Las Vegas II: Pre-race notes, schedule

WHAT: Sixth annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals, the 22nd of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA POWERade Series world championships.

WHAT: Sixth annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals, the 22nd of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA POWERade Series world championships. Sportsman competitors in four categories earn points leading to '06 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Track is located approximately 15 miles north of downtown Las Vegas off Interstate 15.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 26-29, 2006

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.8 million.

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Oct. 26
Sportsman qualifying and time trials, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, Oct. 27
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 7:30 a.m.

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

SATURDAY, Oct. 28
Sportsman eliminations begin at 7:30 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT, with rounds at 12:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, Oct. 29
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, Oct. 28, 30 minutes of Budweiser Shootout coverage at 10 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2

Saturday, Oct. 28, 90 minutes of qualifying coverage at 10:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2

Sunday, Oct. 29, NHRA 2Day, half-hour preview show at 12:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2

Sunday, Oct. 29, three hours of eliminations coverage at 8 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2

2005 EVENT WINNERS: Tony Schumacher, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; Kurt Johnson, Pro Stock; Chip Ellis, Pro Stock Motorcycle; Tony Schumacher, Budweiser Shootout.

TICKETS:

For tickets call Las Vegas Motor Speedway at (702) 644-4444, or visit LVMS.com, or ticketmaster.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) -- Thursday: Adult, $16; Junior (6-12 years), free. Friday: Adult, $32; Junior (6-12 years), $11. Saturday: Adult, $49; Junior (6-12 years), $11. Sunday: Adult, $55; Junior (6-12 years) $16. Children five years and under admitted free to general admission and pit areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) -- Friday: Adult, $42; Junior (6-12 years), $21; Child (Five and under), $11. Saturday: Adult, $59; Junior (6-12 years), $21; Child (Five and under), $11. Sunday: Adult, $65; Junior (6-12 years) $27; Child (Five and under), $11.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Kurt Johnson , Ron Capps , Tony Schumacher , Chip Ellis