Pomona: Auto Club finals fast facts

WHAT: 36h annual Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, the final of 23 events in the $45 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in five categories earn points leading to 2000 NHRA Winston championships. ...

WHAT: 36h annual Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, the final of 23 events in the $45 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in five categories earn points leading to 2000 NHRA Winston championships.

Sportsman competitors in seven categories earn points leading to 2000 NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series championships.

WHERE: Pomona Raceway, Pomona, Calif. Track is located off I-10 at Fairplex Drive. Go north on Fairplex drive to the Fairplex.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 9-12, 2000.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $2 million. <pre> SCHEDULE: THURSDAY, Nov. 9 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials, 8:15 a.m.-7 p.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSION at 1:45 p.m. FRIDAY, Nov. 10 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and sportsman eliminations, 8:15 a.m.-7 p.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSION at 1:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, Nov. 11-- Gates open at 7 a.m. Sportsman eliminations, 8:15 a.m.-7 p.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT rounds at noon, 2:20 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Nov. 12 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION: Thursday, Nov. 9, ESPN2 will televise NHRA Heat, a 30-minute event preview, at 6:30 p.m. (ET). Sunday, Nov. 12, ESPN2 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 12:30 a.m. (ET) Sunday, Nov. 12, ESPN2 will televise three hours of eliminations coverage at 9:30 p.m. (ET). Tuesday, Nov. 14, ESPN2 will televise a repeat of eliminations highlights at 3 a.m. (ET). Sunday, Nov. 26, ESPN2 will televise one hour of Federal-Mogul coverage at 4 p.m. (ET). *Check local listings, television schedule subject to change.

SATELLITE: Nov. 10, 9-9:30 p.m. (ET) - SBS 6 / TR 3 Nov. 11, 11-11:30 p.m. (ET) - SBS 6 / TR 3 Nov. 12, 10:30-11 p.m. (ET) - SBS 6 / TR 3 Feeds include action with natural sound of Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Truck and Pro Stock Motorcycle, plus interviews with qualifying leaders on Friday and Saturday and winners on Sunday. 1999 CHAMPIONS: Mike Dunn, Top Fuel; Jerry Toliver, Funny Car; Jeg Coughlin, Pro Stock; Steve Johns, Pro Stock Truck; and Antron Brown, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

TICKETS: For tickets call the National Hot Rod Association, (800) 884-6472. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $15; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Friday: Adult, $25; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $45; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Child (5 years-under), free with paying adult in general admission areas.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $35; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years-under), $10. Saturday: Adult, $55; Junior (6-12 years), $22; Child (5 years-under), $12. Sunday: Adult, $50-62; Junior (6-12 years), $12-24; Child (5 years-under), $7-14.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , Jeg Coughlin , Mike Dunn , Jerry Toliver , Steve J