Sonoma: Pre-race notes, schedule

WHAT: 19th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals, the 15th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA POWERade Series world ...

WHAT: 19th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals, the 15th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA POWERade Series world championships.

Sportsman competitors in five categories earn points leading to 2006 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 28-30.

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

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, July 28
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations, begin at 8:15 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 29
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 10 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 30
Pre-race ceremonies, 11 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at noon

TELEVISION: Saturday, July 29, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 8 p.m. (ET).

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

Sunday, July 30, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of final round eliminations at 8 p.m. (ET).

2005 EVENT WINNERS: Doug Kalitta, Top Fuel; Gary Scelzi, Funny Car; Greg Anderson, Pro Stock; Andrew Hines, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

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

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) -- Friday: Adult, $35; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $45; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Sunday: Adult, $50; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Child (5 years and under), free in general admission and pit areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) -- Friday: Adult, $45; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years and younger), $10. Saturday: Adult, $55; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years and under), $10. Sunday: Adult, $60; Junior (6-12 years), $25; Child (5 years and under), $15.

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Drivers Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Andrew Hines