May '17
05-07

NHRA Southern Nationals

Atlanta Dragway
ADDRESS

500 E Ridgeway Rd
Commerce, GA 30529

ELEVATION
1,100 feet
RADIO FREQ
96.7 FM
Event Info

One of NHRA’s long-established events, this belle of the South has gained a reputation as one of the tougher events on the tour to win. With summer approaching, warm temperatures can turn the event into “Hotlanta” and throw crew chiefs a curve as they try to glue their charges to the facility’s 660-foot concrete launchpad.

As always, fans will have the opportunity to interact with their favorite drivers, as Every Ticket's a Pit Pass® at the most powerful and sensory-filled motorsports attraction on the planet! Get direct access to the teams, see firsthand as the highly-skilled mechanics service their hot rods between rounds, and get autographs from your favorite NHRA drivers.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the TICKETS button above or by calling 800-884-NHRA (6472). Purchase early and save! 


How to Get There: The track is about 65 miles north of Atlanta on ­Interstate 85 at U.S. Highway 441. From Atlanta, take I-85 north to Exit 149 (Highway 441). Travel north on Highway 441 to Steven Tanger Boulevard. Go left on Tanger Boulevard, then right on E. Ridgeway Road, and follow the signs to the track (approximately a half-mile on the right).

Visitor Information: Atlanta Dragway, 706-335-2301; Banks County ­Chamber of Commerce, 706-677-2108; Banks County Convention and ­Visitors Bureau, 706-677-5265

Schedule

FRIDAY - May 5, 2017

Midway Opens

12:30 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

3:45 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

4:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

5:00 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

6:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

6:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

7:30 PM

Jet Dragsters

8:30 PM

Secure Track

8:40 PM

 

 

SATURDAY - May 6, 2017

Midway Opens

9:30 AM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

12:45 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

1:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

2:00 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 1

3:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

3:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

4:30 PM

Secure Track

6:00 PM

 

 

SUNDAY - May 7, 2017

Midway Opens

9:00 AM

Pre-Race Ceremonies

10:00 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

11:00 AM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1

12:00 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 2

12:45 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

1:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

1:30 PM

Sportsman Eliminations - Semi-Finals

1:45 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:15 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:30 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:45 PM

Sportsman Eliminations - Finals

3:00 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Finals

3:40 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

3:50 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

3:55 PM

Secure Event

4:00 PM

FAN EVENTS

Friday, May 5th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 12:30 P.M. until the beginning of the second Nitro qualifying session.
Nitro Qualifying - Catch the action of two sessions of 300 MPH Nitro qualifying.
First Round Follow Up – Meet announcer Brian Lohnes in the Pits after first round to get the scoop on the hottest story from Round 1.
Jet Cars - After Nitro qualifying, stick around to see the spectacular Larsen Motorsports jet dragsters sponsored by Florida Tech and Matrix System. Known for their exciting pre-run flame shows and after burner pops, jet cars are thrust driven vehicles propelled by jet engines.

Saturday, May 6th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 9:30 A.M. until the beginning of the fourth Nitro qualifying session.                      
Nitro Qualifying - Catch the action of two sessions of 10,000 horsepower Nitro qualifying, the pro drivers last chance to make it into the top 16 for Race Day.
Nitro School – Come join Alan Reinhart and one of your favorite NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racers and get schooled on all your Nitro knowledge - 11:15 A.M.
Mello Yello Autograph Session - At the Mello Yello display featuring your favorite NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racers - 11:45 A.M.
Jet Cars
- After Nitro qualifying, stick around to see the spectacular Larsen Motorsports jet dragsters sponsored by Florida Tech and Matrix System. Known for their exciting pre-run flame shows and after burner pops, jet cars are thrust driven vehicles propelled by jet engines.

Sunday, May 7th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 9:00 A.M. until the beginning of the third round of Nitro eliminations.
Sealmaster Trackwalk - Join us in walking the track at Atlanta Dragway with a few of our special guests.
Pre-Race Ceremonies - Make sure you stick around the Mello Yello FanZone after the trackwalk for our driver introductions.
Race Day - The top 16 qualifiers in each class battle it out head to head for the Wally.
Winners Circle - Stick around after racing is completed as we crown our Mello Yello event champions. Winners Circle will be held at the starting line or in the staging lanes.

 

ALL WEEKEND - Come by our NEW NHRA Midway Display for your chance to win prizes, receive event information and renew your NHRA Membership. If you are already an NHRA Member come hang out in our NEW NHRA Member Hospitality Area.

TV Schedule
Date Round Time Channel Airing
Friday, May 5, 2017 QUALIFYING TBD FS1 DELAYED
Saturday, May 6, 2017 QUALIFYING TBD FS1 DELAYED
Sunday, May 7, 2017 FINAL 06:00 PM FS1 DELAYED
Entry List

First Responders

First Responders LogoThroughout the 2017 season, the NHRA will pay tribute to the legion of first responders, the heroes who are among the first people to arrive and assist at the scene of an emergency.

NHRA Salutes First Responders will honor medical professionals, law-enforcement officers, firefighters, members of the armed forces, and a number of other professions charged with the safety and well-being of the public, much like the Safety Safari is charged with the safety and well-being of the racing community.

As part of the tribute, first responders will be eligible for discounted tickets to the NHRA Southern Nationals through GovX. Click here to purchase. GovX Logo