O’REILLY NHRA SUMMER NATIONALS – Event Info
WHAT:    21st annual O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol
GTX, the ninth 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: 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 29-31
          
SCHEDULE:   
FRIDAY, May 29 – Sportsman qualifying begins at 8 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 4 and 6:30 p.m.
        
SATURDAY, May 30 – Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
        
SUNDAY, May 31 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.
      
TELEVISION:   
Saturday, May 30 ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of
qualifying highlights at 8 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, May 31 ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise NHRA Race Day, at 11
a.m. (ET).   
Sunday, May 31 ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of
eliminations at 4 p.m. (ET).
        
SATELLITE (Analog feed):   
Friday, May 29, 10:30 – 11 p.m. (ET), AMC 15 / Transponder 3K (11760
MHz, vertical)
Saturday, May 30, 8 – 8:30p.m. (ET), AMC 15 / Transponder 3K (11760 MHz,
vertical)
Sunday, May 31, 7:30 – 8 p.m. (ET), AMC 15 / Transponder 3K (11760 MHz,
vertical)
Video news release contains race action highlights each day and winners’
interviews on Sunday.

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