Topeka: Pre-race notes, Schedule

O'REILLY NHRA SUMMER NATIONALS presented by CASTROL GTX FACT SHEET WHAT: 20th annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX, the ninth of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three ...

O'REILLY NHRA SUMMER NATIONALS presented by CASTROL GTX FACT SHEET

WHAT: 20th annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX, the ninth of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories -- Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock -- earn points leading to 2008 NHRA POWERade 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 30- June 1.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.7 million.

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, May 30
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 4 and 6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, May 31
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 1
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Saturday, May 31 ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 5:30 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, June 1 ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise NHRA Race Day, at 11 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, June 1 ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of eliminations at 4 p.m. (ET).

2007 EVENT

WINNERS: Brandon Bernstein, Top Fuel; Mike Ashley, Funny Car; Greg Anderson, Pro Stock.

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

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $32; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $44; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Sunday: Adult, $46; Junior (6-12 years), $10.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $40-45; Junior (6-12), $18-23; Child (5 years and younger), $8-13. Saturday: Adult, $54-59; Junior (6-12 years), $20-25; Child (5 years and under), $10-15. Sunday: Adult, $56-61; Junior (6-12 years), $20-25; Child (5 years and under), $10-15.

-credit: nhra

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Drivers Greg Anderson , Brandon Bernstein , Mike Ashley