WHAT: 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, 16th of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle earn points leading to 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Brainerd International Raceway and Resort. Track is located north of Brainerd on Highway 371.
SATURDAY: Sportsman eliminations begin at 9 a.m.; pro qualifying sessions at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
SUNDAY: Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.; final eliminations at 11 a.m.
TELEVISION: Saturday, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise one hour of qualifying highlights at 5 p.m.; Sunday, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise NHRA Race Day at 10 a.m., ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of eliminations at 9 p.m. Sunday.
2008 BIR event winners: Tony Schumacher, Top Fuel; Tony Pedregon, Funny Car; Kurt Johnson, Pro Stock; Matt Smith, Pro Stock Motorcycle.
TICKETS: Order by phone (866) 444-4455 or online at www.brainerdraceway.com.
GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass): Saturday: Adult, $55; Child, $15. Sunday: Adult, $55; child, $15.
RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass): Saturday: Adult, $80; Child (6-12 years), $40. Sunday: Adult, $80; Child (6-12 years), $40.
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