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Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications





MOHNTON, Pa. --

The 21ST annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals, the 19th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2005 NHRA POWERade Series world championships.

Sportsman competitors in six categories earn points leading to 2005 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, Pa. Track is located off the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Exit 298), 10 miles south of Reading, Pa.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 15-18.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.5 million.

SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, Sept. 15
-- Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8:45 a.m. FRIDAY, Sept. 16 -- Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8:45 a.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 2 and 5 p.m. SATURDAY, Sept. 17 -- Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8:45 a.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. SUNDAY, Sept. 18 -- Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, Sept. 17, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise one hour of qualifying highlights at 4 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Sept. 18, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will broadcast NHRA 2Day, a 30-minute weekly news magazine show, at 11:30 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, Sept. 18, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of eliminations coverage at 4 p.m. (ET).

2004 EVENT WINNERS: Tony Schumacher, Top Fuel; Gary Scelzi, Funny Car; Jason Line, Pro Stock; and Angelle Sampey, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

 
TRACK RECORDS:        
Top Fuel - 4.441 seconds by Tony Schumacher, Oct. 2003; 333.08 mph by Schumacher, Oct. 2001
Funny Car -- 4.728 seconds by John Force, Oct. 2004; 327.82 mph by Force, Oct. 2004
Pro Stock - 6.669 seconds by Jason Line, Oct. 2004; 206.67 mph by Greg Anderson, Oct. 2004
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 7.018 seconds by Angelle Sampey, Oct. 2004; 194.77 mph by GT Tonglet, Oct.
2001

NATIONAL RECORDS:          
Top Fuel -- 4.441 sec. (Oct. '03, Reading, Pa.) and 336.15 mph (May '05, Columbus, Ohio) by Tony
Schumacher.
Funny Car -- 4.665 sec. (Oct. '04, Joliet, Ill.) and 333.58 mph (Oct. '04, Joliet, Ill.) by John
Force.
Pro Stock -- 6.633 sec. (March '05, Gainesville, Fla.) and 208.23 mph (March '05, Gainesville,
Fla.) by Greg Anderson.
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 6.968 sec. (July '05, Sonoma, Calif.) and 197.45 mph (March '05,
Gainesville, Fla.) by Andrew Hines.

TICKETS: For tickets call (610) 856-7200. Tickets also are available at maplegroveraceway.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $10; Junior (6-12 years), free. Friday: Adult, $32; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $40; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Sunday: Adult, $45; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Child (5 years and under), free in general admission and pit areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Saturday: Adult, $52; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years and under), $10. Sunday: Adult, $60; Junior (6-12 years), $25; Child (5 years and under), $15.





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