Seattle: Pre-race notes, schedule

WHAT: 19th annual Schuck's Auto Supply NHRA Nationals presented by Lucas Oil, the 14th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in three categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA...

WHAT: 19th annual Schuck's Auto Supply NHRA Nationals presented by Lucas Oil, the 14th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in three categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series world championships. Sportsman competitors in seven categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA Lucas Oil Series world championships.

WHERE: Pacific Raceways, Kent, Wash. The track is located 10 miles east of Interstate 5 on Highway 18. From I-5, use Exit 142A (Auburn exit) and travel east 10 miles on Highway 18, following the signs to the track. From other points, use Highway 18 and exit S.E. 304th St. or S.E. 312th St.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, July 21-23.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.4 million.

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, July 21
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 9:15 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3:30 and 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 22
Sportsman eliminations begin at 9:15 a.m.

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

SUNDAY, July 23
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Saturday, July 22, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 8 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, July 23, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of eliminations at 8 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, July 23, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise NHRA 2Day, a 30-minute magazine show at 11:30 a.m. (ET).

2005 EVENT WINNERS: Brandon Bernstein, Top Fuel; Eric Medlen, Funny Car; Kurt Johnson, Pro Stock.

TICKETS: For tickets call (253) 639-5927. Tickets also are available online at ticketmaster.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) -- Friday: Adult, $35; Junior (6-12 years), $10; Saturday: Adult, $43; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Sunday: Adult, $45; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Child (5 and under), free in general admission/ pit areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) -- Friday: Adult, $40; Junior (6-12 years), $15; Child (5 years and under), $5. Saturday: Adult, $53-55; Junior (6-12 years), $20-22; Child (5 and under), $10-12. Sunday: Adult, $55-$58; Junior (6-12 years), $20-$22; Child (5 and under), $10-$12.

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Drivers Kurt Johnson , Brandon Bernstein , Eric Medlen