NHRA Cancels Southern Nationals Event

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NHRA officials have been forced to cancel the upcoming Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. (Marc Gewertz/NHRA Photo)

GLENDORA, Calif. – The NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway, scheduled for Aug. 28-30, has been canceled due the COVID-19 pandemic.

NHRA made the decision after exhaustive deliberation with track representatives, health officials and government authorities.

NHRA and Atlanta Dragway came to this conclusion after carefully weighing the significance of the 40th anniversary of the NHRA Southern Nationals. The anniversary of the historic race will be celebrated in 2021.

“It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway,” said Kasey Coler, vice president of track management and operations. This tough decision was made following numerous discussions with our stakeholders regarding the ability to host and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the race. Unfortunately, under the current circumstances, we would not be able to provide the event a proper platform to honor and celebrate this historic anniversary.”