Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
What: 38th 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
When: Aug. 15-18
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.
COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 1,200 feet above sea level; Track direction is west to east.
Thursday, Aug. 15: LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
Friday, Aug. 16: LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 17: LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 18: Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 16, FS1 will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 7 p.m. (ET).
Saturday, Aug. 17, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 11 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Aug. 18, FS1 will televise three hours of finals coverage starting at 2 p.m. (ET).
2018 event winners:
Billy Torrence, Top Fuel; Jack Beckman, Funny Car; Deric Kramer, Pro Stock
John Force, 11, FC; Joe Amato, 6, TF; Kenny Bernstein, 5, FC/TF; Antron Brown, 5, TF/PSM; Ron Capps, 5, FC
Top Fuel - 3.640 sec. by Leah Pritchett, Aug. ’17; 333.16 mph by Brittany Force, Aug. ’17.
Funny Car - 3.793 sec. and 338.00 mph by Robert Hight, Aug. ’17.
Pro Stock - 6.541 sec. by Erica Enders, Aug. ’15; 211.39 mph by Shane Gray, Aug. ’15.
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.
Order tickets by phone at (218) 824-RACE (7223). Tickets also are available online at www.brainerdraceway.com.
NHRA Communications Department, (626) 914-4761. Allie Bland, (812) 322-5294, firstname.lastname@example.org