Las Vegas II: Pre-race notes, schedule

WHAT: Fifth 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 2005 NHRA POWERade Series world ...

WHAT: Fifth 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 2005 NHRA POWERade Series world championships. Sportsman competitors in four categories earn points leading to '05 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. 20-23, 2005

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

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Oct. 20
Sportsman qualifying and time trials, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, Oct. 21
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 7:30 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at noon and 3:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Oct. 22
Sportsman eliminations begin at 7:30 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at noon and 3:30 p.m.

BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT, with rounds at 1:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4:50 p.m.

SUNDAY, Oct. 23
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, Oct. 22, 30 minutes of Budweiser Shootout coverage at 10:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2

Saturday, Oct. 22, three hours of qualifying coverage at 11 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2

Sunday, Oct. 23, NHRA 2Day, half-hour preview show at 11:30 a.m. (ET) on ESPN2

Sunday, Oct. 23, three hours of eliminations coverage at 8 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2

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

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) 0x2862 Thursday: Adult, $16; Junior (6-12 years), free. Friday: Adult, $30; Junior (6-12 years), $11. Saturday: Adult, $45; Junior (6-12 years), $11. Sunday: Adult, $53; 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) 0x2862 Friday: Adult, $40; Junior (6-12 years), $21; Child (Five and under), $11. Saturday: Adult, $56; Junior (6-12 years), $21; Child (Five and under), $11. Sunday: Adult, $63; Junior (6-12 years) $27; Child (Five and under), $11.

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