4, FC; Jeg Coughlin, 4, PS; Kenny Bernstein, 3, TF; Larry Dixon, 3, TF; Cruz Pedregon, 3, FC; Mike Edwards, 3, PS; Bob Glidden, 3, PS.

TRACK RECORDS:
Top Fuel - 3.772 seconds by Larry Dixon, April '10; 327.74 mph by Morgan Lucas, April '12.
Funny Car - 4.021 seconds by John Force, April '10; 316.08 mph by Force, April '10.
Pro Stock - 6.539 seconds by Mike Edwards, April '10; 212.66 mph by Edwards, April '13.

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.; 214.69 mph by Erica Enders-Stevens, March '14, Gainesville, Fla.

TICKETS: For tickets call Royal Purple Raceway at (281) 383-RACE (7223) or visit www.royalpurpleraceway.com.





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