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NHRA Keystone Nationals Fact Sheet WHAT: 17th Annual NHRA Keystone Nationals, the 19th of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2001 NHRA Winston ...

NHRA Keystone Nationals Fact Sheet

WHAT: 17th Annual NHRA Keystone Nationals, the 19th of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2001 NHRA Winston championships.

Sportsman competitors in seven categories earn points leading to 2001 NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series championships.

WHERE: Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, Pa. Track is located approximately 10 miles south of Reading off the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Exit 22).

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, September 13-16.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.9 million.

SCHEDULE:
Thursday, September 13 --
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Qualifying and sportsman eliminations, 8:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 14 --
Gates open at 7a.m.
Qualifying and sportsman time trials, 8:45 a.m. to 9 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3:45 and 6:45 p.m.

Saturday, September 15--
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Qualifying and sportsman time trials, 8:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m..
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 12:15 and 3:15 p.m.

Sunday, September 16-
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION: Saturday, September 15, ESPN2 will televise 90 minutes of qualifying highlights at 4 p.m. (ET)

Sunday, September 16, ESPN2 will televise 150 minutes of final round coverage at 8:30 p.m. (ET)

SATELLITE:
Friday, Sept. 14, 7-7:30 p.m. (ET) -- SBS 6/Transponder 5
Saturday, Sept. 15, 7-7:30 p.m. (ET) -- SBS 6/Transponder 6
Sunday, Sept. 16, 8:30-9 p.m. (ET) -- SBS 6/Transponder 3

Feeds include action with natural sound of Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle, plus interviews with qualifying leaders on Saturday and winners on Sunday.

2000 CHAMPIONS: Joe Amato, Top Fuel; Bruce Sarver, Funny Car; Kurt Johnson, Pro Stock; Matt Hines, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

TICKETS:
For tickets call Maple Grove Raceway, (610) 856-7200.
Tickets also are available at Ticketmaster, and nhra.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday,
Adult $10, Junior (6-12) Free; Friday, Adult $28, Junior (6-12) $10;
Saturday, Adult $38, Junior (6-12) $10; Sunday, Adult $44, Junior (6-12) $10.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Saturday, Adult $48, Junior (6-12) $20, Child (5 & under) $10; Sunday, Adult $58, Junior (6-12) $24, Child (5 & under) $14.

-nhra

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Drivers Bruce Sarver , Matt Hines , Kurt Johnson , Joe Amato