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When will NHRA race again? What do I do with tickets I’ve already purchased? How will this affect the Countdown to the Championship? The answers to these and other questions you might have.
25 Mar 2020
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When will the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series race again?
The Mello Yello Drag Racing Series restarted in mid-July in Indianapolis. However, NHRA is closely monitoring the situation and working with federal, state, and local public health authorities to determine the best time to resume racing. Our priority is the health and well-being of the global community while getting cars back on the track as soon as possible. Everything is fluid right now and no predictions can be made with any certainty.

Here is the tentative revised schedule for NHRA National Events in 2020.

What do I do with tickets I’ve already purchased for a national event that’s been rescheduled?
Tickets purchased for all eight rescheduled national events in 2020 can be used at the rescheduled date or towards the same national event in 2021. National event track policies may vary; please check with individual tracks for more detail. Here is specific detailed information regarding a few of the rescheduled national events:

  • NHRA Southern Nationals: this event was previously canceled and is now back on the 2020 schedule for August 28-30. If you were a ticket holder for the originally scheduled Southern Nationals in May and would like to attend in August, you may call 800-884-6472 for priority seating prior to the new on-sale date of June 24.
  • NGK Spark Plugs NHRA 4-Wide Nationals: this event has been rescheduled to the fall, September 18-20. Go to https://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/nhra-exchange/ for ticket holder options
  • NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals: this event has been rescheduled to October 9-11. Go to https://www.bristolmotorspeedway.com/tickets/nhra-thunder-valley-nation… for ticket holder options

What specific National Events have been canceled at this time?
In the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the following events are canceled for the 2020 season:

  • Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas
  • Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie, Va.
  • NHRA Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.
  • Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.
  • Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio
  • NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.
  • NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway in Epping, N.H.
  • NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway in Charlotte
  • NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Darwagy in Commerce, Ga.

 What specific National Events have beenpostponed at this time?
In the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the following events are postponed for the 2020 season:

  • Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
  • Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd Int'l Raceway in Brainerd, Minn.
  • Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Meartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kan.

What do I do with tickets I’ve already purchased for a national event that’s been canceled or postponed?

  • Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals: go to LVMS.com for ticket exchange information
  • Virginia NHRA Nationals: tickets may be used at the 2021 event at Virginia Motorsports Park. For further inquiries, contact NHRA Ticket Services at 800-884-6472 or [email protected] 
  • NHRA New England Nationals: tickets may be used at the 2021 event at New England Dragway. For further inquiries, contact NHRA Ticket Services at 800-884-6472 or [email protected] 
  • NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals: go to https://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/nhra-exchange/ for ticket exchange information
  • NHRA Sonoma Nationals: Ticket holders on file with Sonoma Raceway may choose to receive an event credit for the full amount paid plus an additional 20% or receive a full refund of their purchase price. The 120% credit can be applied toward admissions for the 2021 NHRA Nationals event in Sonoma. Fans who have purchased tickets for the NHRA Sonoma Nationals should complete the exchange request form within 30 days at www.sonomaraceway.com/nhra-exchange to start the ticket exchange process. 
  • Route 66 NHRA Nationals: Any paid admission, including but not limited to, grandstand seating, camping and fan hospitality that were purchased in advance on the ticketholder’s account will be eligible for a refund.  Refunds will be processed back to the credit card used on the original order. If tickets were paid using another method of payment, a refund check will be issued and mailed to the ticketholder on file. Refunds could take up to 60 days. Every effort will be made to expedite your refund.
  • Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals: Fans can go to https://pacificraceways.com/?p=5304 for more information and options for ticket holders.
  • Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals:  Call 303-697-6001 and ask to be transferred to the box office.
  • Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals: Tickets will be good for the makeup date or the 2021 date. Visit https://www.brainerdraceway.com/nhra-nationals/ or call-866-444-4455 
  • Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals: Event ticket holders will receive more information from Heartland Motorsports Park and NHRA via email soon and are encouraged to visit heartlandmotorsports.us to learn about their options.
  • NHRA Southern Nationals: Ticket holders can get a refund or roll their credit to 2021. Call 800-884-6472 or email [email protected]. All ticket holders will also be receiving an email from NHRA.

Are NHRA tracks across the country running any events? 
Please check with individual tracks to learn about their plans for events other than those related to NHRA series.
Here is a full list of NHRA member tracks: https://www.nhra.com/member-track-locator

Are local events happening at NHRA member tracks?
Please check with individual tracks to learn about their plans for events other than those related to NHRA series.

Will I get a refund on my NHRA.tv event pass? 
Your NHRA.tv event pass will still be valid for the event which was postponed. For our year-long subscribers, NHRA.tv is a great way to catch up on NHRA races from years past and re-watch some of your favorite moments.

How will this affect the Countdown to the Championship?
Due to the new condensed schedule for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA will not reset points after the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals. Points will count throughout the season without a Countdown.

Why is the Mello Yello series only running for two days instead of three?
Competition timelines have been condensed at all remaining 2020 national events (with the exception of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals which will have one qualifying round on Friday and two qualifying rounds on Saturday prior to final eliminations on Sunday) due to a number of economic and logistical factors that have come into play as we rework the schedule. However, plenty of exciting racing action will still be happening every day of the event including many of NHRA’s specialty categories and the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.

How many qualifying passes will competitors in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series categories get for two-day events?
Drivers will make two qualifying passes on Saturday before competing in eliminations on Sunday.

I bought a full event ticket expecting to see the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series run all three days. Will I get a ticket credit or refund?
Please contact the track from which your tickets were purchased to learn about your options. 

Will Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle run at all of the rescheduled events?
Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle will compete in a schedule similar to what they were intended to run prior to the revision. Pro Stock will compete in 14 races total and the schedule for Pro Stock Motorcycle consists of 12 races in 2020.

Has the revised 2020 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Schedule been released?
Yes, see the schedule here: https://www.nhra.com/lucas-oil-divisional-series-schedule

Where can I find the following series schedules: E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series presented by J&A Service, the Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Series, the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Series, and Mountain Motor Pro Stock?
See story posted here: https://www.nhra.com/news/2020/revised-pro-mod-top-fuel-harley-factory-…