Sonoma: Pre-race notes, schedule

FRAM-AUTOLITE NHRA NATIONALS WHAT: 20th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals, the 15th of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2007 NHRA POWERade Series ...

FRAM-AUTOLITE NHRA NATIONALS

WHAT: 20th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals, the 15th of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2007 NHRA POWERade Series world championships.

Sportsman competitors in five categories earn points leading to 2007 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. The track is located at Highways 37 and 121.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, July 27-29.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.3 million.

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, July 27
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations, begin at 8:15 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3:45 and 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 28
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 29
Pre-race ceremonies, 11 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at noon

TELEVISION: Saturday, July 28, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise one and a half hours of qualifying coverage at 6 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, July 29, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will telecast NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 11 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, July 29, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of final round eliminations at 8 p.m. (ET).

TICKETS: For tickets call (800) 870-7223. Tickets also are available at ticketmaster.com.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) -- Friday: Adult, $45; Junior (12 years and under), $20. Saturday: Adult, $55; Junior (12 years and under), $20. Sunday: Adult, $60; Junior (12 years and under), $25.

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