Las Vegas: Pre-event notes, schedule

SUMMITRACING.COM NHRA NATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: 11th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, the sixth of 23 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: 11th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, the sixth of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock - earn points leading to 2010 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: Friday through Sunday, April 16-18

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, April 16
LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 8 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 12 and 3:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 17
LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 18
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION: Saturday, April 17, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 6 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, April 18, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 10 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, April 18, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).

2009 EVENT WINNERS: Tony Schumacher, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; Jeg Coughlin, 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) - 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), $10. Saturday: Adult, $61; Junior (6-12 years), $21; Child (Five and under), $10. Sunday: Adult, $65; Junior (6-12 years) $27; Child (Five and under), $10.

-source: nhra

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Drivers Ron Capps , Tony Schumacher