The third stop on the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule is Gainesville, Florida, home of Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville and the historic Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals, taking place Thursday through Sunday, March 14th through 17th. The Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock categories will be joined for the first time this season by the Pro Stock Motorcycle category, as well as the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the NHRA Pro Mods.
Fans can check out the Nitro Pit Party and Press Conference on Friday at 10:30 a.m. ET in the Nitro Pits, and also visit the Hot Rod Junction display, featuring nostalgia race cars and hot rods, throughout the weekend. There will also be two Legends of Drag Racing autograph sessions on Friday and Saturday, at 1:30 p.m. ET both days. On Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. ET there is a special Track Walk to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation – visit the Foundation’s display in the midway area to make a donation and participate in the Track Walk.
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series qualifying gets underway Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, continuing at 8 a.m. ET on Friday. Pro qualifying gets underway Friday at noon and 2:15 p.m. ET, followed by Pro Mod qualifying at 1:45 and 4 p.m. ET. The Sportsman classes take to the track again on Saturday at 8 a.m. ET, followed by Pro Mod qualifying at 11:30 a.m. ET and round one of eliminations at 1:45 p.m. ET; pro qualifying continues at noon and 2:15 p.m. ET. Eliminations begin Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.
Tickets are still available for the NHRA Gatornationals and available for purchase at www.autoplusraceway.com. Full event tickets range in price from $142 (general admission) to $360 (Top Eliminator Club) in advance and $153 to $360 at the gate; individual daily tickets are also available.
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