WHAT: 22nd annual O’Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec, the 20th of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2007 NHRA POWERade Series world championships. Sportsman competitors in five categories earn points leading to 2007 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.


WHERE: Texas Motorplex, 7500 W. Hwy. 287, Ennis, Texas. Follow I-45 or I-35E to Hwy 287, then follow 287 to the track.


WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 20-23.


PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.5 million.


SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Sept. 20 – Sportsman qualifying begins at 10 a.m.
FRIDAY, Sept. 21 – Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8:30 a.m. Sport Compact Qualifying Session at 1:45 p.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3:45 and 6:45 p.m.
SATURDAY, Sept. 22 – Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8 a.m. Sport Compact Qualifying Sessions at 9:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
SUNDAY, Sept. 23 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.


TELEVISION:

Saturday, Sept. 23, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will telecast an hour and a half of qualifying highlights at 12:30 p.m. (ET)
Sunday, Sept. 24, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will telecast NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 11 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, Sept. 24, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of final eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).


SATELLITE:

Friday, Sept. 21, 10-10:30 p.m. (ET) – Galaxy 11/Transponder 13K (11940 MHz, horizontal) analog
Saturday, Sept. 22, 8:15-8:45 p.m. (ET) – Galaxy 11/Transponder 13K (11940 MHz, horizontal) analog
Sunday, Sept. 23, 7:15-7:45 p.m. (ET) – Galaxy 11/Transponder 13K (11940 MHz, horizontal) analog



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