NHRA Midwest Nationals Tickets
NHRA Midwest Nationals tour dates
Check out an NHRA Midwest Nationals tour date to see all your favorite professional drag racers compete against one another. The NHRA Midwest Nationals is a three-day drag racing event that determines a Midwest Nationals winner. Grab your NHRA Midwest Nationals tickets at StubHub.
NHRA Midwest Nationals background
The NHRA Midwest Nationals are held every fall in September. Professional racers compete in drag races. This is where two drivers go as fast as possible to cross the finish line. Drag courses are straight as they are solely to determine how fast a driver can cross the finish line, so they reduce the risk of getting hurt. In drag racing, there are many regulations and rules that drivers must obey; otherwise, they could be disqualified. The NHRA regulates races and has the final say on strip distances and even tricks such as burnouts.
The standard distance of a drag strip is 1,320. Many tracks have shortened races such as 1,000 feet and even 660 due to safety concerns. Longer strips increase the probability of a driver getting injured if an accident was to occur.
NHRA Midwest Nationals winners
Robert Hight won the Funny Car title. Going 276.29 mph, Hight finished the race in 4.036 seconds beating out Tim Wilkerson who finished at 4.413 going 201.91.
Steve Torrence won the Top Fuel title against Clay Millican. It was a close race as Torrence came in at 3.770 seconds and Millican at 3.798.
NHRA Midwest Nationals race track
The NHRA Midwest Nationals are held at the Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. The Gateway Motorsports Park, formerly known as the Gateway International Raceway, is a motorsport race track and sports facility. It features a quarter-mile drag strip. On the day of the NHRA Midwest Nationals, the NHRA holds guided walking tours as it gives guests the opportunity to explore the track and facility. There are several autograph sessions throughout the day so that you can greet your favorite drag race drivers. Food, beverages and merchandise are also available for purchase at the track. The Gateway Motorsports Park also hosts other shows and events such as annual National Hot Rod Association event.
Similar to NHRA Midwest Nationals
If you enjoy cheering on your favorite professional drivers and have already purchased your tickets for NHRA Midwest Nationals, check out the NHRA AAA Texas Fall Nationals, a four-day drag race that is held annually in the fall. If you prefer watching action-filled drag races in the spring, be sure to check out the NHRA Virginia Nationals.
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