Gainesville: Gatornationals fact sheet

Mac Tools NHRA Gatornationals Fact Sheet WHAT: 33rd annual Mac Tools NHRA Gatornationals, the third of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA...

Mac Tools NHRA Gatornationals Fact Sheet

WHAT: 33rd annual Mac Tools NHRA Gatornationals, the third 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: Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, Fla. The track is located on 11211 North County Road 225 in Gainesville. Traveling south on I-75 take exit 78 and turn left onto US 441 S. Go approximately 12 miles and turn left on County Road 121. In approximately .3 miles turn right onto CR 231. In approximately .3 miles turn right onto 156th Ave. In 3.8 miles take right fork onto CR 225, then travel 2.7 miles to the track. Traveling north on I-75 take exit 74, Williston Rd, turn left to Waldo Rd. and go north. Turn left at NE 53rd Ave. and make the immediate right onto CR 225, and go 3.5 miles to the track.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, March 14-17.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.9 million.

SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, March 14 --
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Qualifying and sportsman time trials, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, March 15 --
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Qualifying and sportsman eliminations, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, March 16 --
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Sportsman eliminations, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, March 17 --
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, March 16, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 8 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, March 17, ESPN2 will televise two hours of eliminations at 5 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, March 17, ESPN2 will air NHRA 2Day at 11 a.m. (ET).

2001 CHAMPIONS:
Larry Dixon, Top Fuel; John Force, Funny Car; Jeg Coughlin, Pro Stock; Matt Hines, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

TICKETS:
For tickets call the NHRA (800) 884-NHRA. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $10; Junior (6-12 years), free; Friday: Adult, $29; Junior (6-12 years), $10; Saturday: Adult, $47; Junior (6-12 years), $10.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $39; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years and under), $10.

Saturday: Adult, $57; Junior (6-12 years), $22; Child (5 years and under), $12;. Sunday: Adult, $55; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years and under), $14.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Matt Hines , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , John Force