Denver: Mile-High Nationals facts, schedule

WHAT: 25th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, the 13th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2004 NHRA POWERade championships. Sportsman competitors...

WHAT:
25th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, the 13th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2004 NHRA POWERade championships.
Sportsman competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2004 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series championships.

WHERE:
Bandimere Speedway, Morrison, Colo. The track is 10 miles west of Denver just north of the historic town of Morrison. From Denver, take Interstate 70 west to C-470 and travel south to the Morrison Road exit. Take Morrison Road west to Rooney Road and go north to the track.

WHEN:
Friday through Sunday, July 16-18.

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

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, July 16
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8:30 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 4:15 and 7:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 17
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8:30 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3 and 6 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 18
Pre-race ceremonies, 11:30 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 12:30 p.m.

2003 EVENT WINNERS:
Larry Dixon, Top Fuel; John Force, Funny Car; Warren Johnson, Pro Stock; Blaine Hale, Pro Stock Bike.

TICKETS:
Tickets are available for the 25th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals. Call Bandimere Speedway, (303) 697-6001, (800) 664-UWIN, or Ticketmaster, for ticket information. Ticket information also available at ticketmaster.com or nhra.com.

TELEVISION:
ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 8 p.m. (ET) on July 17. ESPN2 will televise 150 minutes of eliminations at 9 p.m. (ET) on July 18. ESPN2 will air NHRA 2Day, a 30-minute magazine show, at 11:30 a.m. (ET) on July 18.

ON THE WEB:
NHRA news, photos and driver information available at www.nhra.com.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Dixon , Warren Johnson , John Force , Blaine Hale