NHRA announces continuing coverage in Canada

TSN to be exclusive Canadian home of NHRA POWERade Drag Racing 2003 marks second year of relationship between NHRA and TSN GLENDORA, Calif. (March 4, 2003) -- The NHRA announced today that all 23 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series events in 2003...

TSN to be exclusive Canadian home of NHRA POWERade Drag Racing
2003 marks second year of relationship between NHRA and TSN

GLENDORA, Calif. (March 4, 2003) -- The NHRA announced today that all 23 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series events in 2003 will air in Canada exclusively on TSN for the second consecutive year. TSN will dedicate 51 hours of original programming to the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, beginning with the taped-delay broadcast of the 2003 K&N Filters Winternationals from Pomona, Calif., Friday, March 14 at 2 p.m. (ET).

"We very much value our relationship with TSN to provide coverage of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series to our Canadian fan base," said Tom Compton, president, NHRA. "TSN clearly understands the value of NHRA programming, as this marks the second consecutive year on the cable network with expanded coverage to include all 23 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series national events."

As the largest motorsports sanctioning body in the world, NHRA has a strong following in Canada, including 10 member tracks: Luskville, Que. (Luskville Dragway); Napierville, Que. (Napierville Raceway); St. Thomas, Ont. (St. Thomas Dragway); Gimli, Man. (Viking International Raceway); Medicine Hat, Alta. (M.H.D.R.A. Dragstrip); Mission, B.C. (Mission Raceway); Ashcroft, B.C. (Nl'Akapxm Eagle Motorplex); Prince George, B.C. (North Central Motorsports Park); Calgary, Alta. (Race City Motorsports Park); Saskatoon, Sask. (Saskatchewan International Raceway).

TSN is Canada's Sports Leader. Setting the Canadian sports broadcasting standard, TSN's flagship news program, SportsCentre, was voted the number one source for sports news by sports fans from across the country.* TSN's comprehensive broadcast schedule also includes the NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs and international hockey, the Olympic Games, CFL, NFL, PGA TOUR and all four golf Majors, Season of Champions curling, Formula One, NASCAR, Champ Car and IRL auto racing, Blue Jays baseball, NBA, figure skating and amateur sports action. Majority owned by CTV Inc., TSN is available in eight million households. TSN's programming and news content is also available on-line at tsn.ca. CTV Inc. is a division of Bell Globemedia Inc.

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., the NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. It presents 23 national events through its NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. The NHRA has more than 80,000 members nationwide and 140 member tracks. The NHRA-sanctioned sportsman and bracket racing series' provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels. The NHRA develops the stars of tomorrow by offering the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Street Legal Program. The NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League for youths ages 8 to 17.

*Spring/Summer Roper Reports Canada, July 26-Sept. 6, 2002

<pre> NHRA on TSN - 2003 Schedule

Event                                   Air Date                Time                    Location
K&N Filters Winternationals             Fri. March 14           2-4 p.m. (ET)           Pomona, Calif.
Checker Schuck's Kragen                 Mon. March 17           3-5 p.m. (ET)           NHRA Nationals Phoenix
Mac Tools NHRA Gatornationals           Mon. March 31           3-5:30 a.m. (ET)        Gainesville, Fla.
NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals         Tues. April 8           3:30-5:30 a.m. (ET)     Las Vegas
O'Reilly Spring Nationals               Thurs. April 24         1:30-3:30 p.m. (ET)     Houston
Mac Tools Thunder Valley                Wed. April 30           1:30-2:30 p.m. (ET)     NHRA Nationals Bristol, Tenn.
Summit Racing Equipment NHRA            Wed. May 14             3:30-6 a.m. (ET)        Southern Nationals Atlanta
Matco Tools SuperNationals              Wed. May 21             2:30-5:30 p.m. (ET)     Englishtown, N.J.
O'Reilly Summer Nationals               Wed. June 4             3-5:30 p.m. (ET)        Topeka, Kan.
Lucas Oil NHRA Route 66 Nationals       Wed. June 11            2:30-4:30 p.m. (ET)     Chicago
Pontiac Excitement NHRA Nationals       Tues. June 17           1:30-4 p.m. (ET)        Colombus, Ohio
Sears Craftsman NHRA Nationals          Wed. July 2             3:30-5:30 a.m. (ET)     Madison, Ill.
Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals          Tues. July 22           1:30-4 p.m. (ET)        Denver
CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals      Tues. July 29           2-4 p.m. (ET)           Seattle
FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals            Wed. Aug. 6             3:30-6 a.m. (ET)        Sonoma, Calif.
Rugged Liner NHRA Nationals             Wed. Aug. 20            3:30-6 a.m. (ET)        Brainerd, Minn.
Mac Tools U.S. Nationals                Wed. Sept. 10           1:30-4 p.m. (ET)        Indianapolis
Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals                Tues. Sept. 16          1:30-4 p.m. (ET)        Reading, Pa.
O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals            Tues. Sept. 30          1:30-3:30 p.m. (ET)     Memphis, Tenn.
Route 66 NHRA Nationals                 Tues. Oct. 7            1:30-4 p.m. (ET)        Chicago
O'Reilly Fall Nationals                 Wed. Oct. 22            1:30-4 p.m. (ET)        Dallas
ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals        Wed. Oct. 29            3:30-5:30 a.m. (ET)     Las Vegas
Automobile Club of Southern California  Tues. Nov. 18           1:30-3 p.m. (ET)        NHRA Finals, Pomona, Calif.

*Times subject to change, please check local listings


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