Top Eliminator Club (TEC) tickets for the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals are sold out, and reserved seats are going fast for the upcoming milestone celebration of the world’s most prestigious drag race.
Reserved seats and general admission tickets are still available. Also, general admission tickets for kids 12 and under are free. A waiting list for 2015 TEC tickets has been established for fans who want to make sure they get a seat in the premium seating section next year.
TEC members enjoy great amenities during the race weekend, including the deluxe members-only hospitality center, incredible starting line grandstand seats, complimentary breakfast and lunch buffets Saturday-Monday, complimentary beverages and snacks every day, live on-track action via closed-circuit television, members-only souvenir store, private restrooms, members-only full bar, gift bag with exclusive TEC cap and official 60th Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals event program, and TEC preferred parking pass with purchase of four TEC tickets.
“TEC tickets have been in high demand at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals for many years, and this season we have sold out earlier than ever before,” said Randy Simpson, Lucas Oil Raceway general manager. “Fans who take advantage of the TEC experience can enjoy the world’s most prestigious drag race with great views of the racing action, high quality food and access to exclusive press conferences, driver appearances and autograph sessions.”
The most historic and tradition-rich event in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals has been contested annually since 1955. The 60th installment of the Labor Day weekend drag racing spectacular takes place Aug. 27-Sept. 1 and will feature 1,000 competitors in 12 categories during the event. The 18th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series for 2014 is also the final event in the regular season. Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel); Robert Hight (Funny Car); Mike Edwards (Pro Stock); and John Hall (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were last year’s winners.
As part of the 60th anniversary celebration, there will be very special tributes designed to recognize six of the most iconic moments in Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals history that involves many of the sport’s greatest legends, including “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, Kenny Bernstein, Shirley Muldowney, Bob Glidden and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen. In addition, the event will feature fan-favorite Cacklefests, vintage racecars on display in the Hot Rod Junction, autograph sessions with many of the legends of the sport, a Monday edition of the SealMaster NHRA Track Walk, fireworks displays, special social media contests and much more.
On the racetrack, the 60th anniversary Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals will feature intense side-by-side racing at more than 320 mph, as drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle compete for their share of the $2 million purse and battle for important world championship points. The race is the final regular season stop for the circuit and will establish the top 10 fields for the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Perhaps more importantly, drivers will compete to earn a permanent spot in NHRA history, as a Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals winner.
The race will also showcase the Traxxas Nitro Shootout, where the top drivers in Top Fuel and Funny Car will race for $100,000 bonuses, as well as the annual Mopar HEMI Challenge for Super Stock cars and thrilling competition in both the Lucas Oil Series and Pro Mod Series.
To purchase tickets for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, fans can contact NHRA’s Ticket Sales Center at (800) 884-NHRA (6472), or get their tickets online at www.NHRATIX.com.