Sellout Crowd Announced at New England Dragway for NHRA New England Nationals

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EPPING, NH – June 1, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – NHRA and officials at New England Dragway announced a sellout crowd for Saturday qualifying at the 11th annual NHRA New England Nationals.

The passionate fanbase in the New England area again packed the historic facility in Epping, with a huge crowd taking in a spectacular day of qualifying and the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge. After an unfortunate 2023 race due to inclement weather, an overflow crowd returned on Saturday and enjoyed an action-packed day at the seventh of 20 races during the NHRA Mission Drag Racing Series season.

“I feel very honored that these people came last year in such bad conditions. There were droves of people coming in and now we can give back to these people and give them a great event on a beautiful weekend. That makes me feel awesome,” New England Dragway President Paul Lorenti said.

“I think the numbers are up from previous years and we’re so glad. We’re going to give them a great show.”

It is the third sellout crowd of the 2024 NHRA season, following two sellout days in Phoenix earlier this year.

Eliminations for the 11th annual NHRA New England Nationals begin at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday at New England Dragway.

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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 20 national events featuring the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series and NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, as well as the Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+, NHRA Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown™, NHRA Holley EFI Factory X and Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage NHRA Mountain Motor Pro Stock at select national events. 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 110 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.

Source: National Hot Rod Association

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