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Sep '17
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Dodge NHRA Nationals

Maple Grove Raceway
ELEVATION
548 feet

Event Info

Maple Grove Raceway has a long history of record performances, including the first side-by-side quarter-mile four-second and 300-mph Top Fuel passes, and the cool October climates continue to offer more of the same. The event is the middle race of three consecutive events to begin the Countdown to the Championship.

As always, fans will have the opportunity to interact with their favorite drivers, as Every Ticket's a Pit Pass® at the most powerful and sensory-filled motorsports attraction on the planet! Get direct access to the teams, see firsthand as the highly-skilled mechanics service their hot rods between rounds, and get autographs from your favorite NHRA drivers.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the TICKETS button above or by calling 610-856-9200. Purchase early and save!


How to Get There: The track is 10 miles south of Reading and 65 miles west of Philadelphia. From Reading, take Route 176 south to the Green Hills exit, then go south (left) six miles on Route 10 to Alleghenyville Road and turn right, following signs to the raceway. From Philadelphia, take the Pennsylvania Turnpike west to Exit 298, then take Route 10 north six miles to Alleghenyville Road and turn left, following the signs. From Harrisburg, take the Pennsylvania Turnpike east to Exit 286, Route 222. Follow Route 222 north to Route 568 East, then follow the signs.

Visitor Information: Greater Reading Convention & Visitors Bureau, www.readingberkspa.com, 610-375-4085 or 800-443-6610

Schedule
 

Full Racing Schedule

THURSDAY - September 21, 2017

 

Sportsman Qualifying

8:45 AM

 

 

FRIDAY - September 22, 2017

 

Midway Opens

10:00 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

11:30 AM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

1:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

2:30 PM

First Round Follow-Up After Q1

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

3:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

4:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

5:00 PM

Jet Cars

6:25 PM

Secure Track

6:30 PM

 

 

SATURDAY - September 23, 2017

 

Midway Opens

9:00 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

10:00 AM

Nitro School 10:45 AM
Mello Yello Autograph Session 11:15 AM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

12:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

1:30 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1

2:45 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

3:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

4:00 PM

Jet Cars (Schedule Permitting) After Qualifying

Secure Track

6:30 PM

 

 

SUNDAY - September 24, 2017

 

Midway Opens

10:00 AM

Sealmaster Trackwalk 10:30 AM
Race Day Review After  Trackwalk

Pre-Race Ceremony

11:00 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

12:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1

1:00 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2

1:20 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

1:45 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

2:15 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:25 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

3:15 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

3:35 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals

3:40 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

4:30 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

4:37 PM

Winner's Circle

4:45 PM

FAN EVENTS

Thursday, September 21st:
MOPAR Mega Block Party - Come join all your NHRA MOPAR Drivers at First Energy Stadium for an Autograph Session and Home Run Derby.  

Friday, September 22nd:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 10:00 A.M. until the beginning of the second Nitro qualifying session.
Nitro Qualifying - Catch the action of two sessions of 300 MPH Nitro qualifying. Qualifying rounds are at 2:30 P.M. and 5:00 P.M.
First Round Follow Up – Meet announcer Brian Lohnes in the Pits after first round to get the scoop on the hottest story from Round 1.
Jet Cars - After Nitro qualifying, stick around to see the spectacular Hanna Motorsports First Strike and Top Secret Eastern Raider Jet Funny Cars. Known for their exciting pre-run flame shows and after burner pops, jet cars are thrust driven vehicles propelled by jet engines.

Saturday, September 23rd:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 9:00 A.M. until the beginning of the fourth Nitro qualifying session.                     
Nitro School – Come join Alan Reinhart and Jack Beckman at the MOPAR Display and get schooled on all your Nitro knowledge - 10:45 A.M.
Mello Yello Autograph Session - At the Mello Yello display featuring Doug Kalitta, Richie Crampton, Andrew Hines and Allen Johnson - 11:15 A.M.
Nitro Qualifying
- Catch the action of two sessions of 10,000 horsepower Nitro qualifying, the pro drivers last chance to make it into the top 16 for Race Day. Qualifying rounds are at 1:30 P.M & 4:00 P.M.
Jet Cars
- After Nitro qualifying, stick around to see the spectacular Hanna Motorsports First Strike and Top Secret Eastern Raider Jet Funny Cars. Known for their exciting pre-run flame shows and after burner pops, jet cars are thrust driven vehicles propelled by jet engines.

Sunday, September 24th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 10:00 A.M. until the beginning of the third round of Nitro eliminations.
Sealmaster Trackwalk - Join us in walking the track at Maple Grove Raceway with a few of our special guests.
Race Day Review - Get the inside scoop with Alan Reinhart as he runs down the top stories of the weekend before Pre-Race Ceremonies.
Pre-Race Ceremonies - Make sure you stick around the Mello Yello FanZone after the trackwalk for our driver introductions - 11:00 A.M.
Race Day - The top 16 qualifiers in each class battle it out head to head for the Wally.
Winners Circle - Stick around after racing is completed as we crown our Mello Yello event champions. Winners Circle will be held at the starting line or in the staging lanes.

ALL WEEKEND - Come by our NEW NHRA Midway Display for your chance to win prizes, receive event information and renew your NHRA Membership. If you are already an NHRA Member come hang out in our NEW NHRA Member Hospitality Area.

TV Schedule
Date Round Time Channel Airing
Friday, September 22, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 2:30 - 3:30 PM ET FS1 LIVE
Sunday, September 24, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 1:30 - 2:30 AM ET FS1 ORIGINAL
Sunday, September 24, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 7:00 - 8:00 AM ET FS2 RE-AIR
Sunday, September 24, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 8:00 - 9:00 AM ET FS2 RE-AIR
Sunday, September 24, 2017 NHRA FINALS 2:00 - 5:00 PM ET FS1 LIVE
Sunday, September 24, 2017 NHRA FINALS 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM ET FS2 RE-AIR
Monday, September 25, 2017 NHRA FINALS 7:00 - 10:00 PM ET FS2 RE-AIR
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 NHRA FINALS 3:30 - 6:30 AM ET FS1 RE-AIR
Thursday, September 28, 2017 NHRA IN 30 7:30 - 8:00 PM ET FS2 ORIGINAL
Friday, September 29, 2017 NHRA IN 30 3:30 - 6:30 AM ET FS2 RE-AIR
Friday, September 29, 2017 NHRA IN 30 5:30 - 8:30 AM ET FS1 RE-AIR
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First Responders

First Responders LogoThroughout the 2017 season, the NHRA will pay tribute to the legion of first responders, the heroes who are among the first people to arrive and assist at the scene of an emergency.

NHRA Salutes First Responders will honor medical professionals, law-enforcement officers, firefighters, members of the armed forces, and a number of other professions charged with the safety and well-being of the public, much like the Safety Safari is charged with the safety and well-being of the racing community.

As part of the tribute, first responders will be eligible for discounted tickets to the Dodge NHRA Nationals through GovX. Click here to purchase.  GovX Logo