The 23rd of 24 races on the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule is the NHRA Toyota Nationals, taking place Thursday through Sunday, October 30th through November 2nd at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 14th annual race will feature all four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series categories as well as the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, which wraps up its championship race at LVMS.
In 2013, Antron Brown (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) took home Wallys from the Las Vegas event.
On Thursday night, October 30th, the annual NHRA Fan Fest visits the Fremont Street Experience beginning at 5 p.m. PT. The event features the sport’s top drivers participating in one of the biggest autograph sessions of the year at 5:30 p.m. PT as well as games, ticket giveaways and music. A second autograph session takes place at New York New York Hotel and Casino from 6 to 8 p.m. PT featuring the drivers of Don Schumacher Racing.
Qualifying for the Sportsman categories begins Thursday 8 a.m. PT and continues on Friday at 8 a.m. PT. The first rounds of Pro Mod qualifying are Friday at 12:30 and 3:15 p.m. PT, followed by pro qualifying at 1 and 4 p.m. PT. Sportsman eliminations get underway Saturday at 8:30 a.m. PT, with the final round of Pro Mod qualifying at 12:30 p.m. PT and pro qualifying rounds at 1 and 4 p.m. PT; the first round of Pro Mod eliminations takes place at 3:30 p.m. PT. On Sunday morning, Sportsman eliminations kick off the day at 8:30 a.m. PT, followed by final eliminations getting underway at 11 a.m. PT.
Tickets are still available for the NHRA Toyota Nationals, including a full-weekend package and the Club Nitro package. Find out more about the event and purchase tickets at www.lvms.com.
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