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Dodge NHRA Nationals Saturday preview

Get all the information on the start of the penultimate race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, the Dodge NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.
02 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Vegas

The penultimate race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Series Countdown to the Championship continues at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with the Dodge NHRA Nationals. Just this race and the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona remain for racers to earn points towards world titles.

Matt Smith took the lead in Pro Stock Motorcycle, Erica Enders is leading in Pro Stock, J.R. Todd holds pole in Funny Car and Brittany Force set the national speed record to take pole in Top Fuel.

Racing begins in professional categories with Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle at 12:45 p.m. Pacific Time. You can see the full weekend schedule here. 

You can catch the action all weekend on FOX Sports 1 and NHRA.tv.

Whether you’re in Pomona, Indianapolis, or anywhere else around the world, you can follow NHRA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to get a closer look at the action.

Need more? Check out some of the links below to get connected to everything NHRA Drag Racing.

Live Timing Standings | Tickets

TELEVISION SCHEDULE: 

Friday, November 1    7pm - 8:30pm ET    FS1
Sunday, November 3    3pm - 4pm ET    FS1
Sunday, November 3    4pm - 7pm ET    FS1

2018 EVENT WINNERS:    

Steve Torrence, Top Fuel; J.R. Todd, Funny Car; Bo Butner, Pro Stock; Hector Arana, Pro Stock Motorcycle

MOST VICTORIES:  

Tony Schumacher, TF, 8; John Force, FC, 6; Greg Anderson, PS, 7; Andrew Hines, PSM, 5.

TRACK RECORDS:    

Top Fuel

3.673 sec. by Tony Schumacher, Oct ‘17, 338.46 mph by Brittany Force, Nov. '19, Las Vegas

Funny Car

3.854 sec. and 335.57 mph by Jack Beckman Oct. ’17

Pro Stock

6.559 sec. and 210.28 mph by Erica Enders, Oct. ’15

Pro Stock Motorcycle

6.845 seconds by Hector Arana Jr., Oct. '18; 197.31 mph by Matt Smith, April '19

NATIONAL RECORDS:    

Top Fuel

3.623 sec. by Brittany Force, Sept. '19, Reading, Pa.; 338.46 mph by Brittany Force, Nov. '19, Las Vegas

Funny Car

3.793 sec. by Robert Hight, Aug. '17, Brainerd; 339.87 mph by Robert Hight, July ’17, Sonoma, Calif.

Pro Stock

6.455 sec. by Jason Line, March ’15, Charlotte, N.C.; 215.55 mph by Erica Enders, May ’14, Englishtown N.J.

Pro Stock Motorcycle

6.720 sec. by Andrew Hines, March ‘19, Gainesville, Fla.; 201.76 mph by Matt Smith, March ‘19, Gainesville, Fla.