Gainesville: Gatornationals fact sheet

WHAT: 32nd annual MAC Tools NHRA Gatornationals, the third of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in five categories earn points leading to 2001 NHRA Winston championships. Sportsman...

WHAT: 32nd annual MAC Tools NHRA Gatornationals, the third of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in five categories earn points leading to 2001 NHRA Winston championships.

Sportsman competitors in seven categories earn points leading to 2001 NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series championships.

WHERE: Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, Fla. The track is located on 11211 North County Road 225 in Gainesville. Traveling south on I-75 take exit 78 and turn left onto US 441 S. Go approximately 12 miles and turn left on County Road 121. In approximately .3 miles turn right onto CR 231. In approximately .3 miles turn right onto 156th Ave. In 3.8 miles take right fork onto CR 225, then travel 2.7 miles to the track. Traveling north on I-75 take exit 74, Williston Rd, turn left to Waldo Rd. and go north. Turn left at NE 53rd Ave. and make the immediate right onto CR 225, and go 3.5 miles to the track. <pre> WHEN: Friday through Saturday, April 20-21, 2001.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $2 million.

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, April 20-- Gates open at 9 a.m. Test and tune, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PROFESSIONAL TEST SESSIONS at noon and 3:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 21-- Gates open at 7 a.m. Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION: Sunday, April 22 -- ESPN2, 11 p.m.- 1 a.m. (ET) </pre> SATELLITE: There will be no NHRA satellite news feed from this rescheduled event. Video highlights will be available from the ESPN2 telecast on Sunday, April 22, 11 p.m.-1 a.m. (ET).

2001 TOP QUALIFIERS: Gary Scelzi, Top Fuel; John Force, Funny Car; Mark Pawuk, Pro Stock; Antron Brown, Pro Stock Motorcycle; Randy Daniels, Pro Stock Truck.

2000 CHAMPIONS: Doug Kalitta, Top Fuel; Jerry Toliver, Funny Car; Warren Johnson, Pro Stock; David Schultz, Pro Stock Motorcycle; Randy Daniels, Pro Stock Truck.

TICKETS: For tickets call the National Hot Rod Association, (800) 884-6472. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $20 RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Saturday: Adult, $55-62; Junior (6-12 years), $20-24; Child (5 years and under), $10-14.

*Tickets purchased for Sunday eliminations on March 18, will be honored on Saturday, April 21.

-NHRA-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , John Force , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Randy Daniels , Jerry Toliver