NHRA - National Hot Rod Association

Jul '22

DENSO NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Sonoma Raceway
15 feet

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It’s up to wine country to Sonoma Raceway for the Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals. The second stop of the famed Western Swing, Sonoma Raceway has seen countless historical NHRA milestones. NHRA teams and fans alike look forward to this scenic track every year. 

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 800-870-RACE (7223). Purchase early and save!

How to Get There: Sonoma Raceway is 35 minutes north of San Francisco at the junction of highways 37 and 121. From Sacramento, take Interstate 80 to Highway 12 toward Napa/Sonoma to Highway 29 North. Follow Highway 29 to Highway 121, then head southwest to the track. For quick access, avoid using Highway 37 westbound from Vallejo to Highway 121. From East Bay cities, take I-580 west across the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge to Highway 101, then travel north to Highway 37 east and turn left onto Highway 121. The entrance to the track is on the left.

Visitor Information: Sonoma County Visitors Bureau, 866-996-1090, www.sonomavalley.com

Event Schedule

FRIDAY - July 22, 2022

Complete Racing Schedule

Sportsman Qualifying10:00 AM
Midway Open/Suggested Time of Arrival1:00 PM
Sportsman Eliminations4:30 PM
Pro Stock Qualifying Session6:30 PM
Top the Cops, Jr Dragster, and Street Legal Exhibitions7:30 PM
The Little Red Firetruck Wheelstander Exhibition7:40 PM
Nostalgia Cackelfest on the Return Road7:45 PM
Nitro Qualifying Session 8:10 PM

SATURDAY - July 23, 2022


Sportsman Eliminations8:30 AM
Midway Open/Suggested Time of Arrival9:00 AM
Pro Stock Qualifying Session 12:00 PM
Street Legal Exhibition12:50 PM
Nitro Qualifying Session 1:00 PM
Sportsman Eliminations2:00 PM
Pro Stock Qualifying Session 3:00 PM
Nitro Qualifying Session 4:00 PM
The Little Red Firetruck Wheelstander Exhibition5:00 PM
Sportsman Eliminations5:05 PM

SUNDAY - July 24, 2022


Midway Open/Suggested Time of Arrival8:30 AM
Sealmaster Track Walk and Driver Introductions on the Starting Line Open to the Public9:30 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

10:30 AM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 111:30 AM
Sportsman Eliminations12:10 PM
Nitro Eliminations - Round 21:00 PM
Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 21:30 PM
Sportsman Eliminations- Semi-Finals1:40 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:30 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals2:45 PM

Sportsman Eliminations - Finals

3:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals3:40 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

3:50 PM

Winner's Circle on the Starting Line- Open to the Public4:00 PM
* Schedule subject to change 
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