Pomona: Winternationals fact sheet

WHAT: 42nd annual K&N Filters NHRA Winternationals, the first of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade championships. Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in three categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA POWERade ...

WHAT: 42nd annual K&N Filters NHRA Winternationals, the first of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade championships. Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in three categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA POWERade championships. Sportsman competitors in seven categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA Sportsman 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. 7-10.

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

SCHEDULE: THURSDAY, Feb. 7
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Qualifying and time trials, 8:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 1:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, Feb. 8
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Qualifying and sportsman eliminations, 8:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 1:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Feb. 9
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Qualifying and sportsman time trials, 8:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

SUNDAY, Feb. 10
Gates open at 6 a.m.
Pre-race ceremonies, 9:30 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 10:30 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, Feb. 9, ESPN will televise 90 minutes of early qualifying highlights at 4:30 p.m. (ET) and ESPN2 will televise one hour of late qualifying highlights at 6 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Feb. 10, ESPN will televise two hours of eliminations at 5 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE:
Friday, Feb. 8, 8-8:30 p.m. (ET) - Galaxy 4R (ku)/Transponder 21
Saturday, Feb. 9, 8-8:30 p.m. (ET) - Galaxy 4R (ku)/Transponder 21
Sunday, Feb. 10, 8:30-9 p.m. (ET) - Galaxy 4R (ku)/Transponder 21

Feeds include action with natural sound of Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock, plus interviews with qualifying leaders on Saturday and winners on Sunday.

2001 CHAMPIONS:
Darrell Russell, Top Fuel; Bruce Sarver, Funny Car; Kurt Johnson, Pro Stock.

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

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $18; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Friday: Adult, $25; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $45; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Sunday: Adult, $50; Junior (6-12 years) $12; Child (5 years and under), free with paying adult in general admission and pit access areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $35; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years and under), $10. Saturday: Adult, $55; 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.

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