NHRA tweaks 2019 Countdown dates
By NHRA media service | Posted to RACER.com
NHRA officials have announced that three dates on its 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule have been changed. The final three events of the season will now take place as follows:
Oct. 17-20: AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, Dallas
Oct. 31-Nov. 3: NHRA Nevada Nationals, Las Vegas
Nov. 14-17: Auto Club NHRA Finals, Pomona, Calif.
The schedule refinement moves the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals to take place after the NHRA Carolina Nationals in order to streamline travel across the country during the Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s version of the playoffs. The Countdown still begins in Reading, Pa., and then travels to St. Louis. The final four events will then progress east to west, stopping in Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, Las Vegas, and Pomona, Calif.
These revisions also accommodate the dates of the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, which traditionally occurs immediately following the NHRA Nevada Nationals. Having the two events in close proximity to each other allows the entire racing community to attend both events.
2019 NHRA Mello Yello Series Regular Season
Feb. 7-10 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, Pomona, Calif.
Feb. 22-24 NHRA Arizona Nationals, Phoenix
March 14-17 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Gainesville, Fla.
April 5-7 DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Las Vegas
April 12-14 NHRA SpringNationals, Houston
April 26-28 NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Charlotte, N.C.
May 3-5 NHRA Southern Nationals, Atlanta
May 17-19 Virginia NHRA Nationals, Richmond, Va.
May 30-June 2 Route 66 NHRA Nationals, Chicago
June 7-9 Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals, Topeka, Kan.
June 14-16 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Bristol, Tenn.
June 20-23 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, Norwalk, Ohio
July 5-7 NHRA New England Nationals, Epping, N.H.
July 19-21 Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationas, Denver
July 26-28 NHRA Sonoma Nationals, Sonoma, Calif.
Aug. 2-4 NHRA Northwest Nationals, Seattle
Aug. 15-18 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Brainerd, Minn.
Aug. 28-Sept. 2 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis
2019 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship
Sept. 12-15 Dodge NHRA Nationals, Reading, Pa.
Sept. 27-29 AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, St. Louis
Oct. 11-13 NHRA Carolina Nationals, Charlotte
Oct. 17-20 AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, Dallas
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 NHRA Nevada Nationals, Las Vegas
Nov. 14-17 Auto Club NHRA Finals, Pomona, Calif.
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