NHRA - National Hot Rod Association

Oct 04 - 08

AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

500 feet


Full Racing Schedule

THURSDAY - October 4, 2018


Sportsman Qualifying

9:00 AM



FRIDAY - October 5, 2018


Midway Opens11:00 AM
NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at the Mello Yello Display12:15 PM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

12:45 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Autograph Session - at the NHRA Midway Display12:45 PM
Toyota Autograph Session - at the Toyota Display12:45 PM
Pro Mod Qualifying Session1:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

2:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

3:00 PM

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

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

4:00 PM

Q & A with Shirley Muldowney at the AAA Display4:30 PM
Pro Mod Qualifying Session5:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

5:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

6:00 PM



SATURDAY - October 6, 2018


Midway Opens

10:00 AM

NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at the Mello Yello Display10:30 AM
Nitro School - Hosted by Robert Hight and Alan Reinhart11:15 AM
Toyota Autograph Session - at the Toyota Display11:30 AM
Autograph Session at the Mello Yello Display
*Featuring Clay Millican, Alex Laughlin, Jim Campbell, Matt Smith, Shirley Muldowney, Richard Tharp, & Billy Meyer
12:00 PM
Pro Mod Qualifying Session12:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

1:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

2:00 PM

NHRA Member Q & A with Shirley Muldowney - at the NHRA Midway Display
*Not a Member? Learn how to become a Member at the NHRA Midway Display
After Q3

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1

2:50 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session4:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

4:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

5:00 PM



SUNDAY - October 7, 2018


Midway Opens

9:00 AM

NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at the Mello Yello Display9:00 AM
Sealmaster Trackwalk9:30 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

Q & A with Shirley Muldowney at the AAA Display12:00 PM
Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 112:10 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

1:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

1:25 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 21:40 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:30 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:40 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 32:55 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals

3:00 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Finals3:25 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

3:32 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

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

Entry List

TV Schedule


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


AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals



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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 Top Fuel Legends Shirley Muldowney and other iconic NHRA Legends at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals! 

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Event Info

Texas Motorplex is one of five all-concrete dragstrips on the schedule (the first of its kind when it opened), which allows crew chiefs the opportunity to achieve national record performances. The event is the fourth of six chances for Countdown to the Championship teams to earn points toward Mello Yello world titles.

As always, fans will have the opportunity to interact with their favorite drivers 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 800-668-6775. Purchase early and save!

2017 Event Winners

Top Fuel: Brittany Force

Funny Car: Robert Hight

Pro Stock: Jason Line

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Eddie Krawiec

How to Get There: The track is on Highway 287, two miles west of Ennis and eight miles east of Waxahachie between interstates I-35E and I-45. From Dallas, take I-35E south to Exit 403, then Highway 287 south (east) 10 miles to the track, or take I-45 south to Exit 251B, then Highway 287 north (west) five miles to the track. From Fort Worth, take Highway 287 south (east) eight miles past Waxahachie to the track.

Visitor Information: Texas Motorplex, 972-878-2641; Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau, 972-878-4748, www.visitennis.org

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 AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals through GovX. Click here to purchase.  

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