GLENDORA, CA – June 14, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Television ratings for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continue to reach historic heights as Sunday’s eliminations show from the NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown, N.J., on Fox Sports 1 (FS1), became the most watched show in NHRA history. During the broadcast 1,623,000 viewers watched as Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) record wins in their respective categories.
This is the second consecutive week that an NHRA broadcast has eclipsed the one million viewer mark, with the NHRA New England Nationals achieving viewership of 1,179,000 the previous week also on FS1. The finals telecast from Pomona and Las Vegas also had more than 1 million viewers during their broadcasts.
“The partnership with Fox Sports is continuing to place NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing in front of new viewers across the country,” said Ken Adelson, NHRA vice president, executive producer and chief content officer. “It’s the quality of the side-by-side racing action and the cooperation from our teams that provide the canvas to make these broadcasts something special.”
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series returns to action on June 16-18 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn. FS1 will air the finals on June 18 with three hours of coverage starting at 6:30 p.m. Eastern.
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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