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Apr '18
20-22

NHRA SpringNationals

ELEVATION
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Schedule

FRIDAY - April 20, 2018

 

Sportsman Qualifying

9:00 AM

Midway Opens 12:00 PM
NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at Mello Yello Display 3:00 PM
Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

3:00 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session 3:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

4:00 PM

NITRO Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

4:30 PM

First Round Follow Up After Q1
NHRA Member Q & A with Erica Enders - at the NHRA Midway Display
*Not a member? Learn how to become a member at the NHRA Midway Display!
Between Pro Rounds
Pro Mod Qualifying Session 5:30 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

6:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

6:30 PM

NITRO Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

7:00 PM

Jet Cars end the night featuring the Lone Star Lightning Jet Dragster; the El Arabe Jet Car; and the GameXChange Jet Dragster. 

After Q2
   

SATURDAY - April 21, 2018

 

Sportsman Eliminations

9:00 AM

Midway Opens 9:30 AM
Nitro School - Hosted by Eric Lane and Alan Reinhart 11:30 AM
Autograph Session at the Mello Yello Display 
*Featuring Steve Torrence, JR Todd, Cruz Pedregon, Vincent Nobile, Tom McEwen & Richard Tharpe
12:15 PM
NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at Mello Yello Display 12:30 PM
Pro Mod Qualifying Session  12:45 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

1:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

1:30 PM

NITRO Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

2:00 PM

NHRA Member Q & A with Tom McEwen - at the NHRA Midway Display
*Not a member? Learn how to become a member at the NHRA Midway Display!
Between Pro Rounds

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

3:45 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session 3:55 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

4:00 PM

NITRO Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

4:30 PM

   

SUNDAY - april 22, 2018

 

Midway Opens 9:00 AM
NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at Mello Yello Display Before Track Walk
SealMaster Track Walk 9:30 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

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 1 12:15 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Round 1

12:45 PM

NITRO Eliminations - Round 2 1:00 PM
Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2 1:30 PM
Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 2 1:40 PM
Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Semi-Finals 1:45 PM
Sportsman Eliminations - Semi-Finals 1:55 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:10 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:20 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Semi-Finals 2:25 PM
Sportsman Eliminations - Finals 2:35 PM
Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Semi-Finals 2:45 PM
Pro Mod Eliminations - Finals 3:20 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

3:30 PM

NITRO Eliminations - Finals

3:35 PM

Winner's Circle On the Starting Line
Event Info
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Royal Purple Raceway benefits from incredible atmospheric conditions because of its proximity to Trinity Bay, which feeds the facility cool air. The track’s first NHRA national event, in fall 1988, established RPR as one of the sport’s quickest with NHRA’s first four-second Top Fuel quarter-mile pass and a new national record. Since then, the track has been host to a dizzying array of record runs, including the first sub-4.5-second Top Fuel quarter-mile pass by Larry Dixon 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 281-383-7223. Purchase early and save! 

2017 Event Winners

Top Fuel: Leah Pritchett

Funny Car: Ron Capps

Pro Stock: Bo Butner


How to Get There: Baytown is 25 miles east of downtown Houston. From downtown Houston, take I-10 east to SH 146 (Exit 797) and go south to FM 1405 (approximately 2 miles). Take FM 1405 east (left) to FM 565 and take another left. The racetrack will be one mile east on your left.

Visitor Information: Baytown Chamber of Commerce, 281-422-8359

 

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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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 SpringNationals through GovX. Click here to purchase. 

   

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