2024 NHRA Racing Schedules Released

The National Hot Rod Association released category schedules for the sanctioning body’s 73rd season of side-by-side racing. This included several fan-favorite drag racing classes and specialty events being hosted for the upcoming season. The 2024 season will open on the East Coast at the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.

NITRO & STOCK – Professional classes for nitro Top Fuel, nitro Funny Car, and Pro Stock will race at all 21 NHRA national events. Pro Stock Motorcycle will compete at 16 events during the 2024 campaign, beginning with the opener in Gainesville. All four professional categories will also race in all six events in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.

PRO MOD – FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series has ten scheduled events beginning with at Gainesville Raceway for the season opener. After a very successful debut in 2023, the Pro Mod four-race Road to the Championship begins the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis and concludes at the fall race at the NHRA Nevada Nationals at the Strip in Las Vegas.

CALLOUT RACES – Grudge racing for all four professional classes will return with the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout taking place in Gainesville and the Pep Boys NHRA Funny Car All-Star Callout thrilling fans in Indy. The Pro Stock All-Star Callout will again happen in Chicago, with the Pro Stock Motorcycle All-Star Callout taking place for the second straight year in Sonoma.

MISSION #2FAST2TASTY – The NHRA Challenge will return in 2024. Rematch races that allow Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle who qualified at the previous NHRA National to settle his or her feud while earning bonus points and cash prize money at fourteen regular-season events.

NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series

The National Hot Rod Association has announced the schedule for the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series. There is a single race date (July 12 – 14) that is still being negotiated with event organizers and sponsors. Listed below are the confirmed dates for NHRA Nationals during the regular season, which includes two four-wide events as well as the sanctioning body’s Countdown to the Championship.

2024 NHRA National Events

March 07   –  10: Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, FL

March 21  –  24: Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, Pomona, CA

April 05  –  07: NHRA Arizona Nationals, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler, AZ

April 12  –  14: Four-Wide NHRA Nationals, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV

April 26  –  28: Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, zMAX Dragway, Concord, NC

May 17  –  19: Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by PEAK Performance, Route 66 Raceway, Elwood, IL

May 31 – June 02: NHRA New England Nationals, New England Dragway, Epping, NH

June 07 – 09: NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Bristol Dragway, Bristol, TN

June 21 – 23: Virginia NHRA Nationals, Virginia Motorsports Park, North Dinwiddie, VA

June 27 – 30: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk, OH

July 12 – 14: To Be Announced

July 19 – 21: NHRA Northwest Nationals, Pacific Raceways, Kent, WA

July 26 – 28: DENSO NHRA Sonoma Nationals, Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, CA

August 15 – 18: Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, MN

August 28 – September 02: NHRA U.S. Nationals, Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis, IN

Countdown to the Championship

September 12 – 15: Pep Boys NHRA Nationals, Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, PA

September 20 – 22: betway NHRA Carolina Nationals, zMAX Dragway, Concord, NC

September 27 – 29: NHRA Midwest Nationals, World Wide Technology Raceway, Madison, IL

October 10 – 13, Texas NHRA FallNationals, Texas Motorplex, Ennis, TX

October 31 – November 03: NHRA Nevada Nationals, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV

November 14 – 17: In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals, In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, Pomona, CA

The 2024 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series has included both the Top Alcohol Funny Car and Top Alcohol Dragsters at fourteen NHRA national events. Super Stock, Super Comp and Super Gas will be contested at all twenty-one national event weekends. In addition, Johnson Horsepowered Garage’s 800-plus cubic inch Mountain Motor Pro Stock class will compete at six events and Top Fuel Motorcycle will compete at four select events in 2024.

Artwork courtesy of NHRA

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