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Mar '20
12-15

AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

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Fans in the Sunshine State will be in for a treat at Gainesville Raceway as the world’s best drag racers power their 10,000 horsepower, fire-breathing machines down the strip in pursuit of championship points and early-season momentum.

The traditional East Coast opener and the season’s first of 16 races for Pro Stock Motorcycle, this event, one of the sport’s most revered, has entertained fans for decades with such notables as the first 260-mph Top Fuel and Funny Car runs in 1984 and the first 270-mph and 300-mph Top Fuel passes, in 1986 and 1992, respectively.

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 866-778-5002, www.visitgainesville.com; Gainesville Area ­Chamber of Commerce, 352-334-7100, www.gainesvillechamber.com

Event Schedule

THURSDAY, MArch 12

Complete Racing Schedule
Sportsman Qualifying8:30 a.m.
Competition Qualifying Sessions11 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 6:15 p.m.
  

Friday, MArch 13

 

Sportsman Eliminations8:30 a.m.
Competition Eliminations11 a.m.
Midway Opens (Suggested arrival time)11:15 a.m.
Top Alcohol Qualifying Session12:15 p.m.
Mello Yello Guided Walking Tour - starts at the Mello Yello display12:15 p.m.
Get to Know: Pro Stock Motorcycle - at NHRA Member Hospitality12:45 p.m.
Pro Stock Motorcycle Autograph Session - at NHRA Member Hospitality1 p.m.
Factory Stock Showdown Qualifying1:15 p.m.
Pro Mod Qualifying Session1:30 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)2:30 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)3:15 p.m.
Factory Stock Showdown Qualifying4:15 p.m.
Pro Mod Qualifying Session4:30 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)5:30 p.m.
NHRA Prime Time Nitro Qualifying (FC-TF)6:15 p.m.
Top Alcohol Qualifying Session 7:15 p.m.
  

SATURDAY, March 14

 

Sportsman Eliminations8:30 a.m.
Midway Opens (Suggested arrival time)9:15 a.m.
Competition Eliminations9:45 a.m.
Top Alcohol Qualifying Session10:30 a.m.
Mello Yello Guided Walking Tour - starts at the Mello Yello display10:30 a.m.
Nitro School® 11 a.m.
Mello Yello Autograph Session - at the Mello Yello display11:30 a.m.
Factory Stock Showdown Qualifying11:30 a.m.
Pro Mod Qualifying Session11:45 a.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC-PSM)12:45 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)1:30 p.m.
Factory Stock Showdown - Round 12:30 p.m.
Pro Mod Qualifying Session2:40 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC-PSM)3:30 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)4:15 p.m.
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 15:15 p.m.
Competition Eliminations6:15 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations6:30 p.m.
  

Sunday, March 15

 

Sportsman Eliminations8:45 a.m.
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 29 a.m.
Midway Opens (Suggested arrival time)9 a.m.
Mello Yello Guided Walking Tour - starts at the Mello Yello display9 a.m.
NHRA Today, SealMaster® Track Walk, and Pre-Race Ceremonies - join us at the starting line!9:45-11 a.m.

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

11 a.m.

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1Noon
Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 112:35 p.m.
Factory Stock Showdown - Round 21 p.m.
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals1:05 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations12:25 p.m.
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-finals1 p.m.
Nitro Eliminations - Round 21:20 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 21:40 p.m.
Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 22 p.m.
Factory Stock Showdown Eliminations - Semi-Finals2:10 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations - Semi-Finals2:15 p.m.

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:40 p.m.

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals2:55 p.m.
Pro Mod Eliminations - Semi-Finals3:05 p.m.

Sportsman Eliminations - Final

3:10 p.m.

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Final3:20 p.m.
Factory Stock Showdown Eliminations - Final3:30 p.m.
Junior Dragster Exhibition3:35 p.m.
Parade of Champions (on the return road)3:45 p.m.
Pro Mod Eliminations - Final4:15 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Final4:20 p.m.

Nitro Eliminations - Final

4:30 p.m.

Winner's Circle - come celebrate at the Startling Line!4:45 p.m.
All times are Eastern Daylight Time *Schedule subject to change*Items in blue colored text represent off-track activities.
TV Schedule

Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
ROUNDDATETIMECHANNEL
FRIDAY NITROSaturday, March 142:00am - 3:00amFS1
SATURDAY NITROSunday, March 151:00am - 2:00amFS1
FINALSSunday, March 159:30pm - 12:30amFS1
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