GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2016) – NHRA officials unveiled the 2016 NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series schedule today. In 2016, the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series will compete at 10 NHRA national events.
Highlighting the schedule once again in 2016 will be the tradition-rich Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s most prestigious drag race, at historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 5.
The season will open March 17-20 at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla. at Gainesville Raceway.
Following the season-opener, the series returns to Houston for the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway, April 29-May 1, and then heads to Atlanta for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway, May 13-15.
June will feature three Pro Mod Series races, starting with the NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J., June 9-12. The NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals will follow over Father’s Day weekend, June 17-19, at Bristol Dragway in Bristol, Tenn. The busy month will wrap up with the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, June 23-26, at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports in Norwalk, Ohio.
After the prestigious Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the series will head to Charlotte, N.C., for the NHRA Carolina Nationals, Sept. 16-18, at zMax Dragway. The penultimate race of the 2016 NHRA Pro Mod season, the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, will be held at Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis, Sept. 23-25.
The 2016 season will conclude and a Pro Mod champion will be crowned at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the NHRA Toyota Nationals, Oct. 27-30.
Featuring the world’s fastest and most unique doorslammer race cars, the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series offers something for every kind of hot-rodding enthusiast. The growing class is highlighted by historic muscle cars, like ’67 Mustangs, ’68 Firebirds and ’69 Camaros, as well as a variety of late model American muscle cars. With more than 3,000 horsepower, the suspended door pro mod cars travel the quarter-mile in less than six seconds at speeds exceeding 250 mph.
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, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
2016 NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Schedule
March 17-20 — Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals ~ Gainesville, Fla.
April 29-May 1 — NHRA SpringNationals ~ Houston
May 13-15 — Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals ~ Atlanta
June 9-12 — NHRA Summernationals ~ Englishtown, N.J.
June 17-19 — NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals ~ Bristol, Tenn.
June 23-26 — Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals ~ Norwalk, Ohio
Aug. 31-Sept. 5 — Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals ~ Indianapolis
Sept. 16-18 — NHRA Carolina Nationals ~ Charlotte, N.C.
Sept. 23-25 — AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals ~ St. Louis
Oct. 27-30 — NHRA Toyota Nationals ~ Las Vegas