Mar '17
31-02

DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
ELEVATION
2,100 feet
RADIO FREQ
106.1 FM
Event Info

As if Las Vegas weren’t loud and ostentatious enough in its own right, the city hosts the fire and fury of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series twice each year, this event in the spring and the crucial penultimate stop on the schedule in the fall. Contested at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the event has become a pivotal stop on the tour. This event is the home of the eight-car Pro Stock bonus event, the K&N Horsepower Challenge, the winner of which receives $50,000.

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 800-644-4444. Purchase early and save! 


How to Get There: From the Las Vegas Strip and downtown, follow Interstate 15 north to Speedway Boulevard (Exit 54). Follow signs to the main parking area.

Visitor Information: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, 702-892-0711, www.lvcva.com; Las Vegas Reservation Systems, 800-397-3342; www.lvms.com

Schedule
 

Full Racing Schedule

FRIDAY - March 31, 2017

 

Midway Opens

10:00 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

12:45 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

2:00 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

2:30 PM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

3:30 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

4:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

4:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

5:00 PM

Jet Dragsters

6:00 PM

Secure Track

6:15 PM

 

 

SATURDAY, April 1, 2017

 

Midway Opens

10:00 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

11:15 AM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

12:30 PM

K&N Pro Stock Horsepower Challenge Driver Intro

12:50 PM

K&N Pro Stock Horsepower Challenge - Round 1

1:10 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session

1:20 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

1:40 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1

2:40 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying

3:25 PM

K&N Pro Stock Horsepower Challenge - Round 2

3:40 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session

3:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF)

4:10 PM

K&N Pro Stock Horsepower Challenge - Finals

4:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC)

4:55 PM

Secure Track

7:00 PM

 

 

SUNDAY - April 2, 2017

 

Midway Opens

10:00 AM

Pre-Race Ceremonies

11:00 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

12:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1

1:00 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2

1:30 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Round 1

2:15 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

2:30 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

3:00 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals

3:15 PM

Sportsman Eliminations - Semi-Finals

3:30 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Semi-Finals

3:45 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

4:15 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

4:33 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals

4:40 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Finals

4:45 PM

Sportsman Eliminations - Finals

4:50 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

5:30 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

5:37 PM

Secure Event

5:45 PM

*All times are local and subject to change

FAN EVENTS

Thursday, March 30th:
New York New York Fan Fest - On the Brooklyn Bridge in front of the New York New York Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Get autographs and pictures of your favorite NHRA Mello Yello Drivers - John Force, Brittany Force, Courtney Force, Cruz Pedregon, Alexis Dejoria and many more!!  - 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Friday, March 31st:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 10:00 A.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 Muy Caliente Racing jet dragsters sponsored by Lucas Oil. Known for their exciting pre-run flame shows and after burner pops, jet cars are thrust driven vehicles propelled by jet engines.

Saturday, April 1st:
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.
K&N Horsepower Challenge Autograph Session - At the K&N Display in the Midway with all the K&N Horsepower Challenge Drivers - Greg Anderson, Jason Line, Bo Butner, Vincent Nobile, Allen Johnson, Shane Gray, Drew Skillman and Erica Enders - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM.
Nitro School – Come join Alan Reinhart and Clay Millican and get schooled on all your Nitro knowledge. - 11:40 AM
Mello Yello Autograph Session - At the Mello Yello display featuring Doug Kalitta, Tony Schumacher, Jonnie Lindberg, Tanner Gray - 12:10 PM.
Jet Cars
- After Nitro qualifying, stick around to see the spectacular Muy Caliente Racing jet dragsters sponsored by Lucas Oil. Known for their exciting pre-run flame shows and after burner pops, jet cars are thrust driven vehicles propelled by jet engines.
Go Army Experience Challenge – Come join us at the Go Army Experience display in Nitro Alley for a chance to go head-to-head with the driver of the U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster, and eight-time NHRA Top Fuel World Champion, Tony Schumacher. Following the third Nitro qualifying session.

Sunday, April 2nd:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 10:00 A.M. until the beginning of the third round of Nitro eliminations.
Sealmaster Trackwalk - Join us in walking the track at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a few of our special guests.
Race Day Review - Get the inside scoop with Alan Reinhart as he runs down the top stories of the weekend before Pre-Race Ceremonies - 10:00 AM
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, March 31, 2017 QUALIFYING 6:30 PM FS1 ORIGINAL
Saturday, April 1, 2017 QUALIFYING 4:30 AM FS1 RE-AIR
Saturday, April 1, 2017 QUALIFYING 7:00 PM FS1 LIVE
Sunday, April 2, 2017 QUALIFYING 4:30 AM FS1 RE-AIR
Sunday, April 2, 2017 QUALIFYING 9:00 AM FS2 RE-AIR
Sunday, April 2, 2017 QUALIFYING 10:00 AM FS2 RE-AIR
Sunday, April 2, 2017 FINALS 6:00 PM FS1 LIVE
Monday, April 3, 2017 FINALS 6:30 AM FS1 RE-AIR
Monday, April 3, 2017 FINALS 1:00 PM FS2 RE-AIR
Monday, April 3, 2017 FINALS 8:00 PM FS1 RE-AIR
Thursday, April 5, 2017 FINALS 10:00 PM FS2 RE-AIR
Thursday, April 6, 2017 NHRA IN 30 9:00 PM FS2 ORIGINAL
Monday, April 10, 2017 NHRA IN 30 12:30 PM FS2 RE-AIR
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 NHRA IN 30 6:00 AM FS1 RE-AIR
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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.

GovX LogoAs part of the tribute, first responders will be eligible for discounted tickets to the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals through GovX. Click here to purchase.