Pomona 2: Fast facts

<pre> WHAT: Pep Boys NHRA 50th Anniversary Nationals presented by American Racing Wheels, the 13th of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2001...

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WHAT: Pep Boys NHRA 50th Anniversary Nationals presented by American Racing Wheels, the 13th of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2001 NHRA Winston championships. In addition, special nostalgia categories will compete in this special nighttime racing event.

Sportsman competitors in seven categories earn points leading to 2001 NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series championships.

WHERE: Pomona Raceway, Pomona, Calif. Track is located off I-10 at Fairplex Drive. Go north on Fairplex drive to the Fairplex.

WHEN: Thursday through Saturday, July 5-7, 2001.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.9 million.

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, July 5 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 2 and 4:45 p.m.; NOSTALGIA QUALIFYING SESSION at 5:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, July 6 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and sportsman eliminations, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3:30 and 6:45 p.m.; NOSTALGIA QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 4:15 and 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 7-- Gates open at 8 a.m. Sportsman eliminations, 10 a.m.; Pre-Race Ceremonies at 3:30 p.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 4 p.m.

TELEVISION: Friday, July 6, ESPN2 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 7:30 p.m. (ET).

Friday, July 6, ESPN2 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at midnight (ET).

Saturday, July 7, ESPN2 will televise three hours of eliminations coverage at 10 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, July 8, ESPN2 will televise two hours of elimination coverage at 6 p.m. (ET).

*Check local listings, television schedule subject to change.

SATELLITE: Thursday, July 5, 10-10:30 p.m. (ET), SBS 6 / Transponder 3 Saturday, July 7, 12:30-1 a.m. (ET), SBS 6 / Transponder 3 Sunday, July 8, 1:30-2 a.m. (ET), SBS 6 / Transponder 3

TICKETS: For tickets call the National Hot Rod Association, (800) 884-6472. Tickets will be also available at Ticketmaster.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $25; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Friday: Adult, $35; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $48; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Child (5 years and under), admitted free with paying adult in general admission and pit access areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $45; Junior/Child (12 years and under), $10. Saturday: Adult, $58; Junior/Child (12 years and under), $10.

-NHRA

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