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SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: 28th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals, the sixth of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories -- Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro...

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS FACT SHEET

WHAT: 28th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals, the sixth of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories -- Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle -- earn points leading to 2008 NHRA POWERade Series world championships.

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

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, April 24-27.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.4 million.

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, April 24
Sportsman qualifying begins at 9 a.m.

FRIDAY, April 25
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 2 and 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 26
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 27
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Saturday, April 26, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 6 p.m. (ET).

Sunday April 27, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will air NHRA Race Day, at 11 a.m  .
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Sunday, April 27, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of final eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).

TICKETS: For tickets call NHRA, (800) 884-6472 or Ticketmaster at (404) 249-6400. Tickets also available at nhra.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) -- Thursday: Adult, $14; Junior (6-12 years), free. Friday: Adult, $34; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $46; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Sunday: Adult, $46; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Child (5 years-under), admitted free with paying adult in general admission and pit access areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) -- Friday: Adult, $40; Junior (6-12 years), $18; Child (5 years-under), $8. Saturday: Adult, $56; Junior (6-12 years), $24; Child (5 years and under), $12. Sunday: Adult, $56; Junior (6-12 years), $24; Child (5 years and under), $12. Call NHRA for four-day passes and campground information.

-credit: nhra

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