SONOMA, CA – July 31, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – NHRA and Sonoma Raceway officials announced a sellout for Sunday’s racing at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals. Fans from all over the Bay Area and Northern California have filled the grandstands and pit areas under perfect weather conditions during the 15th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
“It’s been a phenomenal weekend at the track – perfect weather, terrific racing – and we are grateful to all of the guests who turned out to enjoy it with us,” said Steve Page, Sonoma Raceway president and general manager.
It is the first Sunday event of the season where a sellout has been announced and it is the fourth sellout of the year. The NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, N.C., the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway and the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway in Epping, N.H., featured sellout crowds on Saturday.
“Sonoma Raceway always has some of the most enthusiastic and supportive fans of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series,” said Terry Blount, NHRA vice president of communications. “We’re thrilled to say the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals is our fourth sellout of the year, proving the continued success of our 2016 season in the fastest growing motorsport.”
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Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 23 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Source: National Hot Rod Association