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Mar '19

**2019** Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

Event Info

The Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, held each March at Gainesville Raceway, is one of NHRA’s longest standing annual events going back to the days of muscle cars, rock ‘n’ roll and Coca-Cola. While the engines are faster and the tracks are safer these days, the true spirit of drag racing remains at Gainesville Raceway. The Gatornationals are a community staple providing entertainment and economy to the area.

At each NHRA national event in 2018, the NHRA Legends Tour has been providing fans with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to interact with the most renowned names in drag racing through meet-and-greets, autograph sessions and a variety of other activities.

The tour wraps up next year in Gainesville, Fla., as Ed “Ace” McCulloch, Shirley Muldowney, Darrell Gwynn, Don Garlits, Kenny Bernstein, Tom “Mongoo$e” McEwen and 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!


Top Fuel: Richie Crampton

Funny Car: Jack Beckman

Pro Stock: Tanner Gray

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Eddie Krawiec

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! 

How to Get There: The track is on County Road 225, eight miles north of Gainesville Regional Airport. If traveling north on I-75, use Exit 382, Williston Road (CR 331), and turn left (east). Williston Road will become Waldo Road (State Route 24) after it crosses U.S. 441. Continue on Waldo Road to NE 53rd Avenue, turn left, then immediately right onto CR 225 and ­continue 3.5 miles to the track. From I-75 north or south, use Exit 390, 39th Avenue (SR 222), go east to Waldo Road (SR 24), turn left, go to NE 53rd Avenue, turn left, then immediately right onto CR 225 and continue 3.5 miles to the track.

Visitor Information: Alachua County Visitors and Convention Bureau, 352-374-5231 or; Gainesville Area ­Chamber of Commerce,

Get Your Replica Ring




Purchase your tickets for the 50th annual gatornationals by July 19, 2018 and you will receive a 50th annual Event Champion replica ring!*

* Fans who secure their seats before July 19 will receive a commemorative 50th annual Gatornationals ring. Rings are available for pick-up at the 2019 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Limit (1) ring per account. Ring shown for illustration purposes. Actual product may vary slightly. Renewing fans will receive their commemorative ring voucher by the same delivery method they choose to receive their tickets. Additional exclusions may apply. No cash value.