Gainesville: Pre-race notes, schedule

ACDELCO NHRA GATORNATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: 39th annual ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals, the third of 24 races in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories -- Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle -- earn...

ACDELCO NHRA GATORNATIONALS FACT SHEET

WHAT: 39th annual ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals, the third of 24 races in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories -- Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle -- earn points leading to 2008 NHRA POWERade Series world championships.

WHERE: Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, Fla. The track is located on 11211 North County Road 225 in Gainesville.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, March 13-16.

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

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, March 13
Lucas Oil Series sportsman qualifying: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, March 14 (Qualifying Sessions 1-2)
Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle: Noon, 2:30 p.m.
Top Fuel & Funny Car: 1, 3:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, March 15 (Qualifying Sessions 3-4)
Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle: Noon, 2:30 p.m.
Top Fuel & Funny Car: 1, 3:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, March 16
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Sunday (AM), March 16, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 1 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, March 16, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will telecast NHRA Race Day at 11 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, March 16, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise the race beginning at 6 p.m. (ET).

TICKETS: For tickets call the NHRA, (800) 884-NHRA (6472). ickets also Tavailable at Ticketmaster or at nhra.com

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) -- DAILY: Thursday: Adult, $16; Junior (6-12 years), free; Friday: Adult, $36; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $56; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Sunday: Adult, $58; Junior (6-12 years) $10. Children (5 years-under), free with paying adult in general admission and pit access areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) -- DAILY: Friday: Adult, $46; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years-under), $10. Saturday: Adult, $65; Junior (6-12 years), $24; Child (5 years and under), $14. Sunday: Adult, $65; Junior (6-12 years), $24; Child (5 years and under), $14.

-credit: nhra

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