GLENDORA, CA – June 25, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Tickets are now on sale for the 40th annual Southern Nationals, Aug. 28-30 at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga. The event, previously canceled earlier this year, was returned to the 2020 schedule earlier this month.
The prestigious event, an NHRA mainstay since 1981, promises to deliver all the intense racing action fans in the region have come to expect from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Along with 11,000 horsepower Top Fuel and Funny Cars racing down the track, fans will witness the wild action of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series presented by J&A Service, the high-tech modern machines of the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown, and the high-powered Mountain Motor Pro Stock class.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Ron Capps (Funny Car) will be among those defending the race titles they won in 2019.
The revised Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule condenses events to two-day competition schedules for the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series classes due to economic and logistical factors. This will entail one day of qualifications (two rounds) on Saturday and Final Eliminations on Sunday. Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series classes will begin racing on Friday.
To purchase reserved or general admission seats, visit NHRA.com/tickets or call 800-884-6472.
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