WHAT:

Inaugural Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals, the 21st 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 six categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.


WHERE:

Virginia Motorsports Park, Dinwiddie, Va.


WHEN:

Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6-8.


SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, Oct. 6 – Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m. Professional Qualifying Sessions at 3 and 6 p.m.
SATURDAY, Oct. 7 – Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.
Professional Qualifying Sessions at noon and 3 p.m.
SUNDAY, Oct. 8 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. Final Eliminations begin at 11 a.m.


TELEVISION:

Saturday, Oct. 7, ESPN and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 10 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Oct. 7, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise NHRA 2Day, a 30-minute magazine show at 12:30 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Oct. 8, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).


SATELLITE:

Friday, Oct. 6, 9-9:30 p.m. (ET) – SBS 6, Transponder 16K (12092.5 MHz, Vertical)
Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:30-8 p.m. (ET) – SBS 6, Transponder 16K (12092.5 MHz, Vertical)
Sunday, Oct. 8, 7-7:30 p.m. (ET) – SBS 6, Transponder 16K (12092.5 MHz, Vertical)

Feeds include action with natural sound of Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock, plus interviews with qualifying leaders on Saturday and winners on Sunday.


2000 EVENT WINNERS:

Top Fuel – Larry Dixon
Funny Car – John Force
Pro Stock – Jeg Coughlin


TRACK RECORDS:

Top Fuel — 4.494 seconds by Gary Scelzi, April 1999; 321.12 mph by Scelzi, April 1999
Funny Car — 4.887 seconds by John Force, April 1998; 310.66 mph by Force, April 1998
Pro Stock — 6.840 seconds by Kurt Johnson, April 1999; 202.24 mph by Warren Johnson, April 1999

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