Las Vegas: Pre-event notes, schedule

SUMMITRACING.COM NHRA NATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: 10th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, the fifth of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories -- Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock -- earn points...

SUMMITRACING.COM NHRA NATIONALS FACT SHEET

WHAT: 10th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, the fifth of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories -- Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock -- earn points leading to 2009 NHRA Full Throttle 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, April 2-5, 2009.

SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, April 2
Sportsman qualifying begins at 8 a.m.

FRIDAY, April 3
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 4
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at noon and 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 5
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, April 4, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 8 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, April 5, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 11a.m. (ET)

Sunday, April 5, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 4 p.m. (ET).

2008 EVENT WINNERS: Cory McClenathan, Top Fuel; Tim Wilkerson, Funny Car; Jason Line, Pro Stock.

TICKETS: For tickets call Las Vegas Motor Speedway at (800) 644-4444, or visit LVMS.com, or nhra.com

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $16; Junior (6-12 years), free. Friday: Adult, $32; Junior (6-12 years), $11. Saturday: Adult, $51; 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, $61; 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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Drivers Cory McClenathan , Tim Wilkerson , Jason Line