Dallas: Pre-race notes, schedule

O'REILLY SUPER START BATTERIES NHRA FALL NATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: 24th annual O'Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec, the 20th of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and the second of...

O'REILLY SUPER START BATTERIES NHRA FALL NATIONALS FACT SHEET

WHAT: 24th annual O'Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec, the 20th of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and the second of six races in the Countdown to 1. The top 10 drivers in four categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle - earn points leading to 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Texas Motorplex, 7500 W. Hwy. 287, Ennis, Texas. Follow I-45 or I-35E to Hwy 287, then follow 287 to the track.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 24-27

SCHEDULE: THURSDAY, Sept. 24 Sportsman qualifying begins at 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, Sept. 25 Sportsman eliminations begins at 8:30 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 2 and 4:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, Sept. 26 Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Sept. 27
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION: Sunday, Sept. 27, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 12:15 a.m. (ET)

Sunday, Sept. 27, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will telecast NHRA Race Day at 11 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, Sept. 27, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of final eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).

2008 EVENT

WINNERS: J.R. Todd, Top Fuel; Tim Wilkerson, Funny Car; Greg Stanfield, Pro Stock; Chris Rivas, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

TICKETS: For tickets call (800) MOTORPLEX (668-6775). Tickets also are available at texasmotorplex.com.

RESERVED SEATS -- Thursday: Adult, $10; Youth (12 years and under), $5. Friday: Adult, $30-50; Youth (12 years and under), $5-22. Saturday: Adult, $32-60; Youth (12 years and under), $5-30. Sunday: Adult, $36-66; Youth (12 years and under), $5-33.

-credit: nhra

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Drivers Greg Stanfield , Tim Wilkerson , Chris Rivas , J.R. Todd