Dallas: Pre-race notes, schedule

WHAT: 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec, the 20th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in three categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA POWERade Series ...

WHAT: 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec, the 20th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in three 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: Texas Motorplex, 7500 W. Hwy. 287, Ennis, Texas.
Follow I-45 or I-35E to Hwy 287, then follow 287 to the track.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 21-24.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.5 million.

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Sept. 21
Sportsman qualifying, begins at 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, Sept. 22
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations, begins at 8:30 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 4 and 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, Sept. 23
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations, begin at 8 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at noon and 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, Sept. 24
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Saturday, Sept. 23, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will telecast two hours of qualifying highlights at 11 p.m. (ET)

Sunday, Sept. 24, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will telecast NHRA 2Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 11:30 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, Sept. 24, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of final eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).

2005 EVENT CHAMPIONS: Tony Schumacher, Top Fuel; John Force, Funny Car; Greg Anderson, Pro Stock.

TICKETS: For tickets call (800) MOTORPLEX (668-6775). Tickets also are available at texasmotorplex.com.

RESERVED SEATS -- Thursday: Adult, $10; Junior (12 years and under), $5. Friday: Adult, $30-46; Junior (12 years and under), $5-20. Saturday: Adult, $30-53; Junior (12 years and under), $5-28. Sunday: Adult, $36-62; Junior (12 years and under), $5-30.

-credit: nhra

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Drivers John Force , Tony Schumacher , Greg Anderson