NHRA: 2015 NHRA Schedule Officially Announced

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GLENDORA, Calif. – official release — NHRA photo — NHRA officials released the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule on Monday.

The 24-race NHRA Mello Yello Series will make its traditional stops across the country and remains the most geographically dispersed U.S. touring series in all of motorsports, reaching fans with its unique brand of high-horsepower entertainment from New England to California, Washington to Florida, and all points between.

Highlighting the schedule once again in 2015 will be the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s most prestigious drag race, at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-7.

The season again will open and close at famed Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. The season kicks off at Pomona with the NHRA Winternationals, Feb. 5-8, and closes at the historic dragstrip with the final race of the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs, the Auto Club NHRA Finals, Nov. 12-15.

The last race in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season at which the final positions for the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship can be secured will be the prestigious Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-7.

NHRA’s playoffs, the six-race NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, kicks off two weeks later with three consecutive weeks of racing: the NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 18-20); the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis (Sept. 25-27); and the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa. (Oct. 1-4).

The Pro Stock Motorcycle class will compete in a 16-race schedule, with six of those races in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. The location of the 16th bike race will be announced at a later date.


2015 NHRA Mello Yello Series Schedule

Date – Event – Location

Feb. 5-8 – NHRA Winternationals – Pomona, Calif.
Feb. 20-22 – CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals – Phoenix
March 12-15 – Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals (PSM) – Gainesville, Fla.
March 27-29 – NHRA Four-Wide Nationals (PSM) – Charlotte, N.C.
April 10-12 – SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals – Las Vegas
April 24-26 – O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals – Houston
May 15-17 – Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals (PSM) – Atlanta
May 22-24 – NHRA Kansas Nationals – Topeka, Kan.
June 4-7 – Toyota NHRA Summernationals (PSM) – Englishtown, N.J.
June 12-14 – Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals – Epping, N.H.
June 19-21 – NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals – Bristol, Tenn.
July 2-5 – Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals (PSM) – Norwalk, Ohio
July 9-12 – O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals (PSM) – Chicago
July 24-26 – Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals (PSM) – Denver
July 31-Aug. 2 – NHRA Sonoma Nationals (PSM) – Sonoma, Calif.
Aug. 7-9 – O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals – Seattle
Aug. 20-23 – Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals – Brainerd, Minn.
Sept. 2-7 – Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals (PSM) -Indianapolis

NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship

Sept. 18-20 – NHRA Carolina Nationals (PSM) – Charlotte, N.C.
Sept. 25-27 – AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals (PSM) – St. Louis
Oct. 1-4 – NHRA Nationals (PSM) – Reading, Pa.
Oct. 15-18 – AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals (PSM) – Dallas
Oct. 29-Nov. 1 – NHRA Toyota Nationals (PSM) – Las Vegas
Nov. 12-15 – Auto Club NHRA Finals (PSM) – Pomona, Calif.

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