Each Labor Day weekend, NHRA racers and fans descend on Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for the World’s Biggest Drag Race™. They say that no career is truly complete without a win at this, drag racing’s grandest event, the Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals. As the last race of the 18-race regular season, this season’s event will take on extra importance.
The stakes will be high with an increased amount of points in play via a return to the point-and-a-half system as teams battle for the final top-10 spots in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Special events are taking place throughout the weekend and the drama is expected to be more amplified than ever!
As always, fans will have the opportunity to interact with their favorite drivers, as Every Ticket’s a Pit Pass® at the most powerful and sensory-filled motorsports attraction on the planet! Get direct access to the teams, see firsthand as the highly-skilled mechanics service their hot rods between rounds, and get autographs from your favorite NHRA drivers.
The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will begin qualifying on Friday Sept. 3 and will continue to Saturday Sept. 4. Pro teams will have four qualifying sessions to lock themselves into the 16-car field for a chance to win a coveted NHRA Wally trophy on Sunday Sept. 5 for race day.
Fans will be treated to competition from a variety of racing divisions at the Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals. The fan favorite E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service is a must-see class as well as the thrilling Factory Stock Showdown and Top Fuel Harley Series.
Also in competition over the course of the weekend will be hundreds of sportsman racers in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, including the specialty event the Jegs Allstars. Sportsman racers from across the country will flock to Lucas Oil Raceway to compete for bragging rights in one of the biggest sportsman competitions of the season.
A more detailed event schedule will be released closer to the event.
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 800-884-NHRA (6472). Purchase early and save! Additionally, kids 12 and under are free in general admission areas with a paid adult at the event. Military and First Responders save 20% online through GovX.
Directions to the Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals
The track is one mile west of Clermont on Highway 136. From Indianapolis, take Interstate 465 to Highway 136 (Crawfordsville Road). Go west toward and through Clermont. The main entrance is on the south side of the road, one mile past Clermont. From west on Interstate 74, Exit 68 (Ronald Reagan Parkway), then head south. At the light, turn left and travel east, and the track will be on the right.
Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, 317-969-8600
Hendricks County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 317-718-8750 or 800-321-9666
NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series