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NHRA FULL THROTTLE dRAG rACING SERIES ENTERS EIGHTH YEAR ON canada's TSN GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2009) -- For the eighth consecutive year, NHRA announced today that The Sports Network (TSN) in Canada will televise the NHRA Full Throttle...

NHRA FULL THROTTLE dRAG rACING SERIES ENTERS EIGHTH YEAR ON canada's TSN

GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2009) -- For the eighth consecutive year, NHRA announced today that The Sports Network (TSN) in Canada will televise the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series' entire 24-event schedule in 2009, dedicating nearly 75 hours of programming to NHRA, the fastest and most exciting motorsport in the world.

Highlighting TSN's 24-event, 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series broadcast schedule will be coverage of final eliminations.

The season begins with the 49th annual Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals from the fabled Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California and stretches the entire season, concluding with the 45th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, also at Pomona. The coverage also includes programming from the world's largest and most prestigious drag racing event, the 55th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals from O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis.

NHRA sanctions seven member tracks in Canada, offering many of its popular grassroots sportsman racing programs. NHRA's Canadian member tracks include: Luskville, Quebec (Luskville Dragway); Napierville, Quebec (Napierville Raceway); St. Sparta, Ont. (St. Thomas Dragway); Medicine Hat, Alberta (M.H.D.R.A. Dragstrip); Mission, B.C. (Mission Raceway); Ashcroft, B.C. (Nl'Akapxm Eagle Motorplex); Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan International Raceway).

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. It presents 24 events through its NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. The NHRA has 80,000 members 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 Racing Series, and NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. The NHRA also offers the Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17.

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