GLENDORA, CA – March 25, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – In consideration of the COVID-19 global pandemic, NHRA officials announced today revisions to the 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The series is tentatively planned to resume June 5-7 with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. The season will conclude with the crowning of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champions November 13-15 at the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.
The revised schedule will consist of 19 total events, with 17 of those events being contested when the series resumes in June. Six of these events will be condensed to two-day competition schedules for the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series classes due to economic and logistical factors. As a result of the compressed schedule points will not be reset after the U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. NHRA has held two make-up dates on the calendar in case there are further delays.
Tentative schedule announcements for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series, Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Series and Samtech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Series will be announced soon. All NHRA-sanctioned drag racing series competition is still suspended until further notice.
- June 5-7
Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals PSC/PSM Gainesville, Fla.
- June 12-14
*Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals PSC/PSM Houston
- June 19-21
*NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals PSC/PSM Bristol, Tenn.
- June 26-28
*Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals PSC/PSM Norwalk, Ohio
- July 9-12
Route 66 NHRA Nationals Chicago
- July 17-19
Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals PSM Denver
- July 24-26
NHRA Sonoma Nationals PSC/PSM Sonoma, Calif.
- July 31-Aug. 2
*NHRA Northwest Nationals PSC/PSM Seattle
- Aug. 13-16
Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Brainerd, Minn.
- Aug. 21-23
*Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals PSC Topeka, Kan.
- Sept. 3-7
NHRA U.S. Nationals PSC/PSM Indianapolis
- Sept. 11-13
*Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals PSC/PSM Reading, Pa.
- Sept. 18-20
NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals PSC/PSM Charlotte
- Sept. 25-27
Make Up Date If Needed Gainesville, Fla.
- Oct. 2-4
AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals PSC/PSM St. Louis
- Oct. 9-11
Make Up Date If Needed Houston
- Oct. 15-18
AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals PSC/PSM Dallas
- Oct. 29-Nov. 1
Dodge NHRA Nationals PSC/PSM Las Vegas
- Nov. 12-15
Auto Club NHRA Finals PSC/PSM Pomona, Calif.
*Mello Yello Drag Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday only
PSC = Pro Stock will be contested at this event
PSM = Pro Stock Motorcycle will be contested at this event
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 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. 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 four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; 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