GLENDORA, Calif. – NHRA announced Wednesday evening that the Pro Stock Car category, which will compete at all 24 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events next year, will feature eight-car fields at nine selected events during the season.
The change in field size is intended to elevate competition and spark renewed interest in the Pro Stock Car category, bringing more exciting qualifying to events with historically fewer entries in the category.
The eight-car fields will be featured at the following events: Houston, Topeka, Epping, Englishtown, Bristol, Denver, Sonoma, Seattle, and Brainerd.
16-car fields will remain standard at the other 15 events on the calendar.
NHRA has been working closely with Pro Stock teams for several years on initiatives to improve fan engagement and interest. Changes have included switching to fuel injection; facing cars forward in the pits so fans can see the teams work on their engines; holding burnout contests and more.
“We hope this change in field size at selected events will help increase excitement and fan interest,” said NHRA president Peter Clifford.
NHRA will continue to work with Pro Stock teams and manufacturers this year, carefully evaluating key metrics and supporting targeted initiatives by the teams to generate interest.
CREDIT: NHRA Communications