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NHRA Revises 2019 Mello Yello Series Schedule
November 7, 2018
National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) officials have announced that three dates on its 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule have been changed to accommodate travel plans and the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
NHRA Revises 2019 Mello Yello Series Schedule

National Hot Rod Association (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, Pennsylvania, and then travels to St. Louis. The final four events will then progress east to west, stopping in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Pomona, California. 

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 – fans, sponsors, teams, track operators and auto enthusiasts – to attend both events.

In related news, NHRA has announced that in 2019, the Pro Stock category will compete in 18 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The class previously featured 24 races in years past.

“We think the new schedule will increase participation by relieving the economic burden and time commitment that comes with 24 events, which will ignite more intense competition. All of that should make for compelling action and drive fan interest,” NHRA VP Of Racing Administration Josh Peterson said.

To view the complete 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock competition schedule, visit here.

To view the entire 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Schedule, visit here.