MOHNTON, PA – September 23, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – NHRA officials announced a sellout for Saturday’s racing at the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. Fans from all over the Northeast have filled the grandstands and pit areas under unseasonably warm weather conditions during day two of the 20th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and second of six events in NHRA’s Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.
“Maple Grove Raceway fans may be the most loyal in motorsports and deserve this weekend’s weather,” said Maple Grove Raceway President Mike Lewis. “Today’s Dodge NHRA Nationals sellout is a great indication of the surging popularity of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing. We appreciate every fan, every racer, every employee and all the sponsors who support Maple Grove Raceway.”
It is the third event of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Series season to feature a sellout crowd. The Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals had a sellout on Saturday, and the NHRA New England Nationals was sold out both Saturday and 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 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. National Hot Rod Association 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