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Mon, 13 May 2019, 15:00 PM

Virginia NHRA Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications


The Second annual Virginia NHRA Nationals, the eighth 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 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships. Competition also will be featured in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service.

WHERE: Virginia Motorsports Park, From Richmond, take 95 south to I-85 exit 51 then to Route 1 Exit 63A. Route 1 turns into Boydton Plank Rd. Drive four miles and the park is on the left.

From the south: Take I-95 north to I-85 exit 51 then to Route 1 exit 63A. Route 1 turns into Boydton Plank Road.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, May 17-19

FRIDAY, May 17
E3 SPARK PLUGS NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 1:15 and 4:30 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1:45 and 5:00 p.m.

E3 SPARK PLUGS NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 12:15 and 3:15 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:45 and 3:45 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 19
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at noon
E3 SPARK PLUGS NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES eliminations begin at 1:00 p.m.

Friday, May 17, Fox Sports 1 (FS1) will televise one hour of qualifying at 10:30 p.m. (ET)
Saturday, May 18, FOX Sports 1 (FS1) will televise one hour of live qualifying at 1:30 p.m. (ET)

2018 EVENT WINNERS: Steve Torrence, Top Fuel; Courtney Force, Funny Car; Tanner Gray, Pro Stock; LE Tonglet, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

MOST WINS: Cory McClenathan 4, TF; John Force, 4, FC; Warren Johnson, 4, PS

Top Fuel - 3.771 seconds by Tony Schumacher, Oct. '08; 327.51 mph by Schumacher, June '18
Funny Car - 3.972 seconds by Courtney Force, June '18; 325.45 mph by Courtney Force, June '18
Pro Stock - 6.509 seconds by Mike Edwards, Oct. '09; 215.36 mph by Greg Anderson, Oct. '09
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 6.795 seconds by Hector Arana Jr., June '18; 199.14 mph by Arana Jr., June '18
Pro Mod - 5.770 seconds by Jose Gonzalez, June '18, 254.47 mph by Gonzalez, June '18.

Top Fuel - 3.628 sec. by Clay Millican, Feb. '18, Pomona, Calif.; 336.57 mph by Tony Schumacher, Feb. '18, Phoenix
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 Andrew Hines, March '19, Gainesville, Fla.; 201.76 mph by Matt Smith, March '19, Gainesville, Fla.
Pro Mod - 5.643 sec. by Steve Jackson, March '19, Gainesville, Fla.; 260.11 mph by Erica Enders, April '19, Baytown, Texas.

TICKETS: For tickets call 800-884-NHRA (6472). Tickets also available online at

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