Topeka: Pre-event notes, schedule

O'REILLY AUTO PARTS NHRA SUMMER NATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: 22nd annual O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX, the ninth of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories - Top...

O'REILLY AUTO PARTS NHRA SUMMER NATIONALS FACT SHEET

WHAT: 22nd annual O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX, the ninth of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock - earn points leading to 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Heartland Park Topeka. From Kansas City, take the Kansas Turnpike (I-70) to the Topeka Boulevard exit and travel south to the track. From Wichita, take the Kansas Turnpike (I-335) to the Topeka Boulevard exit and travel south to the track.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, May 21-23

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, May 21 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 8 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, May 22
LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at noon and 2:30 p.m.

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

FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, May 22, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 8 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, May 23, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute race preview show, at 11 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, May 23, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).

2009 EVENT WINNERS: Larry Dixon, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; Allen Johnson, Pro Stock.

TICKETS: For tickets call (800) 43-RACES (72237). Tickets also available at www.ticketmaster.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $35; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $48; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Sunday: Adult, $48; Junior (6-12 years), $10.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $24-50; Junior (12 years and younger), $20-25; Saturday: Adult, $58-65; Junior (12 years and younger), $20-25; Sunday: Adult, $58-65; Junior (12 years and younger), $20-25.

-source: nhra

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Drivers Larry Dixon , Ron Capps