Pomona: Pre-event notes, schedule

KRAGEN O'REILLY NHRA WINTERNATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: 49th annual Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals, the first of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock - earn...

KRAGEN O'REILLY NHRA WINTERNATIONALS FACT SHEET

WHAT: 49th annual Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals, the first 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: Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Pomona, Calif. Track is located off I-10 at Fairplex Drive. Go north on Fairplex drive to the Fairplex.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Feb 5-8

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $2 million.

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Feb. 5
Sportsman qualifying begins at 8:15 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSION at 2 p.m.

FRIDAY, Feb. 6
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 2 p.m.

SATURDAY, Feb. 7
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, Feb. 8
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, Feb. 7, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 10 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Feb. 8, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 11:30 a.m. (ET)

Sunday, Feb. 8, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours and thirty minutes of coverage starting at 6:30 p.m. (ET).

2008 EVENT WINNERS: Tony Schumacher, Top Fuel; Robert Hight, Funny Car; Greg Anderson, Pro Stock.

TICKETS: For tickets call NHRA, (800) 884-NHRA (6472). Tickets also available at Ticketmaster.com or at NHRA.com

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - FULL EVENT: $135. DAILY: Thursday: Adult, $25; Junior (6-12 years), $10; Friday: Adult, $30; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $52; Junior (6-12 years), $12. Sunday: Adult, $52; Junior (6-12 years) $12. Children (5 years-under), free with paying adult in general admission and pit access areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - FULL EVENT: $165. DAILY: Friday: Adult, $40; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years-under), $10. Saturday: Adult, $62; Junior (6-12 years), $24; Child (5 years and under), $14. Sunday: Adult, $62; Junior (6-12 years), $24; Child (5 years and under), $14.

-credit: nhra

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Drivers Tony Schumacher , Greg Anderson , Robert Hight