WHAT: 27th annual NHRA Southern Nationals, the sixth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four

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

WHERE: Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, Ga. I-85 to Exit 149 (Hwy 441). After exiting the freeway, go north on Highway 441 to Steven Tanger Blvd. Take left on Tanger and then go right on Ridgeway Road.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, April 26-29.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.4 million.


SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, April 26 — Sportsman time trials and qualifying begin at 9 a.m.

FRIDAY, April 27 – Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 9 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 28 – Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 29 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.


TELEVISION:

Saturday, April 28, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights beginning at 6 p.m. (ET).

Sunday April 29, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise NHRA Race Day at 11 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, April 29, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise final eliminations beginning at 7 p.m. (ET).


SATELLITE (VIDEO NEWS RELEASE):

Friday, April 27, 10-10:30 p.m. (ET) – SBS 6 / Transponder 16K (12092.5 MHz, vertical)

Saturday, April 28, 9-9:30 p.m. (ET) – SBS 6 / Transponder 16K (12092.5 MHz, vertical)

Sunday, April 29, 7-7:30 p.m. (ET) – SBS 6 / Transponder 16K (12092.5 MHz, vertical)

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