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PONTIAC EXCITEMENT NHRA NATIONALS presented by SUMMIT RACING FACT SHEET WHAT: The 38th annual Pontiac Excitement NHRA Nationals presented by Summit Racing, the 11th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional...

PONTIAC EXCITEMENT NHRA NATIONALS presented by SUMMIT RACING FACT SHEET

WHAT: The 38th annual Pontiac Excitement NHRA Nationals presented by Summit Racing, the 11th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA POWERade championships.

Sportsman competitors in seven categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series championships.

WHERE: National Trail Raceway, Hebron, Ohio. The track is located about 20 miles east of Columbus on old U.S. Highway 40, one mile north of Interstate 70 at the Kirkersville exit. >From Columbus, take I-70 to Highway 158 north and follow the signs, or take I-70 to Highway 37 north to U.S. Highway 40 and follow the signs.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, June 16-19.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $2 million.

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, June 13
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Sportsman qualifying and time trials, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, June 14
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 4:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, June 15
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Sportsman eliminations, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 16
Gates open at 7 a.m. Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, June 15
ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 8 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, June 16
ESPN2 will televise 150 minutes of eliminations at 8:30 p.m. (ET).

TICKETS: For tickets, call (800) 884-6472. Tickets also available at Ticketmaster, ticketmaster.com, and nhra.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $10; Junior (6-12), free. Friday: Adult, $27; Junior (6-12) $10. Saturday: Adult, $36, Junior (6-12), $10. Sunday: Adult, $41, Junior (6-12), $10.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $37; Junior (6-12), $20; Child (5-under), $10. Saturday: Adult, $47; Junior (6-12 years), $21; Child (5-under), $11,. Sunday: Adult, $54; Junior (6-12), $23; Child (5-under), $13.

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