NHRA Nitro Harley : Expands to 10 Events in 2018

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NHRA Nitro Harley Expands to 10 Events in 2018

MICKEY THOMPSON TIRES TOP FUEL HARLEY DRAG RACING SERIES EXPANDS TO COMPETE AT TEN NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES EVENTS IN 2018

 NHRA officials announced today that the popular Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series category will expand and compete at 10 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The first race of the season will take place at the season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona, Calif. Feb. 8-11. 

The series will visit the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and end their season at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals for the first time. The category will again race at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, NHRA SpringNationals, Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, NHRA New England Nationals, and NHRA Northwest Nationals.

“Adding two new venues to the schedule for the 2018 Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley series means more fans will experience the excitement these elite riders bring to the track,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson. “We’ve produced the best drag motorcycle tires in the market for over 20 years and are proud to partner with the NHRA and support the riders, teams and fans who help make the Top Fuel Harley series one of the most exciting.” 

The powerful two-wheel class will see an increase in qualifying sessions to four during the weekend and all 10 events will count towards the year-end championship, including a $17,000 purse.

“We are excited to welcome back the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley motorcycle category for an extended schedule next season,” said NHRA Senior Vice President Graham Light. “Top Fuel Harley has thrilled fans at events this year and we look forward to seeing their growth next season.”

 2018 MICKEY THOMPSON TIRES TOP FUEL HARLEY DRAG RACING SERIES SCHEDULE

Feb. 8-11 NHRA Winternationals Pomona, Calif.

Feb. 23-25 NHRA Arizona Nationals Phoenix

March 15-18 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Gainesville, Fla.

April 6-8 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals Las Vegas

April 20-22 NHRA SpringNationals Houston

May 18-20 NHRA Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals Topeka, Kan. 

June 15-17 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Bristol, Tenn.

July 6-8 NHRA New England Nationals Epping, N.H.

Aug. 3-5 NHRA Northwest Nationals Seattle

Aug. 29-Sept. 3 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Indianapolis

 


Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com

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