WHAT: 33rd annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals, the nineth event of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. Drivers in three categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series world championships. The raising stars of NHRA Drag Racing will also be in action in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, July 23-25
SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, July 23
NHRA Lucas Oil Series Drag Racing Series qualifying and eliminations at 11:15 a.m., 3:00 p.m.
NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying at 6:30 p.m. Top the Cops Exhibition at 7:30 p.m.
Cackelfest at 7:45 p.m.
NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny Car and Top Fuel qualifying at 8:05 p.m.
SATURDAY, July 24
NHRA Lucas Oil Series Drag Racing Series eliminations at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 am, 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series qualifying at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, July 25
NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series eliminations begin at 11:00 a.m.
TELEVISION: Saturday, July 25, FS1 will televise one hours of qualifying coverage at 2 p.m. (ET), Sunday, July 18, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage 3 p.m. (ET). Sunday, July 18, FS1 will televise three hours of live finals coverage at 4 p.m. (ET).
WHERE: Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. The track is located at the intersection of Highways 37 and 121 COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 15 feet above sea level; Track direction is north to south.
2019 EVENT WINNERS:
Billy Torrence (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
John Force (Funny Car) 8; Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) 6; Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel) 5; Antron Brown (Top Fuel) 4;
Ron Capps (Funny Car) 4; LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcyle) 4.
Top Fuel – 3.669 seconds by Leah Pritchett, July ’17; 335.15 mph by Brittany Force, July ’19
Funny Car – 3.807 seconds by Robert Hight, July ’17; 339.87 mph by Hight, July ’17.
Pro Stock – 6.499 seconds by Chris McGaha, July ’15; 213.00 mph by Shane Gray, July ’15.
Pro Stock Motorcycle – 6.730 seconds by Angelle Sampey, July ’16; 200.83 mph by Matt Smith July ’19.
Top Fuel – 3.623 sec. by Brittany Force, Sept. ’19, Reading, Pa.; 338.17 mph by B. Force, Nov. ’19, Las Vegas Funny Car – 3.793 sec. by Robert Hight, Aug. ’17, Brainerd; 339.87 mph by Robert Hight, July ’17, Sonoma, Calif. Pro Stock Motorcycle – 6.720 sec. by Andrew Hines, March ‘19, Gainesville, Fla., PA.; 203.49 mph by Eddie Krawiec, May ’21, Charlotte, NC.