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Sears Craftsman NHRA Nationals Fact Sheet. WHAT: Sixth annual Sears Craftsman Nationals, the 12th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA ...

Sears Craftsman NHRA Nationals Fact Sheet.

WHAT: Sixth annual Sears Craftsman Nationals, the 12th 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 five categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series championships.

WHERE: Gateway International Raceway, Madison, Ill. Located five minutes from downtown St. Louis, the track is on Interstate 55/70 at Exit 4. From St. Louis, take I-70 south to I-55/70 and travel east to Exit 4.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, June 27-30.

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

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, June 27
Gates open at 10 a.m.
Sportsman and qualifying time trials, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, June 28
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Sportsman and qualifying eliminations, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 4:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, June 29
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Sportsman and qualifying eliminations, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 30
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, June 29, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 9 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, June 30, ESPN2 will televise 150 minutes of eliminations at 8 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE:
Friday, June 28, 8:30-9 p.m. (ET) - Galaxy 11 /Transponder 15 (12000 MHz, horizontal)
Saturday, June 29, 10-10:30 p.m. (ET) - Galaxy 11 /Transponder 15 (12000 MHz, horizontal)
Sunday, June 30, 10:30-11 p.m. (ET) - Galaxy 11 /Transponder 15 (12000 MHz, horizontal)

Feeds include action with natural sound of Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle, plus interviews with qualifying leaders on Saturday and winners on Sunday.

2001 CHAMPIONS:
Doug Kalitta, Top Fuel; Tony Pedregon, Funny Car; Warren Johnson, Pro Stock; GT Tonglet, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

TICKETS: For tickets call, (866)-35-SPEED orTicketmaster. Tickets also available at ticketmaster.com, nhra.com, or gatewayraceway.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: $10; Junior (12-under), free. Friday: Adult, $25; Junior (12-under), free; Child (5 years and under), free with paying adult in general admission and pit areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Saturday: Adult, $50 (Pit Side), $40 (Spectator Side); Junior (6-12), $20 (Pit Side), $10 (Spectator Side). Sunday: Adult, $55 (Pit Side), $45 (Spectator Side); Junior (6-12 years), $25 (Pit Side), $15 (Spectator Side).

-nhra-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Pedregon , Doug Kalitta , GT Tonglet