NHRA - National Hot Rod Association

Feb 08 - 12

Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com

In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip
1100 feet


All Weekend


Current NHRA Members can relax at the NHRA Display in the Midway. Free snacks and live stream of NHRA All Access included!


THURSDAY - February 8, 2018


Sportsman Qualifying

8:15 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session (TAFC-TAD)

4:00 PM


FRIDAY - February 9, 2018


Midway Opens8:00 AM

Sportsman Eliminations

8:15 AM

Mello Yello Welcome Center Tour - Starts at Mello Yello Powerhouse11:00 AM
Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

11:45 AM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

12:00 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

12:30 PM

First Round Follow UpAfter Q1
2017 Pro Stock Motorcycle Top 10 Autograph Session at NHRA Midway Display1:30 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

2:10 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

2:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

3:00 PM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session4:30 PM

SATURDAY - February 10, 2018


Sportsman Eliminations

8:15 AM

Midway Opens9:00 AM
Nitro School - Hosted by Alan Reinhart & Robert Hight 10:00 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session (TAFC-TAD)

10:30 AM

Mello Yello Autograph Session - 2017 Mello Yello Champions & Snake and Mongoose10:40 AM
NHRA Today11:00 AM
Mello Yello Welcome Center Tour - Starts at Mello Yello Powerhouse11:15 AM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

11:45 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

12:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

12:45 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1

1:45 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

3:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

3:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

4:00 PM


SUNDAY - February 11, 2018


Midway Opens9:00 AM
SealMaster Track Walk9:30 AM
Mello Yello Welcome Center Tour - Starts after Track Walk; Begins at the Starting Line9:45 AM

Pre-Race Ceremonies / Race Day Review

9:45 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

11:00 AM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1

12:00 PM

2017 Pro Stock Motorcycle Top 10 Autograph Session at Mello Yello PowerhouseAfter E1 of Pro Session

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2

12:15 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Round 1

1:00 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

1:15 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

1:45 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals

1:55 PM

Sportsman Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:25 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:50 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

3:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

3:15 PM

Sportsman Eliminations - Finals

3:20 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals

3:55 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Finals

4:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

4:30 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

4:37 PM

Winner's CircleAfter the Finals
Complete NHRA Racing Schedule
Youth and Education

The NHRA Youth and Education Services (YES) Program presented by the U.S. Army was founded in 1989. It is the only full-time education program in motorsports that provides quality programs and activities for schools and youth organizations nationwide. Not only is the YES Program FREE, it focuses on the importance of goals and continued education, while allowing students to learn about and explore various career opportunities. The program will show students how S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is applied to both, real world situations and NHRA Drag Racing, which they will have the opportunity to see live at the track. For more information, check the Y.E.S Program below. 

YES Program

First Responders

Throughout the 2018 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 Winternationals through GovX. Click here to purchase.


Entry List

Event Info

Every February since 1961, fans have flocked to Southern California for one of drag racing’s grandest traditions: the unveiling of new cars, drivers, teams, and sponsorships at the season opener, where teams hope to use the season kickoff as a springboard in their pursuit of a spot in the Countdown to the Championship at the fabled Pomona facility known for its outstanding traction, smooth surface, and record performances.

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 800-884-NHRA (6472). Purchase early and save! 

2017 Event Winners

Top Fuel: Leah Pritchett

Funny Car: Matt Hagan

Pro Stock: Jason Line

Parking: Save time and purchase in advance online here

How to Get There: The track is about 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. From Interstate 10 east, exit Fairplex Drive or White Avenue and go north; follow signs to Fairplex. From I-10 west, exit Fairplex Drive and go north. The track is about one mile north of the interstate. Arrow Highway provides access from the north. 

Visitor Information: La Verne Chamber of Commerce, 909-593-5265; Pomona Chamber of Commerce, 909-622-8484 

TV Schedule


All Qualifying Shows are 1-hour and Finals are 3-hours in duration unless otherwise noted





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