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2024 NHRA Nevada Nationals

NHRA Nevada Nationals

The NHRA Nevada Nationals which takes place October 31 - November 3, 2024 at The Strip at LVMS is the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series that's a must see.

Catch all of the Nitro action at the 2024 NHRA Nevada Nationals at the Las Vegas Motorspeedway. The 2024 NHRA Nevada Nationals will be 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 October weather finally cooling off, late October is a great time to be in Las Vegas as race fans will descend on Las Vegas for this fall race.

Las Vegas is a great place to visit all year round, but when the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to The Strip at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NHRA Nevada Nationals, 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.

2024 NHRA Nevada Nationals Dates:
October 31 - November 3, 2024 (Thur-Sun)

2024 NHRA Nevada Nationals

NHRA Nevada Nationals NHRA NEVADA NATIONALS
Thursday, October 31 - Sunday, November 3, 2024
NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series
Location: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

NHRA Nevada Nationals at the Las Vegas Motorspeedway is one of the last races in the NHRA's season. With a lot at stake, this highly anticipated event could determine NHRA world championships in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle. This is one event you don't want to miss.

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2023 NHRA Nevada Nationals Schedule

Friday, October 27, 2023

7:30 a.m. — Gates Open
8 a.m. Sportsman Eliminations
9 a.m. Midway Open/Suggested Time of Arrival
10:45 a.m. Top Alcohol Qualifying Session
11 a.m. Sammy Eubanks performance (Nitro Alley Stage)
12–12:15 p.m. John Force — Club Nitro Driver Appearance (tickets required)
12 p.m. Pro Stock Qualifying Session (Motorcycle & Car)
1 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session (Funny Car & Top Fuel)
2 p.m. Darrell Gwynn — Club Nitro Driver Appearance (tickets required)
Legends Nitro Funny Car Qualifying Session
Sammy Eubanks performance (Nitro Alley Stage)
2:05 p.m. Factory Stock Showdown Qualifying Session
2:10 p.m. Factory X Qualifying Session
2:15 p.m. Pro Mod Qualifying Session
2:45 p.m. Summit ET Time Trial
3 p.m. Pro Stock Qualifying Session (Motorcycle & Car)
4 p.m. NHRA Prime Time Nitro Qualifying (Funny Car & Top Fuel)
5 p.m. Legends Nitro Funny Car Qualifying Session
5:05 p.m. Jet Car Exhibition (Team "Muy Caliente" & Curt White the "Ice Man")
5:10 p.m. Factory Stock Showdown Qualifying Session
5:20 p.m. Pro Mod Qualifying Session
5:50 p.m. Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

Saturday, October 28, 2023

7:30 a.m. — Gates Open
8 a.m. Sportsman Eliminations
9 a.m. Midway Open/Suggested Time of Arrival
Knight Line by Drumbots performances (throughout the day)
9:45 a.m. Live NHRA Insider Podcast (Nitro Alley Stage)
10 a.m. Summit ET Time Trial
10:30 a.m. Top Alcohol Qualifying Session
Toyota Autograph Session (Toyota Midway Display)
Nitro School w/ TF Crew Chief Neal Strausbaugh (Nitro Alley Stage)
11 a.m. Meet & Greet w/ Shaun the What? Nooo Waaay Guy (Nitro Alley Stage)
11:30 a.m. Factory Stock Showdown Qualifying Session
James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash (Nitro Alley Stage)
11:40 a.m. Factory X Qualifying Session
12 p.m. Pro Stock Qualifying Session (Car & Motorcycle)
1 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session (Top Fuel & Funny Car)
2–4 p.m. Trick-or-Treating at The Strip (more info)
2 p.m. Justin Ashley & Josh Hart — Club Nitro Driver Appearances (tickets required)
Legends Nitro Funny Car Eliminations - Round 1
2:05 p.m. Pro Mod Qualifying Session
2:30 p.m. Summit ET Time Trial
James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash (Nitro Alley Stage)
3 p.m. Pro Stock Qualifying Session (Car & Motorcycle)
4 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session (Top Fuel & Funny Car)
5 p.m. Legends Nitro Funny Car Eliminations - Round 2
James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash (Nitro Alley Stage)
5:05 p.m. Jet Car Exhibition (Team "Muy Caliente" & Curt White the "Ice Man")
5:10 p.m. Factory Stock Showdown Eliminations - Round 1
5:20 p.m. Pro Mod Qualifying Session
5:40 p.m. Factory X Qualifying Session
5:45 p.m. Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1
6:40 p.m. Sportsman Eliminations

Sunday, October 29, 2023

7:30 a.m. — Gates Open
8:30 a.m. Sportsman Eliminations - Semi-Finals
9 a.m. Midway Open/Suggested Time of Arrival
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2
9:30 a.m. Factory Stock Showdown Eliminations - Round 2
9:40 a.m. Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 1
10 a.m. SealMaster Track Walk & Pre-Race Ceremonies (join us on the Starting Line!)
11 a.m. Nitro Eliminations (Top Fuel & Funny Car) - Round 1
12 p.m. Pro Stock Eliminations (Car & Motorcycle) - Round 1
12:45 p.m. Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 2
1 p.m. Summit ET Time Eliminations - Round 1
1:15 p.m. Nitro Eliminations (Top Fuel & Funny Car) - Round 2
1:45 p.m. Pro Stock Eliminations (Car & Motorcycle) - Round 2
2:05 p.m. Pro Mod Eliminations - Semi-Finals
2:15 p.m. Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals
2:25 p.m. Factory X Eliminations - Semi-Finals
2:30 p.m Factory Stock Showdown Eliminations - Semi-Finals
2:35 p.m. Sportsman Eliminations - Semi-Finals
2:50 p.m. Summit ET Time Eliminations - Semi-Finals
3 p.m. Nitro Eliminations (Top Fuel & Funny Car) - Semi-Finals
3:15 p.m. Pro Stock Eliminations (Car & Motorcycle) - Semi-Finals
3:20 p.m. Legends Nitro Funny Car Eliminations - Finals
3:25 p.m. Sportsman Eliminations - Finals
3:35 p.m. Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals
3:40 p.m. Summit ET Time Eliminations - Finals
3:45 p.m. Factory X Eliminations - Finals
3:50 p.m. Factory Stock Showdown Eliminations - Finals
3:55 p.m. Jr. Dragster & Jr. Street Exhibition
4:30 p.m. Pro Mod Eliminations - Finals
4:35 p.m. Pro Stock Eliminations (Motorcycle & Car) - Finals
4:45 p.m. Nitro Eliminations (Funny Car & Top Fuel) - Finals
Post-Race Winner's Circle (on the Starting Line — open to fans!)

* Schedule is subject to change. All times are Pacific Time.

NHRA Nationals Las Vegas
NHRA Nationals Las Vegas
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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.

FREE Parking at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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 NHRA Nevada Nationals, renting a car will be a cheaper alternative than riding the shuttle.

If you plan to take the car rental route during the NHRA Nevada 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.)

Arrival from the Las Vegas Strip or Downtown Las Vegas area

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.

NHRA Nevada Nationals Rideshare pick-up/drop-off location
If you plan to attend NHRA Nevada 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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