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Torco Racing Fuels Northern Nationals Fact Sheet WHAT: Torco Racing Fuels Northern Nationals, the sixth of 11 events on the $19.5 million Knoll Gas Nitro Jam& ...

Torco Racing Fuels Northern Nationals Fact Sheet

WHAT: Torco Racing Fuels Northern Nationals, the sixth of 11 events on the $19.5 million Knoll Gas Nitro Jam™ Drag Racing Series

WHERE: Knoll Gas Motorsports Park at US 131
Track is located between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo at Exit 55 off route US 131. 1249 12th Street, Martin, MI 49070

WHEN: Friday -- Sunday, August 3 -- 5, 2007

WHO: The stars of the Knoll Gas Nitro Jam Series, including Bobby Lagana Jr., Bruce Litton, Terry McMillen, six-time Pro Modified world champion Scotty Cannon, T.J. Zizzo and NHRA cross-overs J.R. Todd, Melanie Troxel and Clay Millican in 320 mph Knoll Gas Torco Racing Fuels Pro Nitro Top Fuel dragsters, competing for the $23,000 first place prize of a $131,000 class purse

Fans will experience the power of 320 mph Knoll Gas Torco Racing Fuels Pro Nitro Funny Cars, featuring defending world champion Dale Creasy Jr., Bob Gilbertson, Jack Wyatt, Paul Lee, Terry Haddock and NHRA cross-overs Mike Ashley and Gary Densham competing for $23,000 to first place of the $131,000 class purse

Defending World champion Quain Stott, former world champion Mike Janis, Danny Rowe and Scott Cannon Jr. in nitrous vs. supercharged Torco's CompetitionPlus.com Pro Modified, competing for the $10,000 first place prize of the $45,000 class purse

In addition, select Pro Modified competitors will race for the $51,000 Torco's CompetitionPlus.com Pro Modified Shootout

Six-time and defending world champion Mark Thomas, Rob Atchison, Terry Munroe and Terry McMillen in Alcohol Funny Car, competing for the $10,000 first place prize of the $26,000 class purse

The world's fastest and quickest Torco's CompetitionPlus.com Pro Stock Cars, featuring IHRA's version of NASCAR, the 220 mph factory hot rods of world champion Pete Berner (Pontiac GTO), Rickie Smith (Chevrolet Cobalt) former world champions Steve Spiess (Chevrolet Cobalt) and Brian Gahm (Ford Mustang) and Robert Patrick (Ford Mustang) competing for the $10,000 first place prize of the $38,000 class purse

Champions will also be crowned in seven Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by Mr. Gasket semi-professional classes: Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod, and Hot Rod

WHAT'S AT STAKE: In addition to the individual class purse up for grabs, drivers will be competing for points with the ultimate goal of being crowned world champion at season's end. Each class champion receives: Top Fuel - $150,000, Nitro Funny Car - $150,000, Pro Modified -- 50,000, Alcohol Funny Car - $35,000 and Pro Stock - $35,000

"NIGHT OF FIRE": The Saturday "Night of Fire" show, 7 p.m., features the final round of professional qualifying under the lights -- including two flame-burning Nitro-fueled classes -- and a ground-pounding jet-powered truck

SCHEDULE:
Friday, August 3:
Sportsman qualifying at 8 a.m.
Professional racing (Q-1) 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 4:
Sportsman eliminations at 8 a.m.
Professional racing (Q-2) at 12 noon
"Night of Fire" professional racing (Q-3) at 7 p.m.

Sunday, August 5:
Sportsman eliminations at 9 a.m.
Professional eliminations 10:30 a.m., 12 noon, 2 p.m. Final Round: 4 p.m.

TICKETS:

Order Tickets Now @ Knoll Gas Motorsports Park: www.knollgasmotorsportspark.com, www.nitrojam.com, Ticketmaster Outlets or by calling (269) 672-7800

General Admission prices, single-day ticket
* Adult: $30 (Fri); $35 (Sat); $30 (Sun)
* Junior (6-12 years old): $7
* Child (under 6): Free

Thunder Alley VIP Super Pass prices -- private seating, catering and much more!

*         Weekend Pass: $135 all tickets (Fri, Sat & Sun)

* Fri: $45 all tickets
* Sat: $55 all tickets
* Sun: $45 all tickets

General Admission Weekend Pass prices -- 3-day general admission pass (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
* Adult: $85
* Junior: $21

Reserve Seat prices -- limited amount, Friday and Saturday only
* Adult: $35 (Fri); $40 (Sat)
* Junior (6-12 years old): $12 (Fri and Sat)
* Child (under 6): $5 (Fri and Sat)

ALL TICKETS INCLUDE FREE PARKING AND PIT PASS AS IHRA OPENS ITS LOCKER ROOM TO THE PUBLIC

FREE PIT PASS: Every ticket includes access to the pit area. Go "backstage" and watch drivers tune their vehicles for the next round, get autographs, photos, and team merchandise

-credit: ihra

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Series Drag
Drivers Mike Janis , Mark Thomas , Clay Millican , Bruce Litton , Robert Patrick , Bob Gilbertson , Quain Stott , Dale Creasy Jr. , Gary Densham , Scotty Cannon , Bobby Lagana Jr. , Melanie Troxel , Paul Lee , Jack Wyatt , Mike Ashley , Danny Rowe , J.R. Todd , Steve Spiess , Terry McMillen