GLENDORA, Calif. – NHRA officials have announced that three dates on its NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule have been changed.
The final three events of the season will now take place in this order:
Oct. 17-20 – AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 – NHRA Nevada Nationals
Nov. 14-17 – Auto Club NHRA Finals
The schedule refinement moves the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals to take place after the NHRA Carolina Nationals in order to streamline travel across the country during the Countdown To The Championship, NHRA’s version of the playoffs.
The Countdown still begins in Reading, Pa., and then travels to St. Louis. The final four events will then progress East to West stopping in Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, Texas, Las Vegas, Nev., and Pomona, Calif.
These revisions also accommodate the dates of the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev., which traditionally occurs immediately following the NHRA Nevada Nationals. Having the two events in close proximity to each other allows the entire racing community – fans, sponsors, teams, track operators and auto enthusiasts – to attend both events.