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Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Points

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is a series of 24 national events. The season begins with the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals and concludes with the Auto Club NHRA Finals.

NATIONAL EVENTS

The premier series of NHRA races features the Mello Yello categories of racing and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series classes. The national event tour begins each February in Pomona, Calif., and visits 21 sites throughout the United States, winding its way back to Pomona in November.

Contestants in each of the Mello Yello racing categories compete for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championship title on the basis of total points earned at NHRA national events.

NHRA NATIONAL EVENTS POINTS STRUCTURE (all races except in Indianapolis and Pomona 2)

Winner100
Runner-up80
Third-round loss60
Second-round loss40
First-round loss20

Performance bonus points are awarded for each qualifying session as follows:

Low e.t. of each session3
Second-quickest2
Third-quickest1

Performance bonus points WILL NOT be awarded for any session unable to be completed.

Qualifying positions earn points as follows:

1st8
2nd7
3rd6
4th5
5th and 6th4
7th and 8th3
9th through 12th2
13th through 16th1

 

CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE U.S. NATIONALS and auto club nhra finals POINTS STRUCTURE.

Winner150
Runner-up120
Third-round loser90
Second-round loser60
First-round loser30

Performance bonus points are awarded for each qualifying session as follows:

Low e.t. of each session4
Second-quickest3
Third-quickest

2

Fourth-quickest1

Performance bonus points WILL NOT be awarded for any session unable to be completed.

Qualifying positions earn points as follows:

1st10
2nd9
3rd8
4th7
5th and 6th6
7th and 8th5
9th through 12th4
13th through 16th3

Additional points are awarded at national events as follows:
10 points to all contestants — one qualifying run required
15 at Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals and Auto Club NHRA Finals — one qualifying run required

For tiebreaker procedures, contact the NHRA Competition Department.