WHAT: 27th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, the 16th of 24 events in the NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series. Drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle earn points toward NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Brainerd International Raceway and Resort, located north of Brainerd off Highway 371.
WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 7-10.
THURSDAY, Aug. 7: Sportsman qualifying begins at 9:30 a.m.
FRIDAY, Aug. 8: Sportsman qualifying begins at 9:15 a.m., Professional qualifying sessions at 2:45 and 5:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, Aug. 9: Sportsman eliminations begin at 9 a.m., professional qualifying sessions at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
SUNDAY, Aug. 10: Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.; final eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
TV: Saturday, Aug. 9, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 10, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 10 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 10, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of eliminations at 6 p.m.
2007 EVENT WINNERS:
Brandon Bernstein, Top Fuel; John Force, Funny Car; Jeg Coughlin, Pro Stock; Andrew Hines, Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Top Fuel: 4.446 sec. by Tony Schumacher, Aug. 2005; 337.58 mph by Schumacher, Aug. 2005
Funny Car: 4.730 sec. by Eric Medlen, Aug. 2005; 328.70 mph by Gary Scelzi, Aug. 2005
Pro Stock: 6.659 sec. by Jeg Coughlin, Aug. 2007; 207.24 mph by Greg Anderson, Aug. 2007
TICKETS: Order by phone at (866) 444-4455. Also available at www.brainerdraceway.com.
GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass): Thursday: Adult, $15; child (6-12 years), $10. Friday: Adult, $40; child, $15; Saturday: Adult, $55; child, $15. Sunday: Adult, $55; child, $15.
RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass): Thursday: Adult, $40; child (6-12 years), $35. Friday: Adult, $65; child, $40. Saturday: Adult, $80; child, $40. Sunday: Adult, $80; child, $40.
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