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NHRA Releases 2014 National-Event Schedule

NHRA_LangdonTopeka640NHRA 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.

(Photo courtesy NHRA/National Dragster; Click to enlarge)


2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Schedule

 NHRA Mello Yello Series Regular Season

54th annual                        NHRA Winternationals                                                                   Feb. 6-9

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Pomona, Calif.

30th annual                        NHRA Arizona Nationals                                                                Feb. 21-23


45th annual                        Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals                                                March 13-16

Gainesville, Fla. (PSM)

15th annual               NHRA Nationals                                         March 28-30

Las Vegas

Fifth annual                        NHRA Four-Wide Nationals                                                         April 11-13

Charlotte, N.C. (PSM)

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27th annual                        O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals                             April 25-27


34th annual                        Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals      May 16-18

Atlanta (PSM)

26th annual                        NHRA Kansas Nationals                                                                 May 23-25

Topeka, Kan.

45th annual                        Toyota NHRA Summernationals                                                 May 29-June 1

Englishtown, N.J. (PSM)

14th annual                        Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals                                      June 13-15

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Bristol, Tenn.

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

Chicago  (PSM)

Eighth annual                     Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals                          July 3-6

Norwalk, Ohio  (PSM)

35th annual                        Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals                                             July 18-20

Denver  (PSM)

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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

Brainerd, Minn.

60th annual                        Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals                                   Aug. 27-Sept. 1

Indianapolis   (PSM)

NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship

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Seventh annual                NHRA Carolina Nationals                                                               Sept. 12-14

Charlotte, N.C.  (PSM)

29th annual                        AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals                                                   Sept. 18-21

Dallas (PSM)

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

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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

This story was originally published on August 29, 2013. Drag Illustrated

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