Pomona: Season opener pre-event notes

WHAT: 45th 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 2005 NHRA POWERade Series ...

WHAT: 45th 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 2005 NHRA POWERade Series world championships. Sportsman competitors in six categories earn points leading to 2005 NHRA Lucas Oil 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 Sunday, Feb. 10-13

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Feb. 10
Sportsman qualifying and time trials begin at 8:15 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSION at 2:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, Feb. 11
Sportsman qualifying and time trials begin at 8:15 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSION at 2:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Feb. 12
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Feb. 13
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Saturday, Feb. 12, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 10:30 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Feb. 13, ESPN2 will televise three hours of eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).

TICKETS: Tickets available for the 45th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals. Call (800) 884-NHRA or Ticketmaster, or visit nhra.com for ticket information.

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