GLENDORA, CA – October 19, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Tickets are now on sale for the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series’ return to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in 2022 for the NHRA Arizona Nationals on Feb. 25-27.
After not racing at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park this year, the NHRA will return to a facility that has enjoyed a long and storied history in the sport. The NHRA Arizona Nationals have been a staple for more than three decades and fans will once again be able to enjoy the incredible action of 11,000-horsepower nitro cars in Top Fuel and Funny Car in 2022, as well as a number of other thrilling classes at the Duel in the Desert.
“We’re so thrilled for the return of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in 2022, and we know our fans are just as excited to see the spectacular racing that will take place next year,” said General Manager, Henry Moreno. “This race has been a favorite for racers and fans alike for more than 30 years, and we can’t wait to provide another memorable event here at Wild Horse Pass.”
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car) and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) were winners of the 2020 event at a facility that has played host a number of special moments over the years.
Tony Schumacher, who is returning to full-time racing action in Top Fuel, has five career wins at the facility, while John Force has eight wins at the track, which hosted its first NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series race in 1985. Active competitors Antron Brown, Ron Capps and Matt Hagan all have three wins apiece in the nitro categories in Phoenix.
Action will start next year with one qualifying run on Friday, a pair of qualifying sessions on Saturday and eliminations on Sunday, as the stars of the sport will look to start the year with an early-season win. Additionally, the race is the last chance for competitors in Top Fuel to earn their spot in the All-Star Shootout, which takes place at the next event in Gainesville, putting an even bigger focus on qualifying action in Phoenix.
The 2021 Top Fuel Champion will have an automatic seed in the field in the number one spot. Positions two through nine will have their points reset after this season and will earn additional points based on the final qualifying order at the 2022 NHRA Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals and NHRA Arizona Nationals to set the final seven positions. The race will also count toward the All-Star Shootout in Funny Car, which takes place at Indy later in the year.
All children 12 and under will be admitted free in the general admission area with a paid adult.
To purchase tickets for the 2022 NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, fans can visit nhra.com.
About Camping World Holdings, Inc.
Camping World Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL, (together with its subsidiaries) is America’s largest retailer of RVs and related products and services. Our vision is to build a long-term legacy business that makes RVing fun and easy, and our Camping World and Good Sam brands have been serving RV consumers since 1966. We strive to build long-term value for our customers, employees, and shareholders by combining a unique and comprehensive assortment of RV products and services with a national network of RV dealerships, service centers and customer support centers along with the industry’s most extensive online presence and a highly-trained and knowledgeable team of associates serving our customers, the RV lifestyle, and the communities in which we operate. We also believe that our Good Sam organization and family of programs and services uniquely enables us to connect with our customers as stewards of the RV enthusiast community and the RV lifestyle. With over 185 locations in 40 states, Camping World, and sister company Gander RV & Outdoors, have grown to become prime destinations for everything RV. For more information, visit www.CampingWorld.com.
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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 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, Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown and Top Fuel Harley Series. 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 www.NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
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