Jul '18

Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Sonoma Raceway
15 feet


FRIDAY - July 27, 2018

Full Racing Schedule

Midway Opens

1:00 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Autograph Session 2:30 PM
Mello Yello Guided Walking Tour - Starts at Mello Yello Display 3:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

4:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

5:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

7:00 PM

Top the Cops On track
Cacklefest On the return road

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

8:00 PM



SATURDAY - July 28, 2018

Midway Opens

10:00 AM

Nitro School - Hosted by Del Worsham and Alan Reinhart 11:00 AM
Autograph Session at the Mello Yello Display 11:45 AM
Mello Yello Guided Walking Tour - Starts at Mello Yello Display 12:10 PM

Pro Bike Battle Rider Intro

12:40 PM

Pro Bike Battle - Round 1

1:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

1:10 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

2:00 PM

Pro Bike Battle - Round 2

4:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

4:20 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF)

5:00 PM

Pro Bike Battle - Final

5:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC)

5:35 PM



SUNDAY - July 29, 2018

Midway Opens

9:00 AM

Mello Yello Guided Walking Tour - Starts at the Mello Yello Display 9:00 AM
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

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

12:45 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

1:15 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:15 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:33 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

3:30 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

3:37 PM

Eric Medlen Ice Cream Social After the Finals
Winner's Circle On the Starting Line


All times are local and subject to change.

Entry List

Event Info

In the heart of Northern California’s wine country, the facility annually plays host to some of the tour’s most dramatic moments. The event usually has pleasant weather that aids in impressive performances, such as the sport’s second six-second Pro Stock Motorcycle pass in 2005. It is the middle leg of the Western Swing and the site of the Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle special event.

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 800-870-RACE (7223). Purchase early and save!

2017 Event Winners

Top Fuel: Steve Torrence

Funny Car: J.R. Todd

Pro Stock: Tanner Gray

Pro Stock Motorcycle: LE Tonglet

How to Get There: Sonoma Raceway is 35 minutes north of San Francisco at the junction of highways 37 and 121. From Sacramento, take Interstate 80 to Highway 12 toward Napa/Sonoma to Highway 29 North. Follow Highway 29 to Highway 121, then head southwest to the track. For quick access, avoid using Highway 37 westbound from Vallejo to Highway 121. From East Bay cities, take I-580 west across the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge to Highway 101, then travel north to Highway 37 east and turn left onto Highway 121. The entrance to the track is on the left.

Visitor Information: Sonoma County Visitors Bureau, 866-996-1090,

TV Schedule


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 Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals through GovX. Click here to purchase.




NHRA Legends Tour - New for 2018!

          At each of the 2018 NHRA national events, the NHRA  has been providing fans with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to meet the biggest names in drag racing through meet-and-greets, autograph sessions and more with the NHRA Legends Tour. The tour wraps up at the 50th Gatornationals, as Ed “Ace” McCulloch, Shirley Muldowney, Darrell Gwynn, Don Garlits, Kenny Bernstein, Joe Amato and many more come together for one colossal blowout to celebrate the 50th annual Gatornationals. Never before will so many NHRA legends be gathered in one place! Renew now to guarantee your seat in history! 

          Get tickets for your chance to meet NHRA Legend Ed "Ace" McCulloch and other iconic NHRA Legends at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals powered by Mopar! 



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