Topeka: Advance Auto Parts fact sheet

<pre> ADVANCE AUTO PARTS NHRA NATIONALS WHAT: 13th annual Advance Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, the ninth of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to...

<pre> ADVANCE AUTO PARTS NHRA NATIONALS

WHAT: 13th annual Advance Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, the ninth of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four 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: Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, Kan. The facility is located four miles south of Topeka at the intersection of Gary Ormsby Drive and Topeka Blvd.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, May 24-27.

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

SCHEDULE: THURSDAY, May 24 Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FRIDAY, May 25 Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 4:30 and 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, May 26 Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and sportsman eliminations, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at noon and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 27 Gates open at 7 a.m. Pre-race ceremonies, 9:30 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 10:30 a.m.

TELEVISION: Saturday, May 26, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 7:30 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, May 27, ESPN will televise two hours and 30 minutes of final eliminations coverage at 3:30 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE: May 25, 8:30-9 p.m. (ET), SBS 6, Transponder 5 May 26, 10-10:30 p.m. (ET), SBS 6, Transponder 3 May 27, 8-8:30 p.m. (ET), SBS 6, Trandponder 2

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

2000 CHAMPIONS: Gary Scelzi, Top Fuel; John Force, Funny Car; Jeg Coughlin Jr., Pro Stock; Bob Panella, Pro Stock Truck.

TICKETS: For tickets call NHRA, (800) 43-RACES. Tickets also available at Ticketmaster and nhra.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) Thursday: Adult, $10; Junior (6-15 years), free Friday: Adult, $25; Junior (6-15 years), $10 Saturday: Adult, $38; Junior (6-15 years), $10 Sunday: Adult, $43; Junior (6-15 years), $10 Children 5 and under admitted free in General Admission and pit areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) Friday: Adult, $33; Junior (6-15 years), $18; Child (5 years and under), $8 Saturday: Adult, $48; Junior (6-15 years), $20; Child (5 years and under), $10 Sunday: Adult, $53; Junior (6-15 years), $20; Child (5 years and under), $10.

-NHRA-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Bob Panella , John Force , Gary Scelzi