Tickets for the inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) in Richmond, Va., are on sale now for the national event taking place June 8-10.
The event will feature all four categories in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series including the 10,000-horsepower, nitro-fueled Top Fuel dragster and Funny Car classes, along with the Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle. The weekend will also feature the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series as well as the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service.
The last NHRA national event Virginia Motorsports Park hosted was in 2009. Track owner Tommy Franklin and family recently purchased the track and jumped at the opportunity to reclaim an NHRA national event. The Franklins along with VMP general manager Allen Carpenter and his team will be busy preparing the track and facility including a complete refurbishment of the track surface.
The weekend will also honor iconic figures of the sport as NHRA continues the Legends Tour, which takes place at events across the country. Many NHRA dignitaries will be in attendance to greet fans and take part in the weekend.
To purchase general-admission or reserved seats, call 800-884-NHRA (6472). Tickets also are available online at www.NHRA.com/tickets. 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.