WHAT: 20th annual O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX, the ninth of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock – earn points leading to 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Heartland Park Topeka. From Kansas City, take the Kansas Turnpike (I-70) to the Topeka Boulevard exit and travel south to the track. From Wichita, take the Kansas Turnpike (I-335) to the Topeka Boulevard exit and travel south to the track.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, May 30- June 1.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.7 million.

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, May30 – Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8 a.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 4 and 6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, May 31- Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 1 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.


TELEVISION:

Saturday, May 31 ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 5:30 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, June 1 ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise NHRA Race Day, at 11 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, June 1 ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of eliminations at 4 p.m. (ET).



SATELLITE:

Friday, May 30, 10:30 – 11 p.m. (ET) – Horizons 2 / Transponder 12K (12160 MHz, horizontal)

Saturday, May 31, 8:30 – 9 p.m. (ET) – Horizons 2 / Transponder 12K (12160 MHz, horizontal)

Sunday, June 1, 7:30 – 8 p.m. (ET) – Horizons 2 / Transponder 12K (12160 MHz, horizontal)

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