NHRA to run all qualifying sessions on the same day at Virginia

A schedule change has been made for the upcoming Virginia NHRA Nationals, as all three qualifying sessions in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series will now take place on Saturday, June 22, leading into eliminations the following day at Virginia Motorsports Park.

The two-day NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series event will feature three qualifying sessions on the same day in the professional categories (Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle) for the first time, leading into Sunday eliminations. Official times for Saturday’s three qualifying sessions and Sunday’s first round of eliminations will be released next week.

This year’s event will mark the first NHRA race at Virginia Motorsports Park — regarded as one of the quickest and fastest tracks on the NHRA circuit — since 2022. It also will feature the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge for the first time during the last two qualifying sessions on Saturday. The Challenge is a unique bonus event that brings competitive racing to Saturday and offers a bonus purse and bonus championship points.

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