Phoenix: Pre-event notes, schedule

LUCAS OIL SLICK MIST NHRA NATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: 25th annual Lucas Oil Slick Mist NHRA Nationals, the second of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories -- Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock -- earn...

LUCAS OIL SLICK MIST NHRA NATIONALS FACT SHEET

WHAT: 25th annual Lucas Oil Slick Mist NHRA Nationals, the second 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: Firebird International Raceway, Chandler, Ariz. Track is located off Interstate 10 from the north at exit 162A (Maricopa). From the south, take exit 162 (Maricopa). Follow the signs.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, Feb. 20-22

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.5 million

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, Feb. 20
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 1:30 and 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, Feb. 21
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at noon and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Feb. 22
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION: Sunday, Feb. 22, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at midnight (ET). Sunday, Feb. 22, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute pre-race show, at 12:30 p.m. (ET) Sunday, Feb. 22, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of final eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).

TICKETS: For tickets call Firebird International Raceway, (602) 268-0200. Tickets also are available at ticketforce.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $33; Junior (6-12 years), $15. Saturday: Adult, $46, Junior (6-12 years), $15. Sunday: Adult, $48, Junior (6-12 years), $15.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $43-55; Junior (6-12 years), $25; Child (5 years-under), $20. Saturday: Adult, $56-80; Junior (6-12 years), $25; Child (5 years and under), $20. Sunday: Adult, $58-85; Junior (6-12 years), $27; Child (5 years and under), $22.

-credit: nhra

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