Apr '17
28-30

NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

zMAX Dragway
ELEVATION
630 feet

Event Info

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes its first of two stops at fabulous zMAX Dragway — the self-proclaimed “Bellagio of dragstrips” — with the spectacle of four-wide racing in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle. The site, which also has hosted an NHRA national event in mid-September since 2008, is famous for its fan amenities and side-by-side dragstrips, which have been recently resurfaced.

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 - April 28, 2017

Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Midway Opens

12:00 PM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

3:00 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

3:45 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

4:00 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

4:30 PM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

5:15 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

6:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

6:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

7:00 PM

Jet Dragsters

8:00 PM

Secure Track

8:15 PM

 

 

SATURDAY - April 29, 2017

Midway Opens

9:30 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

12:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

1:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

2:00 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

2:45 PM

Factory Stock Showdown - Round 1

2:55 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1

3:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

4:00 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

4:30 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

5:15 PM

Secure Track

5:45 PM

 

 

SUNDAY - April 30, 2017

Midway Opens

9:00 AM

Pre-Race Ceremonies

10:30 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

12:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1

12:40 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 1

12:55 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2

1:15 PM

Factory Stock Showdown - Round 2

1:55 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 2

2:00 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

2:10 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

2:25 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:30 PM

Factory Stock Showdown - Finals

2:50 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals

3:35 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Finals

3:40 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

3:45 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

3:50 PM

Secure Event

4:00 PM

*All times are subject to change

FAN EVENTS

Friday, April 28th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 12:00 P.M. until the beginning of the second Nitro qualifying session.
Nitro Qualifying - Catch the action of two sessions of 300 MPH Nitro qualifying - 4:30 P.M. & 7:00 P.M.
Pro Stock Motorcycle Autograph Session
- At the NHRA Midway Display featuring Jerry Savoie, Angie Smith, Joey Gladstone, and Melissa Surber - 2:00 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.
Jet Cars - After Nitro qualifying, stick around to see the spectacular Muy Caliente Racing jet dragsters sponsored by Lucas Oil alongside Hanna Motorsports jet funny cars. Known for their exciting pre-run flame shows and after burner pops, jet cars are thrust driven vehicles propelled by jet engines.

Saturday, April 29th:
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 - 2:00 P.M. and 4:30 P.M.
Pro Stock Motorcycle Fan Appreciation - Pro Stock Motorcycle drivers will be outside their pit area for a meet and greet, take pictures and sign autographs - 10:00-10:45 AM
Nitro School – Come join Alan Reinhart and Ron Capps at the NHRA Midway Display and get schooled on all your Nitro knowledge - 11:30 A.M.
Harley Davidson Autograph Session
- At the Harley Davidson Midway Display with Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec - 11:30 A.M.
Mello Yello Autograph Session
- At the Mello Yello display featuring Clay Millican, John Gaydosh, Angelle Sampey, and Scott Pollacheck - 12:00 P.M.
Jet Cars - After Nitro qualifying, stick around to see the spectacular Muy Caliente Racing jet dragsters sponsored by Lucas Oil alongside Hanna Motorsports jet funny cars. Known for their exciting pre-run flame shows and after burner pops, jet cars are thrust driven vehicles propelled by jet engines.

Sunday, April 30th:
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 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 - 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.

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.

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, April 28, 2017 QUALIFYING 7:00 PM ET FS1 ORIGINAL
Saturday, April 29, 2017 QUALIFYING 3:30 AM ET FS1 RE-AIR
Saturday, April 29, 2017 QUALIFYING 12:00 AM ET FS1 ORIGINAL
Saturday, April 30, 2017 QUALIFYING 9:00 AM ET FS2 RE-AIR
Sunday, April 30, 2017 QUALIFYING 10:00 AM ET FS2 RE-AIR
Sunday, April 30, 2017 FINAL 5:30 PM ET FS1 ORIGINAL
Monday, May 1, 2017 FINAL 11:00 PM ET FS2 RE-AIR
Thursday, May 4, 2017 FINAL 12:00 AM ET FS2 RE-AIR
Friday, May 5, 2017 FINAL 6:30 AM ET FS1 RE-AIR
Thursday, May 4, 2017 NHRA IN 30 9:30 PM ET FS2 ORIGINAL
Monday, May 8, 2017 NHRA IN 30 5:30 AM ET FS1 RE-AIR
 
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First Responders

Throughout 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 Four-Wide Nationals through GovX. Click here to purchase. 

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