GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 3, 2020) –After a successful trial at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona this year, the NHRA Wi-Fi For All Zone will be featured at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., March 12-15. This is the next step in a long-term rollout plan to enhance the fan experience through reliable wireless internet service throughout the pits, midways and grandstands.
At Gainesville Raceway, NHRA has invested in fiber networking and partnered with PMY Group to provide over 750,000 square feet of wireless internet access during the Gatornationals. NHRA has also partnered with GoZone WiFi to learn more about the needs and wants of guests and fans at NHRA events.“NHRA national events have a large footprint and some are in areas with limited cellular data service, making accessing the internet a challenge,” said Brad Gerber, vice president of sales and chief development officer for NHRA. “We knew it was high time to begin exploring how best to invest in the infrastructures necessary to provide consistent and convenient wireless internet to our fans, teams, sponsors and partners.”
More reliable wireless internet service will augment the fan experience with easier access to event information and faster online posting. Additionally, the NHRA Wi-Fi For All Zone will help make sponsor activations in the midway more interactive and engaging.
To purchase general-admission or reserved seats, call (800) 884-NHRA (6472) or visit www.NHRA.com/tickets. Kids 12 and under are free in general admission areas with a paid adult. For more information about the NHRA visit www.NHRA.com.
AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
WHAT: 51st annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, the third of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, Fla. Track is located on 11211 North County Road 225 in Gainesville.
WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, March 12-15SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, March 12 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
FRIDAY, March 13 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, March 14 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, March 15 – Pre-race ceremonies, 9:45 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11:00 a.m.TELEVISION: Friday, March 13, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 2:00 a.m. (ET).
Saturday, March 14, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 1:00 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, March 15, FS1 will televise three hours of finals coverage starting at 9:30 p.m. (ET).2019 EVENT WINNERS:
Richie Crampton, Top Fuel; Robert Hight, Funny Car; Bo Butner, Pro Stock; Andrew Hines, Pro Stock Motorcycle
Warren Johnson, PS, 9; John Force, FC, 8; Eddie Krawiec, 6, PSM; Don Prudhomme, 5, FC; Tony Schumacher, 5, TF; Joe Amato, 4, TF; Greg Anderson, 4, PS; Kenny Bernstein, 4, FC/TF; Larry Dixon, 4, TF; Don Garlits, 4, TF; Jason Line, 4, PS; Ed McCullock, 4, FC; Dave Schultz, 4, PSM; Terry Vance, 4, PSM
Top Fuel – 3.680 seconds by Brittany Force, March ’19; 331.28 mph by Clay Millican, March ‘18
Funny Car – 3.828 seconds by Robert Hight, March ’17; 334.82 mph by Hight, March ‘17
Pro Stock – 6.473 seconds by Mike Edwards, March ’12; 214.69 mph by Erica Enders, March ‘14
Pro Stock Motorcycle – 6.720 seconds by Andrew Hines, March ’19; 201.76 mph by Matt Smith, March ‘19
Top Fuel – 3.623 sec. by Brittany Force, Sep. ’19, Reading, Pa.; 338.17 mph by B. Force, Nov. ’19, Las Vegas, Nev.
Funny Car – 3.793 sec. by Robert Hight, Aug. ’17, Brainerd; 339.87 mph by Robert Hight, July ’17, Sonoma, Calif.
Pro Stock – 6.455 sec. by Jason Line, March ’15, Charlotte, N.C.; 215.55 mph by Erica Enders, May ’14, Englishtown N.J.
Pro Stock Motorcycle – 6.720 sec. by Andreew Hines, March ’19, Gainesville, Fla.; 201.76 mph by Matt Smith, March ’19, Gainesville, Fla.
TICKETS: For tickets call 800-884-NHRA (6472), of visit www.nhra.com/tickets/.
Photos courtesy of NHRA
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 Facebook, YouTube & Twitter.