Tickets for the 60th anniversary Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s most prestigious drag race, will go on sale to the public Wednesday, June 4.
The 60th installment of the Labor Day weekend drag racing spectacular will take place Aug. 27-Sept. 1 and will feature more than 1,000 competitors in 12 categories during the event. The 18th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series for 2014 is also the final event in the regular season. Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock), and John Hall (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were last year’s winners.
The most historic and tradition-rich event in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals has been contested annually since 1955, and in 2014, the fabled event will celebrate an important milestone anniversary.
As part of the 60th anniversary celebration, there will be very special tributes designed to recognize six of the most memorable moments in Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals history. In addition, the event will feature fan-favorite Cacklefests, vintage race cars on display in the Hot Rod Junction, autograph sessions with many of the legends of the sport, a Monday edition of the SealMaster NHRA Track Walk, fireworks displays, special social media contests, and much more.
On the racetrack, the 60th anniversary Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals will feature intense side-by-side racing at more than 320 mph, as drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle compete for their share of the $2 million purse and battle for important world championship points. The race is the final regular-season stop for the circuit and will establish the top 10 fields for the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. Perhaps more important, drivers will compete to earn a permanent spot in NHRA history as a Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals winner.
The race will also showcase the Traxxas Nitro Shootout, where drivers in Top Fuel and Funny Car will race for $100,000 bonuses, as well as the annual Mopar Hemi Challenge for Super Stock cars and thrilling competition in both the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
To purchase tickets starting June 4 for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, fans can contact NHRA’s Ticket Sales Center, 800-884-NHRA (6472), or go to NHRATix.com.