NHRA Tweaks 2012 Full Throttle Schedule

NHRA has made a minor adjustment to it’s 2012 Full Throttle Drag Racing schedule first released in September….

The 2012 return of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series to  Gateway MotorSports Park near St. Louis will be moved up one week.  The inaugural NHRA Midwest Nationals will take place Sept. 28-30, 2012.   As a result, the 28th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway will be held the following week, Oct. 4-7.

 Both events remain in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s six-race playoffs to determine world champions in the Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories.   NHRA worked with officials at both tracks to accommodate the request for the date swap, which better suited their individual 2012 season schedules.

 Headquartered inGlendora,Calif., NHRA is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2011. As the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in theUnited States, NHRA presents 22 national events featuring the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the NHRA Get Screened America 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 the Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway inFlorida; Atlanta Dragway inGeorgia; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California.

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