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Oct '18
12-14

NHRA Carolina Nationals

zMAX Dragway
ELEVATION
630 feet

Schedule
 

Full Racing Schedule

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 12, 2018

Midway Opens 11:00 AM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

2:00 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Autograph Session - at the NHRA Midway Display 1:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

2:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

3:30 PM

NHRA Member Only Q & A - at the NHRA Midway Display
*Not a Member? Learn how to become a Member at the NHRA Midway Display
After Q1

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

4:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

5:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

6:00 PM

 

 

SATURDAY - OCTOBER 14, 2018

Midway Opens

9:00 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

11:00 AM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

12:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

12:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

1:30 PM

NHRA Member Only Q & A - at the NHRA Midway Display
*Not a Member? Learn how to become a Member at the NHRA Midway Display
After Q1

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 1

2:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

3:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

4:00 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1

5:15 PM

 

 

SUNDAY - OCTOBER 15, 2018

Midway Opens 10:00 AM
Sealmaster Trackwalk 10:30 AM

Pre-Race Ceremonies / Race Day Review 

11:00 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

12:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1

12:50 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2

1:15 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 2

1:45 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

2:20 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

2:45 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals

3:00 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Semi-Finals

3:10 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

3:30 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

3:45 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Finals

3:50 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals

4:05 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

4:40 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

4:45 PM

Winner's Circle 

After Finals

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

Entry List

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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Event Info

In addition to playing host to the spectacular four-wide event in the spring, one of the newer facilities in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is the site of an event that occupies a crucial spot on the schedule as the fourth event in the Countdown to the Championship and the second of back-to-back races.

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 800-455-FANS (3267). Purchase early and save!

2017 Event Winners

Top Fuel: Doug Kalitta

Funny Car: Robert Hight

Pro Stock: Tanner Gray

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Eddie Krawiec


How to Get There: From Charlotte (south) or Greensboro, N.C. (north), take I-85 to Exit 49 (Bruton Smith Boulevard/Concord Mills), then head east; parking is available on both sides of Bruton Smith Boulevard. From Charlotte, take I-85 north to Exit 46A (Mallard Creek Church Road), turn right off exit, then left onto Highway 29 North/North Tryon; parking is available on the left past Bruton Smith Boulevard. From South Carolina, take I-77 north to Exit 1 (I-485 East), then follow I-485 to Exit 32 (Highway 29/North Tryon). Take Highway 29 North to the speedway; parking is available on the left past Bruton Smith Boulevard. From Statesville, N.C., take I-77 south to Exit 25. Turn left on Highway 73 (Sam Furr Road), then right on Poplar Tent to Pitts School Road. Turn right onto Highway 29 South; parking available on the right.

Visitor Information: www.zmaxdragway.com