2025 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series Schedule Includes Minor Change

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The 2025 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series schedule will have a familiar look to it.

Very familiar.

Series officials announced today that the schedule for 2025 will once again feature 20 race weekends. While there are no changes in venues, there is a minor flip-flop in the order near the top of the schedule as the opener at Gainesville, Florida will be followed in 2025 by the race at Phoenix and then the trip to Pomona, California.

Gainesville kicks the season off the weekend of March 6-9, while Phoenix moves up two weekends on the calendar from this year's race to become the stage March 21-23, and Pomona moves back one weekend to March 27-30. For 2024, Pomona was in the No. 2 slot on the schedule followed by Phoenix.


The rest of the schedule, and the order of races, remains in tact.

As for qualifying, just one race weekend on the 2025 schedule—the Virginia NHRA Nationals weekend June 20-22—is slated for a single-day, three-session, pro qualifying format.

Once again, the NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park on Sept. 27-Sept. 1 will feature five qualifying sessions.

The rest of the schedule will remain at four sessions on Friday and Saturday or race weekend.

“It has been a terrific 2024 season and we’re thrilled to continue to build off that momentum and excitement and reveal our dates for the upcoming 2025 season,” NHRA president Glen Cromwell said. “We visit so many incredible facilities and we’re so thankful for the amazing fan support we receive at these tracks across the country. It takes great teamwork to put together our national event schedule and we appreciate all the race teams, track partners and sponsors that play a huge role in this process.

"We’ve enjoyed a lot of special moments this year and we look forward to continuing that this year and into our 2025 season as well.”

2025 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series Season Schedule

March 6-9: 56th annual NHRA Gatornationals, Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, Fla.

March 21-23: 40th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals, Firebird Motorsports Park, Phoenix

March 27-30: 65th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, Pomona, Calif.

April 11-13: 25th annual NHRA 4-Wide Nationals, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas

April 25-27: 15th annual NHRA 4-Wide Nationals, zMAX Dragway, Charlotte

May 16-18: 25th annual Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance, Route 66 Raceway, Chicago

May 30-June 1: 12th annual NHRA New England Nationals, New England Dragway, Epping, N.H.

June 6-8: 24th annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn.

June 20-22: 5th annual Virginia NHRA Nationals, Virginia Motorsports Park, Richmond, Va. This will be a two-day pro event with three qualifying sessions on Saturday.

June 26-29: 19th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio

July 18-20: 36th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals, Pacific Raceways, Seattle

July 25-27: 37th annual DENSO NHRA Sonoma Nationals, Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, Calif.

Aug. 14-17: 43rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, Minn.

Aug. 27-Sept. 1: 71st annual NHRA U.S. Nationals, Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis.

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Sept. 11-14: 40th annual NHRA Nationals, Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pa.

Sept. 19-21: 17th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals, zMAX Dragway, Charlotte.

Sept. 26-28: 14th annual NHRA Midwest Nationals, World Wide Technology Raceway, St. Louis

Oct. 9-12: 40th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals, Texas Motorplex, Dallas

Oct. 30-Nov. 2: 25th annual NHRA Nevada Nationals, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas

Nov. 13-16: 60th annual In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals, In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, Pomona, Calif.