NHRA - National Hot Rod Association

Oct '20

Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented By Pennzoil*

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Houston Raceway Park 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 and its pandemic-forced move to the cool climes of late October this year and its position as the penultimate event of the year should only enhance its reputation.

Click on nhra.com/fans for rules, requirements, and guidelines for spectators.

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, OCTOBER 23

Complete Racing Schedule


Sportsman Qualifying9:30 a.m.
Midway Opens (Suggested arrival time)9:15 a.m.
Competition Qualifying11:45 a.m.

Sportsman Eliminations

1:45 p.m.

Competition Qualifying Session

3:00 p.m.

Top Alcohol Qualifying 

4:15 p.m.




Sportsman Eliminations8:30 a.m.
Competition Qualifying

9:15 a.m.

Midway Opens (Suggested arrival time)9:15 a.m.
Sportsman Eliminations9:45 a.m.

Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions

11:00 a.m.
Competition Eliminations12:00 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)12:45 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)1:45 p.m.

Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions

2:45 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)4:00 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)5:00 p.m.
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 16:00 p.m.

Sunday, OCTOBER 25


Sportsman Eliminations9:00 a.m.

Midway Opens (Suggested arrival time)

9:00 a.m.

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2

9:30 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 21:10 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 21:40 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations - Semi-Finals2:00 p.m.
Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals2:30 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals2:45 p.m.
Top Alcohol Eliminations- Final2:55 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations - Final3:05 p.m.
Junior Dragster Exhibition3:15 p.m.
Parade of Champions 3:25 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Final3:40 p.m.

Nitro Eliminations - Final

3:50 p.m.

All times are Central Daylight Time *Schedule subject to change*Items in blue colored text represent off-track activities.
TV Schedule

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FINALSSunday, Oct. 252:00pm - 5:00pm ETFS1
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