NHRA VIRGINIA NATIONALS
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Location: Petersburg, Va.
Venue: Virginia Motorsports Park
Series Sponsor: Mello Yello
Previous Winners: Steve Torrence, Ron Capps, Bo Butner, Andrew Hines
NHRA Virginia Nationals TicketsEvery spring, fans drive from all over to attend the NHRA Virginia Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park in Petersburg, Va. Held at the end of May just as spring turns into summer, the Virginia Nationals is one of NHRA's most popular weekend events. The race was held every year between 1995 and 2005, then between 2005 and 2009. The NHRA took a hiatus from the Virginia Nationals between 2009 and 2018 when the series returned to Virginia. For 2020, the Virginia Nationals open on Friday. After a full day of qualifying, Friday Nitro Live rolls up the track between 7:30 and 9 p.m. After another day of eliminations on Saturday, Sunday brings the Finals. The 2020 Virginia Nationals is also part of the NHRA's Legends Tour. NHRA dignitaries will be at the track to meet fans and take part in ceremonies throughout the weekend. Grab your NHRA Virginia Nationals tickets at StubHub.
How is the Virginia Motorsports Park configured?The Virginia Motorsports Park features a quarter-mile drag strip, on which the NHRA runs the Virginia Nationals. Built in 1994 on a 500-acre site south of Richmond, it is considered a state-of-the-art motorsports facility with a seating capacity for 23,000 fans. It was the site of the first National Drag Racing event in Virginia and the first 200-mph pass in the Pro Stock category. It is known for its particularly smooth racing surface. Virginia Motorsports Park participates in NHRA's "Every Ticket's a Pit Pass" program, so fans who attend the race can get direct access to the teams, drivers, race cars and cycles.
What NHRA categories will run at the Virginia Nationals?The Virginia Nationals features top NHRA drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Mod. Top Fuel and Funny Cars race 1,000 feet from the starting light to the finish line. They routinely top 300 mph and can reach 330 mph or faster. The Pro Stock Motorcycles stretch the distance of 1,320 feet. Pro Stock Motorcycles run close to 200 mph.
Who are the leading Top Fuel drivers in the Virginia Nationals?Fans at the 2020 Virginia Nationals can expect to see the NHRA's brightest Top Fuel stars in action. Brittany Force, Austin Prock, Terry McMillen, Antron Brown and Justin Ashley are among the racers expected in Petersburg. In 2019, Steven Torrence defeated Brown to take the Virginia Nationals title. Torrence beat Brown off the start by just eight-thousandths of a second, 3.881 to 3.889. You can bet Brown will be looking to make up the difference next time they visit Virginia.
Who are the leading Funny Car drivers in the NHRA Virginia Nationals?With their sleek, carbon-fiber bodies and fire-breathing 10,000 horsepower engines, Funny Cars are a fan-favorite category. With drivers like John Force, Ron Capps, Alexis DeJoria and a host of others expected, the Virginia Nationals will be a star-studded event. In 2020, Capps returns to defend his 2019 title. He defeated J.R. Todd in the finals. He eliminated Jim Campbell, Robert Hight and Tommy Johnson Jr. on his way to the finals. All three will be back in 2020, looking to keep Capps from back-to-back wins.
Who are the leading Pro Stock Motorcycle drivers in the Virginia Nationals?The 2020 Virginia Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle field includes the category's two world record-holders. Andrew Hines holds the record for elapsed time at 6.728 seconds. Hector Arana, Jr. has run the fastest speed with a pass at 199.88 mph. Hines returns as 2019’s defending champion. His 6.845-second, 195.68-mph pass was good enough to defeat Eddie Krawiec in the finals. Arana lost to Krawiec on the way to the final round. Arana and Krawiec lead a field of Pro Stock Motorcycle racers looking to deny Hines a repeat win in 2020.
When is the Virginia Nationals event?The 2020 Virginia Nationals run from May 29-31. They follow the Southern Nationals in greater Atlanta on May 15-17.
Where can I get tickets for the NHRA Virginia Nationals event?StubHub is your best resource for tickets, pricing and seat selection for all of the racing excitement of the NHRA Virginia Nationals event.
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