Tickets for the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the World’s Biggest Drag Race, are on sale now to the public. This iconic event returns to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis on Aug. 29-Sept. 3.
The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals will feature intense side-by-side racing at more than 320 mph as drivers in Top Fuel and Funny Car battle for glory. Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle will also thrill the fans throughout this action-packed and adrenaline-filled week.
To purchase general-admission or reserved seats for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, log on to NHRA.com/tickets or call the NHRA Ticket Sales Center, 800-884-NHRA (6472). Tickets may also be purchased for the Top Eliminator Club (TEC), the exclusive members-only hospitality package. General-admission tickets for children 12 and younger are free with any paid adult ticket.
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 its past list of winners includes “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Don “the Snake” Prudhomme, John Force, Bob Glidden, Tony Schumacher, and Kenny Bernstein, among other NHRA legends.
In 2017 Steve Torrence joined the list of historic Top Fuel Indy winners when he defeated newcomer Kebin Kinsley in the finals. J.R. Todd was also a first time Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Funny Car winner when the Indiana native defeated Ron Capps for the victory. Pro Stock racer Drew Skillman, another resident of the Hoosier state, won ‘The Big Go’ for the first time defeating Greg Anderson. Eddie Krawiec continued his recent domination in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the event when he won this event for the second time in four years taking down Hector Arana Jr.
The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals also marks the end of the 2018 regular season and racers will be vying for a spot in the top 10 in the when the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship begins. With an increased number of points in play due to the point-and-a-half system for this event, the drama on championship Monday is expected to be more amplified than ever.
Those in attendance will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with a few of the most renowned names in drag racing during the NHRA Legends Tour. This will include meet-and-greets, autograph sessions, and a variety of other activities. Legends scheduled to attend during the weekend of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals include Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen, Ed “The Ace” McCulloch, Shirley Muldowney, and “Big Daddy” Don Garlits.
The race also will offer thrilling competition in both the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, which will be highlighted by the annual Mopar Hemi Challenge for Super Stock cars. Additionally, the always popular jet cars will make appearances to thrill the crowds during the course of the weekend.