Pomona II: Pre-race notes, schedule

WHAT: 42nd annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, the final of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA POWERade Series world ...

WHAT: 42nd annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, the final of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA POWERade Series world championships. Sportsman competitors in six categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.

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

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

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of approximately $1.7 million.

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Nov. 9
Sportsman qualifying and time trials begin at 8:15 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSION at 1:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, Nov. 10
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSION at 1:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Nov. 11
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Nov. 12
Pre-race ceremonies begin at 10 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, Nov. 11, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 10 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Nov. 12, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Nov. 12, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will broadcast NHRA 2Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 12:30 p.m. (ET).

2005 EVENT WINNERS: Tony Schumacher, Top Fuel; Tony Pedregon, Funny Car; Jeg Coughlin, Pro Stock; Ryan Schnitz, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

TICKETS: For tickets call (800) 884-NHRA (6472). Tickets also available online at ticketmaster.com or at nhra.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) -- Thursday: Adult, $22; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Friday: Adult, $29; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $49; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Sunday: Adult, $50; Junior (6-12 years) $12. Children (5 years & under), admitted free in general admission and pit access areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) -- Friday: Adult, $39; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years & under), $10. Saturday: Adult, $59; Junior (6-12 years), $22; Child (5 years & under), $12. Sunday: Adult, $62; Junior (6-12 years), $24; Child (5 years & under), $14.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Pedregon , Tony Schumacher , Ryan Schnitz