NHRA Releases Revised 2020 Schedule; 5 Races Wiped out

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is circling June 5-7 on its calendar as its back-to-work target date.

The series has already been forced to cancel or postpone six race weekends due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. A revised schedule released on Wednesday shows that of the postponed or canceled races, all but two—Atlanta and Richmond, Virginia—will be made up. Another stop from the original 2020 schedule—Epping, New Hampshire—does not appear on the revised schedule.

There will also only be one stop, instead of two, at Las Vegas and Charlotte, N.C., this season under the revised schedule.

Series officials are also hedging their bets about starting on the first weekend in June, as the first two June stops on the schedule—Gainesville, Florida, on June 5-7 and Houston on June 12-14—have additional make-dates built into the revised slate.

As a result of the compressed schedule, championship points will not be reset after the U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway, in effect suspending the Countdown to the Championship format that reset points for the top-10 drivers in each pro class after the U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis.

As for ticket refunds and exchanges for its canceled events, the NHRA posted the following information on its website:

—Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas: Go to LVMS.com for ticket exchange information.

—NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta: Tickets may be used at the 2021 event at Atlanta Dragway or may be exchanged for the 2020 Night Of Fire event at Atlanta Dragway. To exchange tickets or for further inquiries, contact NHRA Ticket Services at (800) 884-6472 or [email protected]

—Virginia NHRA Nationals in Richmond: Tickets may be used at the 2021 event at Virginia Motorsports Park. For further inquiries, contact NHRA Ticket Services at (800) 884-6472 or [email protected]

—NHRA New England Nationals in Epping: Tickets may be used at the 2021 event at New England Dragway. For further inquiries, contact NHRA Ticket Services at (800) 884-6472 or [email protected]

—NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte: Go to https://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/nhra-exchange/ for ticket exchange information.

NHRA Mello Yellow Series—Revised 2020 Schedule:

June 5-7, Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals PSC/PSM Gainesville, Fla.

June 12-14, *Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals PSC/PSM, Houston

June 19-21, *NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals PSC/PSM, Bristol, Tenn.

June 26-28, *Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals PSC/PSM, Norwalk, Ohio

July 9-12, Route 66 NHRA Nationals, Chicago

July 17-19, Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals PSM, Denver

July 24-26, NHRA Sonoma Nationals PSC/PSM, Sonoma, Calif.

July 31-Aug. 2, *NHRA Northwest Nationals PSC/PSM, Seattle

Aug. 13-16. Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Brainerd, Minn.

Aug. 21-23, *Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals PSC, Topeka, Kan.

Sept. 3-7, NHRA U.S. Nationals PSC/PSM, Indianapolis

Sept. 11-13, *Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals PSC/PSM, Reading, Pa.

Sept. 18-20, NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals PSC/PSM, Charlotte

Sept. 25-27, Makeup Date If Needed, Gainesville, Fla.

Oct. 2-4, AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals PSC/PSM, St. Louis

Oct. 9-11, Makeup Date If Needed Houston

Oct. 15-18, AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals PSC/PSM, Dallas

Oct. 29-Nov. 1, Dodge NHRA Nationals PSC/PSM, Las Vegas

Nov. 12-15, Auto Club NHRA Finals PSC/PSM Pomona, Calif.

*Mello Yello Drag Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday only

PSC = Pro Stock will be contested at this event

PSM = Pro Stock Motorcycle will be contested at this event

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