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ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications


The Fifth annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals, the 22nd 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 four categories earn points leading to '05 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Track is located approximately 15 miles north of downtown Las Vegas off Interstate 15.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 20-23, 2005

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.8 million.

THURSDAY, Oct. 20 -- Sportsman qualifying and time trials, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, Oct. 21 -- Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 7:30 a.m.
SATURDAY, Oct. 22  -- Sportsman eliminations begin at 7:30 a.m.
BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT, with rounds at 1:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4:50 p.m.
SUNDAY, Oct. 23  -- Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. 
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 22,:  30 minutes of Budweiser Shootout coverage at 10:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2
Saturday, Oct. 22,:  three hours of qualifying coverage at 11 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2
Sunday, Oct. 23,:  NHRA 2Day, half-hour preview show at 11:30 a.m. (ET) on ESPN2
Sunday, Oct. 23,:  three hours of eliminations coverage at 8 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2

2004 EVENT WINNERS: Doug Kalitta, Top Fuel; Gary Scelzi, Funny Car; Greg Anderson, Pro Stock; Chip Ellis, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Top Fuel - 4.472 seconds by Scott Kalitta, April '04; 335.57 mph by Doug Kalitta, April '04
Funny Car - 4.747 seconds by Tony Pedregon, April. '04; 328.22 mph by Del Worsham, Oct. '04
Pro Stock - 6.775 seconds by Jason Line, Oct. '04; 203.09 mph by Greg Anderson, Oct. '04
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 7.130 seconds by Andrew Hines, Oct. '04; 191.08 mph by Matt Hines Oct. '02

Top Fuel -- 4.437 sec (Sept. '05, Joliet, Ill.); 336.15 mph (May '05, Hebron, Ohio) by Tony
Funny Car -- 4.665 sec. (Oct. '04, Joliet, Ill.) and 333.58 mph (Oct. '04, Joliet, Ill.) by John
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 Las Vegas Motor Speedway at (702) 644-4444, or visit, or

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $16; Junior (6-12 years), free. Friday: Adult, $30; Junior (6-12 years), $11. Saturday: Adult, $45; Junior (6-12 years), $11. Sunday: Adult, $53; Junior (6-12 years) $16. Children five years and under admitted free to general admission and pit areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $40; Junior (6-12 years), $21; Child (Five and under), $11. Saturday: Adult, $56; Junior (6-12 years), $21; Child (Five and under), $11. Sunday: Adult, $63; Junior (6-12 years) $27; Child (Five and under), $11.

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