Top Eliminator Club (TEC) tickets are going fast for the world’s most prestigious drag race, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Sept. 2-7 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
For $375 per ticket, fans can enjoy six days of racing with prime starting-line seating and unobstructed views down the track.
But wait; there’s more. Much more.
TEC members enjoy great amenities during the race weekend, including the deluxe members-only hospitality center, complimentary breakfast and lunch buffets Saturday through Monday, complimentary beverages and snacks every day, live on-track action via closed-circuit television, members-only souvenir store, private restrooms, members-only full bar, gift bag with exclusive TEC cap and official Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals event program, and TEC preferred parking pass with purchase of four TEC tickets.
“Fans who take advantage of the TEC experience can enjoy the world’s most prestigious drag race with great views of the racing action, high-quality food, and access to exclusive driver appearances and autograph sessions,” said Randy Simpson, Lucas Oil Raceway general manager.
To purchase TEC tickets or general-admission and reserved seats for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, log on to NHRA.com/tickets or call the NHRA Ticket Sales Center, 800-884-NHRA (6472). General-admission tickets for children 12 and younger are free with any paid adult ticket. Students with valid ID can purchase general-admission tickets for 50 percent off at the event ticket office.
The most historic and tradition-rich event in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals has been contested annually since 1955, and its past list of winners includes "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Don "the Snake" Prudhomme, John Force, Bob Glidden, Tony Schumacher, and Kenny Bernstein, among others.
The race is the 18th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, and the race will once again be showcased in expanded coverage on ESPN and ESPN2. Richie Crampton (Top Fuel), Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were last year’s winners.
The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals will feature intense side-by-side racing at more than 320 mph as drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle compete for their share of the $2 million purse and important world championship points.
The stakes will be high as teams battle for the final top-10 spots for the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. With an increased number of points in play due to the recent change to the point-and-a-half system for this event (150 points to the winner), the drama on Championship Monday is expected to be more amplified than ever. Perhaps more important, drivers will compete to earn a permanent spot in NHRA history alongside the many legends who have won this race.
The event also will showcase the Traxxas Nitro Shootout, in which select drivers in Top Fuel and Funny Car will race for $100,000 paydays in separate bonus races. The race also will offer thrilling competition in both the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, which also will be highlighted by the annual Mopar Hemi Challenge for Super Stock cars.