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O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications

ENNIS, Texas --

The 22nd annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec, the 20th of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2007 NHRA POWERade Series world championships. Sportsman competitors in five categories earn points leading to 2007 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Texas Motorplex, 7500 W. Hwy. 287, Ennis, Texas. Follow I-45 or I-35E to Hwy 287, then follow 287 to the track.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 20-23.

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

THURSDAY, Sept. 20
Sportsman qualifying begins at 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, Sept. 21
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8:30 a.m.
Sport Compact Qualifying Session at 1:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, Sept. 22
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
Sport Compact Qualifying Sessions at 9:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, Sept. 23
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 23,
ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will telecast an hour and a half of qualifying highlights at 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Sunday, Sept. 24, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will telecast NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 11 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, Sept. 24, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of final eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).

2006 EVENT CHAMPIONS: Brandon Bernstein, Top Fuel; Robert Hight, Funny Car; Richie Stevens, Pro Stock.

Top Fuel
- 4.441 seconds by Doug Herbert, Oct. 2005; 333.95 mph by Scott Kalitta, Oct. 2003.
Funny Car - 4.694 seconds by Ron Capps, Oct. 2005; 330.31 mph by Robert Hight, Oct. 2005
Pro Stock - 6.643 seconds by Jason Line, Sept. 2006; 207.40 mph by Anderson, Oct. 2005
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 7.269 seconds by Angelle Sampey, April 1999; 186.91 mph by John Smith, April 1999
NATIONAL RECORDS: Top Fuel - 4.428 sec. by Tony Schumacher, Nov. '06, Pomona, Calif.; 336.15 mph by Schumacher, May '05, Columbus, Ohio
Funny Car - 4.659 sec. by Tony Pedregon, Feb. '07, Chandler, Ariz.; 333.66 mph by Jack Beckman, Nov. '06, Pomona, Calif.
Pro Stock - 6.536 sec. by Greg Anderson, March '07, Gainesville, Fla.; 211.69 mph by Jason Line, March '07, Gainesville, Fla.
PS Motorcycle - 6.871 sec. by Angelle Sampey, June '07, Englishtown, N.J.; 197.45 mph by Andrew Hines, March '05, Gainesville, Fla.
TICKETS: For tickets call (800) MOTORPLEX (668-6775). Tickets also are available at

RESERVED SEATS - Thursday: Adult, $10; Youth (12 years and under), $5. Friday: Adult, $30-48; Youth (12 years and under), $5-22. Saturday: Adult, $30-55; Youth (12 years and under), $5-28. Sunday: Adult, $36-64; Youth (12 years and under), $5-30.

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