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Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications





POMONA, Calif. --

The 41st annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, the final of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2005 NHRA POWERade championships.

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

WHERE: Pomona Raceway, Pomona, Calif. Track is located off I-10 at Fairplex Drive. Go north on Fairplex drive to the Fairplex.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 3-6.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of approximately $1.7 million.

SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, Nov. 3
-- Sportsman qualifying and time trials begin at 8:15 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSION at 2 p.m.

FRIDAY, Nov. 4 -- Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSION at 2 p.m.

SATURDAY, Nov. 5 -- Sportsman eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

SUNDAY, Nov. 6 -- Pre-race ceremonies begin at 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, Nov. 5, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 10 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Nov. 6, ESPN2 will televise three hours of eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Nov. 6, ESPN2 will broadcast NHRA 2Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 11:30 a.m. (ET).

2004 EVENT WINNERS: Tony Schumacher, Top Fuel; John Force, Funny Car; Greg Anderson, Pro Stock; Angelle Sampey, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

TRACK RECORDS:        
Top Fuel - 4.447 seconds by Tony Schumacher, Feb. 2005; 334.65 mph by Schumacher, Feb. 2005
Funny Car-- 4.681 seconds by Tony Pedregon, Feb. 2005; 331.53 mph by Gary Scelzi, Feb. 2005
Pro Stock-- 6.692 seconds by Kurt Johnson, Feb. 2005; 206.35 mph by Kurt Johnson, Feb. 2005
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 7.024 seconds by Chip Ellis, Nov. 2004; 194.66 mph by GT Tonglet, Nov. 2004

NATIONAL RECORDS:          
Top Fuel -- 4.437 sec. (Sept. '05,Joliet, Ill.) 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 (800) 884-NHRA (6472). Tickets also available online at ticketmaster.com or at nhra.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $20; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Friday: Adult, $27; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $47; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Sunday: Adult, $50; Junior (6-12 years) $12. Children (5 years & under), admitted free in general admission and pit access areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $37; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years & under), $10. Saturday: Adult, $57; Junior (6-12 years), $22; Child (5 years & under), $12. Sunday: Adult, $62; Junior (6-12 years), $24; Child (5 years & under), $14.





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