The Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil is one of the last races in the NHRA's season and a must see event that could determine NHRA world championships in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle.
With the weather finally cooling off, late October is a great time to be in Las Vegas as race fans will descend on Las Vegas Thursday, Oct. 29 - Sunday, Nov. 1, 2021 for the 21st annual Dodge NHRA Nationals.
Las Vegas is a great place to visit all year round, but when the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series returns to The Strip at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil, this is definitely the place you want to be.
Come see your favorite NHRA racers and the world's best drag racers live as they hit speeds in excess of 330 miles per hour at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway drag strip.
21st Annual Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Location: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
NHRA Las Vegas 2021 at the Las Vegas Motorspeedway is one of the last races in the NHRA's season.
Do you know .... with a Weekend general admission ticket package, first four children 12 and under are free with adult purchase. Tickets/credentials are required for gate entry for children age 12 and under.
Friday, October 30, 2020
7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. - Sponsor Midway, Pro Racer Hospitality & Pro Team Pit Parking Cont'd -(including TAD, TAFC, PM, and TFH)
8:00 a.m. - Sportsman Qualifying
10:30 a.m. & 2:15 p.m. - Competition Qualifying Sessions
12:00 p.m. - Midway Open/Suggested Time of Arrival
3:30 p.m. - Summit ET Time Trials
3:45 p.m. - Top Alcohol Qualifying Session
4:45 p.m. - Sportsman Eliminations
7:00 p.m. - Top Alcohol Qualifying Session
8:00 p.m. - Secure Track
Saturday, October 31, 2020
7:30 a.m. – Gates open
8 a.m. – Sportsman eliminations
9:15 a.m. – Midway open/Suggested Time of Arrival
10:30 a.m. – Summit ET Time Trials
10:45 a.m. – Factory Stock Showdown Qualifying Session
11 a.m. – Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session
11:15 a.m. – Pro Mod Qualifying Session
Noon – Pro Stock qualifying session (PSC-PSM)
1:00 p.m. – Nitro qualifying session (FC-TF)
2:00 p.m. – Summit ET Time Trials
2:15 p.m. – Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1
3:15 p.m. – Pro Stock Qualifying Session(PSC-PSM)
4:15 p.m. – Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)
5:15 p.m. – Pro Mod Qualifying Session
5:45 p.m. – Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session
6:00 p.m. – Factory Stock Showdown Qualifying Session
6:15 p.m. – Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2
6:45 p.m. – Sportsman eliminations
8 p.m. – Secure track
Sunday, November 1, 2020
8:00 a.m. – Sportsman Eliminations
8:45 a.m. – Factory Stock Showdown Eliminations - Round 1
9 a.m. – Pro Mod Eliminations- Round 1
9 a.m. – Midway Open/Suggested Time of Arrival
9:30 a.m. – Nitro Eliminations - Round 1
11:40 a.m. – Pro ModEliminations- Round 2
11:50 a.m. – Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Round 1
Noon – Factory Stock Showdown Eliminations - Round 2 12:00 PM
12:05 p.m. – Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals
12:20 p.m. – Summit ET Eliminations - Round 1
12:40 p.m. – Nitro Eliminations - Round 2
1:10 p.m. - Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2
1:30 p.m. - Pro Mod Eliminations- Semi-Finals
1:35 p.m. - Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Semi-Finals
1:40 p.m. - Factory Stock Showdown Eliminations - Semi-Finals
1:45 p.m. - Sportsman Eliminations - Semi-Finals
2:00 p.m. - Summit ET Eliminations - Semi-Finals
2:20 p.m. - Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals
2:35 p.m. - Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals
2:45 p.m. - Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals
2:55 p.m. - Sportsman Eliminations - Finals
3:15 p.m. - Summit ET Eliminations - Finals
3:20 p.m. - Factory Stock ShowdownEliminations - Semi-Finals
3:25 p.m. - Top Fuel Harley- Finals
3:30 p.m. - Pro Mod Eliminations -Finals
3:40 p.m. – Pro Stock eliminations - Finals
3:40 p.m. – Nitro eliminations - Finals
4 p.m. – Secure event
