The 53rd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries kicks off the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season this weekend, Thursday through Sunday, February 14th through 17th at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in California. All three 2012 winners – Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) – will be back to defend their wins, as will 2012 NHRA champs Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock).
The NHRA, continuing its Nitro Generation celebration from 2012, will once again allow fans the opportunity to interact with their favorite drivers, as every ticket is a pit pass. Fans can check out the interactive NHRA Nitro Alley and the NHRA Manufacturers Midway as well as the popular Hot Rod Junction presented by the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum featuring many nostalgic dragsters, race cars and hot rods on display. Also returning in 2013: the popular Championship Sunday Track Walk, which is free to all Sunday ticket holders.
On Thursday, February 14th, fans in attendance will have the opportunity to attend a special Nitro Pit Party and Press Conference, kicking off the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season in the pro pits prior to the season’s first qualifying session at 11 a.m. PT. Among the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series drivers in attendance will be Brown, Beckman, Johnson, Ron Capps, Courtney Force, Brittany Force, John Force, Tony Schumacher, and Del Worsham.
Tickets are still available for the Winternationals – click here for more information and to purchase tickets, and find out more about the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season at www.nhra.com.
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