Memphis: Pre-notes, schedule

O'REILLY NHRA MID-SOUTH NATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil, the 21st of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series the third of six races in the Countdown to 1. The top 10...

O'REILLY NHRA MID-SOUTH NATIONALS FACT SHEET

WHAT: 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil, the 21st of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series the third of six races in the Countdown to 1. The top 10 drivers in four categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle - earn points leading to 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Memphis Motorsports Park, Memphis, Tenn. Track is located off Fite Road between Raleigh-Millington and Highway 51, seven miles north of I-240. Take Interstate 240 to the Warford Road Exit (Exit 6). Go north on Warford Road six miles to Raleigh Millington Road. Turn left onto Raleigh Millington Road and continue to Fite Road. Turn left onto Fite Road at MMP Billboard and continue on Fite Road for 0.4 miles.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, Sept. 26-28.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.3 million.

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, Sept. 26
Sportsman qualifying begins at 8:30 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3:15 and 5:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, Sept. 27
Sportsman qualifying begin at 8:30 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, Sept. 28
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Saturday, Sept. 27, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 10:30 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Sept. 28, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 11 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, Sept. 28, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).

TICKETS: Order tickets by phone at (866) 444-4455. Tickets also are available online at memphismotorsportspark.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Friday Only: Adult, $31; Youth (12 years and under) Free.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $41; Youth (12 years and under), $20. Saturday: Adult, $41-51; Youth (12 years and under), $10-20. Sunday: Adult, $41-51; Youth (12 years and under), $10-20.

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