Jul '17

Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals

5,869 feet
95.1 FM
Event Info

The Mello Yello teams travel high and deep into the Rocky Mountains to more than 5,800 feet, where the altitude affects everything from engine tune-ups to aerodynamics, to kick off the traditional three-week Western Swing. Crews must make changes to established power-making combinations and battle lack of downforce to tackle the environs. The event is a testament to the skill and adaptability of the racers.

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 800-664-UWIN (8946). Purchase early and save!

How to Get There: The track is 10 miles west of Denver just north of the ­historic town of Morrison. From Denver, take Interstate 70 west to C-470 and travel south to either the Alameda exit west to Rooney Road and go south to the track or take the Morrison Road exit west to Rooney Road and go north to the track.

Visitor Information: Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, 303-892-1112; West Chamber Serving Jefferson County, 303-233-5555; Greater Golden Chamber of Commerce, 303-279-3113; Rooney Valley Association, 303-233-5555, www.rooneyvalleycolorado.org


Full Racing Schedule

FRIDAY - July 21, 2017

Midway Opens

1:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

5:00 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

5:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

7:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

8:00 PM

Jet Dragsters

9:15 PM

Secure Track

9:30 PM



SATURDAY - July 22, 2017

Midway Opens

12:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

4:00 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

4:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

6:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

7:00 PM

Jet Dragsters

8:15 PM

Secure Track

8:30 PM



SUNDAY - July 23, 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

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

12:45 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

1:15 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:15 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:33 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

3:30 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

3:37 PM

Secure Event

3:45 PM


Friday, July 21st:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 1:00 P.M. until the beginning of the second Nitro qualifying session - 5:30 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.
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.

Saturday, July 22nd:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 12:00 P.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 - 4:30 P.M. & 7:00 P.M.

Nitro School – Come join Alan Reinhart and Jack Beckman at the NHRA Midway Display and get schooled on all your Nitro knowledge - 2:00 P.M.
Mello Yello Autograph Session -  At the Mello Yello display featuring your favorite NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racers - 2:30 P.M.

Sunday, July 23rd: 
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 Bandimere 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 A.M.
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, July 21, 2017 QUALIFYING TBD FS1 DELAYED
Saturday, July 22, 2017 QUALIFYING TBD FS1 DELAYED
Sunday, July 23, 2017 FINAL 03:00 PM FOX LIVE
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