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PONTIAC EXCITEMENT NATIONALS presented by Summit Racing FACT SHEET

WHAT: 37th annual Pontiac Excitement Nationals presented by Summit Racing, the 11th of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in five categories earn points leading to 2001 NHRA Winston championships.

        Sportsman competitors in seven categories earn points leading to
2001 NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series      championships.

WHERE: National Trail Raceway, Hebron, Ohio. To access the National Trail Raceway facility, follow Interstate 70 to the track area. Then go North on Highway 158, or Highway 37 to U.S. 40, and follow the signs.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, June 14-17.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $2 million.

SCHEDULE: THURSDAY, June 14-- Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, June 15 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Sportsman eliminations and qualifying 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 4 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, June 16 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and sportsman eliminations, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. NHRA ALL-STARS rounds at 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 17 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION: Saturday, June 16, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 10 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, June 17, ESPN2 will televise two hours of final eliminations at 8 p.m. (ET).

Stock, Pro Stock Truck and Pro Stock Motorcycle plus interviews with qualifying leaders on Saturday and winners on Sunday.

2000 CHAMPIONS: Tony Schumacher, Top Fuel; Tony Pedregon, Funny Car; Mark Pawuk, Pro Stock; Angelle Savoie, Pro Stock Motorcycle; Randy Daniels, Pro Stock Truck.

TICKETS: For tickets call National Hot Rod Association, (800) 884-6472. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster and nhra.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $10; Junior (12-under), free; Friday: Adult , $ 26; Junior (6-12 years), $10; Saturday: Adult, $35; Junior (6-12 years), $10; Sunday: Adult, $40; Junior (6-12 years), $10.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $36; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years and under), $10; Saturday: Adult, $46; Junior (6-12 years), $21; Child (5 years and under), $11; Sunday: Adult, $53; Junior (6-12 years), $23; Child (5 years and under), $13.

-NHRA

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Drivers Tony Pedregon , Tony Schumacher , Randy Daniels