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Feb '20
21-23

NHRA Arizona Nationals

Event Info

NHRA’s annual duel in the desert continues in its traditional spot as the year’s second event. A Southwest fixture since 1985, the event offers teams a chance to redeem mistakes made at the opener. The facility is also known for record performances, such as Tony Schumacher’s historic 330-mph quarter-mile blast in 1999.

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 10 miles south of Phoenix and minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport. From Phoenix, take Interstate 10 east to the Wild Horse Pass exit (162). From Tucson, take I-10 west to the Wild Horse Pass exit (162).

Event Schedule

Friday, February 21

Complete Racing Schedule

Sportsman Qualifying8 a.m.
Competition Qualifying Session10 a.m.
Midway Opens (Suggested arrival time)10:15 a.m.
Mello Yello Guided Walking Tour - starts at the Mello Yello display11:15 a.m.
Get to Know Pro Stock - with Matt Hartford11:45 a.m.
Competition Qualifying Session1 p.m.
Bike Tire Exhibition - Time Trial1:15 p.m.
Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session1:30 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)1:45 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)2:15 p.m.
Sportsman Qualifying3:15 p.m.
Big Tire Exhibition - Round 14:15 p.m.
Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session4:30 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)4:45 p.m.
NHRA Prime Time Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)5:15 p.m.
Lucas Oil Muy Caliente and "Wicked Sinsation" Jet Cars6:15 p.m.
Little Red Fire Truck Wheelstander6:25 p.m.
  

SATURDAY, February 22

 

Sportsman Eliminations8 a.m.
Midway Opens (Suggested arrival time)9:30 a.m.
Competition Qualifying Session10 a.m.
Sportsman Eliminations10:20 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.
Competition Eliminations12:15 p.m.
Big Tire Exhibition - Round 212:30 p.m.
Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session12:45 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)1 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)1:30 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations2:30 p.m.
Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session12:45 p.m.
Big Tire Exhibition - Final3:15 p.m.
Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session3:45 p.m.
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)4 p.m.
Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)4:30 p.m.
Little Red Fire Truck Wheelstander5:35 p.m.
Lucas Oil Muy Caliente and "Wicked Sinsation" Jet Cars5:45 p.m.
  

Sunday, February 23

 

Sportsman Eliminations8:30 a.m.
Competition Eliminations9 a.m.
Midway Opens (Suggested arrival time)9 a.m.
Mello Yello Guided Walking Tour - starts at the Mello Yello display9 a.m.
Sportsman Eliminations9:10 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 111 a.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1Noon
Sportsman Eliminations12:20 p.m.

Competition Eliminations

12:35 p.m.

Sportsman Eliminations12:40 p.m.
Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Round 112:55 p.m.
Nitro Eliminations - Round 21:10 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 21:40 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations - Semi-Finals1:50 p.m.
Competition Eliminations - Semi-Finals2 p.m.

Sportsman Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:05 p.m.
Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Semi-Finals2:10 p.m.
Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals2:25 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals2:40 p.m.

Junior Dragsters

2:45 p.m.

Sportsman Eliminations - Final2:55 p.m.
Competition Eliminations - Final3 p.m.
Sportsman Eliminations - Final3:05 p.m.
Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Final3:10 p.m.
Parade of Champions (on the return road)3:15 p.m.
Pro Stock Eliminations - Final3:35 p.m.
Nitro Eliminations - Final3:40 p.m.
Winner's Circle - come celebrate on the Starting Line!4 p.m.

All times are Mountain Standard 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 1411:00pm - NoonFS1
SUNDAY NITROSunday, March 153:00pm - 4:00pmFS1
FINALSSunday, March 159:00pm - MidnightFS1
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