The NHRA has announced the full 2023 Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule, which includes a pair of Pep Boys NHRA All-Star Call races in Gainesville and Indianapolis as well as the return to fan favorite Route 66 Raceway in Joliet. , ill.
The NHRA previously released the dates for the first four events of the 2023 season, including the must-see opener, the 54th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway on March 9-12. The series also returns to Route 66 Raceway outside of Chicago for the Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance on May 19-21. Tickets for the Chicago tournament go on sale in October. Considered one of the top facilities on the tour, the track will host the first NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series race since 2019, one of many exciting highlights for the upcoming season.
NHRA President Glenn Cromwell said: “We are delighted to release our full schedule for the 2023 season, which will bring fantastic racing action across the country. “We are proud of everyone who has worked so hard to get Route 66 Raceway back on the schedule. Starting with what will be an amazing start in Gainesville, there are many exciting times ahead for next year. We appreciate our fans, race teams, partners and sponsors who helped put the 2023 plan in place.
After the previously announced race in Gainesville, which also includes the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Call, the final event at Phoenix’s Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park on March 24-26, the 63rd Annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Pomona Raceway March 30-April 2 and the NHRA Four Wide Nationals April 14-16 The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will visit the state-of-the-art zMAX Dragway in Las Vegas for the annual NHRA Quad Wide Nationals in Charlotte. April 28-30.
NHRA then heads to Route 66 Raceway in May, leading to back-to-back races at New England Dragway in Epping, NH and Bristol Dragway on June 2-4 and June 9-11. Thunder Valley’s annual stop will be held a week earlier in 2023, giving teams a weekend of racing before the weekend of Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio, June 22-25 at Summit Motorsports Park.
That leads to the popular three-race NHRA Western Swing, which will have a new look for 2023. Following a long trip to Bandimere Speedway in Denver, the Western Swing to kick off the July 14-16 Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals, the middle event in the grueling three-race trip is now the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Pacific Northwest Nationals in Seattle July 21-23. It will be Raceways. After a three-year hiatus, the NHRA returned to the track in 2022. With Seattle as the middle race in 2023, the finale of the Western Swing, the DENSO NHRA Sonoma Nationals will be held at Cinema Sonoma Raceway on July 28-30. .
The teams will then have back-to-back races at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kan. The Menard NHRA Nationals at Peter Armor and the Brainerd International Raceway for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals on August 11-13 and August 17-20. Indianapolis Raceway Park, August 30-September 4, is highlighted by the Pep Boys NHRA Funny Car Star Call.
The top six-race championship playoff series begins with the Pep Boys NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway on September 14-17, at zMAX Dragway on September 22-24 and then three consecutive days of racing. The annual event of the International Technology Competition in St. Louis from September 29 to October 1.
The intense countdown races culminate with the Texas NHRA FallNationals on October 12-15 at the Texas Motorplex, the second race of the season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 26-29 and the NHRA Finals at Pomona on November 9. -12, where championships are awarded in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Fans can renew or purchase tickets for the 2023 season for Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, as well as special series such as the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by the D-Wagon and the Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown, which will be announced soon.
All races during the 2023 NHRA season will be broadcast exclusively on FOX Sports, with select events on the FOX broadcast network.