The fifth of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series will take place this weekend in Las Vegas. Professional competitors in three categories earn points leading to 2007 NHRA POWERade world championships.

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

WHERE:WHERE: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Track is located approximately 15 miles north of downtown Las Vegas off Interstate 15.

WHEN:WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, April 12-15.

PURSE:PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.8 million.


SCHEDULE:SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, April 12 – Sportsman qualifying and time trials, 9 a.m.

FRIDAY, April 13 – Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3 and 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 14 – Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at noon and 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 15 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.


TELEVISION:TELEVISION:

Saturday, April 14, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 6 p.m. (ET).

Sunday April 15, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will air NHRA Race Day, at 11 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, April 15, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of final eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).

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