WHAT:
10th annual O’Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Castrol, the 12th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA POWERade Series world championships. Sportsman competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.


WHERE:

Gateway International Raceway, Madison, Ill. Gateway International Raceway is located five minutes from downtown St. Louis at the intersection of Interstates 55/70 and Ill. Route 203 (Exit 4).


WHEN:

Friday through Sunday, June 23-25.


PURSE:

Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.3 million.


SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, June 23 — Sportsman qualifying and eliminations, begin at 11 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, June 24 — Sportsman eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 25 — Pre-race ceremonies, 2 p.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 3 p.m.


TELEVISION:

Saturday, June 24, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 10 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, June 25, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will telecast NHRA 2Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 11:30 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, June 25, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of final round eliminations at 10 p.m. (ET).


SATELLITE:

Friday, June 23, 11-11:30 p.m. (ET) – SBS 6, Transponder 17 K (12117 MHz, horizontal)

Saturday, June 24, No feed scheduled, please roll on ESPN2 show, 10 p.m. (ET)

Sunday, June 25, 10:30-11 p.m. (ET) – SBS 6, Transponder 17 K (12117 MHz, horizontal)

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