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May '18
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Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties

Heartland Motorsports Park
ELEVATION
980 feet

Schedule

FRIDAY - MAY 18, 2018

Full Racing Schedule

Sportsman Eliminations

8:00 AM

Midway Opens 12:00 PM
Top Alcohol Qualifying 1:45 PM
NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at the Mello Yello Display 2:30 PM
Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

2:45 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session 3:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

3:30 PM

Funny Car Qualifying Session

4:00 PM

Top Fuel Qualifying Session 4:20 PM
First Round Follow-Up After Q1
NHRA Member Only Q & A with Matt Hartford - at the NHRA Midway Display
*Not a Member? Learn how to become a member at the NHRA Midway Display
After Q1

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

4:45 PM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

5:00 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session 6:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

6:30 PM

Funny Car Qualifying Session

7:00 PM

Top Fuel Qualifying Session 7:30 PM
   

SATURDAY - MAY 19, 2018

 

Sportsman Eliminations

8:00 AM

Midway Opens 10:00 AM
Nitro School - Hosted by Tommy Johnson Jr & Alan Reinhart 11:30 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session 

11:45 AM

Autograph Session at the Mello Yello Display
*Featuring Courtney Force, Terry McMillen, Jim Campbell, Matt Hartford, John Wiebe & Ray Motes.
12:15 PM
NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at Mello Yello Display 12:30 PM

Top Fuel Qualifying Session

12:45 PM

Funny Car Qualifying Session 1:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

1:45 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

2:00 PM

Top  Fuel Harley Qualifying  2:30 PM
NHRA Member Only Q & A with John Wiebe - at the NHRA Midway Display
*Not a Member? Learn how to become a member at the NHRA Midway Display
After Q3

Top Fuel Qualifying Session

2:45 PM

Funny Car Qualifying Session 3:15 PM
Pro Stock Qualifying Session 3:45 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

4:00 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

4:30 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations Round 1 4:45 PM
   

SUNDAY - MAY 20, 2018

 

Midway Opens

9:00 AM

NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at the Mello Yello Display 9:00 AM
Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 1 9:30 AM
SealMaster Track Walk 9:45 AM
Pre-Race Ceremonies / Race Day Review 10:00 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1 (TF-FC)

11:00 AM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1

11:50 AM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 2

12:15 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Round 1

12:45 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2 (TF-FC)

1:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

1:30 PM

Sportsman Eliminations - Semi-Finals 1:40 PM
Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Semi-Finals 1:55 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:00 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:25 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals (TF-FC)

2:30 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:45 PM

Sportsman Eliminations - Finals

2:50 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals

2:55 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Finals 3:00 PM
Pro Mod Eliminations - Finals 3:10 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

3:32 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals (FC-TF)

3:37 PM

Winner's Circle On the Starting Line
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 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 Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties through GovX. Click here to purchase.

 

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Entry List

Event Info

Sprawling multipurpose Heartland Park Topeka has been a Midwest favorite since it opened in 1989, but its dragstrip has gained the majority of headlines. The event, originally in the fall, has featured numerous record performances, the most significant of which was the shattering of the quarter-mile four-second and 300-mph barriers in Funny Car in 1993.

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: Antron Brown

Funny Car: Ron Capps

Pro Stock: Tanner Gray


How to Get There: The track is on Topeka Boulevard where it intersects Gary Ormsby Drive, four miles south of Interstate 470. From Kansas City, take the Kansas Turnpike (I-70) to the South Topeka exit and travel south on Topeka Boulevard to the track. From Wichita, take the Kansas ­Turnpike (I-335) to the South Topeka exit and travel south on Topeka Boulevard to the track. From I-470, take the Topeka Boulevard exit and travel south to the track.

Visitor Information: Visit Topeka Inc., 785-234-1030 or 800-235-1030, www.visittopeka.us

TV Schedule

*ALL START TIMES ARE IN EASTERN TIME AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.*

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

 

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