WHAT:          22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals, the 14th 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:        Pacific Raceways, Kent, Wash. The track is located 10 miles east of Interstate 5 on Highway 18. From I-5, use Exit 142A (Auburn exit) and travel east 10 miles on Highway 18, following the signs to the track. From other points, use Highway 18 and exit S.E. 304th St. or S.E. 312th St.

WHEN:          Friday through Sunday, July 17-19

SCHEDULE:     

FRIDAY, July 17 – Sportsman qualifying begins at 9:15 a.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3 and 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 18 – Sportsman eliminations begin at 9:15 a.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at noon and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 19 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.
 

TELEVISION:         

Saturday, July 18, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 7 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, July 19, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise NHRA Race Day at 11a.m. (ET)

Sunday, July 19, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 9 p.m. (ET).

                                               

SATELLITE (Analog feed):              

Friday, July 17, 11 – 11:30 p.m. (ET), Galaxy 18 / Transponder 23K (12160 MHz, vertical)

Saturday, July 18, 9:30 – 10 p.m. (ET), Galaxy 18 / Transponder 23K (12160 MHz, vertical)

Sunday, July 19, 9 – 9:30 p.m. (ET), Galaxy 18 / Transponder 23K (12160 MHz, vertical)

Video news release contains race action highlights each day and winners’ interviews on Sunday.

 

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