Jul '17

Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Sonoma Raceway
15 feet
87.9 FM

Event Info

In the heart of Northern California’s wine country, the facility annually plays host to some of the tour’s most dramatic moments. The event usually has pleasant weather that aids in impressive performances, such as the sport’s second six-second Pro Stock Motorcycle pass in 2005. It is the middle leg of the Western Swing and the site of the NHRA Pro Bike Battle special event.

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 800-870-RACE (7223). Purchase early and save!

How to Get There: Sonoma Raceway is 35 minutes north of San Francisco at the junction of highways 37 and 121. From Sacramento, take Interstate 80 to Highway 12 toward Napa/Sonoma to Highway 29 North. Follow Highway 29 to Highway 121, then head southwest to the track. For quick access, avoid using Highway 37 westbound from Vallejo to Highway 121. From East Bay cities, take I-580 west across the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge to Highway 101, then travel north to Highway 37 east and turn left onto Highway 121. The entrance to the track is on the left.

Visitor Information: Sonoma County Visitors Bureau, 866-996-1090, www.sonomavalley.com


Full Racing Schedule

FRIDAY - July 28, 2017

Pacific Time

Midway Opens

1:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

4:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

5:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

7:00 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

8:00 PM

Jet Dragsters

9:00 PM

Secure Track

9:05 PM



SATURDAY - July 29, 2017

Midway Opens

10:30 AM

Pro Bike Battle Rider Intro

12:40 PM

Pro Bike Battle - Round 1

1:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

1:10 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

2:00 PM

Pro Bike Battle - Round 2

4:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

4:20 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF)

5:00 PM

Pro Bike Battle - Final

5:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC)

5:35 PM

Jet Dragsters

6:15 PM

Secure Track

6:20 PM



SUNDAY - July 30, 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


All times are local and subject to change.


Friday, July 28th:
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.
Nitro Qualifying - Catch the action of two sessions of 300 MPH Nitro qualifying - 5:00 P.M. & 8:00 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, July 29th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 10:30 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. & 5:35 P.M.
Nitro School – Come join Alan Reinhart and JR Todd at the NHRA Midway Display and get schooled on all your Nitro knowledge - 11:10 A.M.
Mello Yello Autograph Session -  At the Mello Yello display featuring your favorite NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racers - 11:40 A.M.

Sunday, July 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 Sonoma Raceway 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 28, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 11:00 PM ET FS1 ORIGINAL
Saturday, July 29, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 10:00 PM ET FS1 ORIGINAL
Sunday, July 30, 2017 NHRA FINALS 4:00 PM ET FS1 LIVE
Entry List

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.

As part of the tribute, first responders will be eligible for discounted tickets to the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals through GovX. Click here to purchase. GovX Logo