NHRA - National Hot Rod Association

Jun '20

Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented By Pennzoil*

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Houston Raceway Park Powered by Pennzoil 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 the track as one of the sport’s quickest with NHRA’s first four-second Top Fuel quarter-mile pass. Since then, the track has hosted a dizzying array of record runs.

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! 


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

Event Schedule

Friday, June 12


Sportsman Qualifying9:00 a.m.
Midway Opens (Suggested arrival time)9:45 a.m.
Competition QualifyingNoon

Sportsman Eliminations

2:00 p.m.

Competition Qualifying Session

3:30 p.m.

Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions

5:45 p.m.


SATURDAY, june 13


Sportsman Eliminations8:00 a.m.
Competition Qualifying

9:00 a.m.

Midway Opens (Suggested arrival time)9:15 a.m.
Sportsman Eliminations9:30 a.m.

Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions

10:30 a.m.
Competition Eliminations11:45 a.m.

Sportsman Eliminations

12:15 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)12:15 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)1:00 p.m.

Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions

2:00 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)3:30 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)4:15 p.m.
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 15:15 p.m.

Sunday, june 14


Sportsman Eliminations8:30 a.m.

Competition Eliminations - Round 3

8:45 a.m.

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2

9:00 a.m.
Midway Opens (Suggested arrival time)9:00 a.m.
NHRA Today, SealMaster® Track Walk, and Pre-Race Ceremonies - join us at the starting line!9:45-11:00 a.m.

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

11:00 a.m.

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1Noon
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals12:40 p.m.
Nitro Eliminations - Round 21:00 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 21:30 p.m.
Competition Eliminations - Semi-Finals1:50 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations - Semi-Finals1:55 p.m.
Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals2:30 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals2:45 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations - Final2:55 p.m.
Competition Eliminations - Final3:05 p.m.
Junior Street Exhibition3:10 p.m.
Junior Dragster Exhibition3:15 p.m.
Parade of Champions (on the return road)3:20 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Final3:40 p.m.

Nitro Eliminations - Final

3:50 p.m.

Winner's Circle - come celebrate at the Startling Line!4:00 p.m.
All times are Central Daylight Time *Schedule subject to change*Items in blue colored text represent off-track activities.
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