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Screamin' Eagle NHRA Nitro Harley-Davidson Exhibition Tour Continues

GLENDORA, CA - Feb. 25, 2006: NHRA announced the continuation of the Screamin' Eagle NHRA Nitro Harley-Davidson exhibition tour to be held at three national events in conjunction with the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

The three NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series events in 2006 that will showcase the NHRA Screamin' Eagle Nitro Harley-Davidson exhibitions will be the Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA Nationals at Firebird International Raceway near Phoenix (Feb. 24-26), the O'Reilly Thunder Valley NHRA Nationals at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway (April 28-30) and the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park near Richmond, Va. (Oct. 6-8).

The invitation-only exhibition tour will feature the top Nitro Harley-Davidson teams from the All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) who will compete to qualify for an eight-bike elimination field. Qualifying will take place on Friday and Saturday during each national event, with eliminations held on Sunday.

"Eagle Nitro Harley racers and teams are excited to put on a great show at these select NHRA events," said Anne Paluso, manager of Harley-Davidson Racing. €œNHRA fans love the raw power and pure American performance of these Nitro-burning Harleys.

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., the NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. It presents 23 national events through its NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. The NHRA has more than 80,000 members nationwide and 140 member tracks. The NHRA-sanctioned sportsman and bracket racing series provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels. The NHRA develops the stars of tomorrow by offering the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Racing Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Street Legal Program presented by AAA. The NHRA also offers the O'Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League for youths ages 8 to 17.