Atlanta: Southern Nationals fact sheet

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS PRESENTED BY PONTIAC WHAT: 22nd annual NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals presented by Pontiac, the seventh of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series....

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS PRESENTED BY PONTIAC

WHAT: 22nd annual NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals presented by Pontiac, the seventh of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA POWERade championships.

Sportsman competitors in seven categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series championships.

WHERE: Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, Ga. I-85 to Exit 149 (Hwy 441). After exiting the freeway go North on hwy 441 to Steven Tanger Blvd. Take left on Tanger and then first right on Ridgeway Road.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, May 2-5.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.8 million.

SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, May 2
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Qualifying and sportsman time trials, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, May 3
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Qualifying and sportsman eliminations, 8 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, May 4
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Qualifying and sportsman time trials, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 10:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 5
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, May 4, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 9 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, May 5, ESPN2 will televise two hours of eliminations at 5:30 p.m. (ET).

2001 CHAMPIONS:
Mike Dunn, Top Fuel; Frank Pedregon, Funny Car; Jim Yates, Pro Stock; Antron Brown, Pro Stock Motorcycle

TICKETS:
For tickets, call (800) 884-6472. Tickets also available at Ticketmaster.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $10; Junior (6-12 years), free. Friday: Adult, $27; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $40; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Sunday: Adult, $42; Junior (6-12 years) $10; Child (5 years and under), free with paying adult in general admission and pit access areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $35; Junior (6-12 years), $18; Child (5 years and under), $8. Saturday: Adult, $50; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years and under), $10. Sunday: Adult, $54; Junior (6-12 years), $22; Child (5 years and under), $12.

-nhra-

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , Frank Pedregon , Mike Dunn