10 Events For NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series


GLENDORA, Calif. – The schedule for the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series has been announced and will feature races across the country.

The series is highlighted by the nitro burning Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragsters and Nostalgia Funny Cars.

The season roars to life at the 61st annual Good Vibrations March Meet, March 7-10 at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif. The series will also make their annual visits to Sacramento Raceway, Firebird Raceway, Wild Horse Pass, Osage Tulsa Raceway, and both Top Fuel and Funny Car will be at the new event at Spokane County Raceway.

The series will be highlighted at two Hot Rod Reunions that are produced by the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California. The 17th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky., is the first on the schedule slated for June 13-15 with Top Fuel and Funny Car competing for points in the series.

The 28th annual California Hot Rod Reunion presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California will conclude the series Oct. 25-27 at Auto Club Famoso Raceway which will decide the championships in all the categories.

“We were thrilled to have the first season ending championship for all Heritage Series Classes in Bakersfield this year,” said Larry Fisher, executive director of the Wally Parks Motorsports Museum. “We are looking forward to an exciting championship battle at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in 2019.”

The NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series consists of two nitro categories – Nostalgia Top Fuel dragster and Nostalgia Funny Car – and two groups of additional classes. Group 1 includes A/Fuel, Jr. Fuel, and 7.0 Eliminator, and Group 2 includes Nostalgia Eliminator I, Nostalgia Eliminator II, Nostalgia Eliminator III, A/Gas, B/Gas, C/Gas, D/Gas, and Hot Rod eliminator. Racers in each class will run a combination of events at which they will score points toward the championships.

The NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series was developed in 2008 to help preserve NHRA’s rich history and tradition while providing racing opportunities for those enthusiasts who enjoy nostalgia drag racing competition.

2019 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series
Event Location Date Classes
Good Vibrations March Meet Auto Club Famoso March 7-10 TF/FC/Groups 1&2
Nostalgia Reunion Sacramento Raceway April 5-7 Groups 1&2
Napa Auto Parts Ignitor Firebird Raceway May 3-5 FC
Heritage Nostalgia Drags Wild Horse Pass May 3-5 Groups 1&2
Nitro Night of Fire Sacramento Raceway June 7-8 Group 1&2
Holley National Hot Rod Reunion Presented by AAA Insurance Beech Bend Raceway June 13-15 TF/FC
Pepsi Nightfire Nationals Firebird Raceway Aug. 8-11 TF/FC
Nitro Summer Nationals Spokane County Raceway Aug. 16-17 TF/FC
Nostalgia Nitro Nationals Osage Tulsa Raceway Sept. 20-21 TF/FC/A-Fuel
California Hot Rod Reunion Presented by Automobile Club of Southern California Auto Club Famoso Oct. 25-27 TF/FC/Group 1&2