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Aug '17
17-20

Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

ELEVATION
1,200 feet

Event Info

NHRA’s version of a weeklong campout is a popular stop due to the area’s recreational opportunities. Avid anglers often spend the days before the event trolling the area’s many lakes, and a huge on-site campground, “the Zoo,” provides camaraderie for racegoers. A 700-foot concrete launchpad helps boost performances at the second-to-last event at which teams can secure positions for 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 866-444-4455. Purchase early and save!


How to Get There: The track is six miles north of Brainerd on Highway 371 North. From Minneapolis, take Highway 10 North to Highway 371 North; go north to the track.

Visitor Information: Brainerd Int’l Raceway, 218-824-7223 or 866-444-4455; Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, 218-829-2838 or 800-450-2838; Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, 218-963-2620 or 800-950-9610

Schedule
 

Full Racing Schedule

THURSDAY - August 17, 2017

Central Time

Sportsman Qualifying

9:30 AM

 

 

FRIDAY - August 18, 2017

Midway Opens

11:00 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

2:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

2:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

3:30 PM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

4:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

5:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

6:00 PM

Secure Track

7:20 PM

 

 

SATURDAY - August 19, 2017

Midway Opens

9:30 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

12:00 PM

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)

3:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

4:30 PM

Secure Track

5:35 PM

 

 

SUNDAY - August 20, 2017

Midway Opens

9:00 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

11:00 AM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1

12:00 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2

12:20 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

12:45 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

1:15 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 3

1:35 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:15 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:35 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals

2:40 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

3:30 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

3:37 PM

Secure Event

3:45 PM

 

All times are local and subject to change.

FAN EVENTS

Friday, August 18th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 11:00 A.M. until the beginning of the second Nitro qualifying session.
Nitro Qualifying - Catch the action of two sessions of 300 MPH Nitro qualifying - 3:30 P.M. & 6:00 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.

Saturday, August 19th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 9:30 A.M. until the beginning of the fourth Nitro qualifying session.
Nitro School – Come join Alan Reinhart and Del Worsham at the NHRA Midway Display and get schooled on all your Nitro knowledge - 10:45 A.M.
Mello Yello Autograph Session -  At the Mello Yello display featuring Tommy Johnson Jr., Shawn Langdon, Drew Skillman and Cory Reed - 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 - 1:30 P.M. & 4:30 P.M.

Sunday, August 20th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 9:00 A.M. until the beginning of the third round of Nitro eliminations.
Sealmaster Trackwalk - Join us in walking the track at Brainerd International 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 - 10:00 A.M.
Pre-Race Ceremonies - Make sure you stick around the Mello Yello FanZone after the trackwalk for our driver introductions.
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, August 18, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 9:00 - 10:00 PM ET FS1 ORIGINAL
Saturday, August 19, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 7:00 - 8:00 PM ET FS1 ORIGINAL
Sunday, August 20, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 6:00 - 7:00 AM ET FS2 RE-AIR
Sunday, August 20, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 7:00 - 8:00 AM ET FS2 RE-AIR
Sunday, August 20, 2017 NHRA FINALS 2:00 - 5:00 PM ET FS1 LIVE
Sunday, August 20, 2017 NHRA FINALS 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM ET FS2 RE-AIR
Sunday, August 21, 2017 NHRA FINALS 6:30 - 9:30 AM ET FS1 RE-AIR
Thursday, August 24, 2017 NHRA IN 30 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM ET FS2 ORIGINAL
Thursday, August, 24, 2017 NHRA FINALS 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM ET FS2 RE-AIR
Sunday, August 27, 2017 NHRA IN 30 12:30 - 1:00 AM ET FS1 RE-AIR
Entry List

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 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals through GovX. Click here to purchase. GovX Logo