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NHRA: Lucas Oil Nationals Fact Box

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sports Brainerd, 56401

Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

WHAT: 33rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, the 17th 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.

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WHERE: Brainerd International Raceway and Resort, Brainerd, Minn. Track is located a few miles north of the Brainerd area off Highway 371. The track is located on the east side of the highway.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 14-17

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Aug. 14 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying

FRIDAY, Aug. 15 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying

MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 3 and 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Aug. 16 - LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations

MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1 and 3:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Aug. 17 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Saturday, Aug. 16, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 11 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Aug. 17, ESPN2 will televise three hours of coverage starting at 9 p.m. (ET).

2013 EVENT WINNERS: Spencer Massey, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; Mike Edwards, Pro Stock.

MOST VICTORIES: John Force, 11, FC; Joe Amato, 6, TF; Kenny Bernstein, 5, FC/TF; Antron Brown, 5, TF/PSM; Ron Capps, 4, FC; Jeg Coughlin, 4, PS;.

TRACK RECORDS:

Top Fuel - 3.773 seconds by Khalid alBalooshi, Aug. '12; 327.90 mph by Morgan Lucas, Aug. '12.

Funny Car - 4.018 seconds by Jack Beckman, Aug. '12; 319.45 mph by John Force, Aug. '13.

Pro Stock - 6.542 sec. by Erica Enders-Stevens, Aug. '12; 210.87 mph by Allen Johnson, Aug. '12.

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. and 324.12 mph by John Force, Feb. '14, Pomona, Calif.

Pro Stock - 6.464 sec. and 215.55 mph by Erica Enders-Stevens, May '14, Englishtown N.J.

TICKETS: Order tickets by phone at (866) 444-4455. Tickets also are available online at www.brainerdraceway.com.

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