Joliet: Lucas Oil Products Nationals fact sheet

LUCAS OIL PRODUCTS NHRA NATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: Fourth annual Lucas Oil Products NHRA Nationals, the 10th of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in five categories earn points leading to...

LUCAS OIL PRODUCTS NHRA NATIONALS FACT SHEET

WHAT: Fourth annual Lucas Oil Products NHRA Nationals, the 10th 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: Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, Ill. The track is located 30 miles southwest of Chicago on Route 53 (historic Route 66), approximately three miles south of I-80 in Joliet, Ill. Take I-80 to exit #132A (Route 53 south) to the track. <pre> WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, May 31-June 3.

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

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, May 31 Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, June 1 Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 4 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, June 2 Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and sportsman eliminations, 8a.m. to 7 p.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 12:10 p.m. and 2:50 p.m. HOLLEY PRO STOCK DOMINATOR DUEL rounds at noon, 2:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 3 Gates open at 7 a.m. Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION: Saturday, June 2, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 9 p.m. (ET). Sunday, June 3, ESPN2 will televise three hours of final eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE: June 1, 8:30-9 p.m. (ET), SBS 6, Transponder 5 June 2, 9-9:30 p.m. (ET), SBS 6, Transponder 6 June 3, 10:30-11 p.m. (ET), SBS 6, Trandponder 3

*Feeds include action with natural sound of Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Truck and Pro Stock Motorcycle plus interviews with qualifying leaders on Saturday and winners on Sunday.

2000 CHAMPIONS: Gary Scelzi, Top Fuel; John Force, Funny Car; Ron Krisher, Pro Stock; Antron Brown, Pro Stock Motorcycle; Bob Panella, Pro Stock Truck. </pre> TICKETS: For tickets call Route 66 Raceway, (815) 722-5500. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster and nhra.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $10; Junior (12-under), free.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $45; Junior (6-12 years), $25; Child (5 years and under), $15; Saturday: Adult, $55; Junior (6-12 years), $30; Child (5 years and under), $20; Sunday: Adult, $65; Junior (6-12 years), $35; Child (5 years and under), $20.

-NHRA-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , Bob Panella , John Force , Gary Scelzi , Ron Krisher