San Antonio pre-event notes, schedule

WHAT: 4th Annual Amalie Oil Texas Nationals presented by Ancira Cars, Trucks and RVs and the San Antonio Express News WHERE: San Antonio Raceway. The track is located at 3641 S. Santa Clara, Marion,...

WHAT: 4th Annual Amalie Oil Texas Nationals presented by Ancira Cars, Trucks and RVs and the San Antonio Express News

WHERE:                     San Antonio Raceway.  The track is located at
3641 S. Santa Clara, Marion, Texas  78124, off of I-10 east, exit 597

WHEN: Friday, April 1st through Saturday, April 2nd, 2005

WHO: The stars of the Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series, including four time (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) World Champion Clay Millican, Bruce Litton, Doug Foley and Andrew Cowin

Defending World Champion Mike Janis, Al Billes, and Harold Martin in nitrous vs. supercharged Torco Race Fuels Pro Modified

Two time defending World Champion Rob Atchison, 5 time World Champion Mark Thomas, and Amalie Oil sponsored Terry McMillen in Funny Car

"The World's Fastest and Quickest Pro Stock Cars," featuring IHRA's version of NASCAR, the 215 mile per hour factory hot rods of World Champion John Nobile (Ford ZX2), former World Champion Brian Gahm (Ford Mustang), John Montecalvo (Chevy Cobalt), and Robert Patrick (Ford Mustang) in Torco Race Fuels Pro Stock

Champions will also be crowned in seven Mr. Gasket sportsman classes: Erson Cams Top Sportsman, Mallory Top Dragster, ACCEL DFI Super Stock, Hays Stock, ACCEL Quick Rod, Lakewood Super Rod, and Hurst Hot Rod

"NIGHTS OF FIRE":

Two "Nights of Fire," Friday and Saturday features the professional categories running under the lights, Bob Motz's "Jet Kenworth" jet semi, Jon Oswell's "Ladder Truck 33" fire truck wheel stander, Ken Nelson's "Cool Bus" wheel stander, and a giant fireworks display. This "show" within the show kicks off at 7:30p.m. on Friday and 8:00pm on Saturday

SCHEDULE:

Friday, April 1: Gates open at 8:00am, Sportsman qualifying at 9:00am. Pro qualifying at 1:00pm followed by Sportsman Qualifying

Saturday, April 2: Gates open at 8:00am, Sportsman eliminations at 8:30am, Pro qualifying at 11:00am, Pro eliminations at 4:00pm, 6:00pm and 8:00pm, finals 10:00pm

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Series Drag
Drivers Mike Janis , Mark Thomas , Bob Motz , Bruce Litton , John Nobile , Andrew Cowin , John Montecalvo , Al Billes , Doug Foley , Harold Martin , Terry McMillen