Baytown: Round four notes, schedule

O'REILLY NHRA SPRING NATIONALS PRESENTED BY PENNZOIL FACT SHEET WHAT: 19th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Pennzoil, the fourth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in...

O'REILLY NHRA SPRING NATIONALS PRESENTED BY PENNZOIL FACT SHEET

WHAT: 19th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Pennzoil, the fourth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA POWERade Series world championships. Sportsman competitors in six categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, Texas. From I-10, go south on Hwy. 146, or FM 3180. Then follow FM 565 to the facility. From the south, follow Hwy. 146 to Spur 55, then east to FM 1405, then north to FM 565. For additional information about directions please visit houstonracewaypark.com.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, March 31-April 2.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.7 million.

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, March 31
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3 and 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 1
Sportsman eliminations, 8 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 2
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, April 1, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 8 p.m. (ET).

Sunday April 2, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will broadcast NHRA 2Day, a 30-minute weekly news magazine show, at 11:30 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, April 2, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of final eliminations at 4 p.m. (ET).

TICKETS: For tickets call Houston Raceway Park, (281) 383-RACE (7223). Tickets also are available at Ticketmaster.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $34; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $45; Junior (6-12 years), $12. Sunday: Adult, $45; Junior (6-12 years), $12; Children 5 and under admitted free in General Admission and pit areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $42; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years and under), $10. Saturday: Adult, $55; Junior (6-12 years), $22; Child (5 years and under), $12. Sunday: Adult, $57; Junior (6-12 years), $22; Child (5 years and under), $12.

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