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2020 Hot Rod Heritage Series and Reunion Dates Announced

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GLENDORA, Calif (December 18, 2019) – NHRA has announced the schedule for the 2020 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing series, featuring the NHRA Motorsports Museum’s Hot Rod Reunions. The series will feature thrilling racing action, highlighted by the crowd-pleasing, nitro burning Nostalgia Top Fuel dragsters and Nostalgia Funny Cars.

The 2020 season will begin at the Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet, March 5-8 at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif. The series will also make stops at Sacramento Raceway, Firebird Raceway, Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway, Beech Bend Raceway Park, and Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park.

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California will produce two Hot Rod Reunions during the season. The National Hot Rod Reunion will be held at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ken. June 18-20, while the California Hot Rod Reunion will close the season at Auto Club Famoso Raceway October 23-25. Nostalgia Top Fuel and Nostalgia Funny Car will compete for points at five events during the season.nostalgia seriesThe NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series includes two nitro categories, Nostalgia Top Fuel dragster and Nostalgia Funny Car, and two groups of additional classes. Group 1 includes A/Fuel, Jr. Fuel, and 7.0 Eliminator, while Group 2 includes Nostalgia Eliminator l, Nostalgia Eliminator ll, Nostalgia Eliminator lll, A/Gas, B/Gas, C/Gas, D/Gas, and Hot Rod Eliminator. Drivers in each class will be able to run a combination of events which will award them points toward their respective championships.

The NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series was developed in 2008 to help preserve NHRA’s rich history and tradition while providing racing opportunities for enthusiasts who enjoy nostalgia drag racing competition.

2020 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series

  • March 5-8
    Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet – Auto Club Famoso Raceway
    TF, FC, Groups 1 and 2
  • April 4-5
    Funny Car Fever – Sacramento Raceway
    Groups 1 and 2
  • May 1-3
    Ignitor Funny Car Opener – Firebird Raceway
    FC
  • May 15-17
    Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway
    Jr. Fuel, 7.0 Eliminator, Group 2
  • June 6
    Nite of Fire – Sacramento Raceway
    Groups 1 and 2
  • June 18-20
    The National Hot Rod Reunion – Beech Bend Raceway Park
    TF, FC
    August 7-9
    Nightfire Nationals – Firebird Raceway
    TF, FC
  • September 18-19
    Nostalgia Nitro Nationals – Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park
    TF, FC, A/Fuel
  • October 23-25
    The California Hot Rod Reunion – Auto Club Famoso Raceway
    TF, FC, Groups 1 and 2
    TF: Nostalgia Top Fuel (Count all 5 events for points)
    FC: Nostalgia Funny Car (Count 5 of 6 events for points)
    Group 1: A/Fuel, Jr. Fuel, 7.0 Eliminator
    Group 2: NE 1, NE 2, NE 3, A/Gas, B/Gas, C/Gas, D/Gas, Hot Rod

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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 E3 Spark NHRA Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. 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 program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) Program reaches over 30,000 students annually to ignite their interest in automotive and racing related careers. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to www.NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on FacebookYouTube & Twitter.

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