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2014 NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts SpringNationals preview

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The O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals hit the Houston, Texas area this weekend, Friday through Sunday, April 25th through 27th, at Royal Purple Raceway. It’s event No. 6 on the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, and will feature three of the Mello Yello divisions – Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock – along with the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, the Nitro Harley Series and the Lucas Oil Series.

Last year’s race winners will be back at Royal Purple Raceway to defend their titles – Bob Vandergriff Jr. (Top Fuel), Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) all return to the track, and John Force, who leads all drivers with seven wins at the track, will return as the 2013 NHRA Funny Car champ.

On Friday, April 25th, the weekend kicks off with Lucas Oil Series qualifying at 8 a.m. CT, followed by Mello Yello Series qualifying at 4 and 6:30 p.m. CT, Nitro Harley qualifying at 5:45 p.m. CT and Pro Mod qualifying at 6 p.m. CT. Qualifying action continues on Saturday, April 26th with Lucas Oil Series eliminations at 8 a.m. CT, Nitro Harley qualifying at 12:15 and 2:45 p.m. CT, Mello Yello Series qualifying at 12:30 and 3 p.m. CT and Pro Mod qualifying at 2 and 4:30 p.m. CT. On Sunday, April 27th, eliminations begin at 11 a.m. CT.

Tickets are still available for the event, including three-day weekend packages for $105 (three-day spectator side admission) and $130 (three-day reserved pit-side admission). Get more information about the event and purchase tickets at www.royalpurpleraceway.com.

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