NHRA Revises 2019 Schedule

NHRA officials have announced that three dates on its NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule have been changed.

The final three events of the season will now take place in this order:

Oct. 17-20 – AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

Oct. 31-Nov. 3 – NHRA Nevada Nationals

Nov. 14-17 – Auto Club NHRA Finals

The schedule refinement moves the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals to take place after the NHRA Carolina Nationals in order to streamline travel across the country during the Countdown To The Championship, NHRA’s version of the playoffs.

The Countdown still begins in Reading, Pa., and then travels to St. Louis. The final four events will then progress East to West stopping in Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, Texas, Las Vegas, Nev., and Pomona, Calif.

These revisions also accommodate the dates of the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev., which traditionally occurs immediately following the NHRA Nevada Nationals. Having the two events in close proximity to each other allows the entire racing community – fans, sponsors, teams, track operators and auto enthusiasts – to attend both events.


NHRA Mello Yello Series Regular Season
Feb. 7-10 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Pomona, Calif.
Feb. 22-24 NHRA Arizona Nationals Phoenix
March 14-17 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Gainesville, Fla.
April 5-7 DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Las Vegas
April 12-14 NHRA SpringNationals Houston
April 26-28 NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Charlotte, N.C.
May 3-5 NHRA Southern Nationals Atlanta
May 17-19 Virginia NHRA Nationals Richmond, Va.
May 30-June 2 Route 66 NHRA Nationals Chicago
June 7-9 Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals Topeka, Kan.
June 14-16 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Bristol, Tenn.
June 20-23 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Norwalk, Ohio
July 5-7 NHRA New England Nationals Epping, N.H.
July 19-21 Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Denver
July 26-28 NHRA Sonoma Nationals Sonoma, Calif.
Aug. 2-4 NHRA Northwest Nationals Seattle
Aug. 15-18 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Brainerd, Minn.
Aug. 28-Sept. 2 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Indianapolis
NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship
Sept. 12-15 Dodge NHRA Nationals Reading, Pa.
Sept. 27-29 AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals St. Louis
Oct. 11-13 NHRA Carolina Nationals Charlotte
Oct. 17-20 AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals Dallas
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 NHRA Nevada Nationals Las Vegas
Nov. 14-17 Auto Club NHRA Finals Pomona, Calif.