NHRA - National Hot Rod Association

Sep 17 - 19

DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals

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It’s back to Charlotte for the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals. NHRA makes its return to zMAX Dragway for the second race of the NHRA Camping World Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Teams will battle it out as the championship hunt draws nearer. 

As always, fans will have the opportunity to interact with their favorite drivers, as Every Ticket's a Pit Pass® at the most powerful and sensory-filled motorsports attraction on the planet! Get direct access to the teams, see firsthand as the highly-skilled mechanics service their hot rods between rounds, and get autographs from your favorite NHRA drivers.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the TICKETS button above or by calling 800-455-FANS. More information at zmaxdragway.com.  Purchase early and save! 


Event Schedule

FRIDAY - September 17, 2021

Complete Racing Schedule

Sportsman Qualifying9:00 AM
Midway Open/Suggested Time of Arrival11:45 AM
Top Alcohol Qualifying Session1:00 PM
Sportsman Qualifying2:00 PM
Top Alcohol Qualifying Session4:15 PM
Southeast Nostalgia Pro Stock Association Exhibition5:15 PM
Pro Mod Qualifying Session5:30 PM
Pro Stock Qualifying Session 6:15 PM
Nitro Qualifying Session7:15 PM
“The Diamond Jim Racing” Jet Funny Car and “Mustang Sally” Jet Funny Car Exhibition8:15 PM

SATURDAY - SepTember 18, 2021


Sportsman Eliminations8:00 AM
Midway Open/Suggested Time of Arrival11:15 AM
Top Alcohol Qualifying Session11:30 AM
Southeast Nostalgia Pro Stock Association Exhibition12:30 PM
Pro Mod Qualifying Session12:40 PM
Pro Stock Qualifying Session 1:30 PM
Nitro Qualifying Session 2:30 PM
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 13:30 PM
Pro Mod Qualifying Session4:30 PM
Pro Stock Qualifying Session 5:15 PM
Nitro Qualifying Session 6:15 PM
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 27:15 PM

Sportsman Eliminations

7:45 PM

SUNDAY - SePtember 19, 2021


Midway Open/Suggested Time of Arrival8:30 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

10:30 AM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 111:30 AM
Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 112:10 PM
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals12:30 PM
Nitro Eliminations - Round 21:00 PM
Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 21:30 PM
Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 21:50 PM
Sportsman Eliminations- Semi-Finals2:00 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:30 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals2:45 PM
Pro Mod Eliminations - Semi-Finals2:55 PM
Sportsman Eliminations- Finals3:00 PM
Top Alcohol Eliminations- Finals3:10 PM
Pro Mod Eliminations - Finals3:40 PM
Pro Stock Eliminations - Final3:45 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Final

3:50 PM

* Schedule subject to change 
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