WHAT: The 26th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, the 16th of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to the 2007 NHRA POWERade Series world championships.

Sportsman competitors in six categories earn points leading to the 2007 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.


WHERE: Brainerd International Raceway and Resort, Brainerd, Minn. Track is located a few miles north of the Brainerd area off Highway 371. The track is located on the east side of the highway.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 9-12.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.2 million.


SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Aug. 9 — Sportsman qualifying begins at 9 a.m.
FRIDAY, Aug. 10 — Sportsman qualifying begins at 9:15 a.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 2:45 and 5:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, Aug. 11 — Sportsman qualifying begin at 9:15 a.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m.
SUNDAY, Aug. 12 — Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Sunday, Aug. 12, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise one hour of qualifying highlights at 12:30 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, Aug. 12, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 11 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, Aug. 12, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE:

Friday, Aug. 10, 9:30 – 10 p.m. (ET) – Galaxy 11/ Transponder 20 K (Downlink frequency: 12100 MHz, vertical, analog)
Saturday, Aug. 11, 8 – 8:30 p.m. (ET) – Galaxy 11/ Transponder 20 K (Downlink frequency: 12100 MHz, vertical, analog)
Sunday, Aug. 12, 7 – 7:30 p.m. (ET) – Galaxy 11/ Transponder 20 K (Downlink frequency: 12100 MHz, vertical, analog)

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