Pomona: Series pre-event notes, schedule

KRAGEN O'REILLY NHRA WINTERNATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: 50th annual Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals, the first of 23 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: 50th annual Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals, the first of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories -- Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock -- earn points leading to 2010 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 11-14

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Feb. 11
Sportsman qualifying begins at 8:15 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSION at 3 p.m.

FRIDAY, Feb. 12
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3 p.m.

SATURDAY, Feb. 13
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at noon and 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, Feb. 14
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Saturday, Feb. 13, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 11 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Feb. 14, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 10a.m. (ET).

Sunday, Feb. 14, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 8 p.m. (ET).

2009 EVENT WINNERS: Doug Kalitta, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; Jason Line, 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: $130. DAILY: Thursday: Adult, $25; Junior (6-12 years), $10; Friday: Adult, $30; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $50; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Sunday: Adult, $50; Junior (6-12 years) $10. Children (5 years-under), free with paying adult in general admission and pit access areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - FULL EVENT: $150. DAILY: Friday: Adult, $40; Junior (6-12 years), $15; Child (5 years-under), $10. Saturday: Adult, $62; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years and under), $10. Sunday: Adult, $62; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years and under), $10.

-source: nhra

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Drivers Ron Capps , Doug Kalitta