CATSPOT NHRA Northwest Nationals Event Information

CATSPOT NHRA Northwest Nationals

31st annual CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals

CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals, the 16th 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 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships. The NHRA Lucas Oil Series also will be featured at this event.

WHERE: Pacific Raceways, Kent, Wash. The track is located 10 miles east of Interstate 5 on Highway 18. From I-5, use Exit 142A (Auburn exit) and travel east 10 miles on Highway 18, following the signs to the track. From other points, use Highway 18 and exit S.E. 304th St. or S.E. 312th St.

COURSE:   Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 280 feet above sea level; Track direction is east to west.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, Aug. 3-5
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SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, Aug. 3– LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, Aug. 4– LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1:30 and 4 p.m.
SUNDAY, Aug. 5 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
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TELEVISION:
Friday, Aug. 3, FS1 will televise one hour of live qualifying coverage at 7 p.m. (ET).
Saturday, Aug. 4, FS1 will televise one and a half hours of qualifying coverage at 10 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Aug. 5, FOX will televise three hours of live finals coverage at 4 p.m. (ET).

2017 EVENT WINNERS:
Top Fuel – Antron Brown (bio)
Funny Car – Robert Hight (bio)
Pro Stock – Drew Skillman

MOST VICTORIES:
John Force, 8, FC; (bio)
Bob Glidden, 6, PS; (bio)
Joe Amato, 5, TF; (bio)
Warren Johnson, 4, PS; (bio)
Tony Schumacher, 4, TF. (bio)

TRACK RECORDS:
Top Fuel – 3.685 sec. by Antron Brown, Aug. ‘16; 330.47 mph by Steve Torrence, Aug. ‘16.
Funny Car – 3.832 sec. by Del Worsham, Aug. ’16; 334.15 mph by Jack Beckman, Aug. ‘16.
Pro Stock – 6.488 sec. and 213.40 mph by Chris McGaha, Aug. ‘15.

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.

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