Canada's TSN renews contract with NHRA

NHRA POWERADE DRAG RACING ENTERS FOURTH YEAR ON TSN GLENDORA, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2005) -- Marking its fourth consecutive year on the network, NHRA announced today that The Sports Network (TSN) in Canada will televise the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing...

NHRA POWERADE DRAG RACING ENTERS FOURTH YEAR ON TSN

GLENDORA, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2005) -- Marking its fourth consecutive year on the network, NHRA announced today that The Sports Network (TSN) in Canada will televise the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series' entire 23-event schedule in 2005, dedicating 60 hours of programming to NHRA, the fastest and most exciting motorsport in the world.

Highlighting TSN's 23 event 2005 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series broadcast schedule will be coverage of the final round of eliminations.

The season begins with the 45th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals from the fabled Pomona (Calif.) Raceway and stretches the entire season, concluding with the 41st annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, also at Pomona, Calif. The coverage also includes nine hours of programming from the world's largest and most prestigious drag racing event, the 51st annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals from Indianapolis Raceway Park.

NHRA sanctions eight member tracks in Canada, offering many of its popular grassroots sportsman racing programs. NHRA's Canadian member tracks include: Luskville, Quebec (Luskville Dragway); Napierville, Quebec (Napierville Raceway); Gimli, Manitoba (Viking International Raceway); Medicine Hat, Alberta (M.H.D.R.A. Dragstrip); Mission, British Columbia (Mission Raceway); Ashcroft, British Columbia (Nl'Akapxm Eagle Motorplex); Prince George, British Columbia (North Central Motorsports Park); Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan International Raceway).

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., the NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. It presents 23 national events through its NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. The NHRA has 80,000 members and 140 member tracks. The NHRA-sanctioned sportsman and bracket racing series' provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels. The NHRA develops the stars of tomorrow by offering the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Street Legal Program. The NHRA also offers the NHRA O'Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League for youths ages 8 to 17.

<pre> 2005 NHRA POWERADE DRAG RACING SERIES ON TSN

Air date        Event                                                   Time*
Feb. 15         CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals, Pomona, Calif.     1:30 p.m.
March 1         Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA Nationals, Phoenix         1:30 p.m.
March 22        Mac Tools Gatornationals, Gainesville, Fla.             2 p.m.
April 11        O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals, Houston                 2 p.m.
April 19        Summitracing.com Nationals, Las Vegas                   2 p.m.
May 11          O'Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Bristol, Tenn.  2:30 p.m.
May 17          Summit Racing NHRA Southern Nationals, Atlanta          2 p.m.
May 23          Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals, Columbus, Ohio      3:30 p.m.
May 30          O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals, Topeka, Kan.            2:30 p.m.
June 14         CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, Chicago             1:30 p.m.
June 22         K&N Filters SuperNationals, Englishtown, N.J.           3 p.m.
June 30         Sears Craftsman NHRA Nationals, St. Louis               12:30 p.m.
July 19         Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, Denver                  1:30 p.m.
July 26         CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, Seattle             1:30 p.m.
Aug. 2          FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals, Sonoma, Calif.            1:30 p.m.
Aug. 19         Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Brainerd, Minn.               3:30 p.m.
Aug. 23         O'Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals, Memphis, Tenn.       2 p.m.
Sept. 12        Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis                  1:30 p.m.
Sept. 13        Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis                  1:30 p.m.
Sept. 14        Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis                  1:30 p.m.
Sept. 15        Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis                  1:30 p.m.
Sept. 20        NHRA Nationals, Reading, Pa.                            1:30 p.m.
Sept. 27        O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals, Dallas                    2 p.m.
Oct. 5          NHRA Route 66 Nationals, Chicago                        1 p.m.
Oct. 25         ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals, Las Vegas             1:30 p.m.
Nov. 8          Auto Club NHRA Finals, Pomona, Calif.                   1:30 p.m.

* All times Eastern. Check local listings, times subject to change. NHRA schedule available at tsn.ca.

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