WHAT:

Sixth annual O’Reilly Thunder Valley NHRA Nationals presented by Q, the sixth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in three 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:

Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn. From Interstate 81 North, take Hwy. 11E. Take the Virginia Exit 3 and Hwy. 11E will take you directly to the Dragway. From the I-81 South, take Tennessee exit 69 and go south on Hwy 394 directly to the Dragway.


WHEN:

Friday through Sunday, April 28-30.


PURSE:

Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.5 million.


SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, April 28 — Sportsman qualifying and eliminations, begin at 8 a.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 29 — Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 30 — Pre-race ceremonies, 11 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at noon


TELEVISION:

Saturday, April 29, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 10 p.m. (ET).

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

Sunday, April 30, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of final round eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).


SATELLITE:

Friday, April 28, 10-10:30 p.m. (ET) – SBS 6, Transponder 2 K (11749.5 MHz, vertical)

Saturday, April 29, 8-8:30 p.m. (ET) – SBS 6, Transponder 2 K (11749.5 MHz, vertical)

Sunday, April 30, 8-8:30 p.m. (ET) – SBS 6, Transponder 2 K (11749.5 MHz, vertical)





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