Digital Delay

Stroud Safety

ATI Racing


Bracket Talk
Racer Profile Login
Weather Report
Yahoo Maps
Business Directory
Live Timing Directory
Racer Directory
Track Directory
Million Dollar Race
Big Buck Races
Article Archive
Article Search
"On the Road" with Luke Bogacki
Safety First
Tech Talk

2018 NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series Schedule Released
Glendora, CA
Share |

NHRA announced its 24-race 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, featuring intense racing action at tracks across the country.  Millions of fans will witness sensory-overloading side-by-side racing action where winners and losers can be separated by mere inches at speeds exceeding 330 mph. 
All 24 events during the busy season will be aired exclusively on FOX Sports and for selected events on the FOX broadcast network, with live and near-live coverage of most of the events.  Over 575 hours of programming will feature action from Friday and Saturday qualifying rounds and Sunday finals.
The lineup for the four-race back-to-back stretch that starts the slate of busy racing action in the summer months will change in 2018. The Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway moves earlier to May 31- June 3. The NHRA New England Nationals at scenic New England Dragway outside of Boston moves later to July 6-8. 
The 2018 season will begin at the venerable Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California with the NHRA Winternationals, Feb. 8-11, and closes at the renowned dragstrip with the final race of the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs, the Auto Club NHRA Finals, Nov. 8-11.
Following the season-opener, the series returns to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix for the NHRA Arizona Nationals, Feb. 23-25. 
After the Phoenix race, NHRA teams will traverse the country to the traditional East Coast opener at Florida’s Gainesville Raceway for the fan-favorite Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 15-18. 
Teams will then travel back to the West Coast for the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at Las Vegas, April 6-8.
An early season three-race swing featuring events in the southern states will follow: the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway near Houston (April 20-22); the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, N.C. (April 27-29); and the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Georgia (May 4-6).
Heartland Park Topeka, which has featured record-breaking racing and is one of the fastest tracks on the tour, will host the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, May 18-20.
Following the Route 66 NHRA Nationals (May 31 – June 3) the teams will move east for the NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J., June 7-10. The NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, June 15-17 returns to Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway on Father’s Day weekend and the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals will be hosted June 21-24 at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
The tour will power to New England Dragway (July 6-8) before traversing the country to start a three-race stretch on the west coast. 
The historic NHRA Western Swing kicks off with the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at scenic Bandimere Speedway in Denver, July 20-22. The teams will then head to Northern California for the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals (July 27-29) at Sonoma Raceway, then finish the Western Swing near Seattle at Pacific Raceways with the NHRA Northwest Nationals, Aug. 3-5.
NHRA Mello Yello Series teams will then head to Brainerd (Minn.) International Raceway, for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Aug. 16-19, meeting some of the most dedicated fans in the country. 
Final positions for the sport’s playoffs, the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, will be secured at the world’s most prestigious drag race, the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29-Sept. 3, the last race of the regular season.
The six-race NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship gets underway in mid-September with three consecutive weeks of racing: the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 14-16); the Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa. (Sept. 20-23); and the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis (Sept. 28-30).
The playoffs then head west at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at the Texas Motorplex near Dallas (Oct. 11-14); the NHRA Toyota Nationals in Las Vegas (Oct. 25-28); and the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, where world champions will be crowned in Southern California Nov. 8-11.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Street program and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.
2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Schedule
NHRA Mello Yello Series Regular Season
Feb. 8-11               NHRA Winternationals                                   Pomona, Calif.
Feb. 23-25             NHRA Arizona Nationals                                Phoenix
March 15-18          Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals          Gainesville, Fla.
April 6-8               DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals              Las Vegas
April 20-22            NHRA SpringNationals                                  Houston
April 27-29            NHRA Four-Wide Nationals                           Charlotte, N.C.
May 4-6                 NHRA Southern Nationals                              Atlanta
May 18-20             Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals                Topeka, Kan.
May 31-June 3        Route 66 NHRA Nationals                              Chicago
June 7-10               NHRA Summernationals                                 Englishtown, N.J.
June 15-17             NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals                      Bristol, Tenn.
June 21-24             Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals     Norwalk, Ohio
July 6-8                 NHRA New England Nationals                        Epping, N.H.
July 20-22             Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals                   Denver
July 27-29             Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals                      Sonoma, Calif.
Aug. 3-5               NHRA Northwest Nationals                              Seattle
Aug. 16-19            Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals                              Brainerd, Minn.
Aug. 29-Sept. 3     Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals               Indianapolis
NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship
Sept. 14-16            NHRA Carolina Nationals                               Charlotte, N.C.
Sept. 20-23            Dodge NHRA Nationals                                  Reading, Pa.
Sept. 28-30            AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals        St. Louis
Oct. 11-14             AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals                     Dallas
Oct. 25-28             NHRA Toyota Nationals                                  Las Vegas
Nov. 8-11              Auto Club NHRA Finals                                  Pomona, Calif

< < back > >

Information: 208-739-2852
News & Info:

Site Design by the DragRaceResults.Com network

All material found on this site is ©1998 - 2019.
No reproduction of any kind is permitted
without the expressed written permission of

Todds Extreme Paint

Brodix Cylinder Heads

Steve Schmidt Racing Engines

Oakley Motorsports

Altronics Inc

J&J Performance

Ricks Speed Shop

Rons Fuel Injection

Just-N-Time Button

Quick Performance

FTI Converters

ATI Racing