Las Vegas II: Round 22 pre-race notes, schedule

WHAT: Fourth annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals, the 22nd of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2004 NHRA POWERade world championships. Sportsman...

WHAT:
Fourth annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals, the 22nd of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2004 NHRA POWERade world championships.
Sportsman competitors in six categories earn points leading to '04 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE:
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Track is located approximately 15 miles north of downtown Las Vegas off Interstate 15.

WHEN:
Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 28-31, 2004

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

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Oct. 28
Sportsman qualifying and time trials, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, Oct. 29
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 7:30 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Oct. 30
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT, with rounds at noon, 1:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Oct. 31
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Saturday, Oct. 30
30 minutes of Budweiser Shootout coverage at 6:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2
90 minutes of qualifying coverage at 10:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2

Sunday, Oct. 31
NHRA 2Day, half-hour preview show at noon (ET) on ESPN2
Three hours of eliminations coverage at 7 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2

TICKETS:
For tickets call Las Vegas Motor Speedway at (702) 644-4444, or visit LVMS.com, or tickets.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $16; Junior (6-12 years), free. Friday: Adult, $27; Junior (6-12 years), $11. Saturday: Adult, $42; Junior (6-12 years), $11. Sunday: Adult, $53; Junior (6-12 years) $16. Children five years and under admitted free to general admission and pit areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $37; Junior (6-12 years), $21; Child (Five and under), $11. Saturday: Adult, $53; Junior (6-12 years), $21; Child (Five and under), $11. Sunday: Adult, $63; Junior (6-12 years) $27; Child (Five and under), $11.

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