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NHRA Arizona Nationals

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NHRA’s annual duel in the desert continues in its traditional spot as the year’s second event. The facility, a Southwest fixture since 1985, is also known for record performances, such as Tony Schumacher’s historic 330-mph quarter-mile blast in 1999 and his record-setting run in 2018.

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.
NHRA 101 Tour - starts at the Mello Yello display11:15 a.m.
Get to Know Pro Stock - with Matt Hartford at NHRA Member Hospitality11:45 a.m.
Competition Qualifying Session1 p.m.
AZ Big 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.
AZ 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.
Scott Arriaga's "Wicked Sinsation," Lucas Oil's "Muy Caliente," and Shelly Segal's "The "FireStarter" 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.
NHRA 101 Tour - starts at the Mello Yello display10:30 a.m.
Nitro School® with Jon Oberhofer11 a.m.
Mello Yello Autograph Session - at the Mello Yello display
*Featuring Doug Kalitta, Jack Beckman, Alexis DeJoria & Jeg Coughlin Jr.
11:30 a.m.
Competition Eliminations12:15 p.m.
AZ 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.
Members-only Q&A with Jeg Coughlin Jr.
*Not a member? Become one here or at the NHRA Hospitality display!
Between Rounds
Sportsman Eliminations2:30 p.m.
AZ 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.
Scott Arriaga's "Wicked Sinsation," Lucas Oil's "Muy Caliente," and Shelly Segal's "The "FireStarter" 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.
NHRA 101 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 142am - 3am ET (Fri/Sat am)FS1
SATURDAY NITROSunday, March 151am - 2am ET (Sat/Sun am)FS1
FINALSSunday, March 159:30pm - 12:30am ETFS1
NHRA IN 30Thursday, March 198:30pm - 9pm ETFS2
RE-AIRS
SATURDAY  NITROSunday, March 158:00am - 9:00am ETFS1
FRIDAY NITROSunday, March 157:00pm - 8:00pm ETFS2
SATURDAY NITROSunday, March 158:00pm - 11:00pm ETFS2
FINALSMonday, March 163:00am - 6:00am ETFS2
FINALSThursday, March 1910:00pm - 1:00am ETFS1
FINALSThursday, March 199pm - Midnight ETFS2
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
SERIESDATETIMECHANNEL
SPORTSMANThursday, March 269pm - 10pm ETFS2
E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series
SERIESDATETIMECHANNEL
PRO MODThursday, April 28:30pm - 9pm ETFS2
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Event Lodging

Competitors

2019 Event Winners

2019 EVENT WINNERS

Top Fuel: Billy Torrence

Funny Car: Matt Hagan

Pro Stock: Jeg Coughlin Jr.

 

TRACK RECORDS

Top Fuel

E.T.: 3.649 (Tony Schumacher, February 2018)

Speed: 336.57 (Schumacher, February 2018)

 

Funny Car

E.T.: 3.826 (Courtney Force, February 2018)

Speed: 337.16 (C. Force, February 2018)

 

Pro Stock

E.T.: 6.498 (Mike Edwards, February 2013)

Speed: 213.77 (Edwards, February 2013)