Friday Qualifying Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather at Dodge NHRA Nationals

MOHNTON, PA – September 30, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  NHRA officials cancelled the first two rounds of qualifying at the 32nd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway on Friday, Sept. 30, after rain and persistent mist. The Dodge NHRA Nationals is the third race of the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s six-race playoffs that will decide the 2016 world champions.


Officials consistently worked throughout the day to dry the track but as the temperature dropped and misting continued, racing for the day was called at 4:25 p.m. NHRA Mello Yello Series qualifying is set to begin as scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 11:15 a.m.

Coverage of the Dodge NHRA Nationals on NHRA All Access will begin at 8:45 a.m. ET. Qualifying coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) will be at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. Live finals on FS1 will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Friday tickets can be exchanged for admission to the Dodge NHRA Nationals on Saturday or Sunday, but the customer is responsible for paying the difference in price. Fans must retain their tickets in order to exchange them. If Friday ticket holders are unable to attend the event on either Saturday or Sunday, please stay tuned for further information.

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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, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Source: National Hot Rod Association