Englishtown: Pre-event news, schedule

WHAT: 37th annual K&N Filters SuperNationals presented by Strauss Auto, the 11th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA POWERade Series world...

WHAT: 37th annual K&N Filters SuperNationals presented by Strauss Auto, the 11th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA POWERade Series world championships. Sportsman competitors in six categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, N.J. From the North, take N.J. Turnpike South to Exit 9, follow the signs to Rt. 18 South. Go six miles to the Englishtown exit. Take Rt. 527 South five miles. Make a left onto Pension Rd. Go ¼ mile, track entrance on left.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, June 15-18.

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

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, June 15 -- Sportsman qualifying and time trials, 10:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, June 16 -- Sportsman qualifying and eliminations, 10:15 a.m. to 10 p.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, June 17-- Qualifying and sportsman time trials, 10:15 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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

SUNDAY, June 18-- Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Saturday, June 17, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 5 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, June 18, ESPN2 and ESPN 2 HD will televise the 30-minute newsmagazine NHRA 2Day beginning at 11:30 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, June 18, ESPN2 and ESPN 2 HD will televise three hours of eliminations at 4 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE:

Friday, June 16, 10:30-11 p.m. (ET) -- Galaxy 6/Transponder 15K (Downlink frequency: 12072 MHz, horizontal)

Saturday, June 17, 8-8:30 p.m. (ET) -- Galaxy 6/Transpoinder 17K (Downlink frequency: 12117 MHz, horizontal)

Sunday, June 18, 8-8:30 p.m. (ET) -- Galaxy 6/Transponder 15K (Downlink frequency: 12072 MHz, horizontal)

TICKETS:

For tickets, call (732) 446-7800. Tickets also available at Ticketmaster and racewaypark.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) -- Thursday: Adult, $10; Junior (6-12 years), free. Friday: Adult, $33; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $45; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Sunday: Adult, $45; Junior (6-12 years) $10; Child (5 years and under), free 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 and under), $8. Saturday: Adult, $55; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years and under), $10. Sunday: Adult, $60; Junior (6-12 years), $25; Child (5 years and under), $15.

-nhra

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