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Feb '17
24-26

NHRA Arizona Nationals

Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
ELEVATION
1100 feet

Event Info

When the two 10,000-horsepower dragsters take off with a thunderous roar and spit fire as they march side-by-side down the dragstrip, the transcendent moment provides an extreme shot of adrenaline for even the most conservative attendees. This will be the scene for three spectacular days at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, the 450-acre multi-purpose motorsports facility located just minutes east of downtown Phoenix. NHRA’s annual duel in the desert continues in its traditional spot as the year’s second event. A Southwest fixture since 1985, the event offers teams a chance to redeem mistakes made at the opener. The facility is also known for record performances, such as Tony Schumacher’s historic 330-mph quarter-mile blast in 1999.

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 520-796-5601. Purchase early and save! 


How to Get There: The track is 10 miles south of Phoenix and minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport. From Phoenix, take Interstate 10 east to the Wild Horse Pass exit (162). From Tucson, take I-10 west to the Wild Horse Pass exit (162).

Visitor Information: Chandler Chamber of Commerce, 800-963-4571
 

Schedule

FRIDAY - February 24, 2017

Midway Opens

9:30 AM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

1:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

2:00 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

3:45 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

4:00 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

4:30 PM

Jet Dragsters

5:45 PM

Secure Track

6:00 PM

 

 

SATURDAY - February 25, 2017

Midway Opens

9:30 AM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

1:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

1:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

2:00 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

3:45 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

4:00 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

4:30 PM

Jet Dragsters

5:45 PM

Secure Track

6:00 PM

 

 

SUNDAY - February 26, 2017

Midway Opens

9:00 AM

Pre-Race Ceremonies

10:00 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

11:00 AM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1

12:00 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Round 1

12:15 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

12:50 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

1:20 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Semi-Finals

1:55 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:15 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:33 PM

Sportsman Eliminations - Finals

2:40 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Finals

2:50 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

3:30 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

3:37 PM

Secure Event

3:45 PM

 

FAN EVENTS

Friday, February 24th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 9:30 A.M. until the beginning of the second Nitro qualifying session.
Nitro Qualifying - Catch the action of two sessions of 300 MPH Nitro qualifying.
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 Muy Caliente Racing jet dragsters sponsored by Lucas Oil. Known for their exciting pre-run flame shows and after burner pops, jet cars are thrust driven vehicles propelled by jet engines.

Saturday, February 25th:
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 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.
Nitro School – Come join Alan Reinhart and Jack Beckman at the NHRA Midway Display and get schooled on all your Nitro knowledge - 11:30 AM
Mello Yello Autograph Session - At the Mello Yello display featuring Leah Pritchett, Matt Hagan, JR Todd, Troy Coughlin Jr., and Allen Johnson - 12:00 PM
Jet Cars
- After Nitro qualifying, stick around to see the spectacular Muy Caliente Racing jet dragsters sponsored by Lucas Oil. Known for their exciting pre-run flame shows and after burner pops, jet cars are thrust driven vehicles propelled by jet engines.

Sunday, February 26th:
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 Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park 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 AM
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. Also, if you are already an NHRA Member come hang out in our NEW NHRA Member Hospitality Area.

TV Schedule
Date Round Time Channel Airing
Saturday, February 25, 2017 Qualifying Midnight - 1:00am ET FS1 Delayed
Sunday, February 26, 2017 Qualifying Midnight - 1:00am ET FS1 Delayed
Sunday, February 26, 2017 Finals 6:00pm - 9:00pm ET FS1 Delayed
Monday, February 27, 2017 Qualifying 8:00pm - 9:00 pm ET FS2 Re-air
Monday, February 27, 2017 Qualifying 9:00pm - 10:00pm ET FS2 Re-air
Monday, February 27, 2017 Finals 10:00pm - 1:00am ET FS2 Re-air
Thursday, March 2, 2017 NHRA IN 30 8:30 - 9:00pm ET FS2 Original
Thursday, March 2, 2017 Finals 10:00pm - 1:00am ET FS2 Re-air
Friday, March 3, 2017 Finals 6:00am - 9:00am ET FS1 Re-air

All times Eastern.  Subject to change.

 

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.

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