Apr '17
21-23

NHRA Springnationals

ADDRESS

2525 FM 565
Baytown, TX 77523

ELEVATION
10 feet
RADIO FREQ
87.9 FM
Event Info

Royal Purple Raceway benefits from incredible atmospheric conditions because of its proximity to Trinity Bay, which feeds the facility cool air. The track’s first NHRA national event, in fall 1988, established RPR as one of the sport’s quickest with NHRA’s first four-second Top Fuel quarter-mile pass and a new national record. Since then, the track has been host to a dizzying array of record runs, including the first sub-4.5-second Top Fuel quarter-mile pass by Larry Dixon in 1999.

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 281-383-7223. Purchase early and save! 


How to Get There: Baytown is 25 miles east of downtown Houston. From downtown Houston, take I-10 east to SH 146 (Exit 797) and go south to FM 1405 (approximately 2 miles). Take FM 1405 east (left) to FM 565 and take another left. The racetrack will be one mile east on your left.

Visitor Information: Baytown Chamber of Commerce, 281-422-8359

 

SCHEDULE
 

Full Racing Schedule

FRIDAY - April 21, 2017

 

Midway Opens

12:30 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions (2)

12:00 PM  &  3:00 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

4:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

4:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

5:00 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

6:00 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

6:45 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

7:00 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

7:30 PM

Jet Dragsters

8:30 PM

Secure Track

8:45 PM

 

 

SATURDAY - April 22, 2017

 

Midway Opens

9:30 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

12:15 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

1:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

1:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

2:00 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

3:00 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

3:45 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

4:00 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

4:30 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 1

5:30 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1

6:00 PM

Secure Track

7:30 PM

 

 

SUNDAY - April 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

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 2

12:15 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Round 1

12:15 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2

12:30 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

1:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

1:30 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Semi-Finals

1:45 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:00 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:00 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:30 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:45 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals

3:15 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Finals

3:25 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Finals

3:30 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

3:50 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

3:55 PM

Secure Event

4:00 PM

 

*All times are local and subject to change

FAN EVENTS

Friday, April 21st:
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, April 22nd:
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.
Mello Yello Autograph Session - At the Mello Yello display featuring your favorite NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racer - 12:00 P.M.
Nitro School – Come join Alan Reinhart and one of your favorite NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racers and get schooled on all your Nitro knowledge - 11:30 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, April 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 Royal Purple Raceway 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, April 21, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 8:00 PM FS1 ORIGINAL
Sunday, April 23, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 2:00 AM FS1 ORIGINAL
Sunday, April 23, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 4:30 PM FS1 RE-AIR
Sunday, April 23, 2017 NHRA FINALS 5:30 PM FS1 ORIGINAL
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 7:00 PM FS2 RE-AIR
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 8:00 PM FS2 RE-AIR
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 NHRA FINALS 9:00 PM FS2 RE-AIR
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 NHRA FINALS 6:00 AM FS1 RE-AIR
Thursday, April 27, 2017 NHRA FINALS 7:00 PM FS2 RE-AIR
Thursday, April 27, 2017 NHRA IN 30 10:30 PM FS2 ORIGINAL
Saturday, April 29, 2017 NHRA IN 30 3:30 AM FS1 RE-AIR
Sunday, April 30, 2017 NHRA IN 30 8:30 AM FS2 RE-AIR
Sunday, April 30, 2017 NHRA IN 30 2:30 PM FS1 RE-AIR
Monday, May 1, 2017 NHRA IN 30 5:30 AM FS2 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 logo

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 NHRA Springnationals through GovX. Click here to purchase.