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<pre> WHAT: 14th annual FRAM Autolite NHRA Nationals, the 16th of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in three categories earn points leading to 2001 NHRA Winston championships. ...

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WHAT: 14th annual FRAM Autolite NHRA Nationals, the 16th of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in three categories earn points leading to 2001 NHRA Winston championships.

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

WHERE: Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. Track is located on Highways 37 and 121.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, Aug. 3-5.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.7 million.

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, Aug. 3 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Sportsman qualifying and eliminations, 8:15 a.m. to 9 p.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Aug. 4-- Gates open at 7 a.m. Sportsman eliminations, 8:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Aug. 5-- Gates open at 7 a.m. Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION: Saturday, Aug. 4, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 10 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Aug. 5, ESPN will televise two hours of early round eliminations at 4 p.m. (ET) and ESPN2 will televise one hour of final eliminations at 11 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE: Aug. 3, 10-10:30 p.m. (ET) - SBS 6/Transponder 3 Aug. 4, 11:30-12 a.m. (ET) - SBS 6/Transponder 5 Aug. 5, 10-10:30 p.m. (ET) - SBS 6/Transponder 3 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.

2000 CHAMPIONS: Doug Kalitta, Top Fuel; John Force, Funny Car; Kurt Johnson, Pro Stock.

TICKETS: For tickets call (800) 870-RACE. Tickets also are available at tickets.com and nhra.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) -Friday: Adult, $30, Junior (6-12 years of age), $10; Saturday: Adult, $40, Junior (6-12 years of age), $10; Sunday: Adult, $45, Junior (6-12 years of age), $10.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) -Friday: Adult $38, Junior (6-12 years of age), $18, Child (5 & under), $8; Saturday: Adult, $50, Junior (6-12 years of age), $20, Child (5 & under), $10; Sunday: Adult, $57, Junior (6-12 years of age), $22; Child (5 & under), $12.

-NHRA

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Drivers John Force , Doug Kalitta