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NHRA AWARDS CEREMONY RETURNS TO THE DESERT The Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage Once Again Named Site of NHRA POWERADE Drag Racing Series Awards Show GLENDORA, Calif. (Sept.12, 2006) -- The NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Awards...

NHRA AWARDS CEREMONY RETURNS TO THE DESERT

The Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage Once Again Named Site of NHRA POWERADE Drag Racing Series Awards Show

GLENDORA, Calif. (Sept.12, 2006) -- The NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Awards Ceremony will be held at The Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 13, 2006. It is the third consecutive year that NHRA will crown its POWERade world champions at the scenic resort near Palm Springs.

The ceremony, which will take place the day following the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, will be highlighted by the crowning of the 2006 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series world champions in all four professional categories (Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle). More than $3 million in awards will be given out during the evening as drivers finishing in the NHRA POWERade Top 10 in each category also will be honored.

The NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Awards Ceremony will feature a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by a formal banquet at 7 p.m., awards presentation at 8 p.m. and an after-party.

The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series awards presentation also will take place at the Westin Mission Hills Resort, also on Nov. 13, and will be held prior to the night's festivities for the professional categories.

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