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Coolers will not be allowed - Leave the cooler at home. Instead, pack a clear, plastic bag (No larger than 14"x 14"x14")
Stay home if in the last 14 days you have:
- Tested positive for coronavirus
- Sought a corovirus test and haven't received results yet
- Been informed that you may have been exposed to coronavirus
- Experienced any symptoms common with coronavirus
|Drag Racing 101|
|Breakout: refers to a race car running quicker than the driver has predicted. The driver's prediction is called the dial-in and is posted on the race car. The driver who breaks out loses the race unless his or her opponent has committed a more serious foul, such as a red-light or crossing the centerline of the drag strip.|
|Burnout: The process of spinning the rear tires in water to heat and clean them before a run for better traction.|
|Christmas Tree: An electronic starting device between the lanes on the starting line. It displays a calibrated-light countdown for each driver.|
|Elapsed Time (e.t.): The time it takes a drag-race vehicle to travel from the starting line to the finish line.|
|Methanol: Pure methyl alcohol is the fuel used in Top Alcohol Dragsters, Top Alcohol Funny Cars, and even some Jr. Dragsters.|
|Nitro-methane ("nitro"): is the result of a chemical reaction between nitric acid and propane. Made specifically as a fuel for drag racing. Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars use nitro methane.|
|Nitrous Oxide ("nitrous," "N2O"): When injected into an engine under pressure, nitrous oxide gives the engine a sudden boost in power by introducing more oxygen into the fuel mixture. Nitrous oxide is not allowed in any NHRA category except Pro Mod (exhibition) and some E.T. bracket classes.|
|Reaction Time: The time it takes a driver to react to the green starting light on the Christmas Tree, measured in thousandths of a second. A perfect reaction time is .000.|
|Red Light: When a race car leaves the starting line too soon - before the green light, or "go" signal - it activates the red light on the Christmas Tree and the driver has automatically lost the race.|
It's worth mentioning that General Parking is FREE at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. If two or more people are heading to LVMS for the Dodge NHRA Nationals, renting a car will be a cheaper alternative than riding the shuttle.
If you plan to take the car rental route during the Dodge NHRA Nationals, here are a few things to keep in mind.
1. Most Las Vegas hotels do charge for parking. Check first with your hotel for any parking fees.
2. If you plan to park at the LVMS, you will need to get there as early as possible to avoid traffic. Also expect traffic when leaving the Speedway after the race.
3. After you park, make a note of where you parked your car. Write down the lot number, take a photo and note the route you walked from your car to the venue. (trust me, you will need this information after the event.)
There are two ways to get to LVMS from the Strip and downtown area. You can take the I-15 or Las Vegas Blvd. The largest parking lots with easiest access are on the north side of the Speedway (Blue Lot) and are easily accessible via I-15. Additional parking is located on the west and south sides (Brown Lot), accessible via Las Vegas Blvd.
Taking the I-15
Take I-15 North to exit 54 (Speedway Blvd). As you approach exit 54 on the I-15, there are 3 northbound lanes towards Las Vega Motor Speedway, pick the one with the least amount of cars all the way to Exit 54. Once on the exit 54 ramp, use the far-left lane or the center lane to travel straight across Speedway Blvd into Blue Lot.
Hint - Vehicles in the shoulder lane will be checked for parking passes at the end of the ramp. If you do not have a parking pass, use the center lane or left-hand lane.
Taking Las Vegas Blvd
Take Las Vegas Blvd north to Entry #1 for access into Red lot or Entry #3 for access into Brown Lot.
Dodge NHRA Nationals Rideshare pick-up/drop-off location
If you plan to attend Dodge NHRA Nationals using Uber or Lyft, for quick entrance and exit from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, head to the Uber Zone by following signs to the dedicated Uber drop-off lot.
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