Norwalk: Pre-event notes, schedule

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA NATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: Third annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, the 12th of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories -- Top Fuel, Funny...

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA NATIONALS FACT SHEET

WHAT: Third annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, the 12th of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories -- Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycles -- earn points leading to 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio. The track is located at 1300 State Route 18, half way between Cleveland and Toledo; just an hour and a half north of Columbus. The Ohio Turnpike is less than 10 minutes away.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, June 25-28

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, June 25
Sportsman qualifying begins at 9 a.m.

FRIDAY, June 26
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8:30 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, June 27
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 12:10 p.m. and 2:05 p.m.

K&N PRO STOCK HORSEPOWER CHALLENGE at noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, June 27, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 8 p.m. (ET).

Sunday June 28, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will air NHRA Race Day at noon. (ET).

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

2008 EVENT WINNERS: Doug Herbert, Top Fuel; Tony Pedregon, Funny Car; Greg Anderson, Pro Stock; Hector Arana, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

TICKETS: For tickets, call (419) 668-5555 or purchase online at www.tix.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $12; Junior (6-12 years), free. Friday: Adult, $32; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $45; Junior (6-12 years), $10. 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), $20; Child (5 years & under), $10. Saturday: Adult, $55; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years & under), $10. Sunday: Adult, $55; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years & under), $10.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Tony Pedregon , Greg Anderson