WHAT: 49th annual Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals, the first 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: Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Pomona, Calif. Track is located off I-10 at Fairplex Drive. Go north on Fairplex drive to the Fairplex.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Feb 5-8

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $2 million.

SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, Feb. 5 – Sportsman qualifying begins at 8:15 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSION at 2 p.m.

FRIDAY, Feb. 6 – Sportsman eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 2 p.m.

SATURDAY, Feb. 7 – Sportsman eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, Feb. 8 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, Feb. 7, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 10 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Feb. 8, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 11:30 a.m. (ET)
Sunday, Feb. 8, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours and thirty minutes of coverage starting at 6:30 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE:
Friday, Feb. 6, 10:30 – 11 p.m. (ET), AMC 15 / Transponder 11K (11920 MHz, vertical)
Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 – 10:30p.m. (ET), AMC 15 / Transponder 11K (11920 MHz, vertical)
Sunday, Feb. 8, 10:30 – 11 p.m. (ET), AMC 15 / Transponder 11K (11920 MHz, vertical)

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