Brainerd: Pre-event notes, schedule

LUCAS OIL NHRA NATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, the 16th of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories -- Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle -- ...

LUCAS OIL NHRA NATIONALS FACT SHEET

WHAT: 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, the 16th of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories -- Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle -- earn points leading to 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Brainerd International Raceway and Resort, Brainerd, Minn Track . is located a few miles north of the Brainerd area off Highway 371 The . track is located on the east side of the highway .

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 13-16.

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Aug. 13
Sportsman qualifying begins at 9:30 a.m.

FRIDAY, Aug. 14
Sportsman eliminations begins at 9:15 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 2:45 and 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Aug. 15
Sportsman eliminations begin at 9 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, Aug. 16
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Saturday, Aug. 15, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise one hour of qualifying highlights at 6 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Aug. 16, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise NHRA Race Day at 11 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, Aug. 16, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of eliminations at 10 p.m. (ET).

2008 EVENT WINNERS: Tony Schumacher, Top Fuel; Tony Pedregon, Funny Car; Kurt Johnson, Pro Stock; Matt Smith, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

TICKETS: Order tickets by phone at (866) 444-4455. Tickets also are available online at brainerdraceway.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) -- Thursday: Adult, $20; Child (6-12 years), $10. Friday: Adult, $40; Child (6-12 years), $15; Saturday: Adult, $55; Child (6-12 years), $15. Sunday: Adult, $55; Child (6-12 years), $15.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) --Thursday: Adult, $45; Child (6-12 years), $35. Friday: Adult, $65; Child (6-12 years), $40. Saturday: Adult, $80; Child (6-12 years), $40. Sunday: Adult, $80; Child (6-12 years), $40.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Kurt Johnson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Schumacher , Matt Smith