Joliet: Pre-race notes, schedule

WHAT: The eighth annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, the 10th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2005 NHRA POWERade Series world ...

WHAT: The eighth annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, the 10th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2005 NHRA POWERade Series world championships.

Sportsman competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2005 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world 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 the I-80 in Joliet. Take I-80 to exit #132A (Route 53 south) to the track.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12.

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

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, June 9
Sportsman qualifying and time trials begin at 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, June 10
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, June 11
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:45 a.m. and 3 p.m.
KING DEMON CROWN ELIMINATION ROUNDS at 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 12
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Saturday, June 11, ESPN2 will televise one hour of qualifying highlights at 6 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, June 12, ESPN2 will televise three hours of eliminations at 3 p.m. (ET).

Sunday June 12, ESPN2 will telecast NHRA 2Day, a 30-minute weekly news magazine show, at 11:30 a.m. (ET).

TICKETS: For tickets, call (815) 727-RACE. Tickets also available at Ticketmaster, ticketmaster.com, and nhra.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) -- Thursday: Adult, $11; Junior (12 years and under), free. Friday: Adult, $36; Junior (12 years and under), $11. Saturday: Adult, $46; Junior (12 years and under), $11. Sunday: Adult, $56; Junior (12 years and under), $11

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) -- Friday: Adult, $46; Junior (12 years and under), $16. Saturday: Adult, $56; Junior (6-12 years), $16. Sunday: Adult, $66; Junior (12 years and under), $16.

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