February 5, 2019
Football season may have come to an end but another exciting season of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing is ready for kickoff, launching with a 10,000-horsepower blast of nitro-fueled fury at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona this weekend. Race 5 of 24 is at Houston Raceway Park Powered By Pennzoil, April 12-14, 2019, when the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil blast down the drag strip.
The 2019 Mello Yello season promises to mesmerize fans with more than just the ground-shaking horsepower for which NHRA is known around the globe. A collection of new drivers and rapidly improving teams will spice up the battles in the fiercely-competitive Professional classes, where some of the sport’s most successful drivers will seek to reassert their dominance in the face of the new challengers.
Founded in 1951 to provide a stage for hot rodders of all ages, races, and genders, NHRA boasts a rich history and culture that celebrates the universe of extreme motorsports enthusiasts. It’s the one sport where both amateurs and pros can showcase their talents on the same field of play, where Speed For All captures the true spirit of the grassroots philosophy of NHRA founder Wally Parks.
Racing at the Mopar Exress Lane NHRA SpringNationals kicks off Friday with Sportsman qualifying. The nitro-fueled cars of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series kick off qualifying with two round, at 4:30 and 7:00 p.m., on Friday, April 12, and the final two rounds of qualifying on Saturday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Final eliminations are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 14.
To purchase reserved seats, call 281-383-RACE (7223). Tickets also are available online at www.HoustonRaceway.com. Kids 13 and under are free on the west side grandstand with a paid adult. All students can save 50 percent on west grandstand admission at the gate with a student ID. To honor the Salute to First Responders, military and first responders can save 20 percent on admission tickets at the gate.