LAS VEGAS, NV – October 29, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – NHRA and The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway officials announced a sellout for Saturday’s racing at the 16th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals. This is the fifth sell out of the 2016 season and marks the first time in a decade the NHRA has enjoyed sellout crowds at events across the country.
“We want to thank all the great fans here in Las Vegas this weekend that came to see the NHRA Toyota Nationals,’’ said Terry Blount, NHRA vice president of communications and public relations. “Fans love this fantastic facility at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is another indication that our fans are noticing the great racing we’ve had this season and they want to come be a part of the excitement. Our fifth sellout this year shows again NHRA is the fastest growing motorsport in America.”
The NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, N.C., the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway and the NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H. were sold out on Saturday during race weekend. The Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma, Calif., was sold out on Sunday.
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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