Sep '17
15-17

NHRA Carolina Nationals

zMAX Dragway
ELEVATION
630 feet
RADIO FREQ
91.1 FM

Event Info

In addition to playing host to the spectacular four-wide event in the spring, one of the newer facilities in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is the site of an event that occupies a crucial spot on the schedule as the first event in the Countdown to the Championship and the first of three consecutive races.

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 800-455-FANS (3267). Purchase early and save!


How to Get There: From Charlotte (south) or Greensboro, N.C. (north), take I-85 to Exit 49 (Bruton Smith Boulevard/Concord Mills), then head east; parking is available on both sides of Bruton Smith Boulevard. From Charlotte, take I-85 north to Exit 46A (Mallard Creek Church Road), turn right off exit, then left onto Highway 29 North/North Tryon; parking is available on the left past Bruton Smith Boulevard. From South Carolina, take I-77 north to Exit 1 (I-485 East), then follow I-485 to Exit 32 (Highway 29/North Tryon). Take Highway 29 North to the speedway; parking is available on the left past Bruton Smith Boulevard. From Statesville, N.C., take I-77 south to Exit 25. Turn left on Highway 73 (Sam Furr Road), then right on Poplar Tent to Pitts School Road. Turn right onto Highway 29 South; parking available on the right.

Visitor Information: www.zmaxdragway.com

Schedule
 

Full Racing Schedule

FRIDAY - September 15, 2017

Midway Opens

11:00 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions (2)

11:00 AM  & 1:00 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

2:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

2:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

3:30 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

4:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

5:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

6:00 PM

Jet Dragsters

7:25 PM

Secure Track

7:30 PM

 

 

SATURDAY - September 16, 2017

Midway Opens

9:00 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

10:30 AM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

12:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

12:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

1:30 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 1

2:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

3:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

4:00 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1

5:15 PM

Secure Track

7:30 PM

 

 

SUNDAY - September 17, 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

1:20 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 2

1:50 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

2:15 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

2:45 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals

3:00 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Semi-Finals

3:10 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

3:50 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

4:05 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Finals

4:10 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals

4:15 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

5:10 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

5:17 PM

Secure Event

5:25 PM

FAN EVENTS

Friday, September 15th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 11:00 A.M. until the beginning of the second Nitro qualifying session.
Nitro Qualifying - Catch the action of two sessions of 300 MPH Nitro qualifying. Qualifying rounds are at 3:30 P.M and 6:00 P.M.
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, September 16th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 9:00 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. Qualifying rounds are at 1:30 P.M and 4:00 P.M.
Nitro School – Come join Alan Reinhart and Chris Cunningham and get schooled on all your Nitro knowledge - 10:45 P.M.
Mello Yello Autograph Session - At the Mello Yello display featuring your favorite NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racers - 11:15 P.M.

Sunday, September 17th:
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 ZMax Dragway 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 - 11:00 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, September 15, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 6:00 - 7:00 PM ET FS1 LIVE
Saturday, September 16, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 2:00 - 3:00 AM ET FS1 DELAYED
Sunday, September 17, 2017 NHRA FINALS 2:30 - 5:30 PM ET FS1 LIVE
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