NHRA Releases the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Schedule

NHRA Releases the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Schedule

With title sponsor Mello Yello returning to the National Hot Rod Association's premier drag racing series, fans are already making plans for some intense racing at the most action-packed tracks across the country. With speeds exceeding 330 mph in Top Fuel Funny Car and Top Fuel Dragster, spectators can experience the sensory overload as cars zip often separated by mere inches at the 1000-foot finish line.

Mello Yello Event Changes for 2018

The 24-event professional tour will feature a few changes coming in 2018 as to when the NHRA's action-packed circus will be in town, so check out the list below to mark your calendar for the 2018 season:

Feb. 8-11        Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona CA

Feb. 23-25      NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix AZ

Mar. 15-18      Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals in Gainesville FL

Apr. 6-8         DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas NV

Apr. 20-22      NHRA Springnationals in Houston TX

Apr. 27-29      NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte NC

May 4-6         NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta GA

May 18-20      Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals in Topeka KS

June 1-3         Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Chicago IL

June 7-10       NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown NJ

June 15-17     NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol TN

June 21-24     Summit Racing Equipment Nationals in Norwalk OH

July 6-8          NHRA New England Nationals in Epping NH

July 20-22      Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver CO

July 27-29      Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma CA

Aug. 3-5         NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle WA

Aug. 16-19      Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd MN

Sept. 1-3         Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis IN

Sept. 13-16     Dodge NHRA Nationals in Reading PA

Sept. 21-23     AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in St. Louis PA

Oct. 4-7           AAA Texas Fall Nationals in Dallas TX

Oct. 12-14       NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte NC

Oct. 25-28       NHRA Toyota Nationals in Las Vegas

Nov. 8-11        Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona CA

NHRA Countdown to the Championship

The NHRA Countdown to the Championship begins in mid-September at historic Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa. for the Dodge NHRA Nationals (Sept. 13-16), followed by the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals near St. Louis (Sept. 21-23), followed by the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at the Texas Motorplex near Dallas (Oct. 4-7), before going back East to state-of-the-art zMAX Dragway for the NHRA Carolina Nationals (Oct. 12-14); then back West for the penultimate stop at NHRA Toyota Nationals in Las Vegas (Oct. 25-28). The Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, where world champions will be crowned in each class Nov. 8-11.