Tickets for the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, taking place March 14-17, 2019, went on sale Thursday. NHRA Championship Drag Racing fans from around the world will come together to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event featuring the pinnacle of the NHRA Legends Tour.
The Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, held each March at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Florida, is one of NHRA’s longest standing annual events going back to the days of muscle cars, doo-wop and Coca-Cola. While the engines are faster and the tracks are safer these days, the true spirit of drag racing remains at Gainesville Raceway. The Gatornationals are a community staple providing entertainment and economy to the area.
To celebrate the 50th year of this iconic event, NHRA’s most beloved figures from the early days of drag racing are coming together for the completion of the NHRA Legends Tour and one colossal blowout. Never before have so many NHRA legends been gathered in one place. Among the drivers expected to attend are “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Kenny Bernstein, Joe Amato, Ed “The Ace” McCulloch, “The Bounty Hunter” Connie Kalitta, and “Big” Jim Dunn.
“The 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals will be a ‘bucket-list’ event for any devoted drag racing fan,” said NHRA president Glen Cromwell. “All of NHRA’s fan favorites will be there to celebrate the rich history of this event.”
During the course of the busy weekend, champions will be crowned including those in the 10,000-horsepower, nitro-fueled Top Fuel dragster and Funny Car classes, along with the 200-mph Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories.
To purchase general-admission or reserved seats, visit www.nhra.com/tickets or call 800-884-NHRA (6472). Kids 12 and under are free in general admission areas with a paid adult. All students can save 50 percent on general admission at the gate with a student ID. Military and first responders can save 20 percent on general admission and reserved tickets.