COMMERCE, Ga. — Persistent rain showers at Atlanta Dragway and a forecast for more heavy rain throughout the remainder of the weekend forced NHRA officials to postpone the NHRA Southern Nationals until next weekend, May 10 – 11.
Two sessions of qualifying for the seventh of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will take place Friday, May 10th at 2 and 4 p.m. Eliminations are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 11.
NHRA Lucas Oil Series competitors in Super Street, Super Comp, Super Stock, Super Gas, and Stock will begin racing at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 10th with one timed run and then go straight into the first round of eliminations on a random pairing. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman racers will get one qualifying session and then their fields will be set for first round eliminations.
All Saturday May 4th tickets will be honored on May 10th. Tickets for Friday May 3rd can be used as a voucher valid for either day of the rescheduled weekend.
The race will be televised on ESPN2HD with one hour of qualifying coverage on Saturday, May 11th at 10 a.m. (ET). Eliminations coverage will be presented in a three hour show starting at 6 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, May 12th.
Fans who want to purchase tickets for next weekend can call (800) 884-NHRA or visit www.NHRATIX.com.