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O'Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications





MILLINGTON, Tenn. --

The 20th annual O'Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil, the 19th of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to the 2007 NHRA POWERade Series world championships.

Sportsman competitors in four categories earn points leading to the 2007 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Memphis Motorsports Park, Memphis, Tenn. Track is located off Fite Road between Raleigh-Millington and Highway 51, seven miles north of I-240. Take Interstate 240 to the Warford Road Exit (Exit 6). Go north on Warford Road six miles to Raleigh Millington Road. Turn left onto Raleigh Millington Road and continue to Fite Road. Turn left onto Fite Road at MMP Billboard and continue on Fite Road for 0.4 miles.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, Sept. 14-16.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.3 million.

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, Sept. 14
- Sportsman qualifying begins at 8:30 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3:45 and 6:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, Sept. 15 - Sportsman qualifying begin at 8:30 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at Noon and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Sept. 16 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, Sept. 16,
ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 12:00 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, Sept. 16, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 11 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, Sept. 16, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).

2006 EVENT WINNERS: Doug Kalitta, Top Fuel; John Force Funny Car; Kurt Johnson, Pro Stock; Andrew Hines, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

TRACK RECORDS:
Top Fuel
- 4.533 sec. by David Baca, Sept. 2003; 327.90 mph by Doug Kalitta, Sept. 2003
Funny Car - 4.786 sec. by John Force, Aug. 2006; 322.42 mph by Gary Scelzi, Sept. 2003
Pro Stock - 6.694 sec. by Jason Line, Aug. 2006; 205.38 mph by Line, Aug. 2006
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 7.048 sec. by Antron Brown, Aug. 2006; 189.04 mph by Michael Phillips, Aug. 2006

NATIONAL RECORDS:
Top Fuel
- 4.428 sec. Nov. '06, Pomona, Calif. and 336.15 mph May '05, Columbus, Ohio by Tony Schumacher
Funny Car - 4.659 sec. Feb. '07, Chandler, Ariz. by Tony Pedregon; 333.66 mph Nov. 2006, Pomona, Calif. by Jack Beckman.
Pro Stock - 6.536 sec. March '07, Gainesville, Fla. by Greg Anderson; 211.69 mph March '07, Gainesville, Fla. by Jason Line.
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 6.871 sec. June '07, Englishtown, N.J. by Angelle Sampey; 197.45 mph March '05, Gainesville, Fla. by Andrew Hines.

TICKETS: Order tickets by phone at (866) 444-4455. Tickets also are available online at http://www.memphismotorsportspark.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Friday Only: Adult, $30; Youth (12 years and under) Free.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) -Friday: Adult, $40; Youth (12 years and under), $20. Saturday: Adult, $40-50; Youth (12 years and under), $10-20. Sunday: Adult, $40-50; Youth (12 years and under), $10-20.





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