BAYTOWN, Texas (March 30, 2017) – NHRA officials announced today that drivers from Redemption, the popular Texas racing series, will participate in a special eight-car exhibition race on Friday, April 21 as part of the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Eight of the fastest small tire cars will run in the special event that will take place during Friday’s SpringNationals qualifying. Drivers will get one time trial when qualifying begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, with the first round of eliminations slated for 1:30 p.m. The semifinals will take place before the first round of professional qualifying for NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series drivers, and the final round for the small tire standouts will take place before the second round of professional qualifying on Friday night.

The winner of the eight-car exhibition will also receive a special acrylic Wally produced by NHRA. Redemption is Texas’ original small tire series and features some of the fastest small tire cars and racing in the world.

The 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals is the fifth of 24 events during the 2017 NHRA season. The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series unleashes its 10,000-horsepower nitro-burning machines during two qualifying rounds on Friday at 4:30 and 7 p.m. and the final two qualifying rounds on Saturday, April 22 at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Final eliminations are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 23.

To purchase event tickets for the NHRA SpringNationals, call (281)-383-7223 or visit Kids 13 and under are free with a paid adult spectator side ticket. To honor the Salute to First Responders, military and first responders can save 20 percent on spectator admission tickets at the gate. For more information about the NHRA visit For more information on Redemption visit



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