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Thu, 23 Jun 2005, 03:05 PM

Third Annual Western RV Rocky Mountain Nationals
Courtesy of IHRA Communications





EDMONTON, Alb. --

The Third Annual Western RV Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by Torco Race Fuels.

WHERE: Budweiser Motorsports Park. The track is located just south of Edmonton, off Highway 2 in Leduc. The track is 2 miles west on the south side of Highway 19, adjacent to the Edmonton International Airport.

WHEN: Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26

WHO: The stars of the Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series, including four time (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) World Champion Clay Millican, Bruce Litton, and Doug Foley

Defending World Champion Mike Janis, Barrie,Ontario's Al Billes, Calgary's Rick Distefano and Harold Martin in nitrous vs. supercharged Torco Race Fuels Pro Modified

Two time defending World Champion Rob Atchison from London, Ontario, five-time World Champion Mark Thomas, and Amalie Oil sponsored Terry McMillen in Funny Car

"The World's Fastest and Quickest Pro Stock Cars," featuring IHRA's version of NASCAR, the 215 mile per hour factory hot rods of World Champion John Nobile (Ford ZX2), former World Champion Brian Gahm (Ford Mustang), John Montecalvo (Chevy Cobalt), and Robert Patrick (Ford Mustang) in Torco Race Fuels Pro Stock

Champions will also be crowned in seven Mr. Gasket sportsman classes: Erson Cams Top Sportsman, Mallory Top Dragster, ACCEL DFI Super Stock, Hays Stock, ACCEL Quick Rod, Lakewood Super Rod, and Hurst Hot Rod

"NIGHTS OF FIRE": Two "Nights of Fire," Friday and Saturday features the professional categories running under the lights, Pat Davidson's Jet Ambulance, the Thunderbolts, Nitro Harleys and a giant fireworks display. This "show" within the show kicks off at 8:00 pm on Friday and 8:00 pm on Saturday

SCHEDULE:
Friday, June 24
Gates open for Racers and Sponsors 8:00, Sportsman Qualifying 10:00 am, "Thunder in the Alley" Pro Qualifying 4:00 pm, Autograph session, Sportsman qualifying continues after autograph session, "Night of Fire" pro qualifying starting at 8:00 pm

Saturday, June 25 Gates open at 8:00am, Sportsman qualifying at 10:00am, Pro qualifying starts at 4:00 pm, Autograph session, Sportsman qualifying after Autograph session, "Night of Fire" Pro qualifying at 8:00 pm

Sunday June 26 Gates open at 8:00am, Sportsman eliminations (round 1) at 10:00am. Pro eliminations (Rd 1) at 11:00am, Sportsman eliminations after pro round, Pro eliminations (Rd 2) at 1:00pm, Sportsman eliminations continue after pro round. Semi-Finals at 3:00 pm, Sportsman round follows, Finals: Sportsman, PS, FC, PM, TF, Jet Ambulance, starts at 4:30 pm

TICKETS: "AFFORDABLE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT"
All prices Canadian

Order Tickets Now-(780) 461-5801, or log onto ticketmaster.ca. (780) 451-8000

Friday, June 24 General Admission $35, Juniors 6-12 only $10,

Saturday, June 25 General Admission $55, Juniors 6-12 only $10

Sunday, June 26 General Admission $50, Juniors 6-12 only $10

Reserve Seats available at a limited number for +$10 for all three days

Save! Weekend Tickets *includes reserved seat Friday through Sunday

Adult General Admission $115 Adult Super Pass* $125

Special Thunder Alley VIP Weekend Pass The Ultimate Racing Experience $300 (includes weekend with reserved seat Fri/Sat/Sun and Hospitality)

FREE PIT PASS: Every ticket includes access to the pit area. Go "backstage" and watch drivers tune their vehicles for the next round, get auto- graphs, photos and team merchandise

BUY TICKETS: Budweiser Motorsports Park at (780) 461-5801 or log onto www.budpark.com, or ticketmaster.ca

TELEVISION:		
On SPEED Channel (all times eastern) 
Top Fuel/Pro Mod  8/20/05 at 5 pm
Funny Car/Pro Stock  8/27/05 at 4:30 pm

2004 EVENT WINNERS:		
Top Fuel-Clay Millican
Torco Pro Mod-Harold Martin
Funny Car-Jeff Burnett
Torco Pro Stock-Brian Gahm

2004 No. 1 QUALIFIERS:
Top Fuel-Clay Millican
Torco Pro Mod-Rick Distefano
Funny Car-Rob Atchison
Torco Pro Stock-Pete Berner

TRACK RECORDS:		
Top Fuel-Clay Millican - 4.575; Terry Capp 319.37
Torco Pro Mod-Harold Martin - 6.223; Quain Stott -227.73
Funny Car-Rob Atchison-5.878; Mark Thomas - 240.00
Torco Pro Stock-John Montecalvo - 6.575, 212.46

TRACK ELEVATION: 2,200' above sea level





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