GLENDORA, Calif. -- NHRA announced today that tickets for the 30th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals are on sale now. The classic duel in the desert, which will be held Feb. 21-23 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz. (formerly Firebird International Raceway), is the second of 24 events in the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
The tradition-rich facility, which is under new management in 2014, has a reputation among NHRA race teams and fans for its record-setting potential and for showcasing very close race finishes.
The event will feature thrilling competition in three of NHRA’s professional categories, including the 8,000-horsepower, nitro-fueled Top Fuel dragster and Funny Car classes, along with the 200-mph Pro Stock category. Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) are the defending winners of the event, which will be televised on ESPN2 HD.
Many other stars of the sport, including 16-time Funny Car world champion John Force, Top Fuel world champ Shawn Langdon, Antron Brown, Courtney Force, Matt Hagan, Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin and two-time Funny Car champ Cruz Pedregon, among others, are expected to compete in the event.
Tickets can be purchased by calling (800) 884-NHRA (6472) or on the Internet at www.NHRATIX.com.