GLENDORA, CA – February 1, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – NHRA and FOX Sports announced there will be additional live programming from the season opening NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event, the Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. The new one hour program will air on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) from 1 – 2 p.m. Eastern, 10 – 11 a.m. Pacific, on Saturday, Feb. 11.
The added live hour of coverage will provide highlights of the opening rounds of qualifying on Friday, it will preview the upcoming 24-race national event schedule and feature the thrilling sights and sounds from the event.
The programming from the added show builds upon the relationship with NHRA and FOX Sports which enters into the second season as the exclusive television partner of the world’s fastest growing motorsports property.
“Fox sports continues to be a great partner for the drag racing community, providing an additional hour of live TV for our fans on Saturday and expanding our coverage of first weekend of the season on FS1,” said Ken Adelson, NHRA vice president, executive producer and chief content officer. “With the final eliminations airing on the Fox Broadcast network on Sunday at 4 p.m. Eastern, we look forward to an incredible start to the 2017 season.”
Live coverage of Sunday finals from the Circle K NHRA Winternationals will air on FOX broadcast channels at 4 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific on Feb. 12.
About National Hot Rod Association
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Source: National Hot Rod Association