Topeka: Pre-event notes, schedule

O'REILLY NHRA SUMMER NATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX, the ninth of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories -- Top Fuel, Funny Car and...

O'REILLY NHRA SUMMER NATIONALS FACT SHEET

WHAT: 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX, the ninth of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories -- Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock -- earn points leading to 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Heartland Park Topeka. From Kansas City, take the Kansas Turnpike (I-70) to the Topeka Boulevard exit and travel south to the track. From Wichita, take the Kansas Turnpike (I-335) to the Topeka Boulevard exit and travel south to the track.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, May 29-31

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, May 29
Sportsman qualifying begins at 8 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 4 and 6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, May 30
Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 31
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Saturday, May 30 ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 8 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, May 31 ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise NHRA Race Day, at 11 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, May 31 ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of eliminations at 4 p.m. (ET).

TICKETS: For tickets call NHRA at (800) 43-RACES (72237). Tickets also available at ticketmaster.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $34; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $46; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Sunday: Adult, $48; Junior (6-12 years), $10.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $42-47; Junior (6-12), $18-23; Child (5 years and younger), $8-13. Saturday: Adult, $56-61; Junior (6-12 years), $20-25; Child (5 years and under), $10-15. Sunday: Adult, $58-63; Junior (6-12 years), $20-25; Child (5 years and under), $10-15.

-credit: nhra

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