There is a full house this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil. The third event held in Indy, this weekend’s schedule includes Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competition in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle as well as the E3 Pro Mod Series, Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley series, Mountain Motor Pro Stock, and the latest round of the North Central Division Lucas Oil sportsman series.
Three weeks ago at Indy, the final rounds were delayed by rain but not before T.J. Zizzo and Justin Ashley reached their first Top Fuel finals and DSR teammates Matt Hagan and Jack Beckman continued their battle for the points lead by reaching the final round of Funny Car. Both of those finals are scheduled to be completed next month at the Denso U.S. Nationals.
The Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle classes last raced at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in early July where Jason Line claimed the Pro Stock win over rival Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Ryan Oehler claimed his first Pro Stock Motorcycle victory against three-time world champion Matt Smith. Once again, the Indy event features full fields with 18 Top Fuel dragsters and 18 Pro Stock cars on the pre-entry list meaning which will place an added importance on Saturday’s two qualifying sessions.
This week’s schedule also features the second race for the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod series as well as the continuation of the Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley series. The Pro Mod class will feature Chad Green and Jason Scruggs, who are scheduled to meet in the rain-delated final round from the last Indy race. That final will also be contested during next month’s U.S. Nationals.
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Sunday, August 9, FS1 will televise qualifying coverage from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday, August 9, Fox TV will televise three hours of live finals coverage starting at 1 p.m. (ET)