The NHRA drag racing season doesn’t even begin until the middle of March; but they are already having to rearrange the schedule for the 2021 racing season.

Due to Covid-19 pandemic issues, the NHRA has had to cancel the April 23-25 Arizona Nationals event at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix, Arizona.

The NHRA is looking at other venues to fill the open date including adding an event at a track that has previously not hosted an NHRA event.

Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park general manager Mark Grado spoke on the decision saying, “we have enjoyed being host to the NHRA Arizona Nationals for the past 36 years.  However, due to many circumstances beyond our control, including current COVID-19 restrictions, unfortunately, the event is not feasible for the 2021 season.”

The pandemic hit the NHRA events hard last season, permitting only eleven of the season’s events.

2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule:
March 12-14 – the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, FL
March 26-28 – the NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta, GA
April 9-11 – the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, CA
April 16-18 – the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Fur-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas, NV
May 14-16 – NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Fur-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, NC
May 21-23 – the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals in Houston, TX
June 4-6 – the Virginia NHRA National in Richmond, VA
June 11-13 – the NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, NH
June 24-27 – the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Morwalk, OH
July 16-18 – the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver, CO
July 23 -25 – the NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma, CA
July 30-Aug 1 – the Flav-R-Pac Northwest Nationals in Seattle, WA
Aug 13-15 – the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals in Topeka, KS
Aug 19-22 – the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, MN
Sept 1-5 – the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, IN
Sept 10-12 – the NHRA Nationals in Reading, PA
Sept 17-19 – NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte, NC
Sept 24-26 – the NHRA Midwest Nationals in St. Louis, MO
Oct 7-10 – Texas NHRA FallNationals in Dallas, TX
Oct 29-31 – Dodge NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas, NV
Nov 12-14 – the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, CA

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