The NHRA Pacific Division has announced a number of changes to events in the second half of the 2021 season.
The continuing COVID-19 restrictions, which have impacted us all since early 2020, have hampered our scheduling, and as we move closer to gaining the full release of these restrictions, we continue to work with our NHRA member tracks regarding not only drag racing events but other events and opportunities that have risen to the forefront. This will, unfortunately, impact our NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series doubleheader events at Sonoma Raceway and Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park for 2021 and require rescheduling of those events, which will also impact events at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Tucson Dragway.
The changes begin with the LODRS doubleheader originally scheduled for Sonoma Raceway July 15-18. This event will no longer work as planned in July and, with limited dates available, will also force us to relocate the event to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, another Speedway Motorsports family facility. The date for that event will be Oct. 7-10. This change will also mean a change to the Tucson Dragway LODRS event, which will now be held the following week on Oct. 14-15 and include a single-day National Open race on Oct. 16. The LODRS doubleheader event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park is moving from October to its new date of Sept. 9-12. This change will impact the Division 7 JDRL Finals scheduled that same weekend in Las Vegas, which will now be held Sept. 17-19.
“While it’s unfortunate to have to make changes this far into a season, and after how everything played out in 2020 with a busy fall, we felt these changes will least impact and benefit both the facilities involved and the racers attending our Division 7 events later this season,” said Pacific Division Director Mike Rice. “Division 7 is always the place to race for our LODRS competitors at the end of the year, and I look forward to the challenge these changes provide.”
|Event Date||Event Type||Facility|
|June 5-6||National Open||Sacramento Raceway|
|June 12-13||National Open||Top Gun Dragstrip|
|September 9-10/11-12||Lucas Oil Series||Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park (Regional for TAD/TAFC Sept 10-11)|
|September 18-19||Jr. Drag Racing League Finals||The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway|
|October 1-3||Summit Series Finals||Sacramento Raceway|
|October 7-8 / 9-10||Lucas Oil Series||The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Regional Oct 8-9)|
|October 15-16||Lucas Oil Series||Tucson Dragway|
|October 17||National Open||Tucson Dragway|
|November 4-7||Lucas Oil Series||The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Regional Nov 5-7)|