NHRA 4-Wide Sellout Saturday - Sunday Schedule

[Track release] CONCORD, N.C. (April 23, 2016) – Reserved seats for Saturday’s qualifying rounds of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods at zMAX Dragway are sold out, as fans from 48 states and nine foreign countries have ventured to the Bellagio of drag strips, one of the largest venues on the circuit, for a 40,000-horsepower festival of nitro-powered drag racing excitement.

The second day of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series action at zMAX Dragway arrived with one of the largest single-day crowds in the track’s illustrious history and a much better forecast than Friday’s rain-shortened slate, which saw Matt Hagan shatter the Funny Car track record in ET and speed with a 3.941-second pass at 323.50 mph in the opening qualifying round. Alexis DeJoria topped Hagan's ET mark in Saturday's first qualifying session, earning the new track ET record with a 3.939 second pass.

Fans are encouraged to purchase now to guarantee a seat for Sunday’s eliminations at the one-of-a-kind, four-wide display of speed.

MORE INFO: Saturday’s sellout crowd marks the second consecutive year that the penultimate day of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods has sold out all reserved seats.

Sunday eliminations begin at noon with the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series’ nitro (Funny Car and Top Fuel) classes.

TICKETS: Sunday tickets for the no-holds-barred elimination rounds of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods start at just $48 and are available at the gate, by calling 1-800-455-FANS or by visiting http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Sunday Final Elimination schedule:
9:00 AM: Spectator gates open
11:15 AM-12:00 PM: Track walk into pre-race; driver intros & opening ceremonies
12:00 PM: Nitro eliminations – Round 1
1:00 PM: Pro Stock eliminations – Round 1
1:15 PM: Top Alcohol eliminations – Round 1
1:45 PM: Sportsman eliminations
*All Times Approximate. Schedule Subject to Change


John Davison

Long-time RIS staffer, beginning in the mid-80s. Charlotte, NC area local contact.

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Volume 2016, Issue 4, Posted 7:27 PM, 04.23.2016