INDIANAPOLIS, IN – April 6, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Tickets are now on sale for the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s most prestigious drag race, Aug. 30-Sept. 4 at historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
To purchase general-admission or reserved seats for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, log on to NHRA.com/tickets or call the NHRA Ticket Sales Center, 800-884-NHRA (6472). Tickets can also be purchased for the Top Eliminator Club (TEC) the exclusive members-only hospitality package. General-admission tickets for children 12 and younger are free with any paid adult ticket.The most historic and tradition-rich event in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals has been contested annually since 1955, and its past list of winners includes “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Don “the Snake” Prudhomme, John Force, Bob Glidden, Tony Schumacher, and Kenny Bernstein, among other legends.
The race is the 18th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and will again be showcased nationally on FOX broadcast channels across the country. Tony Schumacher, (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were last year’s winners.
The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals will feature intense side-by-side racing at more than 320 mph as drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle compete for their share of the $2 million purse and battle for important world championship points.
The stakes will be high as teams will battle for the final top 10 spots for the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. With an increased number of points in play due to the point-and-a-half system for this event, the drama on Championship Monday is expected to be more amplified than ever. Perhaps more important, drivers will compete to earn a permanent spot in NHRA history as a Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals winner.
The event also will showcase the NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout, in which the top drivers in Top Fuel and Funny Car will race for $100,000 paydays in separate bonus races.
The race also will offer thrilling competition in both the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, which also will be highlighted by the annual Mopar Hemi Challenge for Super Stock cars. Also highlighting the race weekend will be the appearance of Jet Cars to thrill the crowds during the course of the weekend.
About National Hot Rod Association
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 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 program 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; Gainesville Raceway 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