Denver: Pre-event notes, schedule

MOPAR MILE-HIGH NHRA NATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: 30th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, the 13th of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories -- Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle...

MOPAR MILE-HIGH NHRA NATIONALS FACT SHEET

WHAT: 30th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, the 13th of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. 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: 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 10-12.

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, July 10
Sportsman qualifying begins at noon

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 4:45 and 7:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 11
Sportsman eliminations begin at noon

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3:45 and 7:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 12
Pre-race ceremonies, 11 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at noon.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, July 11, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 10 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, July 12, ESPN2 and ESPN 2 HD will air NHRA Race Day, at 11 a.m . (ET) .

Sunday, July 12, ESPN2 and ESPN 2 HD will televise three hours of eliminations coverage at 7 p.m. (ET).

2008 EVENT WINNERS: Tony Schumacher, Top Fuel; Tim Wilkerson, Funny Car; Greg Anderson, Pro Stock; Matt Smith, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

TICKETS: Order tickets by phone at (800) 664-UWIN. Tickets also are available online at ticketreturn.com.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) -- Friday: Adult, $40-50; Junior (12 years and under), $18-24. Saturday: Adult, $40-50; Junior (12 years and younger), $18-24. Sunday: Adult, $48-58; Junior (12 years and under), $24-28.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Schumacher , Greg Anderson , Tim Wilkerson , Matthew Smith