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<pre> WHAT: 16th annual NHRA Keystone Nationals, the 18th of 23 events in the $45 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2000 NHRA Winston championships. Sportsman ...

<pre> WHAT: 16th annual NHRA Keystone Nationals, the 18th of 23 events in the $45 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2000 NHRA Winston championships.

Sportsman competitors in seven categories earn points leading to 2000 NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series championships.

WHERE: Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, Pa. Track is located off the Pennsylvania Turnpike, (Exit 22), 10 miles south of Reading, Pa.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 14-17.

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

SCHEDULE: THURSDAY, Sept.14 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Sportsman qualifying and time trials, 8:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, Sept.15-- Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and sportsman eliminations, 8:45 a.m. to 9 p.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 2:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, Sept.16 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and sportsman eliminations, 8:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:15 a.m. and 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, Sept.17 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION: Thursday, Sept. 14, ESPN2 will televise NHRA Heat, a 30-minute event preview, at 6:30 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Sept. 17, ESPN2 will televise two hours of final round coverage at 9:30 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE: Sept. 15, 9:30-10 p.m. (ET) - SBS 6 / T 3 Sept. 16, 8-8:30 p.m. (ET) - SBS 6 / T 3 Sept. 17, 7:30-8 p.m. (ET) - SBS 6 / T 3 Feeds include action with natural sound of Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle, plus interviews with qualifying leaders on Friday and Saturday and winners on Sunday. 1999 CHAMPIONS: Joe Amato, Top Fuel; Tommy Johnson Jr., Funny Car; Jeg Coughlin, Pro Stock; Matt Hines, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

TICKETS: For ticket information contact Maple Grove Raceway, (610) 856-7200. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $10; Junior (6-12 years), free; Friday: Adult, $28; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $38; Junior (6-12), $10. Sunday: $44; Junior (6-12), $10. Children 5 and under admitted free in general admission areas with paying adults.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $36; Junior (6-12 years), $18; Child (5 years and under), $8. Saturday: Adult, $48; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years and under), $10; Sunday: Adult, $58; Junior (6-12 years), $24; Child (5 years and under), $14.

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Drivers Matt Hines , Joe Amato , Tommy Johnson Jr.