NHRA - National Hot Rod Association

Feb 23 - 25

NHRA Arizona Nationals


FRIDAY - February 23, 2018


Sportsman Qualifying

8:00 AM

Midway Opens9:30 AM
NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at Mello Yello Display12:30 PM

MEMBER'S ONLY Q & A with Leah Pritchett - At the NHRA Midway Display
*Not an NHRA Member? Stop by the NHRA Midway Display to Join!

1:00 PM
Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

1:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

1:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

2:00 PM

First Round Follow-UpAfter Q1

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session (TAD-TAFC)

3:00 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

3:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

4:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

5:00 PM

Jet Cars end the night featuring Segal Motorsports FireStarter, the American Freedom Fighter Jet Car and the Lucas Oil "Muy Caliente" Jet Cars. After Q2

SATURDAY - February 24, 2018


Sportsman Eliminations

8:00 AM

Midway Opens9:30 AM
Nitro School - Hosted by Alan Reinhart & Jack Beckman11:30 AM
Autograph Session at the Mello Yello Display
*Matt Hagan, Doug Kalitta, Jonnie Lindberg, & Tanner Gray
12:15 PM
NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at Mello Yello Display 12:30 PM
Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session1:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

1:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

2:00 PM

MEMBER'S ONLY Q & A with Jonnie Lindberg - At the NHRA Midway DisplayBetween Pro Rounds

Sportsman Eliminations

3:00 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

3:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

4:00 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

4:30 PM


SUNDAY - February 25, 2018


Midway Opens9:00 AM
SealMaster Track Walk9:30 AM

Pre-Race Ceremonies  / Race Day Review

9:45 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

11:00 AM

NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at Mello Yello DisplayAfter First Round of Nitro

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

1:30 PM

Sportsman Eliminations - Semi-Finals

1:35 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:15 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:30 PM

Sportsman Eliminations - Finals

2:35 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Finals

2:50 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

3:30 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

3:37 PM

Winner's CircleOn 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 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 NHRA Arizona Nationals through GovX. Click here to purchase.


Entry List

TV Schedule


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


Arizona Nationals



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Event Info

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

2017 Event Winners

  • Top Fuel: Leah Pritchett

  • Funny Car: Matt Hagan

  • Pro Stock: Greg Anderson

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).