GLENDORA, CA – January 12, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – For the first time in NHRA history, the 2021 season will kick off at the famed Gainesville Raceway. Tickets are now on sale for the 52nd annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
The stars of the NHRA will begin their season-long hunt for a 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series world championship at the first event of the season at the historic Gainesville Raceway.
The series rolls into Gainesville, Fla. March 11-14 for the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and promises to deliver all the intense racing action that fans in the region have come to expect.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith raced to titles at this event in 2020.
Along with the professional Camping World series, fans will see racing competition in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series as well as the ever-thrilling E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, Factory Stock Showdown and the NHRA Top Fuel Harley Series. With the jam-packed racing schedule, the Gatornationals already has full entry fields in most NHRA sportsman categories.
The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will begin qualifying on Friday, March 12. Pro teams will get one qualifying attempt Friday and two Saturday, March 13 to lock themselves into the 16-car field for a chance to race for coveted NHRA Wally trophy on Sunday, March 14.
Kids 12 and under are free in general admission areas with a paid adult at the event. Military and First Responders save 20% online through GovX.
To purchase reserved seats or general admission, fans can visit NHRA.com/tickets.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 22 national events featuring the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown and Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series. Twice a year, NHRA hosts a ‘race-within-a-race,’ during the JEGS Allstars and Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle specialty competitions. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style. NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. With over 120 Member Tracks, NHRA allows racers to compete at a variety of locations nationally and internationally. NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) Program reaches over 30,000 students annually to ignite their interest in automotive and racing related careers. NHRA’s streaming service, NHRA.tv, allows fans to view all NHRA national events as well as exclusive features of the sport. 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. and YouTube.
Source: National Hot Rod Association