Series announces 2009 awards ceremony location

L.A.'S WESTSIDE NEW HOME FOR NHRA FULL THROTTLE AWARDS CEREMONY GLENDORA, Calif. (Aug. 10, 2009) -- The 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Awards Ceremony will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles' posh Westside on...

L.A.'S WESTSIDE NEW HOME FOR NHRA FULL THROTTLE AWARDS CEREMONY

GLENDORA, Calif. (Aug. 10, 2009) -- The 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Awards Ceremony will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles' posh Westside on Monday, Nov. 16, it was announced today by officials from the world's largest motorsports sanctioning organization.

NHRA also announced that the entire NHRA Full Throttle Awards Ceremony will be broadcast on the Web at NHRA.com on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. (ET) / 3 p.m. (PT). It marks the first time the full event will be available to the fans via the Internet.

Perfectly situated on the fashionable Westside, adjacent to Beverly Hills, the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza sits on seven acres with 726 newly renovated spacious guestrooms and a world-class spa and fitness center, making the property a luxury resort hotel situated in the heart of the city.

The invitation-only black-tie event, where NHRA will crown its Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world champions in all four professional categories, will feature a pre-event cocktail reception at 5 p.m., followed by a formal sit-down banquet, and an after party.

The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza features three restaurants and bars and the Equinox Fitness Club + Spa offering exclusive fitness equipment, elite personal coaches and cutting edge group fitness classes. The Spa features 20 treatment rooms, three outdoor cabanas, a manicure/pedicure suite, and a full menu of massage and facial treatments and products. The outdoor pool and whirlpool includes six furnished poolside cabanas.

The property also will play host to the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Awards Ceremony, scheduled earlier in the day.

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. It presents 24 national events through its NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. NHRA has 80,000 members and 140 member tracks. The NHRA-sanctioned sportsman and bracket racing series provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels. The NHRA develops the stars of tomorrow by offering the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17.

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