NHRA Releases 2014 National-Event Schedule
<a href="http://dragillustrated.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/NHRA_LangdonTopeka640.jpg">NHRA announced its 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule Aug. 29, which includes a return to racing Memorial Day weekend with the NHRA Kansas Nationals (above) at Heartland Park Topeka, May 23-25.
Also in 2014, NHRA will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the biggest and most prestigious event in all of NHRA Drag Racing, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Labor Day weekend, Aug. 27-Sept. 1, 2014.
Another tradition-rich event will celebrate its 50th anniversary: the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona (Calif.). That race will again provide the stage for the season finale, Nov. 13-16. NHRA will be announcing activities, events and promotions for both milestone anniversary races that will make each one a must-attend event for NHRA fans.
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.
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.
ESPN2 and ESPN2HD, a part of the ESPN network, the worldwide leader in sports, will again provide exclusive television coverage on a same-day basis of all NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events featuring action from qualifying rounds Saturday and eliminations Sunday.
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2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Schedule
NHRA Mello Yello Series Regular Season
54th annual NHRA Winternationals Feb. 6-9
30th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals Feb. 21-23
45th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals March 13-16
Gainesville, Fla. (PSM)
15th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals March 28-30
Fifth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals April 11-13
Charlotte, N.C. (PSM)
27th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals April 25-27
34th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals May 16-18
26th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals May 23-25
45th annual Toyota NHRA Summernationals May 29-June 1
Englishtown, N.J. (PSM)
14th annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals June 13-15
Second annual Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals June 19-22
Epping, N.H. (PSM)
17th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals June 26-29
Eighth annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals July 3-6
Norwalk, Ohio (PSM)
35th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals July 18-20
27th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals July 25-27
Sonoma, Calif. (PSM)
27th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals Aug. 1-3
33rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Aug. 14-17
60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Aug. 27-Sept. 1
NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship
Seventh annual NHRA Carolina Nationals Sept. 12-14
Charlotte, N.C. (PSM)
29th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sept. 18-21
Third annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Sept. 26-28
St. Louis (PSM)
30th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals Oct. 2-5
Reading, Pa. (PSM)
14th annual Toyota NHRA Nationals Oct. 30-Nov. 2
Las Vegas (PSM)
50th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals Nov. 13-16
Pomona, Calif. (PSM)
(PSM) – Event will include Pro Stock Motorcycle