Pomona: Pre-race notes, schedule

WHAT: 47th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals, the first of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in three categories earn points leading to 2007 NHRA POWERade Series world ...

WHAT: 47th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals, the first of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in three categories earn points leading to 2007 NHRA POWERade Series world championships. Sportsman competitors in six categories earn points leading to 2007 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.

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

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 8-11

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $2 million.

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Feb. 8
Sportsman qualifying and time trials begin at 8:15 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSION at 2 p.m.

FRIDAY, Feb. 9
Sportsman qualifying and time trials begin at 8:15 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSION at 2 p.m.

SATURDAY, Feb. 10
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at noon and 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, Feb. 11
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, Feb. 10, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 10 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Feb. 11, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will telecast NHRA Race Day at 11 a.m. (ET)

Sunday, Feb. 11, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of final eliminations at 8 p.m. (ET).

2006 EVENT WINNERS: Melanie Troxel, Top Fuel; Robert Hight, Funny Car; Greg Anderson, Pro Stock.

TICKETS: For tickets call the NHRA, (800) 884-NHRA (6472). Tickets also available at Ticketmaster or at nhra.com

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) -Thursday: Adult, $22; Junior (6-12 years), $10; Friday: Adult, $29; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $49; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Sunday: Adult, $50; Junior (6-12 years) $12. Children (5 years-under), free with paying adult in general admission and pit access areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $39; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years-under), $10. Saturday: Adult, $59; Junior (6-12 years), $22; Child (5 years and under), $12. Sunday: Adult, $62; Junior (6-12 years), $24; Child (5 years and under), $14.

-credit: nhra

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Drivers Greg Anderson , Melanie Troxel , Robert Hight