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NHRA announces revised 2019 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown schedule

NHRA officials have announced that three dates on its 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule have been changed.
06 Nov 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Mello Yello

NHRA officials have announced that three dates on its 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule have been changed. The final three events of the season will now take place as follows:

Oct. 17-20: AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, Dallas
Oct. 31-Nov. 3: NHRA Nevada Nationals, Las Vegas
Nov. 14-17: Auto Club NHRA Finals, Pomona, Calif.

The schedule refinement moves the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals to take place after the NHRA Carolina Nationals in order to streamline travel across the country during the Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s version of the playoffs. The Countdown still begins in Reading, Pa., and then travels to St. Louis. The final four events will then progress east to west, stopping in Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, Las Vegas, and Pomona, Calif.  

These revisions also accommodate the dates of the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, which traditionally occurs immediately following the NHRA Nevada Nationals. Having the two events in close proximity to each other allows the entire racing community – fans, sponsors, teams, track operators and auto enthusiasts – to attend both events. 


NHRA Mello Yello Series Regular Season
Feb. 7-10Lucas Oil NHRA WinternationalsPomona, Calif.
Feb. 22-24NHRA Arizona NationalsPhoenix
March 14-17Amalie Motor Oil NHRA GatornationalsGainesville, Fla.
April 5-7DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide NationalsLas Vegas
April 12-14NHRA SpringNationalsHouston
April 26-28NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide NationalsCharlotte, N.C.
May 3-5NHRA Southern NationalsAtlanta
May 17-19Virginia NHRA NationalsRichmond, Va.
May 30-June 2Route 66 NHRA NationalsChicago
June 7-9Menards NHRA Heartland NationalsTopeka, Kan.
June 14-16NHRA Thunder Valley NationalsBristol, Tenn.
June 20-23Summit Racing Equipment NHRA NationalsNorwalk, Ohio
July 5-7NHRA New England NationalsEpping, N.H.
July 19-21Dodge Mile-High NHRA NationalsDenver
July 26-28NHRA Sonoma NationalsSonoma, Calif.
Aug. 2-4NHRA Northwest NationalsSeattle
Aug. 15-18Lucas Oil NHRA NationalsBrainerd, Minn.
Aug. 28-Sept. 2Chevrolet Performance U.S. NationalsIndianapolis
NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship
Sept. 12-15Dodge NHRA NationalsReading, Pa.
Sept. 27-29AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest NationalsSt. Louis
Oct. 11-13NHRA Carolina NationalsCharlotte
Oct. 17-20AAA Texas NHRA Fall NationalsDallas
Oct. 31-Nov. 3NHRA Nevada NationalsLas Vegas
Nov. 14-17Auto Club NHRA FinalsPomona, Calif.