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





POMONA, Calif. --

The 43nd annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, the final of 23 races in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, and the final of two races in the Countdown to 1 that will determine the 2007 NHRA POWERade Series world championships. Sportsman competitors in seven categories earn points leading to 2007 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Pomona, Calif. Track is located off I-10 at Fairplex Drive. Go north on Fairplex drive. Track Elevation: 1,100 feet.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 1-4.

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

SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, Nov. 1
- Sportsman qualifying and time trials begin at 8:15 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSION at 1:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, Nov. 2 - Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSION at 1:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Nov. 3 - Sportsman eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Nov. 4 - Pre-race ceremonies begin at 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, Nov. 3,
ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two one-hour shows of qualifying coverage at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Nov. 4, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three-and-a-half hours of eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Nov. 4, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise NHRA RaceDay, a 30-minute pre-race show, at 11 a.m. (ET).

2006 RACE WINNERS: Tony Schumacher, Top Fuel; John Force, Funny Car; Greg Anderson, Pro Stock; Craig Treble, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

TRACK RECORDS:
Top Fuel
- 4.428 seconds by Tony Schumacher, Nov. 2006; 334.65 mph by Schumacher, Feb. 2005.
Funny Car - 4.646 seconds by Robert Hight, Feb. 2007; and 333.66 mph by Jack Beckman, Nov. 2006.
Pro Stock - 6.634 seconds by Jason Line, Nov. 2006; and 209.04 by Greg Anderson, Feb. 2007.
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 7.000 seconds by Matt Smith, Nov. 2005; 194.66 mph by GT Tonglet, Nov. 2004.

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 A. Sampey, June '07, Englishtown, N.J.; 197.45 mph by A. Hines, March '05, Gainesville, Fla.

TICKETS: For tickets call (800) 884-NHRA (6472). Tickets also available online at http://www.ticketmaster.com or at http://www.nhra.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $22; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Friday: Adult, $29; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $49; 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, $39; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years & under), $10. Saturday: Adult, $59; 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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