NHRA officials announced the details of the 2021Camping World Drag Racing Series 23-event season, revealing national event procategory qualifying days and specialty series schedules. Lucas Oil Drag Racing Seriescategories will be contested at all national events.
At 17 Camping World Drag Racing Series national events, professional teams will runthree qualifying sessions over two days, Friday and Saturday, with final eliminations onSunday. At five events, pro teams will run two qualifying sessions on Saturday with finaleliminations on Sunday. This quick-draw format, which was utilized as NHRA firstreturned to racing in July 2020, provides racing excitement, and allows economicbalance for all stakeholders in current times. NHRA expects to return to the customaryfour qualifying runs in the future.
The event schedule and venue for an additional event on June 18-20 will be released ata future date.
Races in Atlanta (March 26-28), the first stop in Pomona (April 9-11), Phoenix (April 23-25), Richmond (June 4-6) and Seattle (July 30-Aug. 1) are all scheduled three-dayevents with two qualifying sessions for the Camping World Drag Racing Series classes.
“We can’t say enough to thank the loyal NHRA fans who have stuck with us during thetrying times of the 2020 season,” said NHRA President Glen Cromwell. “We are gratefulto you. All of us at the NHRA look forward to a full season of drag racing in 2021. Thankyou to our fans, racers, and partners for your continued support and cooperation.”
The 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series begins March 11-14 with the 52ndannual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway and concludesNov. 11-14 with the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona. NHRA will celebrate its 70thanniversary with special treats and features throughout the season.
Teams in Top Fuel and Funny Car will compete at every 2021 NHRA Camping WorldDrag Racing Series event. Pro Stock, which celebrated its 50th year in 2020, will race at18 events in 2021, returning to several venues, including Houston, Topeka, and Epping.The Pro Stock Motorcycle class will compete at 16 races next season, starting with itstraditional opener in Gainesville and including races at Pomona and Las Vegas in April.
The E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service willreturn to a 12-race schedule, which includes first-time stops at Denver and Brainerd.The NHRA Top Fuel Harley Series will race at 10 events in 2021, while theSAMTech.edu Factory Stock Showdown Series is slotted for eight races. All threeseries will open 2021 in Gainesville.
The Mountain Motor Pro Stock class will have a six-race exhibition schedule during the2021 season, starting June 4-6 in Richmond. The full Lucas Oil Drag Racing Seriesschedule was released last week by NHRA.
Stay tuned to NHRA.com as we announce more details on the specialty seriesschedules for the 2021 season including the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod DragRacing Series, the SAMTech.edu Factory Stock Showdown Series and the NHRA TopFuel Harley Series.
Fans are encouraged to check NHRA.com/tickets for updates on future ticketpurchases.
For a full list of the 2021 NHRA class schedule, click here.