betway NHRA Carolina Nationals Loaded with Special Events for Fans – On and Off The Track

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CONCORD, NC – September. 20, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The action on the track at zMAX Dragway will heat up on Friday through Sunday when the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series hosts the betway NHRA Carolina Nationals, the second of six playoff races in the Countdown to the Championship.

But a full slate of fun and thrills off the track ensures the weekend in Charlotte will be filled with non-stop excitement for fans of all ages. With can’t-miss attractions like KSFMX freestyle motocross exhibitions in the midway to Friday night fire to a wealth of activities on the Nitro Alley Stage, the late-season race at the Bellagio of Dragstrips will be one to remember from start to finish.

The midway will come alive three times a day during the event when the performers with the KSFMX freestyle motocross put on a show. Fans will have a front-row seat to their incredible stunt show, which including a 300×50-foot blueprint in the middle of the midway. That means while fans are watching team work on their 11,000-horsepower machines in the pits, they can also catch a glimpse of some spectacular high-flying motocross action before the nitro cars take to the track.

The fun off the dragstrip doesn’t stop there, as the Nitro Alley Stage will be jam-packed with guests throughout the weekend, including a special “Shake and Bake” Q&A with NASCAR great Michael Waltrip and Pro Stock’s Kyle Koretsky at 3:10 p.m. on Friday. Other features on the Nitro Alley Stage on Friday include Top Fuel Motorcycle School with record-holder Larry McBride, who will previewing the incredible excitement the Top Fuel Motorcycles will showcase during the weekend, “10 Questions” with Pro Stock Motorcycle standout Angie Smith and “Just the Basics” with Top Fuel star Clay Millican.

On Saturday, a live recording of the NHRA Insider Podcast with NHRA on FOX announcer Brian Lohnes will take place on the Nitro Alley Stage, as well as Nitro School with Nicky Boninfante. The new “Science of the Starting Line” segment will also take place on stage. For fans craving more tech talk, Pro Stock points leader Matt Hartford leads the Total Seal Tech Talk in his pits on both Friday and Saturday as well.

Fans can also enjoy the Nostalgia Pro Stock cars on display in the midway at zMAX Dragway and meet the future stars of the sport in the Summit Racing Equipment Jr. Drag Racing League. Their cars will also be on display, while the young fans can also enjoy the special kids zone at zMAX Dragway, which offers plenty to keep children interested before the next round of nitro.

The Salisbury High School drumline will perform throughout the day on Saturday as well and, of course, the weekend ends with plenty of Sunday excitement, including the SealMaster Track Walk to start the day, opening ceremonies on the starting line and the winner’s circle celebration on Sunday after racing concludes, where fans are invited to congratulate the betway NHRA Carolina Nationals event winners.

On the track, the action should be incredible, with all the stars in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle looking to pick up a critical playoff victory. The action starts with one round of qualifying under the lights – and with plenty of pyro – final qualifying on Saturday and eliminations on Sunday.

Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car) and Aaron Stanfield (Pro Stock) will look to defend their event wins and this year’s race will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 (FS1), including eliminations coverage at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 24

The betway NHRA Carolina Nationals also will feature thrilling competition in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, which includes some of the sport’s top drivers, as well as the new NHRA Factory X presented by Holley class, the Mountain Motor Pro Stock category and Top Fuel Motorcycle. Fans can also look forward to special 8.60 exhibition, as well as the final race of the season-long Toyota Supra Showdown. The matchup between Antron Brown and Ron Capps takes place at 6:55 p.m. on Friday.

NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series qualifying will feature one round at 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 22, and the final two rounds of qualifying on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Final eliminations are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 24. Television coverage includes qualifying action on FS1 at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, and then eliminations on FS1 at 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.

To view the full schedule and list of happenings this weekend at zMAX Dragway, visit To purchase tickets to the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway, please visit or call 800-455-FANS (3267).

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About NHRA

Headquartered in San Dimas, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 21 national events featuring the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports, Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown™ and Top Fuel Harley Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and NHRA Street Legal™. 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 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,®, allows fans to view all NHRA national events as well as exclusive features of the sport. In addition, NHRA owns and operates three racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park; and In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip in Southern California. For more information, log on to, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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